* I've been asked a couple of times about prospects Xavier Avery (OF) and L.J. Hoes (2B). The Orioles' spring training roster is not set, but I don't expect to see either player -- who are ranked third and fourth, respectively, by Baseball America among the organization's prospects -- being at big league spring training. That shouldn't come as a surprise as Avery, 21, has played only 27 games above Single-A, and Hoes, 20, only three. I'd expect both to start the season with Double-A Bowie.