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  1. 8 points
    https://www.orioleshangout.com/2021/05/03/orioles-minor-league-depth-chart/ As of May 13th Orioles minor league depth chart AAA Norfolk Tides AA Bowie Baysox A+ Aberdeen A- Delmarva C Brett Cumberland C Adley Rutschman C Maverick Handley C Jordan Cannon 1B Tyler Nevin 1B J.C. Escarra 1B Andrew Daschbach 1B J.D. Mundy 2B Jahmai Jones 2B Terrin Vavra 2B AJ Graffanino 2B Darell Hernaiz 3B Rylan Bannon 3B Patrick Dorrian 3B Andrew Martinez 3B Jordan Westburg SS Richie Martin SS Cadyn Grenier SS Joey Ortiz SS Gunnar Henderson LF Stevie Wilkerson LF Zach Jarrett LF Johnny Rizer LF Mason Javrin CF Ryan McKenna CF Jaylen Ferguson CF Zach Watson CF Hudson Haskin RF Yusniel Diaz RF Robert Neustrom RF Kyle Stowers RF Dylan Harris DH Chris Shaw DH Willy Yahn DH Shayne Fontana DH Trevor Kehe Bench Bench Bench Bench 3B Seth Mejias-Brean IF Malquin Canelo IF Toby Welk INF Anthony Servideo IF Mason McCoy IF Alexis Torres IF Adam Hall C Ramon Rodriguez C Taylor Davis C Chris Hudgins C Cody Roberts OF Doran Turchin C Austin Wynns C Christopher Burgess OF Christopher Cespedes 1B Ryan Ripken OF JC Encarnacion Starting Pitching Starting Pitching Starting Pitching Starting Pitching SP Zac Lowther SP DL Hall SP Grayson Rodriguez SP Zach Peek SP Josh Rogers SP Kyle Bradish SP Garrett Stallings SP Jake Lyons SP Spenser Watkins SP Cameron Bishop SP Kyle Brnovich SP Brandon Young SP Konner Wade SP Kevin Smith SP Drew Rom SP Shane Davis SP Bruce Zimmermann SP Ofelky Peralta SP Blaine Knight SP Noah Denoyer SP Alexander Wells SP SP SP Relief Pitching Relief Pitching Relief Pitching Relief Pitching RP Mickey Jannis RP David Lebron RP Kade Strowd SP Leonardo Rodriguez RP Tom Eshelman RP Cody Sedlock RP Morgan McSweeney SP Adam Stauffer RP Cody Carroll RP Nick Vespi RP Ryan Wilson SP Griffin McLarty RP Dusten Knight RP Diogenes Almengo RP Easton Lucas RP Ignacio Feliz RP Isaac Mattson RP Gray Fenter RP Nick Roth RP Houston Roth RP Jay Flaa RP Steven Klimek RP Kevin Magee RP Thomas Girard RP Marcos Diplan RP Tyler Joyner RP Connor Gillispie RP Kyle Martin RP Evan Phillips RP Luis Perez RP Felix Bautista RP Xavier Moore RP Fernando Abad RP Tim Naughton RP Ryan Conroy RP Shelton Perkins RP Manny Barreda RP Tyler Erwin RP Garrett Farmer RP Jack Prizina RP Claudio Custodio RP RP Clayton McGinness RP Ryan Watson RP Conner Greene RP RP Jonathan Pendergast RP Ryan Conroy RP RP IL Dallas Litscher - RP RP Jensen Elliott IL Michael Baumann -SP IL Brenan Hanifee IL Heston Kjerstad - OF IL Nick Ciuffo - C IL Reed Hayes IL Eric Hanhold
  2. 7 points
    No, Means already has 2.007 years of service going into this season. Though I’m hoping Elias will send him to the minors for three weeks so I can watch Can_of_corn’s head explode.
  3. 6 points
    Congrats to Gunnar Henderson who is now on Baseball America's top 100 list! Checking in at #99
  4. 5 points
    How could any player that Elias has traded be part of the future core?
  5. 5 points
    1. - (1) Adley Rutschman - C - (JR) Oregon State - AA 2. - (42) Gunnar Henderson - SS (HS) John T. Morgan Academy (AL) - A 2A - (71) Kyle Stowers - CF/RF - (JR) Stanford - A+ 3. - (79) Zach Watson - CF - (JR) LSU - A+ 4. - (108) Joseph (Joey) Ortiz - SS - (JR) New Mexico State - A+ 5. - (138) Darell Hernaiz -SS - Americas High School (TX) - A 6. - (168) Maverick Handley - C - (JR) Stanford - A+ 7. - (198) Johnny Rizer - CF - (SR) TCU - A+ 8. - (228) Griffin McLarty - RHS - (JR) College of Charleston (SC) - A 9. - (258) Connor Gillispie - RHS - (JR) Virginia Commonwealth University - A+ 10. - (288) Jordan Cannon - C - (SR) Sam Houston St University (TX) - A 11. - (318) Andrew Daschbach - 1B/3B - (JR) Stanford - A+ 12. - (348) Kade Strowd - RHP - (JR) West Virginia - A+ 13. - (378) Dan Hammer - RHP (JR) University of Pittsburgh - unassigned 14. - (408) Mason Janvrin - CF - (JR) University of Central Missouri - unassigned 15. - (438) Kyle Martin - RHP - (JR) Fordham University - A 16. - (468) Shelton Perkins - RHP - James Madison University (VA) - A 17. - (498) Morgan McSweeney - RHP - (JR) Wake Forest - A+ 18. - (528) Malachi Emond - RHP - University of New Mexico - unassigned 19. - (558) Jensen Elliott - RHP - Oklahoma State - A 20. - (588) Clayton McGinness - RHP - Wichita State (KS) - A+ 21. - (618) Toby Welk - IF - Penn State Berks - A 22. - (648) Jake Lyons - RHP - Oklahoma State - A 23. - (678) Shayne Fontana - CF - Lynn University (FL) - A+ 24. - (708) Andrew Martinez - IF - UC Santa Barbara - A+ 25. - (738) Garrett Farmer - RHP Jacksonville State (AL) - A+ 26. - (768) Nick Roth - RHS - Randolph-Macon College (VA) - A+ 27. - (798) Dillon McCollough - LHP - Eckerd College (FL) - unassigned 28. - (828) Jonathan Pendergast - RHP - Pepperdine University (CA) - A+ 29. - (858) Houston Roth - RHP - Ole Miss (University of Mississippi) - A 30. - (888) Dalton Stambaugh - LHP - Morehead State (KY) - unassigned 31. - (918) Jake Prizina - LHP - Seattle University (WA) - A 32. - (948) Harris Yett - C - University of North Carolina, Charlotte - unassigned 33. - (978) Craig Lewis - CF - Seton Hill University (PA) - unassigned 36. - (1068) Trevor Kehe - CF - Colorado School of Mines - A
  6. 5 points
    John Means post-game comment on Hays: “Once he gets hot he usually doesn’t stop. I’m looking forward to watching him over the next month.” Hays on getting in the groove: “Before my last at bat last night I told Cedric Mullins I felt like the game had been speeding up on me and I wasn’t having comfortable at bats. He told me to try walking up to the plate more slowly than I usually do and just take things in, and that’s what I did and it worked. Always good to take advice from a guy who’s hitting .350.”
  7. 4 points
    My younger brother is in the hospital with COVID and he was so thrilled , as we all are, with the no hitter yesterday. His son, a radio show broadcaster in Winston Salem, posted this selfie video and it got picked up. He and I are Os fans for all our lives. Please keep him in your prayers, he is doing a little better each day https://www.sbnation.com/mlb/2021/5/6/22422742/john-means-no-hitter-fan-hospital-covid
  8. 4 points
    It was very hard to get information as even some of my contacts seemed leery on giving up much info, especially anything about injuries or who wasn't pitching. I'm guessing this comes from above. I got the same thing as some of the Orioles press about Ortiz gaining some weight and really hitting the ball with authority. I saw on some video posted on Twitter that Zach Peek was hitting 94 MPH this spring and supposedly pitching 92-94. Felix Bautista was hitting 100 MPH. Heard Conner Greene started slow but has thrown the ball much better of late and that Fernando Abad and Eric Hanhold both could help the team this year in some roles if needed. I'm just glad the season is getting started so we can see for ourselves finally.
  9. 4 points
    He’s on pace to put up a 2ish WAR season. For 800k and a late signing, not sure we could have asked for more. Its been a good signing and I have no issue with him there. Much better than the alternatives we had.
  10. 4 points
    Considering we went 3-7 against them last year and 2-17 in 2019, I’m feeling pretty good about 3-4.
  11. 4 points
  12. 4 points
    18 games into the season I thought it was a good idea to look at some early returns on the Orioles defense this year. Note Outs Above Average is a culminative stats so the more a player plays the better chance they have adding or being negative with OAA. The two surprises for me is how well Ruiz has done at 2B with no experience basically, and how poorly Hays has done so far, albeit in limited play. I expect Hays to even out as the year goes on if he stays healthy. Franco and Mountcastle have been unmitigated disasters at their positions with Mountcastle already moved to DH or 1B before Santander injury. The catchers are just as poor as we thought framing wise. They are two worse catchers for strike percentage (in those edge zones) so far if you go with 150 pitches caught or more. Above average fielders Player POS Runs Prevented OAA Success added Santander RF 1 1 4% Mullins CF 1 1 3% Mancini 1B 1 1 3% Ruiz 2B 0 1 1% Average Fielders Urius 2B 0 0 0% Galvis SS 0 0 0% Below average Fielders Stewart OF -1 -1 -6% Hays OF -1 -1 -8% Mountcastle OF -2 -2 -18% (Worse success added in MLB) Franco 3B -3 -4 -7% (2nd worse in MLB at 3B for OAA, tied for worse in success added) Catcher Framing Runs extra strikes Strike percentage Severino -1 (Tied for worse in league) 40.8% (Worse in MLB for catchers who have caught 150 or more pitches) Sisco 0 41.7% (2nd worse in MLB for catchers who have caught 150 or more pitches)
  13. 4 points
    I said it two years ago, I'll say it again, I think John Means will start the next playoff game the Orioles play in.
  14. 3 points
    All three of Valdez' blown saves were of the one-run variety. An average team wins 86.7% of games when they're the home team going to the ninth with a one-run lead. 81.8% going to the bottom of the ninth as the visitor. Presumably some of that 86.7% is allowing a run and then winning in the bottom of the ninth or later. So average save percentage in those situations are... maybe 80%? 75%? It just so happens that all the earned runs he's allowed have come in one-run chunks with a one-run lead. In any case, 72.7% of 11 save opportunities in mid-May of 2021 is not a concern. One save difference on either end is a 25% swing. Not a concern unless finishing in 4th place instead of 5th is a huge deal this year.
  15. 3 points
    First of all, Valdez has been solid so far. Yes, small sample size and all that. But no closer converts 100% of save opportunities. I don't think Tanner Scott is ready to take over the closer spot, there's also not another really valid option at the moment. Valdez wasn't sharp tonite and it remains to be seen if he can close at a consistent clip. I don't see the harm in letting him keep getting save opportunities until he shows he's not the guy for the job. This year, anyway.
  16. 3 points
    John Means one pitch better than HOFer Mike Mussina. https://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/03/sports/baseball-mussina-misses-yankees-4th-perfect-game-by-one-pitch.html One thing that I never expected is to see was Severino calling a no hit game. But he did. Means barely shook off Severino's calls all game. Sevy is getting a lot of grief for not catching a catchable wild pitch but no one will ever take away that he called a no hitter.
  17. 3 points
    ..,was that John Means threw a first-pitch strike to 26 of 27 batters. Honestly, has that ever happened before in the history of baseball?
  18. 3 points
    With all the prospects in the system (instead of just 30 names to fill out the list), sometimes other players get lost in the shuffle and the moves aren’t always known. I’ll update this thread with roster moves as soon as possible. I’m sure @cboemmeljr will have more news at times and better scoops! Unfortunately, let’s start with some releases at the end of camp: 4/30 T.J. Nichting and Zach Muckenhirn were released
  19. 3 points
    I’m not going until I don’t have to wear a mask outside. MASN will do just fine until this mess is over and people aren’t ratting others out for mask vs. no mask.
  20. 3 points
    Why should this be political? Given that the per capita infection rate in Texas is currently about half that of Maryland I'd have thought MASN would WANT their announcers working from the Rangers' stadium rather than Camden Yards. They'd not only do a better job of calling the games, they'd be less likely to get the virus.
  21. 2 points
    The one thing we know about Chris Tillman is he is a quality individual. A class act. I think Cressey Sports is in Palm Beach. Across the state from his home in Sarasota. I have no problem with Chris signing a minor league contract and working with the O's rehab personnel in Sarasota if that helps him. I wouldn't spend much money on the chance that he might come back but having a good person like him workout with the O's young players doing rehab is a plus in my book. I can't think a better person for Carter Baumler to be around.
  22. 2 points
    I'm reluctant to make a point that may be seen as political -- though I don't think it is. But you started it, and I feel compelled to respond, in particular to the bolded statement, because I think it's so clearly wrong, not just politically debatable but wrong, and because it's so important that we all understand how it's wrong. Last year, when vaccines were being touted but didn't yet exist, President Trump declared himself to be a "wartime President," with Covid-19 as the invisible enemy. Members of his administration said that the goal was to win that war by producing vaccines whose widespread use would give rise to herd immunity. I am not aware of any other plan or rationale for eliminating the virus as a continuing public health concern. I don't believe anyone is seriously suggesting that anyone's personal freedom should be encroached on by requiring vaccination. Until the last couple of months, I think it was the hope and (at least for some) the expectation that virtually everyone, outside of a few true whackos, would choose to join the nation-wide (you could say world-wide) common effort to defeat the virus by getting vaccinated and moving us toward what was thought to be the virtually universal goal of herd immunity. Politicians are fond of saying that Americans, for all their differences and disputes, tend to band together in a common effort in times of emergency, and it would be hard to dispute that the Coronavirus has created the most horrific public emergency in a long time, at least since 9/11 and maybe since World War II. Although the level of vaccination needed to reach herd immunity remains uncertain, it's become pretty clear that we're not going to get there. As a result, it's likely that we'll be dealing with Covid in all its varieties, some of which may be far more contagious and lethal than what we've seen so far, for years, possibly for decades or generations. Why? Because so many of us have decided that they're going to exercise their personal choice to sit this one out, for reasons that range from legitimate to dubious to foolish. Under our political system, they have every right to do so. But they should understand that their decisions not to get vaccinated profoundly affect all of us by dooming us to defeat in the war against the Coronavirus, and are likely to lead to the illness and death of fellow Americans, as well as impose continuing costs and burdens on those who have been vaccinated and remain healthy.
  23. 2 points
    I think the average fan (or at least the average fan who posts on a site like this) would grade out their team's manager and GM at about a C-/D+. Like my Dad, who is a more casual fan, but believes the average professional manager/GM is about one or two brain cells removed from not being able to find their way home at night.
  24. 2 points
  25. 2 points
    Gametime: 3:40 pm EDT Matchup: John Means (L) vs Yusei Kikuchi (L) Weather: 65 degrees and sunny Lineups 1. Cedric Mullins (L) CF 2. Austin Hays (R) LF 3. Trey Mancini (R) DH 4. Pedro Severino (R) C 5. Maikel Franco (R) 3B 6. Ryan Mountcastle (R) 1B 7. Pat Valaika (R) 2B 8. DJ Stewart (L) RF 9. Ramon Urias (R) SS 1. Mitch Haniger (R) RF 2. Ty France (R) DH 3. Kyle Seager (L) 3B 4. Kyle Lewis (R) CF 5. Tom Murphy (R) C 6. Evan White (R) 1B 7. Dylan Moore (R) 2B 8. Sam Haggerty (S) LF 9. J.P. Crawford (L) SS Orioles Bench Freddy Galvis (S) Rio Ruiz (L) Chance Sisco (L) Orioles Bullpen (last used) Available Shawn Armstrong (0.1 IP, 12p Monday) Isaac Mattson (joined roster from alternate camp Monday, had been on taxi squad for entire road trip) Cole Sulser (1.0 IP, 8p Monday; 0.2 IP, 21p Saturday) Dillon Tate (1.2 IP, 24p Saturday) Cesar Valdez (1.0 IP, 10p Monday) Tyler Wells (2.0 IP, 29p Wednesday) May be available: Paul Fry* (0.2 IP, 11p last night; 1.1 IP, 18p Sunday) Travis Lakins (0.0 IP, 12p last night; 0.2 IP, 14p Sunday) Not available: Adam Plutko (1.2 IP, 30p yesterday; 1.0 IP, 20p Sunday) Tanner Scott* (1.0 IP, 7p last night; 0.2 IP, 4p Monday; 1.0 IP, 25p Saturday 1.0 IP) *Lefthanders indicated by asterisk
  26. 2 points
  27. 2 points
    I was thinking the same thing. Jim Brown is the greatest rusher in Ravens history. NOT!
  28. 2 points
    Really annoying that the media is saying 10th franchise no hitter and counting St. Louis Browns.
  29. 2 points
    HE FUCKING DID! IT!!! Pardon my cursing but he did it!!!
  30. 2 points
  31. 2 points
    He is 4 for his last 8. Put him at 2B and see what happens.
  32. 2 points
    Hit him! Bases drunker than @scOtt! Let's go Sisco!
  33. 2 points
    Watch the receiving.
  34. 2 points
    Hey, I had man-crushes at least that big on J.R. House and Jon Knott!
  35. 2 points
  36. 2 points
    This ballpark is a joke.
  37. 2 points
  38. 2 points
    First four innings: 26 ER in 72 innings = 3.25 ERA Fifth inning: 21 ER in 18 innings = 10.50 ERA We’ve only allowed five fewer earned runs in the fifth inning alone than we have in the first four innings combined. It would be nice to just bring in a reliever to start the fifth inning in every game John Means doesn’t pitch, but that’s not very practical. (Means, by the way, has not allowed a run in the fifth inning).
  39. 2 points
  40. 2 points
    Baseball reference or fangraphs. They calculate them differently. Baseball reference is strictly how many swings and misses based on total strikes. So, if they throw 60 strikes and miss 15 bats, that’s a 25% swingstr%. On baseball reference, the average is around 18% I believe but remember, that’s all pitchers..starters are probably closer to 15% and relievers closer to 20%. For FG, they do swing strikes based on total pitches. I am not sure what the averages are on FG because I don’t use them but I think you can easily click on it to find that out. Anytime I mention the swingstr% for a game, I just use the BBR method. The ESPN box score shows you swing and misses amongst its categories of how the strikes occurred for each pitchers outing.
  41. 2 points
    If nothing else, seriously, it's just great to see the guy find some career again. He was really something in NY when healthy.
  42. 2 points
    I had to Google it and I would have never guessed this was the origin of the term. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ace_(baseball)
  43. 2 points
    o I would hope so ...... sending him back to the pound just wouldn't be right. The Orioles should keep him, just like the Orioles Hangout keeps me. o
  44. 2 points
    Big age decrease. LeBlanc 36, Lowther 25
  45. 2 points
    I really do think my ability to turn a player around by criticizing them is a skill.. lol
  46. 2 points
    Harvey's control has been very good so far, he's given up a total of three walks in 19.1 innings pitched.
  47. 2 points
    For relief pitchers, small sample size is the norm. That's why there's so much variation in performance from year to year.
  48. 2 points
    This is why I love pitcher's duels. Even if we LOSE, this is edge of your seat baseball! Every single pitch!
  49. 2 points
    And Cito still sucks.
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