Orioles101 has received several requests to go through the Baltimore Orioles prospects and formulate a list of how these prospects rank. We strive to provide readers with information and articles that they want to read and we have compiled a top ten Baltimore Orioles prospect list. Although we took a break to cover the winter meetings and the arbitration deadline, we now continue our list with number six, Glynn Davis.
Davis, a local guy, may be one of the prized signings by the Orioles scouting staff as he was inked as an undrafted free agent in 2010 out of Catonsville Community College as a shortstop. Davis has been moved to center field and is regarded as the fastest player in the entire Orioles organization. He still has some work to do at the plate regarding mechanics and the strike zone, but has the potential to be a top of the order type of hitter with his speed.
After the Orioles signed the local Davis, he then spent 2011 with three different stops in the minor's, playing with the Gulf Coast League Orioles rookie league team, the short season class A Aberdeen Ironbirds, and the advanced class A Frederick Keys. Davis spent the majority of the 2011 season with the Ironbirds and earned an All-Star selection as well, hitting .271 with 23 stolen bases.
2012 saw Davis begin the season with the low class A Delmarva Shorebirds where he played 101 games, while putting up a .252 average with 25 RBI and 29 stolen bases. Glynn then got promoted up to Frederick where he continued to perform consistently in the 22 games he got under his belt. He hit .256 with eight stolen bases.
How Davis went undrafted with his speed in astonishing, but with some fine tuning in the minor leagues, Orioles fans could see this local product with the big league club in a few years and with his speed, Baltimore could see its first pure base stealer since a healthy Brian Roberts. I anticipate Davis will begin the season with AA Bowie to test his progress and base stealing ability against stronger catching opposition.
Orioles101's Top Ten Baltimore Orioles Prospects list:
- #10 – Clay Schrader
- #9 – Branden Cline
- #8 – L.J. Hoes
- #7 – Jason Esposito
- #6 – Glynn Davis
- Stay tuned for the remainder of our top ten O's prospects list
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