The future is the theme for the rebuilding Orioles, and it’s closer than ever. With more than half of their 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 for 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. In this edition, get to know infield prospect Rylan Bannon:
Name: Rylan Bannon
MLB Pipeline ranking: Orioles’ No. 23 prospect
Drafted: 2017, eighth round (No. 250 overall)
MLB ETA: 2021
MLB.com: What is your favorite food?
MLB.com: What is the best meal you can cook?
Bannon: Eggs, bacon and sausage.
MLB.com: What is your favorite color?
MLB.com: What was your favorite sports team growing up?
Bannon: Chicago Cubs and Chicago Blackhawks.
MLB.com: Who is your favorite musical artist?
Bannon: Post Malone.
MLB.com: Who is your favorite non-baseball athlete?
Bannon: Michael Jordan.
MLB.com: What is your favorite movie?
Bannon: "Step Brothers."
MLB.com: What is your favorite social media app?
MLB.com: Who is your celebrity crush?
Bannon: Margot Robbie.
MLB.com: What is your go-to off-the-field hobby?
MLB.com: What is your go-to vacation spot?
MLB.com: Who was your childhood hero?
Bannon: My dad.
MLB.com: Who is your baseball role model?
Bannon: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia.
MLB.com: What is your best baseball memory?
Bannon: Winning back-to-back Big East championships at Xavier University, in 2016 and 2017.
MLB.com: Who is your favorite all-time Oriole?
Bannon: Brooks Robinson.
MLB.com: What is your favorite Minor or Major League city so far?
Bannon: Charlotte, N.C.
MLB.com: Do you have any superstitions?
Bannon: I always lace up the left cleat first -- have to!