Orioles minor league report: Tides' Dariel Alvarez on a power surge

Orioles outfielder Dariel Alvarez is one of the organization's top position-player prospects.

Triple-A Norfolk

Outfielder Dariel Alvarez entered the weekend with three home runs in four games, and eight multi-hit games in 10 games. He hit .381 in his first 16 games of June after going into the month batting .239. That raised his season average to .273 with a .738 OPS entering Friday. Alvarez, 26, had 10 of the Tides' first 31 home runs on the season, and led the team with 21 extra-base hits through 67 games.


Double-A Bowie

Right-hander Parker Bridwell threw a season-high eight innings in a 2-0 loss at New Britain on Thursday, scattering six hits and striking out five without issuing a walk in his first complete game since August 2014. The 23-year-old Bridwell fell to 2-4 on the season, but lowered his ERA to 4.27. Bridwell went into Friday leading the Eastern League with 71 strikeouts in 71 2/3 innings.


High-A Frederick

Third baseman Drew Dosch was promoted to Double-A Bowie from Frederick on Tuesday, ending a brief but successful stint in the Carolina League. Dosch spent all of 2014 with Low-A Delmarva, and hit .275/.348/.372 in 58 games with the Keys. He was named Orioles Minor League Player of the Month in May, and was tied for fifth in the league with 34 RBIs when he was promoted.

Low-A Delmarva

Right-hander Matthew Grimes saw a short string of two straight quality starts end Wednesday when he allowed four runs on six hits in six innings. But he picked up the win to improve to 5-4 on the year. The 2014 18th-round draft pick out of Georgia Tech entered Friday with the most strikeouts (57) on the Shorebirds, tying him for 10th in the South Atlantic League.