Major Awards for O’s Minor Leaguers

Three O’s farmhands have received Player of the Week honors in their respective leagues, adding to the organization’s growing list of award winners this season. Some interesting patterns emerge from the season-long list.

Recent call-up Brian Matusz has received Player of the Week honors this season at both the Single-A and Double-A levels. A 2008 draftee, Matusz hasn’t played at the Triple-A level.

Jake Arrieta, who is currently doing some necessary on-the-job learning with the Norfolk Tides, has twice been honored as the Double-A Eastern League’s Player of the Week this season at Bowie.

Designated Hitter Robert Widlansky, an 11th round O’s draft pick in 2007, is a three-time Carolina League Player of the Week award winner for the Single-A Frederick Keys. Widlansky represented the Aberdeen IronBirds in the New York-Penn League All-Star Game earlier this summer.

Nolan Reimold has double-dipped in the awards category at the major- and minor-league levels. Reimold was the International Player of the Week back in April; two months later he earned MLB’s Rookie of the Month award as an Oriole.

These would all seem to be positive indicators for the O’s future.

Then again, the O’s also had the MLB Player of the Month for August last season: Melvin Mora.

[Full list of award winners after the jump]

Orioles Minor League Players of the Week
2009 Season

Aug. 3 – 9

Brandon Snyder, Norfolk

Brandon Erbe, Bowie

Rober Widlansky, Frederick

July 6 – 12

Brian Matusz, Bowie

Robert Widlansky, Frederick

June 15 – 21

Robert Widlansky, Frederick

June 8 – 14

Matthew Angle, Frederick

June 1 – 7

Jake Arrieta, Bowie

May 25 – 31

Brian Matusz, Frederick

May 11 – 17

Jake Arrieta, Bowie

April 8 – 19

Nolan Reimold, Norfolk (MLB Rookie of the Month in June)


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