Delmarva Shorebirds OF Jake Ring Named Baltimore Orioles Minor League Player of the Month

The Baltimore Orioles and Delmarva Shorebirds announced on Friday morning that outfielder Jake Ring has been named the Orioles' minor league Player of the Month.

Photo: Patrick Cavey

The Shorebirds made the announcement via press release on their website.

Ring, 22, had a phenomenal month in April and is well deserving of the honor, which is the first of his career.

Over the month of April, Ring hit .359 over 21 games with nine doubles, three triples, three home runs and 19 RBI. He also stole six bases in seven attempts and scored 15 runs as well. Ring also showed his ability to get on base posting a .419 OBP.

Oh yeah, the guy who I feel has one of the best outfield arms in the entire organization, also recorded three outfield assists in the season's first month as well.

It was no contest in terms of Ring being the Shorebirds' offensive leader. Ring led the Shorebirds in batting average, hits, RBI, doubles, triples, home runs, extra-base hits, total bases, OBP, slugging percentage, OPS and outfield assists in April.

It's not just the Shorebirds where Ring finds himself all over the leader board either.

Ring leads the entire South Atlantic League in batting average (.360 - tied with Juan Soto), triples (3), slugging percentage (.686), extra-base hits (17), and OPS (1.107).

Originally drafted by the Orioles in the 31st round of the 2016 MLB Draft out of the University of Missouri, Ring's bat and arm are doing a lot of talking, and if he continues to perform well, we may seem him join fellow outfield prospect Austin Hays in Frederick playing for the Keys.

Congratulations to Jake on an honor well deserved!


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