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MLB Pipeline's top 30 lists are out for all teams and the website has also been updated and made snazzy.

The Orioles list can be found here.

There are scouting grades and write-ups for all 30 players, so click on through. 

Unclear why Brandon Bailey's picture doesn't show up on this post.

RANK PLAYER POSITION TEAM LEVEL ETA AGE HEIGHT / WEIGHT BATS THROWS
1
Photo headshot of Adley Rutschman
Adley Rutschman
C
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Baltimore Orioles
A (Full)
 
2021 22 6' 2" / 216 lbs S R
2
Photo headshot of Grayson Rodriguez
Grayson Rodriguez
RHP
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
A (Full)
 
2022 20 6' 5" / 220 lbs L R
3
Photo headshot of DL Hall
DL Hall
LHP
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
A (Adv)
 
2021 21 6' 2" / 195 lbs L L
4
Photo headshot of Ryan Mountcastle
Ryan Mountcastle
1B
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
MLB
 
2020 23 6' 3" / 195 lbs R R
5
Photo headshot of Austin Hays
Austin Hays
OF
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Baltimore Orioles
MLB
 
2020 24 6' 1" / 195 lbs R R
6
Photo headshot of Gunnar Henderson
Gunnar Henderson
SS
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Baltimore Orioles
ROK
 
2023 18 6' 3" / 195 lbs L R
7
Photo headshot of Yusniel Diaz
Yusniel Diaz
OF
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Baltimore Orioles
AA
 
2021 23 6' 1" / 195 lbs R R
8
Photo headshot of Michael Baumann
Michael Baumann
RHP
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
AA
 
2020 24 6' 4" / 225 lbs R R
9
Photo headshot of Dean Kremer
Dean Kremer
RHP
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
MLB
 
2020 24 6' 3" / 180 lbs R R
10
Photo headshot of Zac Lowther
Zac Lowther
LHP
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
AA
 
2020 23 6' 2" / 235 lbs L L
11
Photo headshot of Keegan Akin
Keegan Akin
LHP
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Baltimore Orioles
MLB
 
2020 24 6' 0" / 225 lbs L L
12
Photo headshot of Hunter Harvey
Hunter Harvey
RHP
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Baltimore Orioles
MLB
 
2020 25 6' 3" / 175 lbs R R
13
Photo headshot of Adam Hall
Adam Hall
SS/2B
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
A (Full)
 
2022 20 6' 0" / 170 lbs R R
14
Photo headshot of Kyle Stowers
Kyle Stowers
OF
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
A (Short)
 
2022 22 6' 3" / 200 lbs L L
15
Photo headshot of Alex Wells
Alex Wells
LHP
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
AA
 
2021 22 6' 1" / 190 lbs L L
16
Photo headshot of Ryan McKenna
Ryan McKenna
OF
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
MLB
 
2020 23 5' 11" / 185 lbs R R
17
Photo headshot of Drew Rom
Drew Rom
LHP
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
A (Full)
 
2023 20 6' 2" / 170 lbs L L
18
Photo headshot of Rylan Bannon
Rylan Bannon
2B/3B
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
AAA
 
2020 23 5' 7" / 180 lbs R R
19
Photo headshot of Cody Sedlock
Cody Sedlock
RHP
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
AA
 
2021 24 6' 3" / 190 lbs R R
20
Photo headshot of Brandon Bailey
Brandon Bailey
RHP
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
MLB
 
2020 25 5' 10" / 175 lbs R R
21
Photo headshot of Brenan Hanifee
Brenan Hanifee
RHP
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
A (Adv)
 
2021 21 6' 5" / 215 lbs R R
22
Photo headshot of Kyle Bradish
Kyle Bradish
RHP
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
A (Adv)
 
2022 23 6' 4" / 190 lbs R R
23
Photo headshot of Zach Watson
Zach Watson
OF
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
A (Full)
 
2022 22 6' 0" / 160 lbs R R
24
Photo headshot of Cadyn Grenier
Cadyn Grenier
SS/2B
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
A (Adv)
 
2021 23 5' 11" / 188 lbs R R
25
Photo headshot of Mason McCoy
Mason McCoy
SS/2B
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
AA
 
2020 24 6' 0" / 175 lbs R R
26
Photo headshot of Blaine Knight
Blaine Knight
RHP
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
A (Adv)
 
2022 23 6' 3" / 165 lbs R R
27
Photo headshot of Darell Hernaiz
Darell Hernaiz
SS
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
ROK
 
2024 18 6' 1" / 170 lbs R R
28
Photo headshot of Dillon Tate
Dillon Tate
RHP
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
MLB
 
2020 25 6' 2" / 195 lbs R R
29
Photo headshot of Bruce Zimmermann
Bruce Zimmermann
LHP
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
AAA
 
2020 25 6' 2" / 215 lbs L L
30
Photo headshot of Gray Fenter
Gray Fenter
RHP
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
A (Full)
 
2021 24 6' 0" / 200 lbs R R

 

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6 hours ago, MurphDogg said:

MLB Pipeline's top 30 lists are out for all teams and the website has also been updated and made snazzy.

The Orioles list can be found here.

There are scouting grades and write-ups for all 30 players, so click on through. 

Unclear why Brandon Bailey's picture doesn't show up on this post.

RANK PLAYER POSITION TEAM LEVEL ETA AGE HEIGHT / WEIGHT BATS THROWS
1
Photo headshot of Adley Rutschman
Adley Rutschman
C
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
A (Full)
 
2021 22 6' 2" / 216 lbs S R
2
Photo headshot of Grayson Rodriguez
Grayson Rodriguez
RHP
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
A (Full)
 
2022 20 6' 5" / 220 lbs L R
3
Photo headshot of DL Hall
DL Hall
LHP
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
A (Adv)
 
2021 21 6' 2" / 195 lbs L L
4
Photo headshot of Ryan Mountcastle
Ryan Mountcastle
1B
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
MLB
 
2020 23 6' 3" / 195 lbs R R
5
Photo headshot of Austin Hays
Austin Hays
OF
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
MLB
 
2020 24 6' 1" / 195 lbs R R
6
Photo headshot of Gunnar Henderson
Gunnar Henderson
SS
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
ROK
 
2023 18 6' 3" / 195 lbs L R
7
Photo headshot of Yusniel Diaz
Yusniel Diaz
OF
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
AA
 
2021 23 6' 1" / 195 lbs R R
8
Photo headshot of Michael Baumann
Michael Baumann
RHP
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
AA
 
2020 24 6' 4" / 225 lbs R R
9
Photo headshot of Dean Kremer
Dean Kremer
RHP
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
MLB
 
2020 24 6' 3" / 180 lbs R R
10
Photo headshot of Zac Lowther
Zac Lowther
LHP
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
AA
 
2020 23 6' 2" / 235 lbs L L
11
Photo headshot of Keegan Akin
Keegan Akin
LHP
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
MLB
 
2020 24 6' 0" / 225 lbs L L
12
Photo headshot of Hunter Harvey
Hunter Harvey
RHP
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
MLB
 
2020 25 6' 3" / 175 lbs R R
13
Photo headshot of Adam Hall
Adam Hall
SS/2B
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
A (Full)
 
2022 20 6' 0" / 170 lbs R R
14
Photo headshot of Kyle Stowers
Kyle Stowers
OF
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
A (Short)
 
2022 22 6' 3" / 200 lbs L L
15
Photo headshot of Alex Wells
Alex Wells
LHP
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
AA
 
2021 22 6' 1" / 190 lbs L L
16
Photo headshot of Ryan McKenna
Ryan McKenna
OF
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
MLB
 
2020 23 5' 11" / 185 lbs R R
17
Photo headshot of Drew Rom
Drew Rom
LHP
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
A (Full)
 
2023 20 6' 2" / 170 lbs L L
18
Photo headshot of Rylan Bannon
Rylan Bannon
2B/3B
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
AAA
 
2020 23 5' 7" / 180 lbs R R
19
Photo headshot of Cody Sedlock
Cody Sedlock
RHP
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
AA
 
2021 24 6' 3" / 190 lbs R R
20
Photo headshot of Brandon Bailey
Brandon Bailey
RHP
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
MLB
 
2020 25 5' 10" / 175 lbs R R
21
Photo headshot of Brenan Hanifee
Brenan Hanifee
RHP
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
A (Adv)
 
2021 21 6' 5" / 215 lbs R R
22
Photo headshot of Kyle Bradish
Kyle Bradish
RHP
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
A (Adv)
 
2022 23 6' 4" / 190 lbs R R
23
Photo headshot of Zach Watson
Zach Watson
OF
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
A (Full)
 
2022 22 6' 0" / 160 lbs R R
24
Photo headshot of Cadyn Grenier
Cadyn Grenier
SS/2B
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
A (Adv)
 
2021 23 5' 11" / 188 lbs R R
25
Photo headshot of Mason McCoy
Mason McCoy
SS/2B
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
AA
 
2020 24 6' 0" / 175 lbs R R
26
Photo headshot of Blaine Knight
Blaine Knight
RHP
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
A (Adv)
 
2022 23 6' 3" / 165 lbs R R
27
Photo headshot of Darell Hernaiz
Darell Hernaiz
SS
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
ROK
 
2024 18 6' 1" / 170 lbs R R
28
Photo headshot of Dillon Tate
Dillon Tate
RHP
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
MLB
 
2020 25 6' 2" / 195 lbs R R
29
Photo headshot of Bruce Zimmermann
Bruce Zimmermann
LHP
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
AAA
 
2020 25 6' 2" / 215 lbs L L
30
Photo headshot of Gray Fenter
Gray Fenter
RHP
Baltimore Orioles Logo
Baltimore Orioles
A (Full)
 
2021 24 6' 0" / 200 lbs R R

 

Pretty decent list. Wouldn’t you say?

Some rankings can be adjusted slightly but nothing drastic. No Welk will be something we laugh at in 12 months or sooner however.  Some young guys finally popping up and next year maybe even younger. These are really exciting times for the system.  International talent and a 2020 draft will come to fortify this group in a matter of months too.  Whoa.  

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Not a bad list.  For me, while I like most everyone on the list, I think there is a noticeable drop-off in upside at 17 after Rom who is in front of Bannon and Sedlock.  

It seems likely or possible that we will lose Mountcastle, Hays, Diaz, Baumann, Kremer, Lowther, Akin and Harvey off the top of this list - seven of our top 12 unless the FO really slow-plays the promotions (or the guys don't produce and lose prospect luster).  If our FO slow-promotes, it would be the clearest indication to me that we are likely in tanking mode again next season.  Perhaps not full tanking, but more of a "we are promoting guys to the majors, but not supplementing them with quality free agents".  Assuming the guys are doing fine or well in the minors, I sure would like to see Baumann, Lowther, Akin and Kremer tested in the majors this season.  I think it is important for their development that they start their major league experience sooner than later if they deserve it and to see what we have in them entering 2021.  

If our 2020 draft has the same impact on the top 15 of the above list (see AR, Henderson and Stowers), then it seems likely that next year's list would be of comparable strength, but perhaps not a much stronger one without existing prospects (most likely candidates for that step up to include IMO Henderson, Adam Hall, Darell Hernaiz, Toby Welk, Drew Rom, Stowers and then perhaps a drop-off to Watson, Janvrin, Dashbach and a couple others) stepping up or some international prospects starting to impact the list or quality prospects received in trade (Mancini).

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Is a potential all star closer (Harvey) not more valuable than a potential back of rotation starter (Akin/Kremer)? I guess both of those guys could end up as #3’s but it just seems that Harvey at this point is closer to reaching that ceiling. 

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3 hours ago, survivedc said:

Is a potential all star closer (Harvey) not more valuable than a potential back of rotation starter (Akin/Kremer)? I guess both of those guys could end up as #3’s but it just seems that Harvey at this point is closer to reaching that ceiling. 

It’s assuming a lot to say Harvey is a potential all star closer.     He throws 99 — so do a lot of other relievers who are not all star closers.    The guy has thrown about 27 professional innings as a reliever, none of which were as a closer.    Plus, he got shut down at the end of last year with a tired arm, and you have to consider his long injury history.    I’m not saying you can’t make a case to put him above Akin and Kremer (the OH list did), but there’s a lot to consider in making that judgment.   

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4 hours ago, Frobby said:

It’s assuming a lot to say Harvey is a potential all star closer.     He throws 99 — so do a lot of other relievers who are not all star closers.    The guy has thrown about 27 professional innings as a reliever, none of which were as a closer.    Plus, he got shut down at the end of last year with a tired arm, and you have to consider his long injury history.    I’m not saying you can’t make a case to put him above Akin and Kremer (the OH list did), but there’s a lot to consider in making that judgment.   

No doubt about it, his injury history knocks him down a few pegs. His stuff was electric last year, though I think it was such a long time coming many fans (myself included) were thrilled to see anything from him.

I look at all star closer as a realistic, though difficult to attain ceiling, as we have already seen ML hitters overmatched by him.

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7 hours ago, Frobby said:

It’s assuming a lot to say Harvey is a potential all star closer.     He throws 99 — so do a lot of other relievers who are not all star closers.    The guy has thrown about 27 professional innings as a reliever, none of which were as a closer.    Plus, he got shut down at the end of last year with a tired arm, and you have to consider his long injury history.    I’m not saying you can’t make a case to put him above Akin and Kremer (the OH list did), but there’s a lot to consider in making that judgment.   

Also, Kremer and Akin have the fallback position of being relievers.   Akin, as a reliever, could be a mid to high 90's lefty.  Kremer could be mid 90's guy with a plus breaking pitch.

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6 hours ago, Enjoy Terror said:

This post is terrible on mobile and twice as bad when the first reply quotes the entire OP for no reason.

Very generally, I’d prefer that posters not quote the entirety of very long posts when responding.    

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