Monday, March 08, 2004

The Baltimore Sun hasa short piece on the most impressive player in O's camp, Mike Fontenot. So far this spring he is 4-for-9 (.444) with one home run, three RBIs and two doubles.

Last season at Double-A Bowie he hit .325 with 12 HR, 66 RBIs, a .399 OBP and an 89/50 K/BB ratio. The O's will likely send him to Triple-A this year to see if he can build on last season. It isn't out of the question that if Fontento has a strong start at Triple-A this season the O's could make room for him by trading Brian Roberts and/or Jerry Hairston Jr. for prospects.