It's time for another edition of our Baltimore Orioles Minor League Spotlight and this week we focus on the O's AAA and AA affiliates, the Norfolk Tides and Bowie Baysox. This week the All-Star selections were handed out for both the AAA and AA All-Star games and both the Tides and Baysox earned four selections each.
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Tides land four on International League All-Star Team
On Thursday, the International League announced its' All-Star starters and reserves, and the Tides landed one starter and three reserves.
Outfielder Dariel Alvarez was selected as a starter for the International League, while catcher Steve Clevenger and pitchers Michael Bowden and Oliver Drake were selected to the team as reserves.
Here is what the Tides stated on each player in their press release:
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Alvarez, 26, has hit .270 with 12 home runs and 40 RBI for the Tides. He's appeared in each of Norfolk's 78 games this season, and he ranks among International League leaders in at-bats (1st, 307), total bases (2nd, 135), games (T-2nd, 78), home runs (T-4th, 12) and hits (5th, 83). Originally signed by Baltimore as a free agent on July 24, 2013, Alvarez ranked third in the IL with a .340 average and six home runs in the month of June. He's currently rated as the #5 prospect in the Orioles organization by Baseball America.