Orioles Minor League Spotlight: Dariel Alvarez, Branden Kline

Posted on May 01, 2014 by Nate Harold

PressBox spotlights some of the top players in the Orioles' minor league system during the past week.

Baysox 2014 Dariel Alvarez

Photo Credit: Bert Hindman

DARIEL ALVAREZ, RIGHT FIELDER, DOUBLE-A BOWIE

Alvarez has been a force for Bowie, which is ranked first in the Eastern League in team batting average, thus far in 2014. During his current seven-game hitting streak, Alvarez has had five multi-hit games, including a 5-for-6 night during a 14-2 win at Harrisburg April 25. During the game, Alvarez knocked two doubles, drove in a run and scored four times himself. He is now batting .361 with a .937 OPS. He ranks tied for second on the Baysox in hits (35), and is tied for the Eastern League lead in both doubles (11) and RBIs (20). 

Keys 2014 Branden Kline

Photo Credit: Tim Jacobsen

BRANDEN KLINE, PITCHER, SINGLE-A ADVANCED FREDERICK

Kline put together his second consecutive dominant outing during a 5-4 win against Myrtle Beach April 24. He lasted seven innings, allowing three hits, two walks and one unearned run, while striking out three batters. Kline is now first on the Keys in innings pitched (29) and second in strikeouts (20), while he is second among the team's starting pitchers in ERA (2.48). 

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