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2013 Minor League Depth Chart

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(Key: *= left-handed #= switch-hitter)

Prospect status

Potential All-Star

Potential Starter/Everyday player

Early Potential

[table=width: 800, class: grid, align: left]

[tr]

[td]Pos[/td]

[td]Norfolk[/td]

[td]Bowie[/td]

[td]Frederick[/td]

[td]Delmarva[/td]

[td]Aberdeen[/td]

[td]GCL[/td]

[/tr]

[tr]

[td]1B[/td]

[td]Alex Liddi[/td]

[td]Christian Walker[/td]

[td]Aaron Baker*[/td]

[td]Nikolas Balog[/td]

[td]Trey Mancini[/td]

[td]Randolph Gassaway[/td]

[/tr]

[tr]

[td]2B[/td]

[td]Jonathan Schoop[/td]

[td]Garabez Rosa[/td]

[td]Jerome Pena#[/td]

[td]Anthony Caronia[/td]

[td]Jeff Kemp[/td]

[td]Yariel Vargas[/td]

[/tr]

[tr]

[td]SS[/td]

[td]Yamaico Navarro[/td]

[td]Niuman Romero#[/td]

[td]Sammie Starr[/td]

[td]Adrian Marin[/td]

[td]Jared Breen[/td]

[td]Justin Viele[/td]

[/tr]

[tr]

[td]3B[/td]

[td]Danny Valencia[/td]

[td]Brandon Waring[/td]

[td]Jason Esposito[/td]

[td]Joel Hutter[/td]

[td]Hector Veloz[/td]

[td]Ronarsy Ledesma[/td]

[/tr]

[tr]

[td]C[/td]

[td]Chris Snyder[/td]

[td]Caleb Joseph[/td]

[td]Michael Ohlman[/td]

[td]Chase Weems[/td]

[td]Austin Wynn[/td]

[td]Chance Sisco*/Alex Murphy[/td]

[/tr]

[tr]

[td]LF[/td]

[td]Eric Thames*/Xavier Avery*[/td]

[td]Kyle Hudson*[/td]

[td]John Ruettiger*[/td]

[td]Creede Simpson[/td]

[td]Conor Bierfeldt[/td]

[td]Andres Aguilar[/td]

[/tr]

[tr]

[td]CF[/td]

[td]Jason Pridie*[/td]

[td]Trayvon Robinson#[/td]

[td]Glynn Davis[/td]

[td]Gregory Lorenzo[/td]

[td]George Barber[/td]

[td]Josh Hart*[/td]

[/tr]

[tr]

[td]RF[/td]

[td]Chris Dickerson**[/td]

[td]Delvie Cid[/td]

[td]Brandon Webb*[/td]

[td]Lucas Herbst[/td]

[td]Mike Yastrzemski*[/td]

[td]Jesus Martinez*[/td]

[/tr]

[tr]

[td]OF[/td]

[td]Buck Britton*[/td]

[td]Chris Pettit[/td]

[td]Tucker Nathans*[/td]

[td][/td]

[td]Sam Kimmel*/Manual Hernandez[/td]

[td]Oswill Lartiguez[/td]

[/tr]

[tr]

[td]C[/td]

[td]Luis Exposito[/td]

[td]Brian Ward/Luis Martinez[/td]

[td]Allen de San Miguel[/td]

[td]Wynston Sawyer[/td]

[td]Scott Kalush[/td]

[td]Jonah Heim#[/td]

[/tr]

[tr]

[td]DH[/td]

[td]Zelous Wheeler[/td]

[td]Seth Loman*[/td]

[td]Zane Chavez*[/td]

[td]Steel Russel[/td]

[td]Conor Bierfeldt[/td]

[td]Cory Sequi[/td]

[/tr]

[tr]

[td]UTL[/td]

[td]Brandon Wood[/td]

[td]Josh Horton*[/td]

[td]Michael Mosby/Anthony Caronia*[/td]

[td]Kris Richards[/td]

[td]Frederico Castagnini[/td]

[td]Andrickson Zorrilla#[/td]

[/tr]

[tr]

[td]SP[/td]

[td]Freddie Garcia[/td]

[td]Devin Jones[/td]

[td]Eduardo Rodriguez*[/td]

[td]Bennett Parry*[/td]

[td]Steven Brault*[/td]

[td]Zach Steniewicz[/td]

[/tr]

[tr]

[td]SP[/td]

[td]Josh Stinson[/td]

[td]Jacob Pettit*[/td]

[td]Zach Davies[/td]

[td]Parker Bridwell[/td]

[td]Sabastian Vadar[/td]

[td]Hunter Harvey[/td]

[/tr]

[tr]

[td]SP[/td]

[td]Kevin Gausman[/td]

[td]Mike Wright[/td]

[td]Tim Berry*[/td]

[td]Juan Guzman[/td]

[td]Mitch Horacek*[/td]

[td]Stephen Tarpley*/Elias Pinales*[/td]

[/tr]

[tr]

[td]SP[/td]

[td]Tsuyoshi Wada*[/td]

[td]Tyler Wilson[/td]

[td]Brady Wager[/td]

[td]Luc Rennie[/td]

[td]Janser Severino[/td]

[td]Domingo Salas/Travis Seabrooke*[/td]

[/tr]

[tr]

[td]SP[/td]

[td]Eddie Gamboa[/td]

[td]Tim Bascom[/td]

[td]Zach Petersime[/td]

[td]Matt Taylor*[/td]

[td]Jorge Rivera*[/td]

[td]Sean McAdams[/td]

[/tr]

[tr]

[td]CL[/td]

[td]Tim Alderson[/td]

[td]David Walters[/td]

[td]Matt Price[/td]

[td]Mychal Givens[/td]

[td]Jimmy Yacabonis[/td]

[td]Dioni Dominguez[/td]

[/tr]

[tr]

[td]RP[/td]

[td]Adam Russell[/td]

[td]Chris Petrini*[/td]

[td]Jessie Beal[/td]

[td]Lex Rutledge*[/td]

[td]Alexander Santana/Austin Urban[/td]

[td]Jake Pintar[/td]

[/tr]

[tr]

[td]RP[/td]

[td]Mike Belfiore*[/td]

[td]Oliver Drake[/td]

[td]Miguel Chalas/Matt Hobgood[/td]

[td]Sander Beck[/td]

[td]Donnie Hart*[/td]

[td]Ron Schreurs*[/td]

[/tr]

[tr]

[td]DL[/td]

[td]Lew Ford/Daniel Schlereth*[/td]

[td]Dylan Bundy

(7-day, forearm strain, as of 4/5)/Steve Bumby*/Julio Rodriguez

(7-day as of 4/9) /Luis Martinez/ Zach Clark[/td]

[td]Trent Mummey*/Travis Adair*[/td]

[td]Branden Kline - Broken Ankle/Connor Narron#/Roderick Bernadina/Torsten Boss*[/td]

[td]Anthony Vega*/Tanner Murphy*[/td]

[td][/td]

[/tr]

[tr]

[td]Balt[/td]

[td][/td]

[td][/td]

[td]Jairo Ascencio[/td]

[td][/td]

[td][/td]

[td]Steve Johnson -DL[/td]

[/tr]

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Nice Tony! This is great to look at. I'd love to ask particulare questions on players once I've reviewed it more thoroughly.

Real quick, it looks like you have Joel Hutter as SS at Aberdeen and as UTL at Frederick.

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Nice Tony! This is great to look at. I'd love to ask particulare questions on players once I've reviewed it more thoroughly.

Real quick, it looks like you have Joel Hutter as SS at Aberdeen and as UTL at Frederick.

Thanks. Yeah, I was just looking for someone to put into Aberdeen. At 23-years old, I think Hutter will get a utility job higher in the system. Aberdeen is tricky because the draft will fill a lot of spots.

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Love the rotations in the upper levels. So darn encouraging.

You may have addressed it before, but why Schoop back at SS if he's going to be a 2B/3B in the big leagues?

Bobby Bundy moving to closer? I'll assume it means he absolutely projects as a big league reliever, if he gets there, but why not let him keep logging innings in the rotation anyway?

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Love the rotations in the upper levels. So darn encouraging.

You may have addressed it before, but why Schoop back at SS if he's going to be a 2B/3B in the big leagues?

Bobby Bundy moving to closer? I'll assume it means he absolutely projects as a big league reliever, if he gets there, but why not let him keep logging innings in the rotation anyway?

Schoop could find his way over to second base but I think the organization sees more value in him as a shortstop overall. If they can convince some teams he can legitimately play SS in the bigs with his bat he'll have some nice value. He's played enough second base that they know they can move him there if they need to.

As for Bundy, I heard at the end of the year that they were considering moving Bobby Bundy to a relief role. With the changes in the minor leagues management, that could change this spring though. In my opinion it makes sense to give him a chance in a relief role. I think he's a guy who's stuff would take a step up in short bursts.

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Where does Brandon Waring fit in here?

I know he's 27 year old organizational depth, but he'll be in someone's lineup I assume. I wouldn't be shocked to see him at a corner infield spot in Norfolk depending on who opts out or who makes the Orioles.

Also, has it been reported that Bobby Bundy will no longer be a starter? I hadn't heard that anywhere.

I'd be surprised to see Zelous Wheeler in a backup role in AA after DD made a move for him and he hit well in Bowie last year. I'd expect him to start over Buck Britton.

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Where does Brandon Waring fit in here?

I know he's 27 year old organizational depth, but he'll be in someone's lineup I assume. I wouldn't be shocked to see him at a corner infield spot in Norfolk depending on who opts out or who makes the Orioles.

Also, has it been reported that Bobby Bundy will no longer be a starter? I hadn't heard that anywhere.

I'd be surprised to see Zelous Wheeler in a backup role in AA after DD made a move for him and he hit well in Bowie last year. I'd expect him to start over Buck Britton.

Not that you can put much stock in Winter League stats, but Zelous Wheeler absolutely crushed the Mexican League this past winter. He had a 328/425/537 triple slash in 244 at bats, with 21 doubles and 10 homers. He also walked almost as much as he struck out and went 11-12 in SBs. I'm going to keep my eye on him this season, to see if he can carry any of that with him into the regular season. http://mlb.mlb.com/milb/stats/org.jsp?id=bal

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I'm lovin' this chart. After a week of Spring training games it looks like this chart remains intact except that Flaherty may make the 25 man roster. Also,

I wonder if any team major or minor has ever started a season with an all lefty rotation. Frederick is almost there.

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Thanks Tony. Thinking Jair Jurjjens makes the team or opts out of his contract?

Also, seems as if Bowie and Delmarva are going to have different DH's going into the season.

I'm not sue about Jurjenns. I could see him getting traded at the end of spring training or sent to AAA. I think the Orioles need to find a way to keep Steve Johnson on the team, which could mean Hunter gets moved as well. I'm going to update the DHs, thanks.

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