The Orioles instructional camp roster features: pretty much all of the 2021 draft class; rehabbing players (DL Hall, Heston Kjerstad, Joey Ortiz); some top infield prospects (Gunnar Henderson, Coby Mayo); and top ‘21 international signees Samuel Basallo and Maikol Hernández).
@KoreyLankton @MPRichards1981 @Prospects1500 Gunnar henderson got a lot of pub in the beginning of the year but then had difficulty following his promotion. He was supposed to be the man in Baltimore system but not it appears Colby mayo is everything henderson was supposed to be but with a better hit tool.
@MattyMags8 You don't have to apologize, buddy. I forgive you. Water under the bridge. When Adley Rutschman and Grayson Rodriguez and Gunnar Henderson and DL Hall are leading the Orioles to a World Series in 2024 we will laugh about this. You don't have to be sorry. It's going to be ok.
Orioles MLB Top 30- Prospect Stock Up or Down:
4. Gunnar Henderson (A 35g A+ 65g AA 5g)
.258 avg .350 OBP .476 SLG .826 OPS 120 WRC+
28 2B, 17 HR, 74 RBI, 56 BB, 143 SO
12.1 BB% and 30.9 K%
3 levels in 2021, just turned 20!
T5 | Gunnar Henderson, the Orioles' #4 prospect (per https://t.co/cSHvE1N2XB) strikes out and loses a grip on his bat in the process, hurling the bat into the Bowie dugout. Pilkington registers his eighth strikeout of the evening.
🚀🔥Baltimore promotes 3B/SS Gunnar Henderson to AA Bowie. Henderson has moved 3 levels in 2021 hitting .258/.351/.480 with 17 HR 16 SB 49 XBH. #MustBeTheHawk #TheWeeklyStreamer @Orioles @BowieBaysox @IronBirds @MiLB @WeeklyStreamer @EricCross04 @TWSBiscuit https://t.co/z23Co5H57m
WELCOME TO BOWIE @G_Henderson2!
The @Orioles #4 ranked prospect (#76 overall) shortstop Gunnar Henderson promoted from @IronBirds to Bowie for the final week of the season & Playoff Push!
7 of Orioles top 10 prospects & 14 of the Top 30 have played in Bowie this season https://t.co/SwcEDpG5Ys
After 100 games across two Minor League levels this season, #Orioles No. 4 prospect Gunnar Henderson takes another step closer to The Show with a promotion to Double-A Bowie on Monday.
Learn more about baseball's No. 76 overall prospect here: https://t.co/qsGAqpt0fC https://t.co/CPma8tKopD
Gunnar Henderson, who struggled in Aberdeen at first after tearing apart Low A pitching, has been rewarded for his recent strong play with a promotion to AA Bowie! Incredibly encouraging that a player as young as Henderson has already earned his way to AA
Orioles are promoting INF Gunnar Henderson from High-A Aberdeen to Double-A Bowie. The 20-yo who was a second-round pick in 2020 has slashed a combined .260/.352/.484 with 17 homers and 16 stolen bases.
Aberdeen IronBirds final:
Aberdeen 2, Wilmington 6
- Gunnar Henderson: 1/4, 3B, RBI
- Lamar Sparks: 1/3, 2B, BB, SB
- Adam Hall: 1/5, 2B, RBI
- Griffin McLarty: 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 6 K
Henderson has reached base in 17-straight games. He has a hit in six straight.
Aberdeen's lone run tonight so far came from a Gunnar Henderson triple that scored Lamar Sparks.
Griffin McLarty got the start: 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 6 K. He's allowed just the one run over his last 2 starts now with 1 BB, 10 K.
Stowers, Baltimore's top pick in 2019 behind Adley Rutschman and Gunnar Henderson, hit .283/.377/.561 with 17 home runs with the Baysox after posting a .900 OPS with seven home runs for Aberdeen. Baseball America has him as the Orioles' No. 17 prospect.
Thank you @G_Henderson2 for signing my ⚾️ last night! I now have the first four Orioles 2019 MLB Draft picks on ⚾️.
2. Gunnar Henderson
4. @Watson2068z https://t.co/wfEuS1r0LT
Gunnar Henderson roped two doubles last night in Aberdeen, continuing his recent hot streak at the plate.
Over the last 2 weeks (13 games) Henderson is slashing .294/.403/.490 with 7 XBH and a 141 wRC+. https://t.co/CJjyGaJMSr
Here at Coney Island for Aberdeen-Brooklyn, where Gunnar Henderson has been named the St. Mark’s Comics Villain of the Game which is a) hilarious and b) unfair to him. He’s great if you get to know him!
Gunnar Henderson has had his fair share of struggles since being promoted to High-A Aberdeen, slashing just .223/.325/.391 over 54 games. But he’s starting to heat it up a bit, as he’s batting .293/.362/.488 over his last 10 games. Hopefully he can keep it up rest of the year.
@Ryinmd00 @MLBPipeline @1 You're not wrong about that. But Elias did draft Gunnar Henderson. And more importantly, Elias has taken the Orioles from being one of the worst teams in the Majors in terms of analytics & baseball ops to now being much more in line with the way teams need to be in 2021.
@pukala_jr According to MLB Pipeline:
#10 Overall Prospect Francisco Alvarez
#58 Overall Ronny Mauricio
#80 Overall Gunnar Henderson
Mets #4 Matt Allan
Mets #5 JT Ginn
Mets #15 Jaylen Palmer
Mets #28 Luke Ritter
Mets #29 Riley Otanez
Orioles #15 Adam Hall
Orioles #16 Hudson Haskin
My personal Orioles top 50 prospects thread:
📈-Guys i think will rise
3. Jordan Westburg
4. DL Hall
5. Colton Cowser
6. Gunnar Henderson
7. Heston Kjerstad
8. Connor Norby
9. Kyle Bradish
10. Mike Baumann
11. Kyle Stowers
12. Jean Pinto
13. Terrin Vavra
After a long day of losing in the hot sun it sure feels good to see #orioles SS prospect Gunnar Henderson tag this one and send it toward the seats. The future is so bright for his skill set😎Go ahead @G_Henderson2 ! #prospects #hitter #birdland https://t.co/sDQrNYdYfj
@LGN20142756 @BSLOnTheVerge We’re all excited to get new talent in the big league sooner because we’re so bad I get it. But we shouldn’t sacrifice development for future just cuz someone has a crazy hot steak. Look at Gunnar Henderson… he crushed it at Delmarva and has struggled in Aberdeen. Takes time
@jonahbrickwall And the Orioles have the best prospect in baseball, best pitching prospect in baseball, with one of the better LHP prospects, plus they got cowser this year along with Gunnar Henderson and kjerstad, and other than that some incredible MINF depth.
@Britt_Ghiroli Agreed was at Aberdeen game yesterday and things did not look good there either. Gunnar Henderson looked completely overmatched. Pitching was horrible guy from Asheville last name Sprinkle had about 8 strikeouts in 3 innings
Gunnar Henderson is batting .203 at Aberdeen and looks lost at the plate. I still think hes gonna be a great player obviously, but they said this dude hit really well at the alternate sight last year. All his hits mustve been off Akin/Kremer lol. Aint no way he touched DL Hall.
Baltimore’s rising 💫 Gunnar Henderson crushed his 2nd home run of the game at +A Greenville! #TheWeeklyStreamer @Mustbethehawk @TWSBiscuit @TFullcountpod @TWS_Irish @TWS_Maritimer @Orioles @IronBirds @MiLB https://t.co/EDJXlh1ac9
Top HR hitters in #Orioles farm system this season.
Adley Rutschman (18)
Kyle Stowers (16)
Patrick Dorrian, JD Mundy, Zach Watson (15)
Gunnar Henderson (13)
Orioles top-4 picks in 2019 draft are 4 of top 6 HR hitters in system in 2021.
Aberdeen swept a doubleheader tonight winning both games in an extra inning, the 8th. Andrew Daschbach had walk-off hits in the 8th in both games. Went 3-for-7 with 3 RBIs in the twin bill. Gunnar Henderson hit a 2-run HR in the nightcap. IronBirds are now 46-39.
Adley Rutschman enjoyed the best week of his professional career in leading Bowie to a winning week. The other affiliates lost their series, but Gunnar Henderson and Mike Baumann were among the prospects to put up good showings. Our week in review: https://t.co/6FycHVvzIL
Adley Rutschman enjoyed the best week of his professional career in leading Bowie to a winning week, while Gunnar Henderson and Mike Baumann were among the other prospects to put up good showings. Camden Chat's week in review: https://t.co/CIoxyVc0pp
Gunnar Henderson in his last 18 games with Aberdeen:
Seems he’s adjusted to High-A pitching, just needs to cut down the K’s a bit. 26 in that span of games.
My new Orioles top 10 prospects:
1. Adley Rutschman
2. Grayson Rodriguez
3. DL Hall
4. Colton Cowser
5. Heston Kjerstad
6. Gunnar Henderson
7. Connor Norby
8. Jordan Westburg
9. Kyle Bradish
10. Terrin Vavra
You could also put Hudson Haskin at 10. Kind of a toss up for me.
On The Verge co-#BabyBird of the day for July 9:
Aberdeen INF Gunnar Henderson: 3/5, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R
Delmarva 1B TT Bowens: 3/6, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R (DH)
Henderson and Bowens showcased their easy power yesterday, combining for four home runs. https://t.co/fgmOFoixo2
#Orioles SS Gunnar Henderson had the best game since being promoted to the @IronBirds. The 20-year old went 3-for-5, with 3 runs, 2 home runs, and 3 RBI. The talented lefty is hitting .280/.362/.534 with 11 HR and 5 SB split between Lo-A and Hi-A. His future is bright. #Birdland
Aberdeen IronBirds final:
Aberdeen 0, Greenville 1
- Connor Gillispie: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K
- Gunnar Henderson: 1/4, 2B
- Dylan Harris: 2/3, 2B
IronBirds own the 4th best record in High-A East at 31-25.
At Aberdeen tonight Gunnar Henderson with a much needed breakout performance going 3-4 with a 2 run 💣 and a double. Jordan Westburg went hitless with a walk but was robbed of extra bases by the center fielder.
Gunnar Henderson tonight connects for his first HR, a 2-run shot, at the high A level for Aberdeen. Began the game 1-for-31, but with 12 walks and hit his homer in the top of the second at Greenville. And of course to LCF.
Let's all send some good vibes to Gunnar Henderson. I did not realize the level of struggle he has had since being promoted to the Aberdeen @IronBirds. He's 1-for-44!
We'll call it an adjustment period.
First baseman TT Bowens, one of the UDFAs the Orioles signed last year, was named Low-A East Player of the Week after hitting .545 with three home runs and a 1.675 OPS. Bowens joins top infield prospects Gunnar Henderson and Jordan Westburg as the Shorebirds’ honorees this year.
However difficult it must have been for young hitting prospect Gunnar Henderson to go hitless for his first seven games after a recent promotion to High-A Aberdeen, the long-term goals are never out of sight. https://t.co/sg0QMyHppg
However difficult it must have been for young hitting prospect Gunnar Henderson to go hitless for his first seven games after a recent promotion to High-A Aberdeen, the long-term goals are never out of sight. https://t.co/Bs2yEboGQP
The Orioles' player development program is built on creating challenges for players to overcome. So after Gunnar Henderson dominated Delmarva and hit a wall at Aberdeen, he knows the struggle is worth it.
"That just fuels me to keep going and get better." https://t.co/PoticejxUd
The Orioles playing somewhat above average baseball has me kinda hype so here’s roughly what I want the team to look like by 2023 (1/3)
1B: Ryan Mountcastle
2B: Terrin Vavra
SS: Carlos Correa (lol)
3B: Gunnar Henderson
LF: Austin Hays
CF: Cedric Mullins
RF: Jahmai Jones
The only good thing about the 2018 Orioles season is that in 2019 they could take Adley Rutschman #1. He, Gunnar Henderson, and the rest of the class finally got the chance to show themselves this year: https://t.co/zwe7bbP2fe
Blaine Knight twirled another gem for Bowie, Zach Jarrett put on an offensive show for Norfolk, and Gunnar Henderson finally got a hit for Aberdeen.
Check out the daily roundup of #Birdland prospect news. https://t.co/QIYfOw9uPo
Past 2 Drafts Orioles Front Office selected both Gunnar Henderson &
Coby Mayo. Both HS shortstops most projected moving to 3rd.
You can’t tell me a FO that fell in love with Mayo / Henderson isn’t infatuated with Brady House.
ICYMI an awesome chat with @IronBirds SS @jordan_cw21 about how he's handling the nerves of Mississippi State being in the #CollegeWorldSeries final, the friendly competition between he & Gunnar Henderson and why ALL burgers must have bacon... https://t.co/9bSKylgjBs https://t.co/osirWSRaOv