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After hitting .360 with seven extra-base hits and 16 RBI during April, Christian Walker has continued to prove himself as the most consistent hitter in the organization during May.
Through seven contests, the former two-time champion at South Carolina has put up a .333/.355/.367 line. He had back-to-back three-hit performances on May 5 and 6 that boosted his season line to .353/.420/.474.
He currently ranks fifth in the South Atlantic League in batting average and base hits and eighth in on-base percentage.
As it currently stands, he's easily the leader for the organization's hitter of the year honors.
Walker's former college teammate, Matt Price, has also adjusted well to pro ball. He's picked up four saves in his last seven outings and has allowed just one earned run since April 11.
In that same period, spanning 10.2 innings, Price has racked up 10 strikeouts.
For the season, Price has five saves and a 2.84 ERA.
The O's have brought Branden Kline along slowly, allowing him only five starts so far this season, each spaced out by six or more days. While the results have been inconsistent, the right-hander appeared to find his form in his last start.
Coming off arguably his worst outing (5 IP, 10 H, 5 ER), Kline responded by tossing six innings of three-hit, one-run ball. He tied a career high with five strikeouts and issued a single walk.
The strong start ended a stretch of three consecutive starts in which Kline had surrendered at least five runs.
Last, but not least, how about a hand for Matt Hobgood.
The former first-round selection began his career as a reliever this year, and so far the results have been encouraging. His most recent outing saw him go a season-high 4.1 innings, allowing just a single hit while striking out three. And for just the second time all season, he failed to issue a walk.
Even more impressive than the results, is word that Hobgood's velocity has returned. After hitting 95 to 98 mph during his senior year of high school, the right-hander dipped into the 88 to 91 range the past few seasons. He was clocked as high as 94 mph during his most recent outing.
Adrian Marin is another player who came out of the gate on fire, only to fall back to earth.
As one of the youngest players on the roster, it's no surprise that Marin hit a paltry .214 during May. At least he showed flashes of brilliance, both at the plate and in the field, where many think he might force Manny Machado to stay at third base long term.
During May, however, Marin has bottomed out. He has just five hits, all singles, and 10 strikeouts in 27 at-bats.
His season line is .206/.248/247.