April 2, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Baltimore Orioles executive vice-president of baseball operations Dan Duquette before the opening day game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
This week’s Orioles MiLB spotlight is on Bowie Baysox outfielder Henry Urrutia.
These past ten games have been powerful for Urrutia, he was batting a .375 average with 15 hits, two homeruns, and 8 RBIs. On the season, Urrutia leads the Double-A Eastern League in batting average at .353, has 49 hits, five homers, and 27 RBI.
Urrutia signed with the Orioles after playing ball in his native country Cuba. He debuted in the Cuban National Series for Las Tunas in the 2005-2006 season, playing through 09-10.
When he signed with the Orioles he received a $778,500 signing bonus. He reported to the Baysox in April of this year after having trouble getting his hands on a Visa.
His bat would be a great fit in the Orioles lineup, hopefully he gets the opportunity to show off his talents at a higher level. Your BirdsWatcher family will be rooting for you!