Jump to content

Orioles Hangout Top Prospects: Who's #11?


ScottieBaseball

Orioles Hangout Top Prospects: Who's #11?  

77 members have voted

  1. 1. Orioles Hangout Top Prospects: Who's #11?


This poll is closed to new votes


Recommended Posts

It's that time of year, folks! Through talks with various scouts in and outside the Orioles organization, minor league operations executives, minor league coaches and managers, and the players themselves the Orioles Hangout staff has come up with the top 30 prospects in the organization.

Over the next few weeks we'll be releasing the remainder of our Top 30 Orioles Organizational Prospects List.

Here's the list so far:

1. Matt Wieters - C

2. Billy Rowell - 3B

3. Chorye Spoone - RHP

4. Nolan Reimold - OF

5. Brandon Erbe - RHP

6. Radhames Liz - RHP

7. Brandon Snyder - 1B/3B

8. Garrett Olson - LHP

9. Pedro Beato - RHP

10. Zach Britton - LHP

11. ?????

Chime in with who you think is going to be #11 on the list in our poll.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 40
  • Created
  • Last Reply

What i've read it seems that Hernandez has the higher ceiling at this time. However, Arrieta is impressing one inning at a time with advanced MiL hitters. But, again, Hernandez had quite an impressive full season in High A. So, I'm going with David - but I think that Jake is a close and these guys are 11 and 12 and will be in the top ten next year.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

What i've read it seems that Hernandez has the higher ceiling at this time. However, Arrieta is impressing one inning at a time with advanced MiL hitters. But, again, Hernandez had quite an impressive full season in High A. So, I'm going with David - but I think that Jake is a close and these guys are 11 and 12 and will be in the top ten next year.

Hernandez had a somewhat decent season. However I think he is vastly overrated on here. I mean he did put up a 4.95 ERA in A ball at 22 years old.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hernandez had a somewhat decent season. However I think he is vastly overrated on here. I mean he did put up a 4.95 ERA in A ball at 22 years old.

He's a little old for the league but ERA is almost completely meaningless RE: evaluation of prospects in minor leagues

Link to comment
Share on other sites

He's a little old for the league but ERA is almost completely meaningless RE: evaluation of prospects in minor leagues

His prospect status has been increased because of a couple of good starts, the bottomline is he is an average pitcher who throws hard. So far he has shown nothing to suggest he is any thing more than just average.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Gotta be Arrieta.

I wanted to say Arietta based on talent. Personally, I think he should have been considered for the top ten. Regardless, I think that the OH went with Hernandez at eleven. We'll see Arietta farther down because he didn't play this season, and by the time these rankings were made, not sure how much professional ball Arietta had played this fall. If any.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

His prospect status has been increased because of a couple of good starts, the bottomline is he is an average pitcher who throws hard. So far he has shown nothing to suggest he is any thing more than just average.

It's not just the good starts, it's the changes he made that resulted in the good starts. Prior to his 18 strikeout performance, he didn't throw his changeup to right-handed hitters. He mixed it in on a whim in the first inning of that game and had hitters guessing for nine innings. He had crazy-good command on his fastball that night, so that was a big help. I was skeptical, too, but I went back for his next start. He lacked the same masterful command, but he still netted 6 K's while giving up 3 hits and a walk in 7 IP.

I hate to put pressure on him and pass judgement based on such a small sample size, but I think given the opportunity to work this off-season with the addition to his arsenal might bring my speculation to fruition.

Or I could be completely wrong. :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

His prospect status has been increased because of a couple of good starts, the bottomline is he is an average pitcher who throws hard. So far he has shown nothing to suggest he is any thing more than just average.

I think it was clear when he was drafted that a LOT of people thought David Hernandez would pitch in the major leagues in some capacity. He's more than an "average" pitcher.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.




  • Posts

    • Worley has been elevated to the roster in front of this game. I think a decision will need to be made after this game as I think that he used up the exemption 
    • You guys that are worrying about blocking guys crack me up. If you aren’t adding in free agency you aren’t trying to win now. Besides the Os don’t have 7 allstar ballplayers coming up in the next 2 or 3 year.
    • Going from Mullins to Kiermaier is a downgrade and there is no proof that Cowser has anywhere close to the range of Mullins.   Better to keep Mullins and sign a FA starter. Stowers and Cowser will push Santander and Hays for playing time  in the near future but not quite yet.    I like the depth they provide.   Did you see how injuries hit Tampa last year?
    • Yes, they can.  But could they improve more by downgrading somewhat in CF to get a pitcher who’s a better option than anyone available on the FA market, age, health, ability and cost all considered?   That’s the question.   I’m not saying the answer is clear, but that is what Elias & co. need to consider.   And it depends on what Mullins would bring back and what the alternatives are in CF.   Trade Mullins straight up for Lopez and sign Kiermaier until Cowser is ready?   I am not crazy about that one.  But there could be some similar scenario that works.  
    • There are many ways to improve.  In my opinion starting pitching is our greatest weakness.  If we can trade from our strengths, position players, to enhance our pitching staff, then do it if the right deal came along.  I'd be willing to part with about any position player on our mlb roster other than Adley and Gunnar.  If Mullins is our most valuable trade piece on the roster, then trade him for pitching.  I feel we have enough young talent coming up to replace his production in the lineup. Let's be clear, I'm not advocating a firesale or anything goofy. But with Westburg, Ortiz, Stowers, Cowser, etc all possibly seeing MLB time this year and hopefully outperforming who they replace in the lineup, and a full year of Gunnar and Adley, I expect the runs scored to increase even if we don't add bats from free agency.  But it's the arms that worry me as Grod only 1 starter and will be limited on pitches.  I'm ok with trading a position starter if we can get a worthwhile pitcher, and Mullins may be the best chip to play.   And given that I'm down on him repeating a 3.8 WAR season or better in 2023, he'd be at the top of my list.  We will get more for him than we would for a Hays, Mateo or Urias.
    • But the O's can keep Mullins, improve at other positions and have a better team.
  • Popular Contributors

×
×
  • Create New...