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From @BabyBirdland: Ben Breazeale, The Latest Quality Catching Prospect In The Orioles Organization

By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr Aberdeen Ironbirds (Class-A Short) C/DH Ben Breazeale certainly made a name for himself during the 2017 season in his debut as a professional.Photo: Patrick Cavey The 22-year-old Breazeale was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 7th round (218th overall) of the 2017 draft out of Wake Forest University.

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In Hopes of Following Dylan Bundy's Path, RHP @HunterHarvey35 Looked Good in 2017: from @BabyBirdland

By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr.Hunter Harvey, the Baltimore Orioles 2013 1st round draft pick, has had several detours on his road to the Major Leagues.Photo: Patrick CaveyThe 22-year-old right-hander has been beset by injuries: elbow soreness in 2014, a fractured leg in 2015 and Tommy John surgery in 2016.

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A Look At Frederick Keys LHP Keegan Akin's Season: from @BabyBirdland

By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr Frederick Keys (Class-A High) left-hander Keegan Akin experienced both the good and the bad of professional baseball in 2017.Photo: Patrick CaveyAkin, the Baltimore Orioles 2nd round draft pick (54th overall) in 2016, started the season in Frederick based on his successes last year for the Aberdeen Ironbirds (Class-A Short). 

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From @BabyBirdland: Baltimore Orioles 20th Round Pick, RHP Scott Burke Extremely Impressive in Debut Season

By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr.Aberdeen Ironbirds (Class-A Short) right-hander Scott Burke pitched in multiple roles for the team and pitched well.Photo: Chuck Boemmel Jr.Burke, the Baltimore Orioles 2017 20th round (608th overall) draft pick out of UCLA, finished the year with a 3-1 record in 14 appearances.

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From @BabyBirdland: My Look at @IronBirds LHP @cam_bish Season

By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr The MLB Draft can produce gems in the later rounds if a team is willing to look hard enough. The Baltimore Orioles found such a gem in the 26th round of this year’s draft and almost lost him.Photo: Chuck Boemmel Jr Aberdeen Ironbirds (Class-A Short) southpaw Cameron Bishop produced quite a…

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Courtesy of @BabyBirdland: My One-On-One Interview With Ben Breazeale

By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr Aberdeen Ironbirds (Class-A Short) catcher/DH Ben Breazeale is putting up some stellar numbers in 2017.  Currently slashing (as of 8/25) .339/ .452/ .491 with 27 runs scored, 30 RBI and 18 extra base hits, which include 4 home runs, Breazeale has been named a New York-Penn League…

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Aberdeen IronBirds Change Their Name To Steamed Crabs

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Aberdeen IronBirds are changing their name to the Aberdeen Steamed Crabs (but just for one night).

The team will have new hats and uniforms for made for the special “Crab Night” game against the West Virginia Black Bears at Ripken Stadium. 112 more words

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