Five O's prospects commit to AFL; two more possible

Five O's prospects commit to AFL; two more possible

BALTIMORE -- At least five Orioles Minor Leaguers will play for Peoria in the Arizona Fall League: pitchers Jon Keller and Donnie Hart, catcher Chance Sisco, infielder Adrian Marin and outfielder Mike Yastrzemski.

The team, with Triple-A Norfolk's Sean Berry serving as hitting coach, also has two "to be announced" spots for Baltimore. One of those could be Hunter Harvey, one of the organization's top pitching prospects who is rehabbing back from an elbow injury.

Of the current crop, Sisco is the organization's best prospect, ranked by MLBPipeline.com as eighth among the Orioles' group of young talent. A second-round Draft pick in 2013, Sisco has spent time at Class A and Double-A this season, posting a .299/.380/.421 line in 90 games.

Hess is ranked as the O's 10th-best prospect, while Yastrzemski, grandson of the legendary Red Sox Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski, is 13th and coming off a solid season at Double-A. Marin was the Orioles' third-round pick in 2012 out of high school, while Hart was a 27th-round pick in '13.

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.