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Watch Stanford outfielder find out the Orioles drafted him in the middle of a game

Watch Stanford outfielder find out the Orioles drafted him in the middle of a game

The highlight of Standford's win against Fresno State wasn't a walk-off hit or a home run-stealing snag. It was the announcement that Kyle Stowers, timing out in the on-deck circle at the time, had just been drafted by the Baltimore Orioles with the 71st pick of the MLB draft. 

At the time it was announced, Stanford was leading 9-5 with a berth to Super Regionals on the line. They would not relinquish that lead, winning 9-7. 

A pre-season All-American by Baseball America, Stowers received All-Pac-12 honorable mention and All-Defensive honors in 2019.

Batting .305/.371/.519 with 38 RBI's and runs apiece, he was enjoying the most productive year of his young career.

Stowers participated in the Cape Cod Baseball league this past summer where he batted .326/.361/.565, which helped him rise up draft boards.

Stowers will have company during his transition to Baltimore as the Orioles also drafted his teammate Maverick Handley with the 168th pick. 

Although he currently starts at center field, Stowers should be prepared to shift around if need be. 

“It's a strong profile whether he ends up in center or somewhere else," said Orioles general manager Mike Elias. "He’s just a really good all-around player."

A heart-warming moment for a talented player, this is a memory Stowers and his teammates won't ever forget. Simply put, "last night was special" as Stowers remarked on Twitter. 

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Orioles Roundup: Trey Mancini's two home runs power O's past Nationals

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Orioles Roundup: Trey Mancini's two home runs power O's past Nationals

The Orioles earned a Beltway Series split with a 9-2 win over the Nationals Wednesday night. Here's the latest Orioles news. 

Player Updates:

Trey Mancini launched two home runs, drove in three runs, and scored three more in the victory. The 27-year-old now has 19 homers on the season. 

LF Anthony Santander and 3B Rio Ruiz chipped in with two RBI apiece, the O's scoring eight unanswered runs off the Nats bullpen in the seventh and eighth innings. 

Gabriel Ynoa earned his first win of the season after pitching 4.1 innings of one-run ball out of the bullpen, Mychal Givens picking up his eighth save. Starter Aaron Brooks went just 2.2 innings, allowing one run on two hits and two walks. 

Injuries:

SP Dylan Bundy: Knee, 10-day Injured List

RP Josh Rogers: Elbow, 10-day Injured List

OF DJ Stewart: Ankle, 10-day Injured List

SP Alex Cobb: Back, 60-day Injured List

SP Nate Karns: Arm, 60-day Injured List

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-day Injured List

Coming Up:

Friday 7/19: Orioles vs. Red Sox, 7:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Saturday 7/20: Orioles vs. Red Sox, 7:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Sunday 7/21: Orioles vs. Red Sox, 1:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Source: Rotoworld

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We can’t stop staring at these Bowie Baysox commemorative moon landing jerseys

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We can’t stop staring at these Bowie Baysox commemorative moon landing jerseys

One of the coolest things about Minor League Baseball is the creativity that comes with it.

The stadiums. The ice cream deals. The interesting mascots. And most importantly, the uniforms.

The Bowie Baysox, the Double-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, released special uniforms they will be wearing on Saturday for the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing.

And, oh wow, are they something. Take a look.

On the front of the uniform, you can see the image of where lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin planted the American flag on the lunar surface of the moon. On the back, a satellite view of the moon is pictured, with the player's number on top of it. Both the number and the cursive "Baysox" on the front are filled in with the American flag.

If you're looking for some to do on Saturday, go support the Baysox and their Moon Landing uniforms. If only there was a jersey giveaway.

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