Baltimore Sun

1. Triple-A Norfolk infielder Joey Ortiz


Another week, another string of strong performanc­es for Ortiz, who hasn’t missed a beat since his promotion to Triple-A at the end of last month. In that time, Ortiz is hitting .392 with a 1.074 OPS for the Tides, and his .282 average across all levels this year is the fifth-best mark among Orioles minor leaguers with at least 200 plate appearance­s.

Last week for Norfolk, Ortiz recorded 10 hits in seven games. The fourth-round pick in 2019 out of New Mexico State drove in five runs and walked three times compared to six strikeouts.

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