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5 prospects who could shake up the AL East

@JoeTrezz
April 11, 2019

Last season was a banner year for prospects in the American League East. Could 2019 prove even better? Highly-regarded blue-chippers emerged across the board to make an impact in 2018, from Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar making runs at the AL Rookie of the Year Award in New York, Lourdes

Starting spots for O's Top 30 Prospects

April 3, 2019

With the 2019 Minor League Baseball season getting underway, here's a look at where the O's Top 30 prospects are starting the year. We also identify the prospect who just missed the Top 30 list, a player who didn't make the big league Opening Day roster but should make an

Martin basks in weekend of firsts vs. Yankees

Hyde wants middle-infield prospect to focus on defense after making leap from Double-A
@JoeTrezz
March 31, 2019

NEW YORK -- The firsts have come hard and fast for Richie Martin this weekend in the Bronx: his first game, starting at shortstop at Yankee Stadium, where his childhood idol Derek Jeter spent two decades; his first big league at-bats, against Masahiro Tanaka, James Paxton, Adam Ottavino -- as

Mountcastle to get first-base reps at Triple-A

Orioles' No. 2-ranked prospect played third base in 2018
@JoeTrezz
March 30, 2019

NEW YORK -- One of the Orioles' top prospects will begin 2019 just a step from the big leagues. Ryan Mountcastle, the organization's No. 2 prospect per MLB Pipeline will start the year at Triple-A Norfolk, the Tides announced. The 22-year-old makes the jump after a strong showing at Double-A

Kremer demonstrates delivery, slider

@JonathanMayo
March 26, 2019

SARASOTA, Fla. -- There are few pitching prospects who had more of a breakout season in 2018 than right-hander Dean Kremer. Now the No. 9 prospect on the Orioles Top 30, Kremer began the year pitching with the Dodgers in the Class A Advanced California League. He had just been

New prospects, philosophies at O's camp

@JonathanMayo
March 26, 2019

SARASOTA, Fla. -- There’s a lot of newness in Orioles camp, and it’s creating quite a buzz from the top all the way down. Much of that comes, of course, from new general manager Mike Elias overseeing his first Spring Training, Brandon Hyde managing the big league club and what’s

Hays, Santander among Orioles' roster moves

Outfielders to continue development in Minors after impressing in camp
@JoeTrezz
March 17, 2019

SARASOTA, Fla. -- In the end, all the talk of outfield competition in Orioles camp turned out to be exactly that. By including Austin Hays and Anthony Santander in their latest round of roster moves prior to an afternoon game against the Yankees, the Orioles brought a surprising end to

O's top prospect Diaz homers in first game

@JoeTrezz
February 23, 2019

SARASOTA, Fla. -- For more than a week now, Yusniel Diaz has introduced himself to the Orioles’ new set of evaluators by putting on shows in batting practice, sending pitch after pitch into the parking lot beyond the backfield fence at the club’s Spring Training complex. It didn’t take long

Here's your guide to Orioles Spring Training

February 6, 2019

It'll be a spring of transition in Sarasota, Fla., where the Orioles' camp will be full of new faces.Here is everything you need to know about O's Spring Training, set to open Tuesday.• Spring Training:Schedule | Gear | Info | RosterPitchers and catchers report date Tuesday:: Spring Training coverage presented

Diaz, Mountcastle among 18 spring invites

January 25, 2019

BALTIMORE -- The Orioles set the stage Friday for a Spring Training that figures to be rife with competition, officially inviting 18 non-roster players to big league camp.Top prospects Yusniel Diaz and Ryan Mountcastle headline the group, which also includes fast-rising right-hander Dean Kremer and outfielder Ryan McKenna.For the Orioles' new

O's have inside info on Rutschman for Draft

Club's No. 9 prospect Grenier was catcher's teammate at OSU
December 20, 2018

For months now, the Orioles have made no secret how much of their 2019 focus will be poured into three days next June. The O's own the No. 1 pick in the 2019 MLB Draft to be held June 3-5, and with it, they will make a selection that will

O's boost infield, add Martin in Rule 5 Draft

Baltimore acquires infielder Jackson in trade with Phils, nets righty Grover in Triple-A phase
December 13, 2018

LAS VEGAS -- The Orioles arrived at the Winter Meetings with the imperative of increasing their depth and addressing their roster's glaring holes in the center of the diamond. They left having taken the initial steps toward doing both, as they acquired two middle infielders in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft.Baltimore

O's finalize deal with teen OF from Curacao

October 30, 2018

BALITMORE -- The Orioles have agreed to terms with international prospect J'Rudjeanon Isenia, a 16-year-old outfielder out of Curacao.Isenia is the latest signing for a Baltimore club that is making an effort to ramp up what was a near-nonexistent international effort prior to this year. The $125,000 contract was agreed

Orioles get in on int'l market, sign 4 players

October 25, 2018

The Orioles announced four international signings Thursday, including Venezuelan outfielder Angel Gomez, Cuban outfielder Kevin Infante, Dominican right-hander Kelvin LaRoche and Venezuelan shortstop Gilbert Machado."Infante is a right-handed-hitting corner outfielder who also possesses the skill set to play second base," Orioles director of player development Brian Graham said in an

Wilkerson hopes to move past struggles in AFL

October 19, 2018

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- After a season filled with trials and tribulations, Steve Wilkerson finds himself back in the Arizona Fall League for a second straight season, looking to make up for lost time.Wilkerson's 2018 campaign featured some highs -- he made his Major League debut on June 20 -- but

Inbox: O's have high expectations for Mullins?

Beat reporter Brittany Ghiroli answers questions from Baltimore fans
August 13, 2018

Do you see any more big moves before the end of the year? -- Ryan S., Norfolk, Va. Probably not. The promotion of Cedric Mullins, the Orioles' ninth-ranked prospect, was probably the last bit of "bigger" news this year, though I do the club will end up calling up more

O's net 3 prospects from Yanks for Britton

Tate, Carroll, Rogers acquired; 'It's been a great 12 years,' lefty says
July 24, 2018

BALTIMORE -- When he first heard the rumblings during Tuesday's Orioles game, Zach Britton -- whose glance at his phone during the 27-minute rain delay provided reports of a trade to the Yankees -- started to realize this may be it.So when the lefty returned to the bullpen and the

O's get Futures Game star in haul for Machado

Diaz highlights package of 5 prospects coming from Dodgers
July 18, 2018

BALTIMORE -- The rumors, speculation and wondering has come to an end. The barrage of questions over. Manny Machado exited Nationals Park after the 2018 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard on Tuesday night as a member of the Orioles for the final time, with a deal between Baltimore and the

Fry, Meisinger make MLB debuts for Orioles

June 29, 2018

BALTIMORE -- Ryan Meisinger fell in love with baseball playing tee ball, refusing to take off his jersey when he returned home from practice. He fell in love with the Orioles because of his aunt, Colleen, who finagled him out of school each year for Opening Day to watch his

Top pick Rodriguez excited to join Orioles

June 9, 2018

BALTIMORE -- The Orioles officially introduced 2018 first-round Draft pick Grayson Rodriguez at a news conference Tuesday. The high school righty will report to the club's Spring Training complex in Sarasota, Fla., for orientation and workouts before joining the organization's Rookie-level Gulf Coast League team.Rodriguez, who is listed at 6-foot-5

Stint with O's brief, Harvey returned to Double-A

April 11, 2018

Orioles top pitching prospect Hunter Harvey is headed back to Double-A Bowie.Baltimore optioned Harvey, the club's No. 4 prospect per MLBPipeline, to Bowie and recalled infielder Engelb Vielma from Triple-A Norfolk to take his place on the roster.Harvey, recalled Monday as the O's needed pitching depth following a slew of

O's recall Ramirez, designate Cortes

April 10, 2018

The Orioles recalled right-hander Yefry Ramirez from Triple-A Norfolk and designated left-hander Nestor Cortes, Jr. for assignment, the club announced Tuesday.Ramirez is the Orioles' No. 19 prospect; Cortes is No. 25 and was a Rule 5 pick by the Orioles this year.Ramirez has allowed one run in four innings for

O's recall top pitching prospect Harvey

April 9, 2018

BALTIMORE -- Orioles fans may finally get a look at top pitching prospect Hunter Harvey.Harvey was recalled from Double-A Bowie prior to Monday's game against the Blue Jays, with the O's optioning lefty Tanner Scott to Triple-A Norfolk to clear a roster spot."He provides the only real right-handed length that

Scott called up; Yacabonis back to Triple-A

April 8, 2018

NEW YORK -- The Orioles continued a bullpen shuffle this weekend in New York, adding lefty Tanner Scott to the roster prior to Sunday afternoon's finale in the Bronx. Scott, who took the roster place of Jimmy Yacabonis -- who was recalled and pitched an inning on Saturday -- made