2012 stats: .186/.216/.229, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 5 R, 22 Ks, 1 BB

Skinny: Flaherty continues to see time for the Orioles and has made the most of the opportunity. He is 6-for-21 with two runs scored and two RBIs in his last 10 appearances and has seen his average climb from .154 to .186.

8. Jason Esposito, 3B, Low-A Delmarva

2012 stats: .237/.305/.332, 3 HR, 27 RBIs, 35 R, 12 doubles, 1 triple, 56 Ks, 19 BBs, 6 SB, 2 CS

Skinny: Esposito had a pair of three-hit game last week, also driving in seven runs and scoring five in that span. He drove in a pair of runs and scored another in Delmarva’s 6-4 win over Kannapolis Thursday night. In the last seven days, Esposito is hitting .320.

9. Xavier Avery, OF, Triple-A Norfolk/Baltimore

2012 MLB stats: .217/.299/.317, 0 HRs, 4 RBIs, 9 R, 4 doubles, 1 triples, 14 Ks, 7 BBs, 4 SB, 1 CS

2012 minor league stats: .253/.355/.396, 5 HRs, 20 RBIs, 27 R, 7 doubles, 2 triples, 41 Ks, 28 BBs, 11 SB, 1 CS

Skinny: Avery has gone cold in his last 10 appearances, especially in his last five, where he’s gone just 2-for-17. Since June 3, the center fielder is hitting .184 for Norfolk with no extra base hits and three RBIs.

10. Dan Klein, RHP

2012 stats: N/A

Skinny: Klein is likely to miss the 2012 season after undergoing a second shoulder surgery.

 

Prospect spotlight: Jacob Pettit, LHP, Double-A Bowie

2012 stats: 4-0, 3.38 ERA, 44 hits, 12 BBs, 26 Ks in 45.1 IP

Skinny: Since giving up 13 runs over three starts in April and May, Pettit has bounced back in a big way in June. In his last 11 innings, the 25-year-old hasn’t given up an earned run. Last night against Portland, Pettit tossed five innings of one-hit ball to move to a perfect 4-0 on the season.