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Baltimore Orioles star makes franchise history

By meerna Jul11,2024
Baltimore Orioles star makes franchise history

In addition to the attention paid to the Major League Baltimore Orioles, who are second in the American League standings and have a chance to win two straight division titles, people are interested in what is happening on their farms.

With the best transfer system in all of major league baseball, many of their top prospects are knocking on the door to earn a promotion to The Show.

The track record of Adley Rutschman and Gunnar Henderson becoming true stars, and Grayson Rodriguez emerging as one of the best young players in the sport, has people eagerly anticipating what their successors can accomplish.

Jordan Westburg making his first All-Star appearance, Colton Cowser leading the race for AL Rookie of the Year for parts of the season, and Heston Kjerstad showing some of his stardom only add to the amazement at what the current crop of Triple-A players are capable of.

One such name is Connor Norby.

Considered the Orioles’ fifth-best prospect since being selected in the second round of the 2021 draft, he has consistently been considered one of their best players.

But unlike other players from Baltimore, he didn’t get much of a chance to show what he could do in the big leagues, even though he performed well in the minor leagues.

Things changed this year when Norby was called up for his debut on June 3, but after just four games he was sent down to Triple-A, where he has continued to do well while waiting for another chance in the Major League.

Meanwhile, the 24-year-old made club history when he hit a home run on Tuesday.

According to Rocha Kubatko of MASN, Norby is now the third player to ever reach 40 homeruns for his Triple-A club, joining Kyle Stowers and Christian Walker.

He reached that mark for the first time in 2022, scoring four times in nine games. He spent the entire year in Norfolk last season and added 21 to his tally. Now, after scoring his 15th of the season, he has made history.

It is unknown when this player will become a full-time player for the Orioles.

Norby is undoubtedly ready to play in the MLB, but the current crush of players has made it difficult to find a consistent spot for him, and things will only get more complicated when they decide Jackson Holliday is ready to be called up again.

Perhaps they see him as the best player they could trade and sell him in a deal that would get them back a starter they clearly need.

By meerna

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