Triple-A Norfolk

Top prospect Chance Sisco is showing the International League isn't too much for him so far, batting .278/.381/.389 with four doubles and nine RBIs in his first 10 games this season. Sisco, 22, opened the season as the ninth-youngest player in the league, according to Baseball America, and he's the youngest catcher in all of Triple-A. Only one major league catcher — 20-year-old Luis Torrens of the San Diego Padres — is younger.


Double-A Bowie

Reliever Jesus Liranzo, whose explosive fastball led to the Orioles adding him to the 40-man roster this past offseason, is off to a rocky start this year for Bowie. He walked eight and struck out seven in seven innings over his first five appearances, allowing four runs on seven hits. Liranzo, 22, constantly battles his command, and has had some difficult outings of late.

High-A Frederick

Ryan Mountcastle, one of the Orioles' 2015 first-round draft picks, has continued to show his natural hitting ability in his Carolina League debut. The 20-year-old batted .321/.368/.509 with two home runs and four doubles through 13 games entering Friday — and that's only good for fourth best on the team behind Jomar Reyes (.358), Austin Hays (.339) and Stuart Levy (.323).

Low-A Delmarva

Outfielder Jake Ring, a 31st-round pick last year out of Missouri, is off to a hot start for the Shorebirds. Ring, 22, won South Atlantic League Player of the Week honors last week and batted .408/.463/.816 with 13 extra-base hits and 17 RBIs in his first 12 games of the season. By contrast, he only had 10 extra-base hits all of last season.

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