Stock Up, Stock Down for Orioles Top 10 Prospects for Week 17

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Stock Up, Stock Down for Orioles Top 10 Prospects for Week 17
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The biggest news this past week regarding the Baltimore Orioles' top prospects was the departure of top hitting prospect Nick Delmonico, as he was compensation in the trade in which reliever Francisco Rodriguez was acquired.

Delmonico was the Orioles' sixth-round draft pick back in 2011 and was hitting .243 with 13 homers this year with Advanced-A Frederick.

In other news, outfield prospect L.J. Hoes was promoted to the majors on Sunday prior to the Orioles game against the Red Sox. Hoes started in left field and went 0-for-3 with a strikeout as the O's lost 5-0.

MLB.com re-ranked all of the top prospects this past week, thus there are some changes to the Orioles top prospect list. Two prospects fell out the top 10; Xavier Avery dropped from No. 7 to No. 12, while Glynn Davis dropped from No. 10 to out of the top 20.

No. 10 prospect Branden Kline and No. 2 prospect Dylan Bundy remain on the disabled list and will be skipped in the following update.

With all that covered, here's your weekly update on the Orioles' top prospects.

Players' rankings in slides based on MLB.com's ranking of the Orioles' prospects.

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