Rutschman, Rodriguez, and Hall. The usual upper echelon of ranked Baltimore Orioles prospects are accustom to this spot, but this week a new face immerges.
If you don’t know, you will soon because Kyle Stowers is quickly, and loudly making his way up the Baltimore Orioles prospect list, currently sitting at No.8. Currently riding a seven game hit streak (as we write this) and hitting in all six games last week, have earned him a spot on MLB Pipelines Prospect Team of the Week.
As the tweet announcing the team of the week said, this list featured more than a few prospect that you might not know (paraphrasing of course). Kyle Stowers has been on fire so far this year, and for anyone that has been watching, this comes to no surprise.
Stowers has hit .260 this season, with a OBP of .361. He has additionally contributed 10 homeruns and 25 RBIs for the Norfolk Tides. As good as these stats are, last week was even better for the 24-year-old outfielder.
Baltimore Orioles: Kyle Stowers makes MLB Prospect Team of the Week
Stowers’ stat line for the week looked like this: .480/.567/1.200, 6 G, 12-for-25, 5 HR, 3 2B, 10 RBI, 11 R, 5 BB, and 6 K. Five, count them, five of his 10 homers came in last week alone. He hit in every game last week, and is currently on a nine game hit streak.
The headline for last week was that Stowers finished his week on a surge with multiple hits, especially over the weekend. He had a four-hit day that featured a homer and two doubles on Friday night. Then, he had a three-homer afternoon on Sunday with five RBIs. Power isn’t a mystery to Stowers, as he lead the Baltimore Orioles farm system in homeruns last year.
The mystery now might be when will the Baltimore Orioles call him up, and where can he fit? The O’s have a backlog of solid outfielders, and with Hays, Mullins, and Santander manning the dish right now, don’t expect that to change anytime soon. That is, of course, unless Kyle Stowers has anything to say about it.