Bobby Bundy, RHP, 21-years old
You can't make this stuff up. On the night that his younger brother Dylan was hearing his name called by Bud Selig as the Orioles first-round pick, Bobby was on the mound pitching another gem for Frederick. This time he pitched seven-innings of one-run ball, notching six strikeouts. He also picked up his sixth win of the season in only his 11th start.
The elder Bundy, an eighth-round pick back in 2008, was told that his brother would be joining him in the Orioles system after he came off the mound in the first-inning. The 21-year old right-hander is in the midst of a break-out season, already setting a career-high in wins. He also has a 2.73 ERA, the result of giving up four or more runs only once in 11 starts. His K:BB ratio of 58:13 is one of the best in the system and he ranks in the top-five in innings pitched. Bobby isn't quite the prospect that Dylan is, but it's nice to see that he's finally starting to put things together.
Like Dylan, he was once-upon-a-time a top draft prospect, but he tore some ligaments in his knee before his senior year of high-school and that caused him to drop to the eighth-round, where the O's happily scooped him up, confident that he would regain full mobility in his knee.
Jonathan Schoop, 3B, 19-years old
I think it's seriously time to start considering Schoop for Player of the Year honors in the organization. Not only did he earn a promotion by hitting .316 with 12 doubles, three triples and eight homers at Delmarva, but upon arrival in Frederick he has continued to rake, notching a hit in every game so far. His 3-for-4 performance last night bumped his average up to .429 in five High-A contests. For the season, he's hitting .326 with 37 RBI, 49 runs and a solid 20:34 BB:K ratio. More importantly, he beat Manny Machado to Frederick.
Tyler Townsend, 1B, 23-years old
Townsend has been one of the Orioles hottest hitters this season, and since the calendar turned to June he's been better then ever. During the month of June, he's hitting .394 with five doubles, two homers and eight RBI in eight contest. The former FIU slugger is only two doubles away from setting a new career-high and he looks like he's going to be the run-away winner of the doubles award within the organization. Townsend is having a break-out season, hitting .317 for the year with 19 doubles, ten home runs and 39 RBI. And he's managed to put together a line that nice with a 4:52 BB:K ratio.
Trent Mummey, OF, 21-years old
You never quite know how a player is going to respond from being sidelined with a concussion. Luckily for the O's, Mummey has bounced back incredibly well, hitting .350 in five contests since his return. He's notched at least two hits in three of those games and just a few nights ago clubbed his first High-A home run, his third of the season. Mummey has been a very pleasant surprise from last year's draft class, hitting .292 this season with four doubles, four triples, the three homers and 19 steals. He has also posted a very strong 16:19 BB:K ratio. It's not unlikely that he ends the year in Bowie.
Clayton Schrader, RHP, 21-years old
It's not often you see a 10th-round pick in High-A less than a year after signing, but that's the spot Schrader is in. After a very successful run in Delmarva (2.05 ERA and 38:13 K:BB in 22 IP), the 21-year old got the bump to Frederick where he has been dominant. In four outings, covering 8.2 innings, he has a 15:4 K:BB ratio, one victory and two saves. In his most recent outing, he struck out six over three perfect innings. He's only allowed one hit since his promotion and has only given up 12 in 30.2 innings this season. For the year his ERA is down to 1.47.