Things were looking up for Matt Angle coming into the 2010 season.
Angle finished the 2009 season on a tear—hitting .357 during a late season promotion to Bowie—and then showed good discipline at the plate against solid competition in the Arizona Fall League.
Then Angle broke his hand, and he instantly fell back to the pack of mid-tier outfielders in the O's system.
However, he's now back and rearing to go—and he's on quite a tear for the Baysox.
Although Angle has only played in four games so far, he's notched a hit in every contest (and he tallied two or more in half of them).
The young outfielder has yet to notch an extra-base hit this season, but he has driven in two—and in typical Angle fashion, he's been a terror on the base paths while swiping three bases (he also has more walks than strikeouts).
Hopefully, Angle can get on a roll and show the Orioles what he's capable of these next few months.
If everything works out, Angle could eventually work his way into the Orioles outfield—possibly as early as September.
And without a single player stepping up from the Nolan Reimold, Corey Patterson, and Lou Montanez trifecta—there's no reason Angle can't snatch a spot and give the O's some much-needed speed (as well as excellent defense).
Not to mention someone who knows how to work the count.