February 6, 2023

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Bowie lineup blasts off; trade return Cade Povich makes strong first impression – The Denver Post

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The Orioles called up the best prospect in baseball and became a surprise playoff contender. Might they repeat the former and finish the job?

On Monday, Baseball America released its updated list of baseball’s top 100 prospects, with Triple-A Norfolk infielder Gunnar Henderson atop it. The 21-year-old has a .946 OPS for the Tides and has yet to face a pitcher younger than him. He had a relatively quiet July — still posting an .826 OPS — but came out strong in the first week of August, slashing .333/.429/.542 in last week’s series with Nashville.

If there’s one qualm in Henderson’s game this year, it’s his performance in left-on-left matchups, hitting .219 with a .702 OPS. But he’s been much better in that regard since joining Norfolk in June, batting a respectable…

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2022-08-09 03:25:14

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