Where Are They Now? – The Championship Outfield
Miguel Abreu – After spending time with the Keys in 2008, 2010-11, Abreu was picked up by the Philadelphia Phillies. Abreu is a valuable utility guy who can play mostly every position on the field. He has spent six years in the minors, where he has compiled a career .267 average with 49 home runs. Currently, Miguel plays for the Phillies Double-A affiliate, primarily at short stop. After hitting in the mid .300′s most of the year, his average has slipped to a still reasonable .289. Abreu played 96 games in Frederick last season, hitting just .255. He stepped up his play during the playoffs though, hitting .323 through nine games with a homer and six RBI, four of those coming in the championship series.
Glynn Davis – Davis was just recently called up to Frederick after spending 89 games with the Low ‘A’ Shorebirds, where he hit .260 and stole 28 bags. Glynn was a late addition to the roster last year, though he saw some playing time in the postseason. He played eight of the nine games but hit just .167. This seasonthrough four games, Glynn is hitting .188. His speed is something that should be watched as the #8 Orioles prospect.
Steve Bumbry – Although Steve was inactive during last year’s postseason due to injury, he played 109 games with the Keys. He hit .245 with 11 homers and 27 RBI. Steve is currently on the Keys after spending some time in Bowie this season. Bumbry has a .248 line and three home runs this season in Frederick.
Kipp Schutz – Like Bumbry, Schutz was inactive during the postseason, but played 87 games with the Keys in 2011, where hit hit seven home runs and 26 RBI. After 41 games and a .304 average in Frederick this year, Schutz was picked up by the Blue Jays after recovering from injury and has been playing for their Low ‘A’ affiliate, the Lansing Lugnuts. There, he is hitting .294 with five RBI through eight games.
Jacob Julius – No longer playing with the Orioles organization, Julius played some outfield and 1B for the Keys last season. He hit just .171 in Frederick during the regular season and hit .217 through eight playoff games last year. 2010 was the best year for Julius in Frederick, when he hit .285 with 12 homers and 50 RBI.