Orioles Prospect Johnny Rizer: Playing For Baysox Has Been An ‘Amazing Time’

After struggling earlier in the summer, Orioles prospect Johnny Rizer has come on strong for Bowie. “It’s just a learning experience and trusting the process, as cliché as it sounds,” Rizer said. “But baseball is a game of failure and the more you fail I think the more you’ll be able to succeed.”

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Orioles Prospect Coby Mayo On Working Out With Anthony Rizzo Last Offseason

Orioles prospect Coby Mayo says he learned some valuable lessons working out with Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo last offseason. “There’s going to be ups and downs,” Mayo said. “It’s not always going to be easy. He definitely proved that you can overcome anything in baseball.”

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One Year After Trade, Orioles Prospect Kevin Smith Has ‘Really Enjoyed It Here So Far’

Now with Triple-A Norfolk, Orioles pitching prospect Kevin Smith has spent about a year in Baltimore’s organization since being traded by the Mets in the Miguel Castro deal. “I love it here,” Smith said. “I’ve gotten to know everybody and I’ve really enjoyed it here so far.”

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For Orioles Prospect Blaine Knight, Infant Son Adds To Motivation

Orioles pitching prospect Blaine Knight has bounced back from a rough 2019 season, earning a promotion to Triple-A Norfolk Aug. 16, just a few weeks after he and his wife welcomed a baby boy. “For me, I think it is another motivation piece,” Knight said.

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Orioles Prospect Adley Rutschman Looking Forward To New Level, New Challenges

Adley Rutschman has gotten off to a hot start with Triple-A Norfolk, his last stop before playing in the major leagues. “I trust that the Orioles have a plan for me, and they’ve had a plan for me all year,” Rutschman said. “… Just looking forward to seeing how that unfolds.”

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Orioles Prospect, Former D-III Star Toby Welk Flashing Power At Bowie

Orioles infield prospect Toby Welk has embraced the challenges of his call-up to Double-A Bowie and the chance to play alongside a dominant group of players. “I’m so excited to get the opportunity to see these guys play in person,” Welk said, “let alone be on the field with them and try and win ballgames with them.”

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Orioles Prospect Kyle Brnovich: Work Last Year Helping Him In 2021

Orioles pitching prospect Kyle Brnovich, now with Double-A Bowie, attributes his success this year to the work he put in at home during his time off last year. “A lot of stuff was shut down during that time,” Brnovich said. “I would throw bullpens into a tire. … You have to get pretty imaginative.”

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Orioles Prospect Hudson Haskin ‘Really Excited’ For Opportunity At High-A Level

Orioles outfield prospect Hudson Haskin is settling in with the IronBirds after making the jump from Delmarva to Aberdeen in July. “I was really excited to have the opportunity to come here and continue to challenge myself and try and get better every day,” Haskin said.

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