My minor leagues spotlight this week comes in the form of Caleb Martin Joseph, first baseman for the Bowie Baysox.
In his last ten games, Joseph has a .233 batting average, ten hits, five of them being home runs and eight RBIs. On the season he has a .278 batting average, ten homeruns and 36 RBIs.
Joseph was selected by the Orioles in the seventh round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft out of Libscomb University. In his junior year at Libscomb, Joseph had a .261 batting average, 17 home runs and a .615 slugging percentage. Joseph was also named to the Atlantic Sun All-Conference Team and was named MVP of the conference tournament that year.
In 2010 and 2012 he was awarded MiLB.com Organization All-Star, and in 2011 he was awarded Eastern League Mid-Season All-Star. While he currently plays first base for the Baysox, Joseph’s original position was catcher.