Brandon Waring Updates

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Brandon Waring Updates

Postby BubbaDog on Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:01 pm

Any updates on Brandon Waring? I know he got traded to the Orioles organization. Anybody know which club he got assigned to?
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Postby BossTerrier on Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:06 pm

Not sure yet which club he will be assigned to, but did find this interestin post...

a few fans seem to think he has a shot, others think the strikeouts will catch up with him-prove them wrong, Brandon!

http://forum.orioleshangout.com/forums/ ... hp?t=78170
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Postby BubbaDog on Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:45 pm

Looks like he'll be playing for the Frederick Keys, the Oriole's class A affiliate.
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Postby lawdog on Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:55 pm

Looks like he will be playing first base. His coach says Brandon "has some kind of juice."

http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sectio ... ryID=88742
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Postby lawdog on Sun May 03, 2009 11:12 pm

Brandon is hitting .310 and leading the team in hits and doubles. He also has 2 HR's.
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Postby Eyes of Old Main on Sun May 03, 2009 11:57 pm

Anyone know what kind of talent is ahead of him in the pecking order with the Orioles?

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Postby bigdogbarking on Mon May 04, 2009 7:49 pm

He's with the Frederick Keys in A ball. So far ok start. Hitting .310 with 2 HRs. Carolina League he will be coming to Greenville.
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Postby bigdogbarking on Mon May 04, 2009 7:52 pm

Sorry, he's NOT coming to Greenville. Wrong league. My bad.
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Postby MarshHall on Tue May 05, 2009 10:44 am

He's been on a tear lately with 2+ hits in 4 of the last 6 games. Five doubles during that span. Best part is only 4 strikeouts in those six games.

I would not be surprised to see his home run totals drop this year. At this point, he's proven he has plenty of power, but if he keeps going up there hacking and striking out 150+ times per season, then he's never going to get above AA.

Everyone in the O's organization knows he can crush the ball - he doesn't have to prove that by trying to hit a home run every game. His coaches are probably encouraging him to take a more patient approach at the plate and to just take what pitchers give him.

Brandon has always been a dead fastball hitter, but if you sit back and wait for fastballs at this level, you're not going to see a lot of pitches to hit - hence the 156 strikeouts and .270 batting average last year in A ball.

Again, he's got big-league pop but that's not enough. I'm sure the O's would much rather have him develop into a better overall hitter.
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Postby terrierbob on Fri May 08, 2009 11:01 am

MarshHall wrote:He's been on a tear lately with 2+ hits in 4 of the last 6 games. Five doubles during that span. Best part is only 4 strikeouts in those six games.

I would not be surprised to see his home run totals drop this year. At this point, he's proven he has plenty of power, but if he keeps going up there hacking and striking out 150+ times per season, then he's never going to get above AA.

Everyone in the O's organization knows he can crush the ball - he doesn't have to prove that by trying to hit a home run every game. His coaches are probably encouraging him to take a more patient approach at the plate and to just take what pitchers give him.

Brandon has always been a dead fastball hitter, but if you sit back and wait for fastballs at this level, you're not going to see a lot of pitches to hit - hence the 156 strikeouts and .270 batting average last year in A ball.

Again, he's got big-league pop but that's not enough. I'm sure the O's would much rather have him develop into a better overall hitter.



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Good article from May 4th

http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/base ... ?track=rss
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Postby lawdog on Fri May 08, 2009 2:03 pm

Excellent article...thanks Terrierbob.
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Postby lawdog on Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:10 am

Just got named all conference in the Carolina League. Leads first basemen with 9 HR's; batting .280; SO's are down. Looking great.
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Postby MarshHall on Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:01 am

Nine-game hitting streak for Brandon (through Monday). Batting average is up to .287 with 16 homers and 24 doubles. He has six doubles in his last three games. Strikeout rate is WAY down from last year.

I'd like to think a post all-star break call-up to AA is in the cards...
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Postby lawdog on Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:12 am

He is richly deserving of a chance to go up the chain. I also noticed that his SO's are significantly down.
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Postby lawdog on Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:32 am

He's been hot lately . He's batting .276 and leading the team with 18 HR's, and his strikeouts are down. He has also been DH'ing some.
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