1. Luis Montanez – Bowie Baysox – 17/32, .530 AVG, 12 runs, 2 3B, 3HR, 17 RBI
The Bowie left fielder put together one of the most dynamic offensive onslaughts in club history last week. Montanez amassed 17 RBI and belted three home runs including a grand slam as he extended his current hit streak to seventeen games. The Eastern League Player of the Month for July and Player of the Week for the last week in July was called up to the Orioles late Monday night and activated for Tuesday’s game in Anaheim.
2. Carlos Rojas – Bowie Baysox – 14/30, .460 AVG, 13 runs, 2 2B, HR, 3 RBI
The oft-slumping Baysox second baseman compiled five multi-hit games last week en route to scoring thirteen runs and putting together a .460 batting average.
3. Ryan Adams – Delmarva Shorebirds – 10/31, .320 AVG, 7 runs, 2 2B, 3B, 2HR, 7 RBI
The Shorebirds’ got yet another solid week at the plate out of their second baseman. The .311 hitter for the season had four multi-hit games, using all fields, and belted a grand slam while driving in seven runs.
4. Jason Berken – Bowie Baysox – 12.1IP, 3ER, 13K, 1.76 ERA
The Eastern League hurler picked up two victories last week and allowed only three earned runs while striking out thirteen in twelve plus innings of work. He’s been on target for several weeks now.
5. Matt Wieters – Bowie Baysox – 11/21, .520 AVG, 4 2B, 4 runs, HR, 10 RBI
The Orioles 2007 first round draft pick continues to scorch Class-A pitching this season. The Georgia Tech product collected five extra base hits including a home run as he saw his season average climb to .345 on the year.
6. Radhames Liz – Norfolk Tides – W (2-5), 7IP, 3H, 1ER
In his first start since being optioned to Triple-A Norfolk from Baltiore, the right-hander put together a standout performance by not allowing a hit after the first inning. Radhames threw first pitch strikes to ten of the batters he faced.
7. Tike Redman – Norfolk Tides – 10/25, .400 AVG, 6 2B, 3B, 5 runs, 3 RBI
Norfolk’s outfielder was all over the base paths last week while collecting seven extra base hits and scoring five runs.
8. Brandon Snyder – Frederick Keys – 9/25, .360 . AVG, 2HR, 9 RBI
The Keys’ first baseman continued to stay steady at the plate in the Class A Advanced League. Last week in a victory he tallied five RBI. His average for the season is now up to .298.
9. Anthony Martinez – Delmarva Shorebirds – 8/26, .300 AVG, 3 runs, 2B, 3B, HR, 5 RBI
The Shorebirds’ first baseman knocked in five runs in addition to scoring three himself. He heated up late last year in Aberdeen, could this be a trend?
10. Cole McCurry – Aberdeen Ironbirds – W(7-1), 6.1IP, 6H, ER, 6K, 1.99 ERA
McCurry snuck onto the Hot Sheet this week for his standout performance against Oneonta on July 30. The southpaw yielded only one earned run in 6.1 innings pitched en route to picking up his seventh consecutive victory.
The Not So Hot Sheet
1. Corey Doyne – Aberdeen Ironbirds - .1IP, 3H, 5ER, 2BB, 33.75 ERA
Last years International League saves leader is really struggling to find his form in the Class A Short-Season New York-Penn League. Last week he lasted only .1 of an inning and yielded five earned runs while seeing his ERA balloon to 13.50 in only four appearances. He’ll look to turn around his rehab assignment quickly.
2. Ryan Finan – Bowie Baysox – 3/23, 2 RBI
Finan, who is fourth on the team in RBI’s, went three consecutive games without a hit and drove in only three runs while batting .130 for the week.
3. Joe Mahoney – Delmarva Shorebirds – 2/17, 9K
The Double-A first baseman, who is second on the Delmarva Shorebirds’ in runs batted in, struck out nine times last week and managed to hit only .110. Mahoney had a really hot 2007 August as he will look to rebound from what has been a tough season thus far.
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