The future is the theme for the rebuilding Orioles, and it’s closer than ever. With more than half its Top 30 prospects in camp this spring, the club took a long look at many of the fresh faces who could soon grow into stars in the organization for years to come. Many are set to arrive at the big league level in 2021.
Once again this year, MLB.com will sit down for regular personality-themed Q&As with those up-and-comers as a way to peel back the curtain on what makes them tick. This week, get to know right-handed pitching prospect Mike Baumann:
Name: Mike Baumann
MLB Pipeline ranking: Orioles’ No. 8
Drafted: 2017, 3nd (No.98 overall)
MLB ETA: 2021
MLB.com: Did you have a childhood nickname?
MLB.com: What is your favorite food?
MLB.com: What is the best meal you can cook?
MLB.com: What is your favorite color?
MLB.com: What was your favorite sports team growing up?
Baumann: Minnesota Vikings and Twins.
MLB.com: Who is your favorite musical artist?
Baumann: Jon Pardi.
MLB.com: What is your favorite social media app?
MLB.com: Who is your celebrity crush?
Baumann: Jennifer Aniston.
MLB.com: What is your go-to off-the-field hobby?
MLB.com: Who was your childhood hero?
Baumann: My brother, Nick.
MLB.com: What is your best baseball memory?
Baumann: Clinching the Double-A Eastern League playoffs with the Bowie Baysox in 2019.
MLB.com: Who is your favorite all-time Oriole?
Baumann: Cal Ripken, Jr.
MLB.com: What is your favorite Minor or Major League city so far?
Baumann: Columbia, South Carolina.
MLB.com: Do you have any superstitions?
Baumann: Left sock always goes on first -- always.