The 5 Best Hoes-For-Cash Tweets -

The 5 Best Hoes-For-Cash Tweets

Although three of the Orioles’ four full-season affiliates still have losing records – Low-A Delmarva is the exception at 10-8 – it was a great week for several players in the organization.

One of the club’s top prospects received a much-anticipated promotion Monday, while two other minor leaguers were honored as Players of the Week by their respective leagues.

Each Tuesday, I’ll update how the minor leaguers on Baseball America’s Orioles 2016 Top 10 prospect list have played in the previous seven days as part of “The Dean Jones Report.”

The seven players – right-handed pitchers Dylan Bundy, Mychal Givens and Mike Wright are excluded because they’re with the Orioles – are categorized as rising stocks (bullish) or falling stocks (bearish), based on their recent performance. And as you’ll see, I’ve also listed some statistics and a link to each player’s Player Page in case you’d like to take a deeper look into the numbers.

Plus, I have selected a handful of additional players – divided into two categories (surging and falling) – who deserve some attention for how they’ve played lately. As I said last Tuesday, these players could change from week to week, depending on who’s hot and who’s not in the Orioles’ minor league system. You’ll notice that one “falling” player from last week has started “surging” in a big way. And a member of the Orioles’ 2015 bullpen is having a hard time getting out Double-A hitters so far this year.

Finally, the upcoming schedule for each of the minor league affiliates is listed at the bottom of this post. When you attend games this year, remember to take some notes about the players you see and give your analysis in the comments below each write-up.

Now, let’s get to this week’s update:

Hunter Harvey, RHP, extended spring training
Statistics: N/A Player Page

On paper, the 21-year-old right-hander remains on the seven-day disabled list at High-A Frederick. And nothing has changed regarding his status since last week. Harvey, ranked No. 2 in the Orioles’ system, is still in Sarasota, Fla., working his way back after straining his groin during a minor league intrasquad game in late March. The 2013 first-round pick (22nd overall) hasn’t pitched in a regular-season game since July 25, 2014. He has suffered from different arm, leg and groin injuries since then.

Chance Sisco, C, Double-A Bowie
Statistics: .277 average, 0 HRs, 6 RBIs, 11 BBs in 14 games Player Page

The 21-year-old catcher’s hitting streak was snapped at nine games when he went 0-for-3 with a walk in Bowie’s 6-4 victory over Harrisburg on Thursday. The next night, Sisco walked four times – including twice against Washington Nationals top prospect Lucas Giolito – as the Baysox won again, 6-3. The 2013 second-round pick was 0-for-4 with an RBI groundout last night in Bowie’s 8-6 loss to Richmond at Prince George’s Stadium. Sisco, rated as the third-best prospect in the organization, is 3-for-8 (.375) with runners in scoring position so far this season, but he’s only 5-for-29 (.172) with the bases empty.

Jomar Reyes, 3B, High-A Frederick
Statistics: .246 average, 2 HRs, 8 RBIs, 11 runs in 17 games Player Page

Reyes, 19, had only three hits in 17 at-bats (.176) since last week’s update and his season average dropped from .273 to .246 in that span. Despite the mini slump, he still leads the Keys in runs (11) and total bases (26) this year. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound third baseman had a double and two RBIs in Frederick’s 8-5 loss to Lynchburg on Friday. Reyes, who is listed as the fourth-best prospect in the Orioles’ system, is just 2-for-15 (.133) with runners in scoring position this season. It’s important to remember, though, that he is playing regularly in High-A before his 20th birthday. There’s plenty of time for him to develop into an everyday major leaguer.

Chris Lee, LHP, Double-A Bowie
Statistics: 3-0, 2.95 ERA, 9 Ks, 0.93 WHIP in 18 1/3 innings Player Page

Lee, 23, improved to 3-0 with his third consecutive, quality start to begin the season as the Baysox beat Harrisburg, 7-2, on Saturday. OK, technically, it’s only two starts since he relieved Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz in his season debut on April 11. But it’s three good outings in a row. The 2011 fourth-round pick, who came to the Orioles from the Houston Astros in a May 2015 trade, gave up one run and three hits in six innings. He struggled a little bit with his control, walking four batters and throwing 54 of his 91 pitches for strikes. Lee, the No. 6 prospect in the organization, has held opposing hitters to a .152 average through his first three starts. He is tied for sixth in the Eastern League with a 0.93 WHIP in 18 1/3 innings.

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