Colton Cowser, Connor Norby, and Coby Mayo are now in Bowie. How quickly does history show the Orioles could promote them again?
The next wave of impressive hitting talent on the Orioles' farm is in the high minors. It's worth looking at whether Bowie will be their final stop this summer.
The arrival of prospects Colton Cowser, Connor Norby, and Coby Mayo is an exciting midseason development for an Orioles farm system that now has a significant amount of its highly-touted hitting talent in the high minors.
When the Orioles selected Cowser and Norby with their top two picks a year ago next month, the idea was that they were the types of contact-oriented, polished players who could move quickly through the system.
By virtue of that duo and Mayo, a high school draftee from 2020, moving up at the halfway point of this season, they’re more than on their way to catching up to the promising wave of hitting talent from the 2019 and 2020 drafts above them.
How fast that happens is another story, and I looked into some of the recent precedents to figure out whether that group (plus Cuban infielder Cesar Prieto) might end the season with the Baysox or finish the year in Norfolk, where they’ll all likely start 2023 regardless, putting them on the precipice of the big leagues.