Roanoke native, J.D. Mundy, was released by the Baltimore Orioles this week.
Mundy, had been playing first base and designated hitter (DH) for the Orioles Double-AA Affiliate, Bowie Baysox.
In 67 games with the Baysox this season, Mundy had a batting average of .218, which was his lowest of his two minor league seasons. Mundy also had eight home runs to go along with 39 RBI’s with the Baysox this season.
In his collegiate years, Munday spent two years at Virginia Tech before finishing his final two years with Radford University. With Radford, Mundy had 17 home runs and 74 RBI’s in 73 games. With the Hokies, he had 12 home runs and 40 RBI’s in 84 games.
After his sophomore season in 2019, Mundy played in the Valley Baseball League (VBL) with the Covington Lumberjacks. With the Lumberjacks, Mundy appeared in 40 games where he put together an outstanding .353 batting average, along with 14 home runs and 48 RBI’s. His 14 home runs are tied for the sixth most in the VBL since 2004.
In his minor league career, Mundy had 499 at bats where posted a career .257 batting average, 23 home runs, 96 RBI’s, one steal, and an OPS (on-base plus slugging) of .814.