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2018 Orioles Top Prospect List

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It's that time of year once again where we give you an in-depth view of the Orioles system. We will be doing our top 30 once again, but this year we will give you a new grading system so you can quickly see where the player is currently in development, where they will most likely end up, and their ceiling if everything breaks for them. This will help you determine the closeness of the player to the big leagues as well as the toolsy guys with bigger ceilings but who are farther away.

We developed this list after doing our own scouting, analyzing statistics,  and after analyzing comments from players development personnel and professional scouts inside and outside of the organization. As with last year, I worked in collaboration with Luke Siler to develop the list. Our official list listed here is the collaborative result of our analysis. 

New Grading System:
Grade    Hitters                  Starters                  Relievers
80          HOFer                   HOFer #1    
75          Top 1-2                Top 1-2 #1    
70          Top 5                    Top 5 #1     
65          All-Star                 All-Star #1-#2    
60          Plus                      #2-#3                      Elite Closer All-Star
55          Above AVG          #3-#4                      Mid-Closer
50          AVG Regular       #4-#5                      Low-Closer/Elite Setup
45         Platoon/Utilty      #5-Swingman        Setup
40         Bench                   Up/Down                Middle/Long relief
35         Up/Down              Emergency            Up/Down
30         Org (AA/AAA)      Org (AA/AAA)       Org (AA/AAA)
25         Org (AA)               Org (AA)                 Org (AA)
20         Org (A Ball )         Org (A Ball)            Org (A Ball)

We will release the list 6-10 (Tue 11/6), then 1-5 (Thur 11/8), 10-15 (Tue 11/13), 16-20 (Thur 11/15), 21-30 Tue (11/20). 
11/19)

Rank Name Current Grade Future Grade Ceiling Grade
1 DL Hall – LHP 25 60 65
2 Grayson Rodriguez – RHP 20 60 60
3 Ryan Mountcastle – 3B 40 55 60
4 Dean Kremer- RHP 45 55 60
5 Yusniel Diaz – OF  40 55 60
6 Austin Hays – OF 40 50 55
7 Hunter Harvey – RHP 35 50 60
8 Zac Lowther – LHP 35 50 55
9 Blaine Knight – RHP 25 50 55
10 Brenan Hanifee – RHP 25 50 55
11 Keegan Akin – LHP 40 50 50
12 Luis Ortiz – RHP 40 45 50
13 Ryan McKenna – OF 35 45 50
14 Branden Kline – RHP 40 45 55
15 Drew Rom – LHP 20 45 55
16 Zach Pop 40 45 50
17 Dillon Tate 40 45 50
18 Rylan Bannon 35 45 50
19 Adam Hall 20 45 50
20 Michael Baumann 25 45 50
21 Alex Wells 25 45 50
22 Jean Carlos Encarnacion 20 45 55
23 Cadyn Grenier 20 45 50
24 DJ Stewart 45 45 45
25 Jean Carmona 20 45 50
26 Cody Carroll 40 40 45
27 Brett Cumberland 30 40 45
28 John Means 40 40 45
29 Cameron Bishop 20 40 45
30 Matthias Dietz 20 40 50

2017 Top Prospect List

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2 minutes ago, NCRaven said:

Looking forward to the many arguments to follow!

I won't be able to sleep until I find out where Zoellner end up.  I'm guessing just outside the top 10, Dan sounded really excited about him.

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Just now, Can_of_corn said:

I won't be able to sleep until I find out where Zoellner end up.  I'm guessing just outside the top 10, Dan sounded really excited about him.

Were you born with a whip and your hand and images of dead horses in your dreams?!!

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1 minute ago, NCRaven said:

Were you born with a whip and your hand and images of dead horses in your dreams?!!

Trading 750K in slot money for Jack will never stop being funny to me.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Can_of_corn said:

Trading 750K in slot money room that they were not permitted by ownership to spend for Jack will never stop being funny to me.

 

 

I know. 

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3 hours ago, Can_of_corn said:

I won't be able to sleep until I find out where Zoellner end up.  I'm guessing just outside the top 10, Dan sounded really excited about him.

Boy, you really like dredging up Zoellner every chance you get, don’t you?   I’m rooting for the guy just so that you’ll have to eat crow! (But I’m not expecting that you’ll have to.)

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7 hours ago, Frobby said:

Boy, you really like dredging up Zoellner every chance you get, don’t you?   I’m rooting for the guy just so that you’ll have to eat crow! (But I’m not expecting that you’ll have to.)

Imagine the look on Corns face when "Jack Zoellner Bobblehead Night" happens.

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27 minutes ago, foxfield said:

Ill bring the crow.  (Can I use a raven?  Just kidding)

Another Baltimore team we can stick a fork in. ☹️

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I read somewhere on this site that Dean Kremer’s results improved dramatically when he was informed by the Dodger’s analytics. 

One thing Dan and Rajics (sp?) have done is add a lot of arms over the last 12-18 months. It sure would be great if our new leaders are able to help them get better.

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1 minute ago, LookinUp said:

I read somewhere on this site that Dean Kremer’s results improved dramatically when he was informed by the Dodger’s analytics

One thing Dan and Rajics (sp?) have done is add a lot of arms over the last 12-18 months. It sure would be great if our new leaders are able to help them get better.

As opposed to Tate who saw his K rate drop after he started throwing more 2 seam fastballs after the O's acquired him.

 

BTW I think it was a BA article that said that.

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Encarnacion and Carmona both outside the top 20. Both were considered strong gets at the deadline. 

Are Tony and Luke just hesitant to rank high on projection-based prospects or did they see something they didn't like?

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