With MLB Pipeline releasing their 2023 Orioles top 30 prospects list, our Zack Bucklew dives in to see which prospects were added, which were subtracted and which made the biggest jump and fall from last year’s list:
Category Archives: Norfolk Tides
Sitting down with O’s prospect Creed Willems
Our Zack Bucklew sits down with Orioles catching prospect Creed Willems to talk his journey in the pros thus far, his faith and much more:
Comparing Orioles prospects to current MLB players
Our Stephen Heckman dives deep to analyze Orioles’ prospects and the comparisons they possess with current big league players:
O’s lead way with 8 prospects in MLB Pipeline 2023 top 100
The Orioles have a league-leading eight prospects in MLB Pipeline’s top 100. Our Zack Bucklew tells you which guys made the list and where they are ranked:
Orioles flex prospect talent in latest Baseball America rankings
The Orioles have a league-leading eight prospects in Baseball America’s latest top 100 prospect rankings. Our Stephen Heckman dives in on each prospect who made the list:
5 underrated O’s prospects to watch in 2023
As we get closer to the 2023 baseball season, our Zack Bucklew lists five Orioles prospects that are underrated in a system that is stacked full of talent:
Kjerstad wins AFL MVP, how 2 Oriole prospects dominated 2022 AFL season
Seven Orioles prospects participated in the Arizona Fall League this year, with Heston Kjerstad and Noah Denoyer both named AFL All-Stars! Our Zack Bucklew recaps the 2022 AFL season for the Baby Birds:
2022 Orioles MiLB All Star Team
The 2022 MiLB season was a great one for the Orioles farm system, with many top prospects continuing to develop and earn promotions on their way to the big leagues! Our Zack Bucklew recaps the best of the best, as he presents the 2022 O’s Minor League All-Star Team:
Tides take series against RedBirds, win back-to-back series
The Tides took their series against the RedBirds, four games to two, as they near the final stretch of the 2022 Triple-A season! Our Stephen Heckman recaps your week in Tides baseball:
Grayson Rodriguez: Return of baseball’s top pitching prospect
After three long months, the top pitching prospect in baseball, Grayson Rodriguez, has returned to game action, making rehab starts at both High-A Aberdeen and Double-A Bowie! Our Stephen Heckman has all the details on the return of Gray-Rod:
Tide steady: Norfolk splits series with Jacksonville
The Tides split their series with Jacksonville this past week, but look forward to a pair of new additions joining them this week! Our Stephen Heckman recaps your week in Tides baseball:
Bulls sink Tides in 6-game set
The Tides still couldn’t get things rolling, dropping another series to the Durham Bulls. Our Stephen Heckman recaps your week in Tides baseball:
O’s announce minor league promotions
The Orioles made a plethora of minor league promotions to begin the week, including the promotions of three of the O’s top-30 prospects, according to MLB Pipeline! Our Zack Bucklew has all the details:
Tides split series with Red Wings
The Tides still can’t seem to win a series, as they split their six-game set against the Red Wings this past week. Our Stephen Heckman recaps your week in Tides baseball:
Tides drop third straight series
The Tides continue struggle, dropping their third straight series, this time against Nashville. Our Stephen Heckman recaps your week in Tides baseball:
Orioles start August with plethora of roster moves
The Orioles organization has undergone many roster moves, both at the major and minor league levels. Our Zack Bucklew reports on some of those moves:
O’s top prospect Terrin Vavra receives call to majors
Orioles No. 12 prospect Terrin Vavra has officially been promoted to the big leagues, where his first appearance will be his major league debut! Our Justin Sutphin reports:
Low Tide: Bulls Sweep Tides in shortened series
It was another disappointing series for Norfolk, as they dropped all three games of their shortened weekend series against Durham. Our Stephen Heckman recaps the weekend in Tides baseball:
Tides split series, remain under .500
The Tides remain under the .500 mark, as they split their series with Worcester. Stephen Heckman recaps your week in Tides baseball:
Tides split series with Jumbo Shrimp
The Tides split their latest series with Jacksonville, including a 14-strikeout performance from top prospect D.L. Hall! Stephen Heckman recaps your week in Tides baseball:
Gunnar Henderson to represent O’s in Futures Game
Gunnar Henderson will officially be the Orioles’ representative for the 2022 SiriusXM All-Stars Futures Game! Stephen Heckman reports:
Late night droppings: D.L. Hall is ready for the call
After striking out a career-high 14 in his last start for the Triple-A Norfolk Tides, is D.L. Hall officially ready for the bigs? Justin Sutphin dives deep to explain why the time is now for the O’s top prospect:
Tides rise to take series against Stripers
The Tides had a week that saw their first cycle since becoming an Orioles affiliate and, more importantly, a series win against Gwinnett! Stephen Heckman recaps your week in Tides baseball:
Tides lose series to IronPigs
The Tides may be having a rough season as a whole, but O’s top prospects are making their case at the Triple-A level. Stephen Heckman recaps your week in Tides baseball:
Tides drop series against Mets
The Tides had individual stand-outs this week but ultimately lose their series to the Mets. Stephen Heckman recaps the week in Tides baseball:
O’s designate Lowther, claim Araúz from Boston
The Orioles have designated left-hander Zac Lowther for assignment and have claimed infielder Jonathan Araúz off waivers from Boston. Stephen Heckman reports:
Tides rise against Nashville: Weekly Recap 6/7/22 – 6/12/22
The Norfolk Tides are 7-3 in their last 10 games and took four of six from Nashville this past week! Stephen Heckman recaps your week in Tides baseball:
O’s top prospects Westburg, Henderson moving up to Triple-A
The Orioles have announced that top prospects Gunnar Henderson and Jordan Westburg have both been promoted to Triple-A Norfolk! Stephen Heckman reports:
O’s make minor league moves for second straight day
The O’s had made another set of minor league roster moves, their second straight day of transactions. Stephen Heckman reports:
Tides slay Knights in near sweep: Weekly Recap 5/17/22 – 5/22/22
The Tides had a much-needed series win against the Charlotte Knights, taking five of six. Stephen Heckman recaps your week in Tides baseball:
Prospects receive promotions in big minor league day for O’s
The Orioles made quite a few minor league roster moves earlier today, including the promotion of No. 12 prospect, infielder César Prieto. Justin Sutphin reports:
Tides’ struggles continue against Redbirds: Weekly Recap 5/10/22 – 5/15/22
It was another rough week in Norfolk, as they Tides dropped another series. Stephen Heckman recaps your week in Tides baseball:
Rutschman promotion mostly guesswork for now
Adley Rutschman’s promotion to the big leagues is quickly upon us! But when exactly will that day be? Steve Katz tells us how it’s anyone’s guess at this point in time:
Tides come off road trip with Rodriguez as high point: Weekly Recap 5/3/22 – 5/8/22
A tough road trip for the Tides had a few bright spots, like another great start from Grayson Rodriguez and the 2022 debut for Adley Rutschman at the Triple-A level. Steve Katz recaps your week in Tides baseball:
Top prospect battery set to join Norfolk Tides
As announced earlier today, O’s top prospects Adley Rutschman and D.L. Hall will be added to the Triple-A Norfolk Tides roster Friday. Stephen Heckman reports:
Norfolk struggles against Stripers, drop 5 of 6: Weekly Recap 4/26/22 – 5/1/22
The Norfolk Tides had a miserable series against the Stripers, dropping five of six. Stephen Heckman recaps your week in Tides baseball:
Future is now: Kyle Bradish is here in Birdland
As announced earlier today, the Orioles are calling up their No. 10 prospect, right-hander Kyle Bradish, to start tomorrow night against the Boston Red Sox in his Major League debut. Stephen Heckman reports:
Tides split series with Durham: Weekly Recap 4/19/22 – 4/24/22
The Tides split their first series against the Durham Bulls this past week. Stephen Heckman recaps your week in Tides baseball:
O’s top prospect Kyle Bradish named I.L. Pitcher of the Week
O’s No. 10 prospect, right-hander Kyle Bradish, has been named International League Pitcher of the Week. Stephen Heckman reports:
Tides roll high against RailRiders: Weekly Recap 4/12/22 – 4/17/22
The Norfolk Tides took five of six against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders this week, improving their season record to 8-4. Stephen Heckman recaps your week in Tides baseball:
Kyle Stowers: The other 2019 pick is big league ready
Many outfield prospects in the Orioles farm system are knocking on the door to the big leagues in 2022, but maybe none more than the O’s No. 8 prospect, Kyle Stowers. Stephen Heckman reports:
Norfolk takes 3 of 6 to begin 2022: Weekly Recap 4/5/22 – 4/10/22
The Norfolk Tides began their season winning three of six from the Charlotte Knights. Stephen Heckman reports your weekly recap of Tides baseball:
Rodriguez fires on all cylinders in Triple-A debut
Grayson Rodriguez shined in his Triple-A debut last night for the Norfolk Tides! Stephen Heckman reports on just how good he was:
Norfolk Tides walk it off to get first win
The Tides got their first win of the season last night in walk-off fashion! A five-run comeback, along with a strong showing from the bullpen, helped Norfolk come out on top. Stephen Heckman reports:
Norfolk Tides announce 2022 Opening Day roster
The Norfolk Tides are set to open up their season Tuesday, April 5, at home against the Charlotte Knights, and the team has officially announced their Opening Day roster to begin the 2022 minor league season.
Norfolk Tides release 2022 promotional schedule
The Norfolk Tides have announced their promotional schedule for the 2022 season. Stephen Heckman reports:
Orioles announce full 2022 minor league coaching staff & personnel
Major League Baseball may be locked out as owners and players fight over money, but that doesn’t mean the Minor Leagues can’t conduct business as usual.
O’s make minor league coaching changes
The Orioles have made numerous minor league coaching changes, including the promotion of Buck Britton.
Orioles announce Minor League Awards
The Baltimore Orioles have spent the last three years putting together an organization from bottom to top. Though rebuilds like this take time, it’s hard to turn your eyes away from the minor league system the Orioles have built, currently the best in baseball.
Orioles Minors Award Winners: August 2021
As the big league club starts to audition players for next year, there is some watch for present Orioles, who could be in the running for some hardware. Until the season ends, we will not know, but we will be hoping.
O’s Rylan Bannon named Triple-A East POTW
Rylan Bannon has been a surprise for the Orioles since being acquired by the team in 2018 from the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Baseball’s No. 1 prospect promoted to Triple-A
Back in June of 2019, the Baltimore Orioles drafted a young catching phenom that was the signifying moment of an in-depth rebuild.
“Neu” kid on the block: Robert Neustrom
Most of Birdland knows the likes of Adley Rutschman, Grayson Rodriguez, and D.L. Hall in the O’s farm system. But have you heard the name, Robert Neustrom? The 24-year-old outfielder is raking his way up the farm system!
Henderson, Brnovich, & more promoted, O’s farm system continues to push prospects through
The Baltimore Orioles have had a busy season sending the taxi and plane back-and-forth between minor league affiliates and the big leagues. This week was no different, as the minor league clubs saw some important transactions take place in the farm system.
Norfolk steady with the Tide, take 3 of 5 in Jacksonville: Weekly Recap 6/8/21 – 6/13/21
The Norfolk Tides came into the week looking to improve on their 10-17 record, walking away with three wins, two losses, and one postponement. With players up and down and in rehab assignments, it’s hard to maintain a consistent lineup, but the future is bright with younger talent coming through and the current roster growingContinue reading “Norfolk steady with the Tide, take 3 of 5 in Jacksonville: Weekly Recap 6/8/21 – 6/13/21”
Tides take one from Knights, continue early struggles: Weekly Recap 5/11/21 – 5/16/21
After another week of play, the Orioles Triple-A affiliate, the Norfolk Tides, drop their record to 3-9. In six games against the Charlotte Knights, affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, the Tides were able to come away with just one win and are still at the bottom of the Triple-A East Division.
Tides lose 4 of 6 against Jacksonville in opening series: Weekly Recap 5/4/21 – 5/9/21
The Norfolk Tides took a series loss in the opening week of the minor league season, taking two out of six games against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. The pitching was the main struggle in this series, as Norfolk was outscored 44 to 30. Although this was the case, there were a few notable appearances fromContinue reading “Tides lose 4 of 6 against Jacksonville in opening series: Weekly Recap 5/4/21 – 5/9/21”
Orioles Minor League Lineups: Opening Day – 5/4/21
The minor leagues are officially back, and the Baby Birds are back in action at all levels tonight!
Norfolk Tides announce 2021 roster
The Norfolk Tides, the Triple-A affiliate of the Orioles, have officially announced their roster for the 2021 minor league season.
O’s affiliate teams announce 2021 coaching rosters
With the minor league season on the horizon, the Orioles have announced their coaching rosters for each of their minor league teams!
Norfolk Tides release schedule for 2021 season
The Norfolk Tides announced their schedule today for the 2021 season in the newly created Triple-A East League. Games are set to start on April 6, with the home opener set for April 13 at Harbor Park.
Former Norfolk Tides manager Ron Johnson dies from COVID-19
Ron Johnson, the winningest manager in Norfolk Tides history, has died due to complications from COVID-19. Johnson was 64 years old.