For Orioles Prospect Drew Rom, ‘Great To Be Back’

Orioles prospect Drew Rom, who currently pitches for the Aberdeen IronBirds, is happy to enjoy some normalcy again after COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the 2020 minor-league season, though he did get the chance to pitch against some former big leaguers back home in Kentucky last year.

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Orioles Minor League Notebook: Heston Kjerstad, D.L. Hall, Grayson Rodriguez And More

“This is a bump in the road,” Orioles GM Mike Elias said of Heston Kjerstad, who has experienced recurrent heart inflammation. “… I do expect this will back up our timeline for getting him back on the field, and it’s something we probably can’t put an artificial timeline on.”

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Jim Callis: Under-Slot Route Again An Option For Orioles In MLB Draft

Looking ahead to the 2021 MLB Draft, MLB Pipeline’s Jim Callis says the Orioles could cut an under-slot deal with a college hitter, such as Boston College’s Sal Frelick, if Vanderbilt right-hander Jack Leiter and Louisville catcher Henry Davis are both off the board at No. 5.

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Orioles Prospect Mike Baumann: ‘You Know You’re Going To Get A Show’ From Baysox

Now with the Bowie Baysox, Orioles pitching prospect Mike Baumann continues to recover from a right flexor strain he suffered last August. “Everything feels good,” Baumann said. “… I’m going to go out every five, six days and just focus on competing and staying true to who I was.”

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