Orioles Add Two More Minor League Pitchers
The Baltimore Orioles had a very productive trade deadline just a few weeks ago, but the team has not stopped making moves throughout the organization.
The Orioles have announced that they have added two more pitchers into the organization, RHP Matt Buschmann from the Cincinnati Reds, and RH reliever Jason Stoffel from the Houston Astros. Both players were acquired via cash considerations.
Lets just take a quick glance at both players stats, and see where they both can fit into the organization.
RHP Matt Buschmann –
Buschmann, a 31 year old right hander, was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 15th round of the 2006 draft. Buschmann started his career with the single-A teams in the Padres organization, but has spent most of his career jumping back-and-forth between the Double and Triple-A ranks. Buschmann has spent this season with both triple-A Durham and triple-A Louisville.
Currently, Buschmann is rocking a 4.09 ERA on his career, with an 84-69 record since 2006. This season, Buschmann was 6-5, with a 3.89 ERA with Triple-A Durham, and was 2-5, with a 4.25 ERA with Triple-A Louisville.
Buschmann brings a lot of experience into a fairly younger organization with the Orioles. Even though he has never experienced baseball at the major league level, Buschmann can bring immediate success into the organization. Buschmann will be reporting to the Orioles triple-A club, the Norfolk Tides.
RH Reliever Jason Stoffel –
Stoffel was the San Francisco Giants 4th round pick in the 2009 draft, and has spent most of his career in the Giants organization, before being traded to the Astros. Stoffel has a career record of 24-17, with a decent 3.55 ERA.
Stoffel has been climbing the ranks in the minors, starting in low single-A play, and slowly making his way up to triple-A in two different organizations. Stoffel has spent this entire season with the Astros triple-A team, the Fresno Grizzlies, and has been pretty impressive. He is currently 4-2, with a high 4.91 ERA.
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Stoffel has been known throughout his career to have a high ERA, but has not let that affect his overall record. If he is to rise in the Orioles organization, he will have to lower that ERA, with the O’s having a tough time to produce an offense that can be consistent. Stoffel will be reporting to the Orioles double-A affiliate, the Bowie Baysox.
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