BALTIMORE – The United States team selected Bowie Baysox pitcher Tanner Scott to play in the 2017 Sirius/XM All-Star Futures Games at Marlins Park in Miami on July 9. Former Bowie catcher Chance Sisco will also play in the game. Sisco was named to the United States team, while former Baltimore Orioles catcher Charles Johnson, […]
BALTIMORE – The United States team selected Bowie Baysox pitcher Tanner Scott to play in the 2017 Sirius/XM All-Star Futures Games at Marlins Park in Miami on July 9.
Former Bowie catcher Chance Sisco will also play in the game. Sisco was named to the United States team, while former Baltimore Orioles catcher Charles Johnson, Jr. will manage the squad.
As for Scott, the left-hander has posted some impressive numbers throughout the 2017 season as Bowie is playing much better this year.
“He’s doing very well the last five or six outings on the plan they have him on, and we hope he continues down that path and he’s able to impact our club at some point in his career,” Orioles Manager Buck Showalter said. “He’s got a good arm.”
Scott usually throws three innings per outing, but he’s made 15 starts and has allowed only seven earned runs in 45 innings through last Thursday. Overall, Scott has a 0-0 record with a 1.20 ERA. He also has struck out 57 batters in those 45 innings, which is an average of 11.4 strikeouts in a nine-inning stretch.
In addition, Scott has been unflappable against opponents when runners find their way into scoring position. He has held hitters to just a .081 average (3-for-37 overall) with runners in scoring position.
In fact, nobody is hitting well against Scott. Opposing batters have just a .170 average against Scott, who has given up only 26 hits this season.
The Orioles picked Scott in the sixth round of the 2014 draft from Howard College (Texas). Baseball America listed him as the No. 11 prospect in the Baltimore system coming into the 2017 season.
As for Sisco, he played a short stint with Bowie in 2015 before playing most of last season with the club. He moved up to Triple-A Norfolk this year and had a .266 batting average with three homers and 28 RBI through June 28.
Sisco played in this game last year in San Diego and hit a home run, which caught the attention of many since he isn’t considered to be a power hitter.
It will be interesting to see if Sisco and Scott get a look from the Orioles at some point later this season, depending upon the injury problems that Baltimore’s been facing.
Orioles’ pitcher Zach Britton could be back with the team on July 5 after missing about two months with a forearm strain, but when the rosters can increase in September, Scott might get a look.