The Orioles continued with their rebuild this year and while they lost an insane amount of games again, their offense showed promise. Their pitching, well…it was beyond bad.
There is help on the way with one of the better pitchers in the minor leagues in Grayson Rodriguez. He should develop into a number two starter, maybe more. There’s also DL Hall who has yet to throw consistent strikes, and this year, hurt his elbow and missed a good chunk of the season. After that, I see very little help on the pitching side.
On the offense, some stars are coming. First and foremost is Adley Rutschman. He has a chance to be the best catcher in the league and the “Buster Posey” of the Orioles. I also have high hopes for Colton Cowser, the Orioles’ number one pick last June. We should see Rutschman early next season and Cowser the following year. But it’s not going to be enough, and the Orioles need to continue to wheel and deal and develop as I don’t think they can be effective in the free-agent market yet.
Prospect Quick Shot
- Top Prospect: Adley Rutschman
- Biggest Mover: Adam Hall
- Emerging Prospect: Moises Ramirez