We wrote yesterday that infielder Joe Mahoney will win the Brooks Robinson award as the organization's top minor league player, and Zach Britton will be named the Jim Palmer award winner as the top minor league pitcher.
But they aren't the only ones who will take home some hardware tonight before the Orioles' game against the New York Yankees at Camden Yards.
Single-A Frederick first baseman Jacob Julius will be the recipient of the Elrod Hendricks Minor League Community Service Award. Julius spent over 50 hours at various community events in the Frederick area, signing autographs, instructing children and camps and clinics and entertaining underprivileged youth. He also was the winner of the Matt Minker Community Service Award, honoring community service excellence in the Carolina League.
Single-A Delmarva outfielder Kieron Pope will win the Moe Drabowsky Comeback Player of the Year Award. Pope, who missed all of the 2009 season after snapping his right femur during spring training, batted .250 with six home runs and 44 RBI in 75 games.
Triple-A Norfolk pitching coach Mike Griffin will become the first repeat winner of the Cal Ripken Sr. Player Development Award, presented to a minor league staff member who exemplifies the qualities of the late Oriole.
Amateur scout Rich Morales will be named the Jim Russo Scout of the Year Award. Morales has been a scout with the Orioles since 2006.
Double-A Bowie trainer Joe Benge will also be recognized after he was named the Eastern League Trainer of the Year.