By Eduardo A. Encina
The Baltimore Sun
7:17 PM EDT, October 3, 2013
Several of the Orioles' top prospects — including Jonathan Schoop, Eduardo Rodriguez and Henry Urrutia — will be playing this offseason in the Arizona Fall League, which begins play Tuesday.
The Orioles prospects will play for the Surprise Saguaros, who will be managed by Double-A Bowie manager Gary Kendall. The regular season runs through Nov. 14.
Absent from the list is top pitching prospect Kevin Gausman. The Orioles considered sending Gausman to the Arizona Fall League for a couple starts to finish off his first full professional season, but he apparently isn’t going.
Several other Orioles minor leaguers will also be playing winter ball in Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Australia.
The Orioles will also hold an instructional league in the Dominican Republic for six weeks starting Oct. 20. They will field two teams there made up of about 60 to 75 players.
Here is the most recent list of Orioles minor leaguers and prospects who are scheduled to play offseason ball along with their minor league stats from the 2013 season:
Arizona Fall League
Managed by Double-A Bowie manager Gary Kendall
OF Henry Urrutia (.406/.433/.550, 9 HR, 50 RBI in 81 games at AA Bowie & AAA Norfolk)
OF Dariel Alvarez (.342/.373/.570, 4 HR, 10 RBI in 22 games at GCL, A Frederick & AA Bowie)
2B Jonathan Schoop (.278/.330/.460, 9 HR, 34 RBI in 70 games at AAA Norfolk)
C Michael Ohlman (.313/.410/.524, 13 HR, 53 RBI in 100 games at A Frederick)
RHP Brandon Kline (1-2, 5.86 ERA in 35 1/3 IP at A Delmarva; injured ankle)
LHP Jason Gurka (2-2, 2.95 ERA in 39 2/3 IP at AA Bowie)
LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (10-7, 3.41 ERA in 145 IP at A Frederick & AA Bowie)
LHP Tim Berry (11-7, 3.85 ERA in 152 IP at A Frederick)
Venezuelan Winter League
RHP Marcel Prado (3-4, 2.38 ERA in 56 2/3 IP at A Frederick & AA Bowie)
LHP Chris Jones (4-4, 2.67 ERA in 79 IP at AA Bowie & AAA Norfolk)
SS Niuman Romero (.267/.367/.358, 4 HR, 50 RBI at AA Bowie & AAA Norfolk)
Mexican Pacific League
RHP Eddie Gamboa (6-11, 4.43 ERA in 142 1/3 IP at AA Bowie & AAA Norfolk)
Dominican Winter League
UT Garabez Rosa (.276/.291/.374, 6 HR, 49 RBI in 125 games at AA Bowie)
Australian Baseball League
RHP Zach Staniewicz (1-1, 3.94 ERA in 32 IP in GCL)
LHP Kevin Grendell (0-0, 0.00 ERA in 6 1/3 IP in GCL)
INF Tucker Nathans (.273/.339/.424, 10 HR, 56 RBI in 108 games at A Delmarva & A Frederick)
1B Pita Rona (.143/.211/.257, 1 HR, 4 RBI in 19 games in GCL)
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