O's prospects have strong campaigns

Hubele, O's prospects have strong campaigns

Ryan Hubele arrived late in the Arizona Fall League as an injury replacement, but he's the only member of the Orioles organization who will be playing in the championship game Saturday.

Hubele posted his second multi-hit game of the AFL season on Nov. 7, going 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and two runs scored for the Surprise Scorpions in a 12-10 triumph over the Peoria Saguaros. He was 1-for-2 with another double and two RBIs in the regular-season finale Nov. 10 against the Peoria Javelinas, finishing at .360 with a homer and six RBIs in eight games.

Here's how Baltimore's other prospects fared for the Javelinas in the final week of the season:

SS Brandon Fahey -- Fahey saw no action after Oct. 31. The 24-year-old Texan hit .288 with nine RBIs in 17 games, seeing action at shortstop and second base.

3B Tripper Johnson III -- The 23-year-old corner infielder went 3-for-15 this week as his batting average slid to .333. On Nov. 7 against Grand Canyon, Johnson was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. He ended the campaign with two homers and 13 RBIs in 18 games.

LHP Adam Loewen -- The big Canadian left-hander made his final start of the campaign Nov. 5 against Mesa and gave up three runs on seven hits over four innings. He walked three and matched a season high with six strikeouts. Five days later, Loewen pitched a hitless inning in his lone bullpen appearance of the year. He ended up 2-1 with a stellar 1.67 ERA in seven games.

OF Nick Markakis -- Markakis sandwiched a pair of 0-for-3 performances around a three-game hitting streak this week. The highlight was a 2-for-4 effort in which he drove in two runs Nov. 5 against Mesa. The former member of the Greek Olympic team finished with a .326 average, one homer and 12 RBIs in 26 games. With the help of 11 walks, he ranked seventh in the AFL with a .421 on-base percentage.

OF Val Majewski -- The 24-year-old outfield prospect struggled at home and thrived on the road in the AFL, a trend that continued in the final week of the season. He was 0-for-7 in home games against Grand Canyon and Surprise, but he went 2-for-4 in road contests against the Rafters and Phoenix. Majewski ended up hitting .349 with a homer and four RBIs on the road and .167 with a homer and six RBIs in the friendly confines of the Peoria Sports Complex.

RHP Andy Mitchell -- The 6-foot-3 right-hander ended his AFL season on a high note, making three appearances and tossing four scoreless innings. On Nov. 5 against Mesa, Mitchell allowed one hit and struck out three in two frames to pick up his second straight win. He finished 2-0 with a solid 2.82 ERA in 17 relief outings.

RHP Cory Morris -- Morris was shut down on Oct. 28 due to a shoulder injury. He went 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA in four relief appearances, yielding five hits and six walks in seven innings with six strikeouts.

LHP David Haehnel -- Haehnel surrendered five runs on three hits and two walks in one inning on Nov. 8 against Grand Canyon. A late addition to the roster of the Solar Sox, the 23-year-old left-hander bounced back in the season finale on Nov. 10 and struck out two in a scoreless frame against the Peoria Saguaros.

Daren Smith is a contributor to MLB.com This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.