Adam Jones is rolling this year for the Baltimore Orioles

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Thursday 12 September 2013 at 7:13 am

Lost in all of the Chris Davis hype has been the fact that 28-year old righty swinging outfielder Adam Jones is having a big time season in 2013 for the Orioles.  He has played in 145 games for the Orioles so far this year and he is 172 of 592 (.291 avg, .826 OPS) with 93 runs scored, 31 homers, 102 RBIs and 13 stolen bases.  He is second on the Orioles in runs scored (93), homers (31), RBIs (102) and stolen bases (13) so far this year.  He is also playing an amazing center field defensively so far this year.  Chris Davis might be the MVP for the Orioles this year, but Adam Jones isn’t far behind.

Danny Valencia is on fire at the plate for the Baltimore Orioles

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Monday 2 September 2013 at 1:24 pm

28-year old righty swinging 3B/DH Danny Valencia has been red hot lately for the Baltimore Orioles with a bat in his hands.  Since August 1st, Valencia has played in 6 games for the Orioles in which he is 13 of 22 (.591 avg) with 4 runs scored, 2 homers and 5 RBIs.  Valencia has now played in 30 games for the Orioles overall this year and he is 27 of 92 (.293 avg, .917 OPS) with 13 runs scored, 6 homers and 13 RBIs.  The Orioles are going to have to find a way to get Valencia more ABs, as long as he stays hot with the bat.

Brian Roberts is hitting well in August for the Baltimore Orioles

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Monday 19 August 2013 at 4:15 pm

35-year old switch-hitting 2B Brian Roberts is shaking off the rust at the plate for the Orioles.  He has played in 12 games so far in August for the Orioles and he is 13 of 37 (.351 avg, .894 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 0 homers and 9 RBIs.  He is really locked in at the plate right now as he has walked more times (7) than he has whiffed (5) so far this month.  Roberts has now played in 41 games for the Orioles so far this year and he is 36 of 131 (.275 avg, .720 OPS) with 15 runs scored, 2 homers, 23 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  The Orioles hope that Roberts can stay healthy as he has really been helping them so far this month.

Manny Machado has been rock solid in 2013 for the Baltimore Orioles

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Friday 5 July 2013 at 6:40 am

20-year old righty swinging 3B Manny Machado has been raking in 2013 for the Orioles.  He has played in 86 games for the O’s so far this year and he is 118 of 370 (.319 avg, .830 OPS) with 53 runs scored, 6 homers, 42 RBIs and 6 stolen bases.  Machado is also leading the major leagues in doubles with an amazing 38 of them so far this year.  Machado has now played in 137 games in his first two years with the Orioles and he is 168 of 561 (.299 avg, .799 OPS) with 77 runs scored, 13 homers, 68 RBIs and 8 stolen bases.  You have to think that some of those doubles will start turning into homers down the road as Machado continues to get stronger.  The sky is the limit for him moving forward.

Nate McLouth has been quite a find for the Baltimore Orioles

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Tuesday 2 July 2013 at 10:39 am

The Orioles caught lightning in a bottle when they signed 31-year old lefty swinging outfielder Nate McLouth to a minor league deal last summer.  McLouth has played in 72 games for the Orioles so far this year and he is 77 for 273 (.282 avg, .769 OPS) with 49 runs scored, 6 homers, 15 RBIs and 24 stolen bases.  McLouth has now played in 127 games in his first two years with the Orioles and he is 133 of 482 (.276 avg, .772 OPS) with 84 runs scored, 13 homers, 33 RBIs and 36 stolen bases.  The Orioles need McLouth to keep up the good work batting atop of the lineup.

Chris Davis continues to rake for the Baltimore Orioles

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Friday 21 June 2013 at 6:52 am

27-year old lefty swinging 1B Chris Davis continues to rake for the Baltimore Orioles.  He has played in 18 games so far in June and he is 21 of 73 (.288 avg, .969 OPS) with 10 runs scored, 7 homers and 16 RBIs.  Davis has now played in 72 games overall this year and he is 89 for 264 (.337 avg, 1.132 OPS) with 51 runs scored, 26 homers and 66 RBIs.  He leads the major leagues in homers (26), slugging percentage (.720) and OPS (1.132) right now.  Now, Davis has whiffed 78 times already this year and if that continues, you have to think that his batting average will start to come down (like is has so far in June).  That won’t effect his power though.

J.J. Hardy has been red hot lately for the Baltimore Orioles

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Monday 10 June 2013 at 8:10 am

30-year old righty swinging SS J.J. Hardy had a rough April, but he has been making up for lost time.  Since May 1st, Hardy has played in 36 games in which he is 45 of 140 (.321 avg) with 18 runs scored, 10 homers and 24 RBIs.  Hardy has now played in 63 games for the Orioles overall this year and he is 66 of 244 (.270 avg, .794 OPS) with 27 runs scored, 13 homers and 39 RBIs.  Hardy’s bat has really jump-started the offense for the Orioles as of late.

Chris Dickerson is making the most of his shot with the Baltimore Orioles in 2013

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Saturday 25 May 2013 at 9:48 am

Injuries have ransacked the Orioles lately, opening chances for bench players to get regular P.T.  31-year old lefty swinging outfielder Chris Dickerson is making the most of his latest opportunity in the majors.  He has played in 18 games for the Orioles so far this year and he is 14 for 43 (.326 avg, .922 OPS) with 8 runs scored, 3 homers, 8 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  Dickerson has now played in 276 games in his first six years in the majors and he is 152 of 561 (.271 avg, .772 OPS) with 84 runs scored, 14 homers, 55 RBIs and 29 stolen bases.  Dickerson looks like he’s finally found a home in Baltimore with the Orioles.

J.J. Hardy is picking up the pace in May for the Baltimore Orioles

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Friday 10 May 2013 at 11:11 am

30-year old righty swinging SS J.J. Hardy is off to a good start in May.  He has played in 8 games so far this month and he is 8 for 30 (.267 avg, . 857 OPS) with 3 runs scored, 3 homers and 6 RBIs.  He has now played in 35 games overall this year and he is 29 for 134 (.216 avg, .634 OPS) with 12 runs scored, 6 homers and 21 RBIs.  The Orioles don’t have a 40 homer guy on the roster (unless Chris Davis is), so they need everyone in the lineup to produce and Hardy has been doing that lately.

Manny Machado is off to a good start with the bat in 2013

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Tuesday 7 May 2013 at 1:24 pm

20-year old righty swinging Manny Machado is off to a really solid start with the bat in 2013.  He has played in 32 games for the Orioles so far this year and he is 42 for 136 (.309 avg, .874 OPS) with 23 runs scored, 5 homers, 21 RBIs and 3 stolen bases.  Machado has now played in 83 games in his first two years with the O’s and he is 92 for 327 (.281 avg, .795 OPS) with 47 runs scored, 12 homers, 47 RBIs and 5 stolen bases.  Machado was a SS in the minors that converted to 3B for the Orioles.  The last guy that did that for the Orioles was Cal Ripken Jr.

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