Orioles Minor Leaguer of the Week: Zach Davies

Bowie Baysox pitcher Zach Davies had an outstanding week for the double-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. Davies, a 21-year-old out of Gilbert, Arizona, threw 13 innings during the week, while allowing only 3 hits, 0 ER, 4 walks, and striking out 7 batters. The right-handed starter also picked up two wins in the two starts that he made in the week.

Davies has been climbing Baseball America’s Orioles prospect rankings every year he has been with the organization. According to the magazine, the righty has gone from being the #31 ranked O’s prospect following the 2011 season, to the #11 ranked phenom in the organization prior to the start of the current season.

Although Davies is just 21-years-old, the lanky starter has progressed well during his time in the minors over the last three seasons. The Arizona native has gone from Delmarva, to Frederick, to Bowie throughout these three seasons, and has improved his K’s per nine innings pitched ratio every season.

The standout performances over his last two starts earned Davies the Eastern League’s Pitcher of the Week honors. Davies is 3-4, with a 4.24 ERA and 39 K’s in 40 1/3 innings so far this season with the Baysox.

Other standout performances of the week by Orioles minor leaguers include:
Delmarva Shorebirds
Creede Simpson – 5 for 14 (.357), 5 runs, 1 double, 1 RBI; Drew Dosch – 6 for 14 (.429), 4 runs, 3 RBIs; Steven Brault – 7 IP, 3 hits, 1 ER, 0 walks, 7 K’s; and Sebastian Vader – 7 IP, 6 hits, 0 ER, 1 walk, 5 K’s, 1 win.

Frederick Keys
Mike Yastrzemski – 5 for 15 (.333), 4 runs, 3 RBI, 1 SB; Michael Burgess – 6 for 17 (.353), 4 runs, 1 double, 3 HRs, 3 RBIs; Sammie Starr – 6 for 17 (.353), 2 runs, 1 double, 1 triple, 4 RBIs; and Parker Bridwell – 6 IP, 2 hits, 0 ER, 2 walks, 5 K’s.

Bowie Baysox
Christian Walker – 9 for 22 (.409), 2 runs, 2 doubles, 1 HR, 5 RBIs; Kyeong Kang – 8 for 19 (.421), 5 runs, 1 triple, 2 HRs, 2 RBIs; Nolan Reimold – 5 for 12 (.417), 3 runs, 2 doubles, 1 HR, 3 RBIs; Michael Ohlman – 6 for 18 (.333), 1 double, 1 RBI; Tyler Wilson – 7 IP, 6 hits, 2 ER, 1 walk, 3 K’s, 1 win; and Oliver Drake – 3 IP, 4 hits, 0 ER, 1 walk, 4 K’s, 3 saves.

Norfolk Tides
Julio Borbon – 9 for 26 (.346), 2 runs, 4 SBs; Buck Britton – 6 for 17 (.353), 4 runs, 3 HRs, 5 RBIs; and Preston Guilmet – 4 IP, 2 hits, 1 ER, 1 walk, 2 K’s, 1 win, 1 save.

Brian Hradsky

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