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2016 Second Round Pick, RHP Matthias Dietz Needs to Show Improvement in 2018 (from: @BabyBirdland)

By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr.He is a “big raw kid and in a year from now you are going to say ‘WOW’”. That statement was made to me by Baltimore Orioles Director of Player Development Brian Graham in reference to RHP Matthias Dietz.

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RHP Cody Sedlock Needs a Rebound Season in 2018 After a Tough 2017 (via: @BabyBirdland)

By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr The 2018 season is a pivotal one for right-handed pitcher Cody Sedlock.Photo: Patrick Cavey Sedlock, the Baltimore Orioles first round draft pick in 2016, had a disappointing 2017 campaign and was shut down in August due to right forearm tightness.

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Considered a Breakout Season in 2017, RHP David Hess Could Make MLB Debut in 2018 (via @BabyBirdland)

By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr.The 2017 season represented a huge rebound year for Bowie Baysox (Class-AA) RHP David Hess and resulted in a spot on the Baltimore Orioles 40-man roster.Photo: Patrick CaveyHess, the Orioles 5th round draft pick in 2014, finished the 2017 season with a 11-9 record in 154.1 innings pitched over 27…

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1B Ryan Ripken Experienced His Most Successful Season in Professional Baseball in 2017: from @BabyBirdland

By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr.A return home in 2017 resulted in the best season so far in his 4-year minor league career for first baseman Ryan Ripken.Photo: Chuck Boemmel Jr.Ripken was signed by the Baltimore Orioles in April following his release from the Washington Nationals organization in March and was subsequently assigned to the…

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Reid Love Had A Solid 2017 Season: from @BabyBirdland

By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr Reid Love has moved up a level each year since being drafted in the 10th round in 2015; he looks to be a part of the Bowie Baysox (Class-AA) relief corps in 2018.Photo: Baby Birdland Love, a left-hander out of East Carolina University, had a nice year in Frederick (Class-A High)…

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The Stadium Experience: Ripken Stadium-from @BabyBirdland With Comments from the Editor

By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr. and Josh MichaelWe here at Baby Birdland thought it would be a great idea to not only inform the fans about the Orioles’ prospects, but also give you an insight into the wonderful facilities that the O’s minor league affiliates have.

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Ironbirds LHP Brandon Bonilla Was A Strikeout Pitcher in 2017: from @BabyBirdland

By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr The MLB Draft consists of 40 rounds plus 2 additional competitive balance rounds. That means an organization could add up to 42 new names to the roster.

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