1 Game #111 Delmarva Shorebirds vs. West Virginia Power (Pirates) Arthur W. Perdue Stadium BASEBALL Brendan Gulick, Director of Broadcasting Arthur W. Perdue Stadium 6400 Hobbs Road Salisbury, Md O: ext. 142 C: & 2000 SAL Champions 2002 & 2005 Northern Division Champs 21st Season of Baseball Note of the Day Cedric Mullins, Austin Anderson and Randolph Gassaway all enter tonight s game with at least a 8-game hitting streak. It s the first time all year that at least three players have active hitting streaks of that length League Standings NORTHERN DIVISION Greensboro Hickory Lakewood Kannapolis West Virginia Delmarva Team Hagerstown Record GB - SOUTHERN DIVISION Rome Charleston Asheville Greenville Lexington Columbia Team Statistics Team Augusta Record GB - Batting Avg Runs B B - 30 HR - 80 SB - 69 Pitching ERA K SV - 34 HLD - 13 Fielding Field% Errors - 89 Team Leaders AVG -.353, Yermin Mercedes H - 120, Yermin Mercedes RBI - 60, Yermin Mercedes R - 62, Cedric Mullins 2B - 30, Cedric Mullins 3B - 10, Cedric Mullins HR - 14, two tied XBH - 49, Cedric Mullins TB - 197, Yermin Mercedes BB - 42, D.J. Stewart OBP -.411, Yermin Mercedes SLG Yermin Mercedes SB - 23, Cedric Mullins ERA , Dariel Delgado W - 8, Cristian Alvarado IP , Brian Gonzalez QS - 11, Brian Gonzalez G - 32, Christian Turnipseed SV - 15, Christian Turnipseed HLD - 3, three tied K - 118, Cristian Alvarado WHIP , Lex Rutledge Delmarva (58-51) SHOREBIRDS GAME PREP Location...Salisbury, MD Date...August 5, 2016 Venue...Arthur W. Perdue Stadium First Pitch...7:05 pm Radio...WTGM Fox Sports 960 AM Online... Year-to-Date Attendance...291, Series...DEL leads Series...WV won 12-3 DEL Current Streak...5L TONIGHT S STARTING PITCHERS LHP Reid Love (6-8, 3.82) vs. RHP Gage Hinsz (4-5, 3.26) Delmarva West Virginia (0-0) (54-55) SHOREBIRDS POWER UPCOMING PITCHING PROBABLES Date Time Opponent Pitching Matchup August 6 7:05 pm vs. West Virginia RHP Ofelky Peralta (6-5, 4.21) vs. RHP Mitch Keller (6-5, 3.02) August 7 5:05 pm vs. West Virginia RHP Jhon Peluffo (0-1, 17.18) vs. RHP Dario Agrazal (6-9, 4.46) August 8 7:05 pm vs. Lakewood RHP Cristian Alvarado (8-7, 3.42) vs. TBA August 9 7:05 pm vs. Lakewood LHP Brian Gonzalez (7-6, 2.50) vs. TBA PREVIEW: The Shorebirds continue a seven game homestand with West Virginia and Lakewood coming to town. Friday evening s showdown with the Power is the second in a four game weekend series for the second straight weekend - Delmarva is in the middle of a stretch where they play the Power 12 times in 18 games. The Shorebirds have had a frustrating second half with two losing streaks of at least five games. Further, after going at home before the All-Star break, Delmarva is 4-11 in their last 15 home games. West Virginia is coming off a three game series loss (2-1) against first half champion Hagerstown. The Power beat the Shorebirds 12 of 15 times last year, but Delmarva has the upper hand in the 2016 season series, 7-4. Since the Birds opened the season with a 4-6 mark and lost two of the first three series, they have a series record of over their last 28 sets, going over that stretch. TONIGHT S OPPONENTS: Right-hander Gage Hinsz gets the ball from Brian Esposito in the series finale. Hinsz has won two of his last three outings, when he fired six-plus innings of shutout baseball in both cases. He is from Bozeman, Montana and was an 11th round pick in 2014 out of Bozeman West High School. Today marks his 25th professional appearance and his 23rd career start. LAST GAME QUICK HITS: The Shorebirds struggled to get the offense going on Thursday night. Seven of the nine offensive frames featured innings for West Virginia starter Bret Helton, who earned his seventh win. Brian Gonzalez pitched very well for the second straight outing, throwing six more scoreless innings with four strikeouts. Cedric Mullins, Randolph Gassaway and Austin Anderson all extended their respective hitting streaks, while Ryan Mountcastle s was snapped at seven games. PLAYER TO WATCH WHO S HOT/WHO ELSE RANDOLPH GASSAWAY OF Randolph Gassaway has burst on to the scene in his first opportunity with Delmarva. The 2013 draft pick has hit safely in 21 of his first 26 games and brings an 12-game hitting streak into tonight s contest. He finished the recent road trip 11-for-22 with four doubles and a game-tying 9th inning HR. WHO S HOT AUSTIN ANDERSON Anderson recently took over the third spot in the order after Yermin Mercedes promotion and he s taken over nicely. Anderson hit three homers on the week-long road trip, going 9-for-23 with five RBI and five runs scored. WHO ELSE OFELKY PERALTA Peralta was just named the Orioles Minor League Pitcher of the Month for July, He finished the month 3-0 with a 2.57 ERA and threw his first career no-hitter.
2 TONIGHT S SHOREBIRDS STARTER #23 LHP Reid Love (6-8, 3.82) Height: 5 11 Weight: 195 Age: 24 (May 15, 1992) Hometown: Dunnellon, FL College: East Carolina University Acquired: 10th Round, GAME-BY-GAME DATE OPP. DEC IP H R ER HR BB K Left W/L 4/11 KAN (R) Trail 2-1 L, 2-1 4/17 HAG W(R) Led 4-1 W, 4-3 4/22 KAN W(S) Led 6-0 W, /29 CSC L (S) Trail 4-0 L, 5-0 5/5 LEX ND Led, 4-3 L, 7-5 5/10 ASH L (S) Trail, 3-1 L, 4-1 5/16 WV L (S) Tied, 3-3 L, 6,3 5/21 LWD ND Tied, 1-1 W, 2-1 5/26 LWD ND Tied, 0-0 W, 1-0 6/1 HIC W Led, 6-1 W, 6-1 6/6 WV ND Tied, 3-3 W, 9-5 6/11 LWD W Led, 5-4 W, 5-4 6/16 HIC W Led, 5-3 W, 6-4 6/23 KAN ND Led, 1-0 L, 3-2 6/29 LWD W Led, 8-1 W, 6-3 7/4 LWD L Trail, 5-1 L, 6-1 7/9 HAG L Trail, 4-0 L, 4-2 7/15 AUG ND Led, 1-0 W, 3-0 7/20 HIC L Trail, 2-0 L, 2-0 7/26 KAN L Trail, 7-0 L, /31 WV L Trail, 4-1 L, 4-2 TONIGHT S STARTER: Reid Love makes his 20th start of the season for the Shorebirds. This will be Love s 34th professional appearance on the mound and his 27th career start. After being drafted by Baltimore out of East Carolina University last June, Love pitched once in the GCL and spent the rest of the summer in Aberdeen. He went 3-4 with a 4.81 ERA in 2015 between his two stops. Love has pitched twice in 2016, working as a tandem with Ofelky Peralta. Love was thrust into the starting rotation after Lucas Long and Cory Jones were promoted to the Frederick Keys in mid-april. Love helped lead the ECU Pirates as a 2-way standout player and First Team All-American Athletic Conference performer to their first ever conference championship. ARSENAL: 2-Seam Fastball, 4-Seam Fastball, Slurve, Circle-change 2016 SINGLE GAME STATS PRO CAREER GAME HIGHS Low Runs: 0, twice Innings: 6.0, 10x (9x in 16) High Runs: 7, 7/26 vs. KAN Runs: 7, twice Low Hit: 1, twice Hits: 11, 7/26 vs. KAN High Hits: 11, 7/26 vs. KAN Walks: 4, 6/6/16 at WV Innings: 6.0, nine times Strikeouts: 8, vs. WV (5/16/16) Most Walks: 4, 6/6 at WV Pitches: vs. WV (5/16/16) Strikeouts: 8, 5/16 vs. WV Hit Batters: 1, 2x ( 15, 4/17/16) 2016 MISCELLANEOUS NUMBERS W L ERA GS IP ER Home Road Day Night AVG AB H HR BB SO vs. Left: vs. Right: TOTALS: INNING-BY-INNING Inning ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO AVG GIDP MONTH-BY-MONTH Month Record ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO AVG April May June July August CAREER STATISTICS Season Team W-L ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO 2015 GCL Orioles Aberdeen Delmarva TOTALS TOMORROW S STARTER: Ofelky Peralta is scheduled to start tomorrow night s game. He was recently named the Orioles Minor League Pitcher of the Month. LAST TIME OUT: Love took the loss in a 4-2 contest against the West Virginia Power. He was hurt by five extra-base hits (two home runs and three doubles), but he kept the Shorebirds within striking distance by limiting the West Virginia damage to one run per inning. CAREER AGAINST THE POWER: This is Reid Love s third career start against the Power. He is 0-2 with losses this season on May 16th and last Sunday (July 31st).
3 Game #111 Delmarva Shorebirds vs. West Virginia Power (Pirates) Arthur W. Perdue Stadium MANAGER RYAN MINOR Minor, 42, returns for his eighth season on the Shorebirds coaching staff, and his sixth as the team s manager. In 2015, he led the Shorebirds to 71 wins, the most victories for the franchise since This is Minor s second stint in Salisbury, having previously managed the Shorebirds for three seasons ( ) and spent two seasons ( ) as the hitting coach for the Shorebirds. In between, he managed the Frederick Keys (Advanced-A) in During his tenure as manager of the Shorebirds, the team compiled 302 wins, the most of any Delmarva manager. Minor aided the development of current Orioles, Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop, who played for the Shorebirds in Minor, a longtime resident of Salisbury with his wife Allyson and two children Reagan and Finley, enjoyed a four-year run in the major leagues from 1998 through He spent his first three years with the Orioles and his final season with the Montreal Expos. Minor s playing career is best remembered for replacing Cal Ripken, Jr. at third base on September 20, 1998 when the consecutive games streak of 2,632 came to a close. The Orioles drafted Minor in the 33rd round of the 1996 First Year Player Draft out of the University of Oklahoma. In 1997, he played for Shorebirds and was an SAL All-Star third baseman. He batted.307 with 24 home runs and 97 RBIs. Minor still owns the franchise single season records for doubles (42). Minor also owns a decorated college basketball career. He is seventh all-time in scoring at Oklahoma with 1,946 points. He was selected in the second round (32nd overall) of the 1996 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. Year Team Record 2016 Delmarva Shorebirds Delmarva Shorebirds Delmarva Shorebirds Frederick Keys Delmarva Shorebirds Delmarva Shorebirds Delmarva Shorebirds Managerial Record: Shorebirds Record: SHOREBIRDS UP CLOSE Overall Record TOTAL HOME ROAD First Half Second Half Vs. Northern Division Vs. Southern Division Day Games Night Games Shorebirds Score 1st Opponent Scores 1st Games Won in Last AB Vs. RH Starters Vs. LH Starters Birds Starter 6+ Innings Birds Starter 7+ Innings Birds Starter 8+ Innings When Hitting a HR When Not Hitting a HR Out Hit Opponents Out Hit by Opponents Equal # of Hits Commit 0 Errors Commit 1-2 Errors Commit 3+ Errors One Run Games Two Run Games Run Games Shutout Record Leading After 7th Trailing After 7th Tied After 7th Leading After 8th Trailing After 8th Tied After 8th Extra Innings Games Doubleheaders Series Record April Record May Record June Record July Record August Record September Record Monday Record Tuesday Record Wednesday Record Thursday Record Friday Record Saturday Record Sunday Record REELIN AND DEALIN: The Shorebirds pitching staff has been arguably their asset this season. They currently have the league s third best ERA (3.35), fourth most saved games (34), fifth most strikeouts (894), third fewest HR allowed (57) and third fewest hits allowed (834 in 109 games). SAL TOP DEFENSE: Delmarva s defense has either been superb or costly as the season nears the halfway point. Of the 89 errors the Birds have committed, seven came in the first two games of the year and 69 have come in the last 82 contests. In the other 24 games, Delmarva has tallied just nine errors and 52 total errorless games. RUNS PER GAME: Here is a look at what the Shorebirds have done over the last twelve years. Year Runs Scored Per Game SHOREBIRDS AT HOME: Below is a look at what the Shorebirds have done at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium over the last 13 years. Year Home Road SHOREBIRDS SHUTOUTS: The Birds have 11 shutout wins. They had 12 last year, second most in team history.
4 Game #111 Delmarva Shorebirds vs. West Virginia Power (Pirates) Arthur W. Perdue Stadium SHOREBIRDS: OPPONENTS: 2016 INNING BREAKDOWN XX Total CATCHER S BOX CS SB ATT PCT PB W-L A. Murphy Y. Mercedes S. Levy B. Coluccio Total OUTFIELD ASSISTS Rifaela (7) - last on 7/21 vs. HIC Delgado (5) - last on 7/23 vs. KAN Mullins (4) - last on 7/9 vs. HAG Grim (3) - last on 7/29 at WV Stewart (2) - last on 6/13 vs. KAN Gassaway (1) - last on 7/21 vs. HIC RECORD BY BATTING ORDER Murphy Levy Laurino Turbin Mountcastle Juvier Andujar Graham 3-7 Mullins Stewart Rifaela Grim Mercedes Delgado Coluccio 0-1 Anderson Gassaway Salas 3-2 RECORD BY POSITION C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF DH
5 2016 STARTS BY POSITION Left Field Player G DJ Stewart...58 Randolph Gassaway...23 Gerrion Grim...17 Ademar Rifaela...11 Center Field Player G Cedric Mullins...98 Ademar Rifaela...10 Right Field Player G Natanael Delgado...42 Ademar Rifaela...37 Gerrion Grim...28 Randolph Gassaway...2 Shortstop Player G Ryan Mountcastle...82 Ricardo Andujar...27 Second Base Player G Drew Turbin...75 Ricardo Andujar...20 Jack Graham...9 Guillermo Salas...5 Third Base Player G Austin Anderson...49 Alejandro Juvier...30 Ricardo Andujar...29 Drew Turbin...1 First Base Player G Steve Laurino...79 Alex Murphy...29 Austin Anderson...1 Catcher Player G Yermin Mercedes...53 Alex Murphy...49 Stuart Levy...6 Brandon Coluccio...1 MULTI-HIT GAMES Player 2H 3H 4H 5+H Total Stuart Levy Alex Murphy Ricardo Andujar Jack Graham A. Juvier 2 2 Steve Laurino R. Mountcastle Drew Turbin Gerrion Grim Cedric Mullins DJ Stewart Ademar Rifaela Yermin Mercedes Natanael Delgado Austin Anderson Randy Gassaway MULTI-RBI GAMES Player 2RBI 3RBI 4RBI 5+RBI Total Stuart Levy Alex Murphy Ricardo Andujar 3 3 Jack Graham A. Juvier 1 1 Steve Laurino R. Mountcastle Drew Turbin Gerrion Grim Cedric Mullins DJ Stewart 5 5 Ademar Rifaela Yermin Mercedes Natanael Delgado Austin Anderson 4 4 Randy Gassaway
6 Game #111 Delmarva Shorebirds vs. West Virginia Power (Pirates) Arthur W. Perdue Stadium TEAM HIGHS/LOWS MOST RUNS, INNING: 9, 7/5 vs. LWD; 8, 7/13 at COL Opponents - 6, 2x on 7/7 vs. HAG (5, 2x; 4, 12x) MOST RUNS, GAME: 14, 7/5 vs. LWD Opponents - 16, ASH on 5/7; HAG on 7/7; KAN on 7/26 FEWEST RUNS, GAME: 0, 12 times Opponents - 0, 11 times MOST HITS, GAME: 18, 4/24 at KAN; 6/6 at WV; 7/5 vs. LWD Opponents - 24, KAN on 7/26; 22, ASH on 5/4 FEWEST HITS, GAME: 0, 7/17 (Game 2) vs. AUG Opponents - 0, 7/8 vs. HAG MOST DOUBLES, GAME: 6 (5/18, 6/7); 5 (4x: 4/21, 5/12, 7/2, 7/13) Opponents - 7, ASH on 5/7 MOST TRIPLES, GAME: 2, three times (last 6/15) Opponents - 2, 4/16 vs. HAG MOST HOME RUNS, GAME: 4, 2x (7/23 & 8/2); 3 (3x); 2 (11x) Opponents - 4, 7/26 vs. KAN; 3, 8/2 MOST STOLEN BASES, GAME: 4, 5/10 vs. ASH Opponents - 7, AUG on 7/17 MOST ERRORS, GAME: 5, 7/26 vs. KAN; 4, three times Opponents - 3, three times MOST STRIKEOUTS, GAME (HITTING): 17, 5/25 at GBO, 7/9 vs. HAG (16, 4/16) Opponents - 18, CSC on 4/30 (16, LWD on 5/26) MOST WALKS, GAME (HITTING): 8, twice Opponents - 10, KAN on 4/23 MOST LEFT ON BASE, GAME: 15, 6/6 at WV; 13, 5/21; 14, 6/24 Opponents - 14 (10 RISP), KAN on 4/23 MOST DOUBLE PLAYS TURNED, GAME: 4, 5/18 vs. WV Opponents - 4, GBO on 4/19 MISCELLANEOUS LONGEST WINNING STREAK: 7 (6/11-6/17) LONGEST LOSING STREAK: 6(7/17-7/22) LARGEST COMEBACK: 3 (7/23 vs. KAN) LARGEST BLOWN LEAD: 5 (7/14 at COL) LONGEST GAME (TIME, min. 9 IP): 4:51 (6/6 at WV) SHORTEST GAME (TIME, min. 9 IP): 2:10 (6/13 vs. KAN) LONGEST GAME (INNINGS): 16 (6/7 at WV...13 inn. 2x) LARGEST HOME ATTENDANCE: 6,827 (7/9 vs. HAG) LARGEST ROAD ATTENDANCE: 7,011 (6/3 at GBO) LONGEST RAIN DELAY: 1:20 (5/31 vs. HIC) SERIES WON: 16 SERIES LOSSES: 11 SERIES SPLIT: 4 SWEEPS: 4 SWEPT: 3 SHOREBIRDS INDIVIDUAL HIGH/LOWS SINGLE-GAME HIGHS: MOST HITS - 5, Ryan Mountcastle, 6/6 at WV (4, six times) MOST RUNS SCORED - 4, Stewart, 4/22; Mullins 4/24; Delgado 7/5 MOST DOUBLES - 3, Yermin Mercedes, 4/21 vs. KAN MOST TRIPLES - 1, 29 times MOST HOME RUNS - 3, Yermin Mercedes, 7/23 vs. KAN MOST RBIS - 5, Mercedes, 4/24 at KAN, and Laurino, 5/18 vs. WV MOST WALKS (HITTER) - 3, three times MOST STEALS - 3, Stewart, 6/6 at WV MOST INNINGS, START - 7.2, Francisco Jimenez, 7/3 at HAG MOST INNINGS, RELIEF - 4.0, Pinales on 4/14 and Costello on 6/10 MOST STRIKEOUTS (PITCHER) - 10, three times MOST WALKS (PITCHER) - 6, Brian Gonzalez, 4/24 at KAN MOST HITS ALLOWED - 11, Mike Costello, 7/7 vs. HAG MOST RUNS ALLOWED - 13, Mike Costello, 7/7 vs. HAG MOST EARNED RUNS ALLOWED - 11, Mike Costello, 7/7 vs. HAG LOW-HIT COMPLETE GAME - 0, Ofelky Peralta, 5-inning no-hitter 7/8 vs. HAG LONGEST HITTING STREAK: 14 games - Mercedes; 13 games - Murphy; 12 games - Delgado, *Gassaway* 10 games - *Mullins*; 9 games - Murphy (4/7-15), Rifaela, Mountcastle 8 games - Mountcastle (4/29-5/8), *Anderson* 7 games - Mountcastle LONGEST ON-BASE STREAK: 25 games - Yermin Mercedes (6/10-7/7) games - Laurino (6/25-7/18); 16 games - Murphy (2x... 4/7-22; 5/8-25), Mercedes (5/7-24); 15 games - Mullins (4/12-5/2); 14 games - Delgado (5/23-6/23) LONGEST RBI STREAK: 5 games - Delgado; 4 games (2x) - Murphy (6/3-7), Mullins 3 games (10x) - Mercedes (2x), Murphy (2x), Mullins, Stewart, Grim, Mountcastle, Andujar, Anderson LONGEST WINNING STREAK: 3 games - Brian Gonzalez (4/19, 4/24, 5/2) - Pinales (6/9, 6/15, 6/18) 3 games - Ryan Meisinger (4/27, 4/30, 5/8) LONGEST LOSING STREAK: 3 games - Alvarado (7/10, 7/17, 7/22); 2 games - Alvarado (4/16-21)... Love (3x)... Peralta (5/27-6/3)... Jimenez (2x) LONGEST SCORELESS INNINGS STREAK: Meisinger, 19.1 (4/18-6/4); *Liranzo, 15.2 (7/4-7/25)* Flaa, 12.0 (5/23-6/19); Cleavinger, 11.2 (5/10-6/6), 10.2 (4/15-4/29) Alvarado 21.0 (6/12-7/5); Gonzalez, 15.0 (4/24-5/8) * = active streak MID-INF DOUBLE PLAY COMBINATIONS Tandem # of DP s Type Most Recent Mountcastle/ /3 Turbin Mountcastle/ /30 Turbin Mountcastle/ Andujar /17 Mountcastle/ Andujar /13 Andujar/Turbin /26 Andujar/Turbin /5 (2x) Andujar/ Salas /18
7 DELMARVA SHOREBIRDS HITTERS NOTES ALEX MURPHY #32 R/R C SERIES (HIC): 2-12, 3 K LAST SERIES (WV): 2-9, 5 K, 2 BB, 2 RBI, HP CURRENT HIT STREAK: 0 LONGEST HIT STREAK: 13 (5/8-5/22) CURRENT ON BASE STREAK: 0 LONGEST ON BASE STREAK: 16 (4/7-22, 5/8-25) VS. LHP:.277 (28-101) 10 XBH, 16 RBI VS. RHP:.233 (63-270) 25 XBH, 39 RBI, 83 K LAST HR: 7/12 at COL HR S: Solo (8), 2R (4), 3R (1), 4R (0) MULTI-HIT GAMES: 20 MULTI-RBI GAMES: 13 RISP:.241 (26-108) 5 2B, 3 HR, 35 RBI RISP, 2 OUTS:.190 (11-58) 52B, 2HR, 20RBI STUART LEVY #14 R/R C SERIES (WV): 0-3, K LAST SERIES (HIC): 0-5, BB, K CURRENT HIT STREAK: 0 LONGEST HIT STREAK: 1 CURRENT ON BASE STREAK: 0 LONGEST ON BASE STREAK: 1 VS. LHP:.000 (0-5) K VS. RHP:.167 (2-12) RBI, 5 K, BB LAST HR: HR S: Solo (0), 2R (0), 3R (0), 4R (0) MULTI-HIT GAMES: MULTI-RBI GAMES: RISP:.000 (0-4) RBI, 3 K RISP, 2 OUTS:.000 (0-3) 3 K Trailing 3-1, he hit a 3-2 fastball with 2 outs and the bases loaded into the left-center field gap for a bases-clearing double (4/8 vs. Mariano Rivera III at HAG) Torched Hagerstown pitching in season-opening series.500 (7-14), 4 2B, 7 RBI 2 out, 2-run homer in 8th on 4/12 at KAN lifted DEL to 2-1 victory His 2-run single to CF was DEL s only hit of the game in 3-1 win over GBO on 4/20 Reached base safely in each of the first 16 games of the year... Only game without a base hit was on 4/16 vs. HAG. On-Base streak snapped on 4/23 at KAN Trailing 2-0 in KAN on 4/24, his 2-run opposite field shot tied the game - the first of 13 unanswered runs against the Intimidators 2-run HR on 5/13 in bottom 6 lifted DEL to 5-4 win minutes before fog ended game Extended hit-streak to season-best 13 games on 5/22 vs. LWD, snapped on 5/23 Drove in 2 runs in 13th to lift Delmarva to win on 6/6 at WV Drafted by the Orioles in the 6th round of the 2013 MLB First Year Player Draft out of Calvert Hall H.S. in Baltimore where he was the Gatorade Maryland Player of the Year High School teammate Troy Stokes was drafted in the 4th round in 2014 by Milwaukee He played in Delmarva last year for the first month of the season, hitting.258 in 32 games before being set back by several injuries He finished the season in Aberdeen, batting.291 in 15 games He also began the year in Delmarva in 2014 and played just four games in late April and early May before not appear on the field again until mid-june in Aberdeen. He has the most professional service-time of any American-born player on the roster Placed on 7-day DL with a left finger fracture on April 8th Returned to Delmarva on July 28th when the team was in West Virginia after hitting.206 in 22 games with Aberdeen Drafted by Baltimore in the 27th Round of the 2015 MLB First Year Player Draft out of Arkansas State University in the Sun Belt Conference He was colleage teammates with former Shorebird Logan Uxa He signed his contract with Baltimore on 6/19/15 and played for Aberdeen for a month After hitting only.190 in 12 games, he was sent to the GCL and hit.255 in 18 games Was called up to Class A Advanced Frederick for three games at the end of the year last year RICARDO ANDUJAR #7 L/R INF SERIES (WV): 0-3, 2 K LAST SERIES (HIC): 1-4 CURRENT HIT STREAK: 0 LONGEST HIT STREAK: 7 (4/24-5/5) CURRENT ON BASE STREAK: 0 LONGEST ON BASE STREAK: 9 (4/8-4/20) VS. LHP:.235 (16-68) HR, 5RBI, 7BB, 12K VS. RHP:.255 (56-220) 11XBH, 14RBI, 13BB, 47K LAST HR: 7/1 at HAG HR S: Solo (2), 2R (0), 3R (0), 4R (0) MULTI-HIT GAMES: 19 MULTI-RBI GAMES: 3 RISP:.259 (21-81) 17 RBI, 5 BB, 17 K RISP, 2 OUTS:.186 (8-43) 7 RBI, 3 BB, 8 K NATANAEL DELGADO #16 L/L OF SERIES (WV): 0-2, BB LAST SERIES (HIC): 0-8, 4 K CURRENT HIT STREAK: 0 LONGEST HIT STREAK: 12 (5/23-6/18) CURRENT ON BASE STREAK: 1 LONGEST ON BASE STREAK: 14 (5/23-6/23) VS. LHP:.169 (10-59) 22B, 3RBI, 3BB, 20K VS. RHP:.278 (55-198) 17 XBH, 29RBI, 59K LAST HR: 7/13 at COL HR S: Solo (2), 2R (2), 3R (3), 4R (0) MULTI-HIT GAMES: 16 MULTI-RBI GAMES: 8 RISP:.217 (15-69) 3 HR, 26 RBI RISP, 2 OUTS:.282 (11-39) 2 HR, 14 RBI From 2nd AB on 4/27 through 2nd AB on 4/24, went 0-15 with 4 BB Extended hit-streak to seven games on 5/5 at Lexington Reached base in 29 of the first 42 games of the year (did not reach on 4/22, 5/8, 5/17, 5/21, 5/23, 5/24, 5/28, 6/3, 6/12) Snapped a 7-game hit streak and 7-game on-base streak with an 0-5 game on 5/8 ASH Went 0-4 on 4/21 at KAN, all 4 AB s with RISP, 3 AB s ended the inning Snapped an 0-21 skid on 4/26 with a double to left-center in the 6th Reached base safely in all 9 games since going 0-21 RBI Double to CF in the bottom of 8 on 4/27 broke a 3-3 tie vs. GVL Came in off the bench on 5/8 at ASH, played hero with game-tying RBI groundout and game-winning RBI double in the tenth inning Snapped a 10-game on-base streak with an 0-4 effort on 5/9 at ASH Homered in homestand opener on 5/12 vs. GBO... *DEL first HR of the year at home* Placed on Delmarva DL with Left Hand Injury on 5/31, retroactive to 5/28 Activated off the DL on 6/9 and hit a walk-off HR in the bottom of 10 to beat LWD 2-1 Signed a free agent contract with the Orioles on 6/19/2015 after being released by the Boston Red Sox He spent 2014 with the Orioles in the GCL and hit.318 in 63 games After earning a promotion in 2015 to Aberdeen, he hit.270 He plays three infield positions: in 221 career games, he s started 134 at shortstop, 45 games at third base and 28 at second base. He s also started once at first base and once in right field Was rated pre-season by Baseball America as the 29th best prospect for the Angels Was acquired by Baltimore in a trade on 3/29/2016 He hit.241 in 108 games last year for the Burlington Bees, Class A Affiliate of the Angels in the Midwest League Last year was his first and only season of full-season pro ball, after playing rookie ball the two seasons prior Originally signed with the Angels out of the Domincan Republic in 2012 at age 16
8 DELMARVA SHOREBIRDS HITTERS NOTES RYAN MOUNTCASTLE #4 R/R INF SERIES (WV): 0-4, K LAST SERIES (HIC): 5-13, HR, 2B, RBI, 3 R, 3 K CURRENT HIT STREAK: 0 LONGEST HIT STREAK: 9 (6/9-6/17) CURRENT ON BASE STREAK: 0 LONGEST OB STREAK: 10 (5/10-5/29) VS. LHP:.385 (40-104) 7 2B, HR, 9BB, 23K, 8RBI VS. RHP:.243 (62-255) 23XBH, 26RBI, 14BB, 54K LAST HR: 8/2 at HIC HR S: Solo (3), 2R (2), 3R (0), 4R (0) MULTI-HIT GAMES: 30 MULTI-RBI GAMES: 7 RISP:.309 (29-94) 26 RBI, 8 BB, 21 K RISP, 2 OUTS:.237 (9-38), 6 RBI, 5 BB, 10 K STEVE LAURINO #21 R/L INF SERIES (HIC): 1-8, K LAST SERIES (WV): 1-8, 2B, RBI, 2K, 2BB, HP, 2R CURRENT HIT STREAK: 0 LONGEST HIT STREAK: 8 (7/7-7/18) CURRENT ON BASE STREAK: 1 LONGEST ON BASE STREAK: 17 (6/25-7/18) VS. LHP:.219 (16-73) 3HR, 6RBI, 12BB, 20K VS. RHP:.202 (40-198) 102B, HR, 17RBI, 22BB, 46K LAST HR: 6/12 vs. LWD HR S: Solo (4), 2R (0), 3R (0), 4R (0) MULTI-HIT GAMES: 7 MULTI-RBI GAMES: 3 RISP:.206 (14-68) 22B, 18RBI, 9BB, 18K RISP, 2 OUTS:.156 (5-32) 2B, 6RBI, 5BB, 12K Homered on opening night to help seal a win Started the first homestand 0-16, finished 1-19 with 9 K Broke out of a 2-23 skid on 4/22 with a 2-4 game vs. KAN, including a 2B, RBI, SB & R Had break out game on 5/7 at Asheville, going 4-4 with 4 singles, RBI and R... second 4-hit game by a Shorebird this year (Mullins was 4-6 on 4/24) Reached base in 20 of 22 games through 5/16 vs. Greensboro Opened the year hitting.154 (10-65)... entering 5/19, had hit.386 (22-57) over 16 games to bring season average up to finished May with.375 AVG Had a single-game season high 5 hits against WV on 6/6 in a 5-6 performance Named the SAL Hitter of the Week for June /.528/.813, 7 G, 15-for-32, 5 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 7 R, 4 BB, 6 K, 0 SB, 1 CS... GW-RBI hit in 11th vs. KAN on 6/15 Baltimore selected him 36th overall in the 2015 draft out of Hagerty High School in Oviedo, Florida He his.296 in 53 games last year between GCL and Aberdeen Was drafted as a shortstop, but some scouts project him better as a third baseman Second youngest player on the team (to Ofelky Peralta), after just turning 19 on 2/18 Played just 10 games in Aberdeen last year after 43 in GCL. He hit.212 for ABD Led the Shorebirds with 14 BB through his first 16 games, but he s taken only 20 walks since then Brought average up from.181 to.250 with a 4-5 day on 5/18, capping off a 6-11 series against WV and a 9-16 stretch from 5/15-5/18 Drove in a career-high 5 runs on a 4-5 day vs. WV on 5/18 (2 2B, 2 1B) Snapped a 6-game on-base streak with 0-4 game on 6/8 at WV Drafted in the 25th round of the 2015 MLB Draft by Baltimore out of Marist College Signed quickly and played in 73 games for Aberdeen last year, hitting.244 with 16 extra-base hits and 24 RBIs Showed good power during his senior year of college, belting six home runs and clubbing 14 doubles Became just the 19th player drafted out of Marist College, none of which have made it to the Major Leagues Played 66 games at first base last year and served as the DH seven times AUSTIN ANDERSON #43 L/R INF SERIES (WV): 1-4 LAST SERIES (HIC): 5-13, HR, 3 RBI, R, K CURRENT HIT STREAK: 8 LONGEST HIT STREAK: 8 (7/26-8/4) CURRENT ON BASE STREAK: 8 LONGEST ON BASE STREAK: 8 (7/26-8/4) VS. LHP:.245 (12-49) 2 2B, HR, 6RBI, 8K, 2BB VS. RHP:.246 (34-138) 10XBH, 14RBI, 31K, 9BB LAST HR: 8/2 at HIC HR S: Solo (3), 2R (1), 3R (0), 4R (0) MULTI-HIT GAMES: 14 MULTI-RBI GAMES: 4 RISP:.311 (14-45) 3 2B, 3B, HR, 15 RBI RISP, 2 OUTS:.389 (7-18) 2B, 3B, 7 RBI DREW TURBIN #9 L/R INF SERIES (WV): 0-3, K LAST SERIES (HIC): 0-6, BB CURRENT HIT STREAK: 0 LONGEST HIT STREAK: 5 (4/21-4/29) CURRENT ON BASE STREAK: 0 LONGEST ON BASE STREAK: 13 (4/18-5/6) VS. LHP:.294 (15-51) 2HR, 9 RBI, 9 BB, 12K VS. RHP:.202 (37-183) 9 XBH, 14 RBI, 22 BB, 51 K LAST HR: 7/8 vs. HAG HR S: Solo (2), 2R (2), 3R (0), 4R (0) MULTI-HIT GAMES: 12 MULTI-RBI GAMES: 4 RISP:.212 (14-66) 62B, 17RBI, 8BB, 16K RISP, 2 OUTS:.237 (9-38) 52B, 12RBI, 5BB, 7K Made his Shorebirds debut on 5/23/16 after being reinstated from the DL Belted his first HR of the year to RF in G2 of DH sweep over HIC on 6/1 Homered in back-to-back games in WV on 7/29 (G2) and 7/30 Finished July 28 - August 3 road trip 9-23 with 3 HR, 2 2B, 5 RBI and 5 R Native of Sorrento, Florida who played his college ball at the University of Mississippi Was selected in the 9th round of the 2014 MLB First Year Player Draft Missed all of 2015 after tearing labrum in his right shoulder Served a 50 game suspension after testing positive for an amphetamine, a stimulant in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, at the beginning of the 2015 season. Played for the Aberdeen IronBirds in 2014, hitting.307 in 49 games with 14 extra-base hits and 19 RBI Lost in 2014 CWS Semi s to 2013 Champ and 2014 Runner-Up Virginia, helping the Rebels to their 5th ever appearance in the CWS and their first since /26 vs. GVL collected his first triple of the season to dead center field, drove in a run Snapped a 13-game on-base streak with a 0-4 performance on 5/8 vs. ASH Collected 3 RBI on 5/12 vs. GBO Had the game-winning RBI single to right field on 5/15 Blasted first HR of the year on 5/23 at GBO off of LHP Ben Holmes, who entered the game as one of the best relievers in all of MiLB Made first pro start at 3B on 5/29 - had played all 137 previous games in career at 2B Went 3-4 in DH vs. HIC on 6/1, including a 2-run double and an inside the park homer Tied his career-high with 4 RBI on 6/1 (game 2)... second time he s had 4 RBI Blasted his third HR of the year on 7/7 in the 8th, finishing the game 3-5 with 3 RBI and 2 runs scored... needed just a triple for the cycle... first HR since 6/1 (G2) Was drafted in the 14th round by Baltimore in 2015 out of Dallas Baptist... DBU made the NCAA Regionals both years and is one of the premier mid-major NCAA Division I programs in the country. They finished 2015 with a record. Played all 70 games at second base for Aberdeen in 2015 after signing with BAL He is native to Hayden, Idaho - he s the only professional baseball player ever to claim Hayden as his hometown He finished last season with a.254 average, 20 extra-base hits and 30 RBIs
9 DELMARVA SHOREBIRDS HITTERS NOTES RANDOLPH GASSAWAY #10 R/R OF SERIES (WV): 1-3 LAST SERIES (HIC): 7-11, 2 2B, HR, RBI, 3R, K CURRENT HIT STREAK: 12 LONGEST HIT STREAK: 12 (7/20-8/4) CURRENT ON BASE STREAK: 12 LONGEST ON BASE STREAK: 12 (7/20-8/4) VS. LHP:.414 (12-29) 3 2B, 2 BB, 5 K VS. RHP:.303 (20-66) 42B, HR, 3RBI, 3BB, 9 K LAST HR: 8/3 at HIC HR S: Solo (1), 2R (0), 3R (0), 4R (0) MULTI-HIT GAMES: 9 MULTI-RBI GAMES: RISP:.222 (6-27) 2 RBI RISP, 2 OUTS:.167 (2-12) RBI GERRION GRIM #18 R/R OF SERIES (WV): 0-3, 2 K LAST SERIES (HIC): 1-4, 2 K CURRENT HIT STREAK: 0 LONGEST HIT STREAK: 5 (4/19-4/30) CURRENT ON BASE STREAK: 0 LONGEST ON BASE STREAK: 10 (6/8-6/27) VS. LHP:.237 (14-59) 42B, 2HR, 5RBI, 15K VS. RHP:.196 (20-102) 7XBH, 15RBI, 9BB, 52K LAST HR: 7/23 vs. KAN HR S: Solo (2), 2R (0), 3R (1), 4R (0) MULTI-HIT GAMES: 8 MULTI-RBI GAMES: 2 RISP:.178 (8-45) 3 2B, HR, 17 RBI RISP, 2 OUTS:.263 (5-19) 2 2B, 6 RBI Made Delmarva debut on 6/24 to open second half at Kannapolis in game 2 of DH Went 3-for-5 against Hagerstown on 7/7, best game as a Shorebird to date Hit safely in 20 of his first 25 games with Delmarva, including current 11-game hitting streak Went 3-4 with a 2B and an RBI on 4/23 at KAN to make it 4-8 with 2 2B and 2 RBI in the series His walk-off RBI single to CF on 4/30 against CSC s Jose Mesa was DEL s first walk-off of the season Struck out 13 times in 23 at bats in a six game stretch between 4/24-5/7... totaled 20 strikeouts in his first 49 at bats of the season Pinch-hit on 5/15 in bottom nine, drew a walk, stayed in RF and walked again in 2nd AB Since going 3-4 at KAN on 4/23, he is hitting.116 (5-43) Made his first career appearance on the mound in the 16th inning at WV on 6/7 and got the final two outs of the game, including a strikeout Was drafted out of Riverwood International Charter School in Sandy Springs, GA in the 16th Round of the 2013 MLB First Year Player Draft Played his first 131 professional games between the GCL Orioles and Aberdeen Ironbirds where he hit two home runs and drove in 46 runs This is the highest level of baseball that he s played in his career - was promoted to the Shorebirds when DJ Stewart was promoted to Frederick at the 2016 All-Star break Drafted by Baltimore - selected in the 14th round in 2014 out of Jefferson College, a junior college in Hillsboro, Missouri Played the majority of his two professional season in the GCL (75 of his 78 games), making just 3 appearances at the end of the season last year in Aberdeen He entered the year as a.225 career hiter with five home runs and 22 RBI CEDRIC MULLINS #11 S/L OF SERIES (WV): 1-4, 2B LAST SERIES (HIC): 3-9, HR, RBI, R, 3 K CURRENT HIT STREAK: 10 LONGEST HIT STREAK: 10 (7/24-8/4) CURRENT ON BASE STREAK: 10 LONGEST ON BASE STREAK: 15 (4/12-5/2) VS. LHP:.211 (23-109) 8XBH, 4RBI, 8BB, 23K VS. RHP:.276 (84-304) 41XBH, 35RBI, 22 BB, 56 K LAST HR: 8/2 at HIC HR S: Solo (9), 2R (0), 3R (0), 4R (0) MULTI-HIT GAMES: 29 MULTI-RBI GAMES: 7 RISP:.260 (20-77) 9 2B, 3 3B, 29 RBI RISP, 2 OUTS:.262 (11-42) 42B, 23B, 14RBI ADEMAR RIFAELA #2 L/L OF SERIES (WV): LAST SERIES (HIC): 3-10, HR, 2RBI, R, 4K, BB CURRENT HIT STREAK: 3 LONGEST HIT STREAK: 9 (5/16-5/28) CURRENT ON BASE STREAK: 3 LONGEST ON BASE STREAK: 13 (5/15-6/1 G2) VS. LHP:.190 (11-28) 32B, HR 5RBI, 8BB, 18K VS. RHP:.271 (48-177) 17XBH, 28RBI, 14BB, 46K LAST HR: 8/2 at HIC HR S: Solo (3), 2R (2), 3R (1), 4R (1) MULTI-HIT GAMES: 13 MULTI-RBI GAMES: 9 RISP:.286 (18-63) 32B, 3B, 3HR, 26RBI RISP, 2 OUTS:.379 (11-29) 22B, 2HR, 15RBI He s the every day CF, starting 98 of the 109 games Registered a Shorebirds then individual season-high four hits on 4/24 at KAN, going 4-6 with a double and four runs scored. That 4-hit game was matched by Mountcastle on 5/7 In game 1 of 5/2 DH vs. CSC, went 3-3 with 2 2B and a 3B. The second 2B came with the bases loaded and it was with the bases loaded and it was misplayed in right field, allowing Mullins and all 3 baserunners to score Tied a career-high 3 RBI in a 3-5 effort vs. GBO on 5/12 10 multi-hit games in May... He hit.282 in May after hitting.214 in April Had 5 multi-hit games in 6 affairs between 5/16-5/21 Went 4-5 against Columbia on 7/13 with two doubles and 3 RBI s in a career night. Snapped a 14-game on-base streak on 7/18 in Game 1 vs. Augusta Drafted in the 13th round by Baltimore in 2015 out of Campbell University Hit.264 in 68 games in Aberdeen last year, including 21 multi-hit games Played CF in 66 of the 68 games, DHing twice Delivered a 2-run double to break a scoreless tie, top of the 8th opening night Snapped a season-best 6-game hit streak with an 0-4 showing in series finale at LEX Started the season 1-25 vs. LHP Grand Slam in top of 13th at LWD on 5/22 sealed a 6-1 win Snapped a 9-game hitting streak with a 0-3 effort vs. LWD on 5/29, but kept On-Base Streak alive In game one of a DH on 6/3 at GBO, Rifaela went 0-3 and snapped a 27-game on-base streak Signed with the Orioles as an international free agent in 2013 Went 6 for 30 in seven games in Aberdeen last year before getting promoted the DEL In 59 games for Delmarva IN 2015, hit.262 with five homers and 20 RBI One of 68 professional baseball players in the United States native to Curacao... there are only seven MLB Players, including Orioles infielder Jonathan Schoop (pronounced Scope) Curacao is a small island in the southern Caribbean Sea, 40 miles off the northern shores of Venezuela. Population is 150,000 over 171 square miles
10 DELMARVA SHOREBIRDS MISCELLANEOUS NOTES AWARDS Player/Coach Award Dates Stats Yermin Mercedes - Catcher SAL Player of the Week April (13-25), 5 2B, 2 3B, HR, 10 RBI, 5 R Garrett Cleavinger - Pitcher Orioles MILB Pitcher of the Month April G, 3-0, 1.84 ERA, 14.2 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 8 BB, 21 K,.192 AVG Ryan Mountcastle - Shortstop SAL Player of the Week June /.528/.813, 7 G, 15-for-32, 5 2B, 2HR, 5 RBI, 7 R, 4 BB, 6 K, 0 SB, 1 CS Yermin Mercedes - Catcher SAL Player of the Week June /.483/.815, 7 G, 12-for-27, 1 2B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 7 R, 2 BB, 6 K Cristian Alvarado - Pitcher SAL Pitcher of the Week June 27-July IP, CG, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 8K Cristian Alvarado - Pitcher Orioles MILB Pitcher of the Month June GS, 4-0, 1.29 ERA, 35.0 IP, 26 H, 5 R, 5ER, 3 HR, 2 HB, 4 BB, 39 K,.205 AVG Ofelky Peralta - Pitcher SAL Pitcher of the Week July G, 1 CG, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 8 K Ofelky Peralta - Pitcher Orioles MILB Pitcher of the Month July G, 4 GS, 3-0, 2.57 ERA, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 21.0 IP, 9 BB, 21 K, No-Hitter on 7/8 Yermin Mercedes - Catcher SAL Player of the Month July G,.375 AVG, 96 AB, 36 H, 18 R, 12 2B 1 3B, 4 HR, 14 RBI, 14 BB, 21 K,.459 OBP.646 SLG, OPS, 14-Game Hit Streak EJECTIONS Player/Coach Date/Location Umpire Reason Ryan Minor 4/11 at Kannapolis Jason Johnson Arguing Balls/Strikes DJ Stewart 5/8 at Asheville Darrell Roberts Arguing Balls/Strikes Ryan Minor 7/23 vs. Kannapolis Lorenz Evans Arguing Andujar was HBP Ricardo Andujar 7/23 vs. Kannapolis Lorenz Evans Slamming helmet
11 DELMARVA SHOREBIRDS BULLPEN NOTES STARTERS: BULLPEN: W/L Quality Starts IP H R ER HR BB SO ERA W/L Saves/Opps. IP H R ER HR BB SO ERA / DARIEL DELGADO #30 R/R RHP LAST WIN: 7/15 at AUG LAST SAVE: LONGEST OUTING: 4.2, 7/15 at AUG SHORTEST OUTING: 2.0, 7/21 vs. HIC MOST STRIKEOUTS: 5, 7/15 vs. LWD MOST WALKS: 3, 7/6 vs. LWD Vs. LH:.294 (5-17) 7 K Vs. RH:.267 (8-30) 5 BB, 5 K INHERITED/STRANDED: 3/2 SAVE OPPORTUNITIES: LAST HR ALLOWED: ARSENAL: 2-SEAM, CURVE, CIRCLE CH JAY FLAA #31 R/R RHP LAST WIN: 7/29 at WV LAST SAVE: 7/24 vs. KAN LONGEST OUTING: 3.0, FOUR TIMES SHORTEST OUTING: 0.1, 4/18 vs. GBO MOST STRIKEOUTS: 6, 5/23 vs. GBO MOST WALKS: 3, 5/29 vs. LWD Vs. LH:.241 (14-58) 6 BB, 15 K, 3 HR Vs. RH:.212 (21-99) 12 BB, 30 K, HR INHERITED/STRANDED: 13/10 SAVE OPPORTUNITIES: 2/3 LAST HR ALLOWED: 7/7 vs. HAG ARSENAL: 4-SEAM, CURVE, CIRCLE CH LAST 5 APPEARANCES DATE OPP DEC IP H R ER BB SO HR 7/6 LWD ND /15 AUG W /21 HIC ND /29 WV GS LAST 5 APPEARANCES DATE OPP DEC IP H R ER BB SO HR 7/21 HIC ND /23 KAN W /24 KAN S /29 WV-2 W /2 HIC ND Gave up his second career homer in 16-7 loss to Asheville on 5/7 Established new career-high with 6 K s at GBO, but also gave up third career HR Picked up 3rd win of the season after three great innings at WV in 13 inning, 5 hour game After allowing a leadoff single, he sent down the next 6 straight with 3 K s on 6/14 vs KAN Signed an international free agent contract with the Orioles on June and went right to the Gulf Coast League as a 19-year old... He went 3-1 with a 2.48 ERA in 17 outings with 7 saves He has bounced around between Aberdeen, Delmarva and Frederick between , pitching nearly 200 career innings when he was assigned to Delmarva on July 4 Was very effective for the Shorebirds in he went 8-3 with a 3.09 ERA in 25 outings (11 starts) ROBERT (BOBBY) STRADER #27 R/L LHP LAST WIN: 6/7 at WV LAST SAVE: 4/26 vs. GVL LONGEST OUTING: 3.1, 6/7 at WV SHORTEST OUTING: 0.1, TWICE MOST STRIKEOUTS: 3, TWICE MOST WALKS: 5, 6/7 at WV Vs. LH:.156 (7-45) 8 BB, 9 K Vs. RH:.378 (31-82) 15 RBI, 18 BB, 11 K INHERITED/STRANDED: 5/5 SAVE OPPORTUNITIES: 2/4 LAST HR ALLOWED: ARSENAL: 2-SEAM, 4-SEAM, SLURVE, 3-FINGER CH Had never allowed more than 1 hit or 1 run in any of his first 21 professional appearances Finished with 4 saves and a 1.31 ERA. He struck out 23 and walked 5 in 20.2 IP Began his collegiate career as a freshman at University of Mary Transferred to North Dakota State University where he pitched for three seasons MICHAEL COSTELLO #43 R/R RHP LAST WIN: LAST SAVE: LONGEST OUTING: 6.0, 6/26 at KAN SHORTEST OUTING: 2.0, 8/2 at HIC MOST STRIKEOUTS: 4, TWICE MOST WALKS: 2, 6/18 at HIC Vs. LH:.308 (20-65) 3BB, 10K Vs. RH:.280 (26-93) 4BB, 17K INHERITED/STRANDED: SAVE OPPORTUNITIES: LAST HR ALLOWED: 7/26 vs. KAN ARSENAL: 4-SEAM, CURVE, CIRCLE CH LAST 5 APPEARANCES DATE OPP DEC IP H R ER BB SO HR 7/21 HIC ND /23 KAN ND /25 KAN ND /31 WV ND /4 WV ND LAST 5 APPEARANCES DATE OPP DEC IP H R ER BB SO HR 7/7 HAG L /13 COL W /21 HIC L /26 KAN ND /2 HIC ND Made his best appearance of the season with three scoreless innings against Greensboro in the series finale on 5/15 Appeared on 5/29 vs. LWD after spending two weeks on Aberdeen s roster Gave the Shorebirds 3.1 outstanding relief in 16 inning game at WV - walks came at end when he had thrown more than 60 pitches... finished with 73 pitches and earned his 1st W Impressed in his DEL debut, going four innings and allowing one unearned run vs. LWD Split last year between the GCL and Aberdeen after pitching collegiately at one of the nation s premier programs - the University of Louisville. He went 1-0 with a 1.54 ERA in his 2-year career as a Cardinal Was drafted in the 12th round by the Orioles in 2015 In 12 appearances last year, he finished 1-0 with a 1.71 ERA His dad, Robert, is a PGA Professional in Louisville Was one of four Cardinals drafted last year: Pitcher Josh Rodgers, 11th round to Yankees; Pitcher Kyle Funkhouser 35th overall to Dodgers; INF Sutton Whiting 24th round to Cubs Drafted in the 40th Round of the 2015 MLB First Year Player Draft out of Radford University... he was the 1,213th pick (3rd to last selection) Made 9 appearances, 8 starts for the GCL Orioles last year. He finished the year with a 1-2 record and a 3.18 ERA in 31 innings Missed 2012 (sophomore year of college) with Tommy John Suregery
12 DELMARVA SHOREBIRDS BULLPEN NOTES CHRISTIAN TURNIPSEED #47 R/R RHP LAST WIN: 5/26 vs LWD LAST SAVE: 7/29 at WV LONGEST OUTING: 2.2, 7/1 at HAG SHORTEST OUTING: 0.1, FOUR TIMES MOST STRIKEOUTS: 7, 7/1 at HAG MOST WALKS: 3, 4/22 vs. KAN Vs. LH:.264 (14-53) 4 2B, 3B, 7 BB, 13K Vs. RH:.155 (15-97) 3 2B, 3B, 4 HR, 32K, 8 BB INHERITED/STRANDED: 20/17 SAVE OPPORTUNITIES: 15/18 LAST HR ALLOWED: 8/3 at HIC ARSENAL: 2-SEAM, 4-SEAM, SLURVE, SPLITTER MIKE BURKE #46 R/R RHP LAST WIN: LAST SAVE: 7/30 at WV LONGEST OUTING: 3.1, 6/24 vs. KAN SHORTEST OUTING: 1.0, TWICE MOST STRIKEOUTS: 4, 7/20 vs. HIC MOST WALKS: 2, 6/24 vs. KAN Vs. LH:.176 (6-34) BB, 7 K Vs. RH:.333 (17-51) 3 BB, 15 K INHERITED/STRANDED: 2/2 SAVE OPPORTUNITIES: 1/1 LAST HR ALLOWED: 7/12 vs. COL ARSENAL: 4-FB, 2-FB, SL, CV, CIR CH LAST 5 APPEARANCES DATE OPP DEC IP H R ER BB SO HR 7/17 AUG-2 ND /22 HIC ND /23 KAN S /29 WV-1 S /3 HIC L LAST 5 APPEARANCES DATE OPP DEC IP H R ER BB SO HR 7/20 HIC ND /23 KAN ND /26 KAN ND /30 WV S /3 ND ND Picked up first save of 2016 in dramatic fashion late, stranding the bases loaded (tying run at the plate) Issued three bases-loaded walks on 4/22 at KAN... those runs were the first he had ever allowed as a professional, breaking a stretch of 34.0 scoreless innings to start his career. Gave up a walk-off, 2-run HR with a 1-0 lead to Jan Hernandez on 5/20 at LWD Allowed solo HR to LWD Jiandido Tromp on 6/9 in top 9 of 1-0 game, but DEL won in 10 Gave up a walk-off HR on 8/3 at Hickory to Yeyson Yrizzari Was selected in the 28th round of the 2015 MLB First Year Player Draft Pitched collegiately at Georgia Gwinnett College and North Georgia College and State University Notched 4 saves and did not allow a single run in 18 innings of work in Aberdeen last year Also tossed 10 scoreless innings in the GCL last year Finished 2015 with 28.1 innings, 30 K, 7 BB, 11 H, 0 R, and a.117 opponents BA Hurled three shut out outings in relief in his first three Delmarva appearances of the season Drafted in the 30th Round of the 2014 MLB First Year Player Draft out fo the University of Buffalo Went 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA between the GCL Orioles and Aberdeen Ironbirds in 2014 Spent all of 2015 with the Shorebirds, finishing the year 2-2 with a 3.36 ERA in 28 appearances... he had the lowest WHIP on the ball club (1.01) Spent the first almost two months in extended spring training this year before heading to Frederick, where he went 1-0 with a 1.13 ERA in three appearances... he also made 2 appearnaces in Aberdeen, where he didn t allow a run LEX RUTLEDGE #35 L/L LHP LAST WIN: LAST SAVE: 7/29 at WV LONGEST OUTING: 2.2, 7/24 vs. KAN SHORTEST OUTING: 1.0, SIX TIMES MOST STRIKEOUTS: 2, THREE TIMES MOST WALKS: 1, THREE TIMES Vs. LH:.143 (2-14) BB, 2 K Vs. RH:.172 (5-29) 2 BB, 6 K INHERITED/STRANDED: SAVE OPPORTUNITIES: 1/1 LAST HR ALLOWED: ARSENAL: 2-SEAM, CURVE, CIRCLE CH FRANCISCO JIMENEZ #40 R/R RHP LAST WIN: 7/14 at COL LONGEST OUTING: 7.2, 7/3 at HAG MOST STRIKEOUTS: 8, 7/3 vs. HAG LAST SAVE: SHORTEST OUTING: 2.2, 5/7 at ASH MOST WALKS: 5, TWO TIMES Vs. LH:.238 (39-164) 13XBH, 14BB, 24K Vs. RH:.255 (50-196) 19XBH, 24BB, 55K INHERITED/STRANDED: 2/2 LAST HR ALLOWED: 8/1 at HIC SAVE OPPORTUNITIES: ARSENAL: 2-SEAM, 4-SEAM, SLURVE, SPLIT-CH LAST 5 APPEARANCES DATE OPP DEC IP H R ER BB SO HR 7/22 HIC ND /25 KAN ND /29 WV-2 S /1 HIC ND /4 WV L LAST 5 APPEARANCES DATE OPP DEC IP H R ER BB SO HR 7/10 HAG ND /14 COL ND /18 AUG L /25 KAN L /1 HIC ND Has allowed one earned run in his first eight appearances of the season (10.2 IP) In his seven wins, he hasn t allowed more than one run... best start came on 7/3 after he had been relegated to the bullpen for the second half. He spot-started and threw the longest outing of the year for a starter innings of shutout ball against Hagerstown Was drafted by the Orioles in the 6th Round of the 2012 MLB First Year Player Draft Has pitched in four different levels in the Orioles system - GCL, Aberdeen, Delmarva and Frederick, lasting appearing for the Birds in 2013 Appeared in 35 games for Frederick in 2014 and pitched very well, but retired in January he was reinstated and resigned by the Orioles on January 31, 2016 Failed a drug test and was suspended for 50 games at the beginning of the 2016 campaign. Since his reinstatement, he s pitched three innings in the GCL. He s from Tupelo, Mississippi, birthplace of Elvis Presley. Signed an international free agent contract with the Orioles on August 2, 2011 Pitched in the Dominican Summer League in 2012, 2013 and part of 2-14 before coming to the United States to putch in the Gulf Coast League for the rest of 14 At 20 years old, made his debut in Aberdeen in 2015 and pitched well, where he earned a promotion to finish the season in Delmarva He has pitched the entier 2016 season for the Shorebirds As of July 6, his career record is with a 3.00 ERA over 306 innings on the hill