Orioles Top Prospect No. 27: Robbie Widlansky

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Orioles Top Prospect No. 27: Robbie Widlansky

I highly doubt anyone (scout or lunatic) would have pegged Robbie Widlansky as a player destined for a true breakout season. Especially after his sad .222 average at Low A Delmarva. Or his .279, 4 HR, 29 RBI at Aberdeen. And yet, no Orioles farmhand had anything close to the kind of season the 24-year old had.

Widlansky, despite his limited number of at-bats, led all O's prospects in batting average at .340. His 31 doubles ranked eighth in the Carolina League, despite having almost 200 at-bats LESS than Jordy Mercer, the league leader with 36. His 59 RBI ranked 15th, although he had 150 less at-bats than the leader in that category, Brandon Waring.

Taking Widlansky's numbers and transposing them out to Waring's number of at-bats, his potential had he played the entire season would have been staggering: 161 hits, which would have led the league. 44 doubles, which would have led the league by EIGHT doubles. 85 runs batted in, which would have placed him fourth.

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