And One More Thing … Orioles
Be sure to check out my review of the Orioles organization. We can’t cover everyone in that story, so we’re blogging just “one more thing” on a daily basis…
Back in 2006, the O’s took New Orleans-area infielder Ryan Adams in the second round of the draft. Not that he was forgotten, but he did start slowly, spending his first two seasons as a pro in short-season ball. A year ago, he hit just .236 in the NY-Penn League, so it’s not like the second baseman was forcing the organization’s hand at all.
Something clicked in this season, though. Making his full-season debut with Delmarva while turning 21 in April, Adams finished sixth in the South Atlantic League with a .308 average. He also slugged .462 and while that may not be Wieters-esque, it’s not bad for a young middle infielder. Adams finished the year with 11 homers, 26 doubles and five triples while also swiping a dozen bases. It should be interesting to see how he builds on that when he moves up to Frederick in 2009.