Whoever has the hot hand should play once Santander returns. His latest injury has me wondering about how well he'll hold up over an entire season. Then we have Diaz and McKenna knocking on the door in Triple A.
I was comparing them back when Mullins was in A ball. Bee made more consistent contact, while Mullins has more pop. They are similar defensively - both have excellent range and try to make up for their lack of a good arm by getting into good position to throw before they catch the ball. Bee was the more dangerous base-stealer.
The 2014 Orioles: where are they now? (100 PA/20 IP minimum in 2014).
No longer in the majors: Markakis, Jones, Hardy, Wieters, Joseph, Hundley, Young, Lough, Pearce, Flaherty, Tillman, Chen, Norris, Jiminez, Gonzalez, Brach, Matusz, McFarland, Webb, Meek.
Pretending to be a major leaguer: Davis
Still in the majors: Machado (SDP), Cruz (MIN), Schoop (DET), Gausman (SFG), Britton (NYY), O’Day (NYY), Miller (STL), Hunter (NYM).
That’s 20 out, 8 in, one pretending to be in. Baseball careers are fleeting.
If Stewart has a 800 OPS when Santander returns I think Hyde will form a rotation with Mullins, Hays, Santander, Mancini, Mountcastle, and Stewart so each get a day off every 5 days. The question IMO is can Stewart hit well enough to make that happen? The 2nd question is can those 6 guys stay health?