Josh Michael: Keegan Akin trending up, possibly O’s best pitching prospect

There’s no sugarcoating it, there’s not a lot to be excited about for Orioles fans at the moment. There are, however, several prospects that have seen their stock rise in 2018, and among the top of the class is left-handed pitcher Keegan Akin. Akin, 23, was selected by the Orioles in the second round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of Western Michigan. Along ... read more

#VoteOrange to send your favorite Orioles to All-Star Game in D.C.

The second American League All-Star voting update was released Tuesday afternoon, and shortstop Manny Machado remains at the top of the ballot for his position. In last week’s first ballot update, Machado held a strong lead over the Indians’ Francisco Lindor by more than 110,000 votes. This week, the Orioles’ three-time All-Star has almost doubled his lead with 671,133 votes to Astros shortstop Carlos Correa’s ... read more

Opposite dugout: Injuries, stagnant offense have Nationals fighting extra hard

Manager: Dave Martinez (1st season) Record: 38-32 Last 10 games: 3-7 Who to watch: RF Bryce Harper (19 HR, 43 RBIs); SS Trea Turner (.256 with 25 RBIs, 20 SB); LF Juan Soto (.325 average with 6 HR, 14 RBIs); CF Michael A. Taylor (53 hits, 21 SB); LHP Gio Gonzalez (6-3, 3.01 ERA); RHP Max Scherzer (10-3, 2.06 ERA); RHP Sean Doolittle (1.47 ERA, ... read more

Opposite Dugout: Rebuilding Marlins look to build off series win vs. Giants

Manager: Don Mattingly (2nd season with Marlins) Record: 26-43 Last 10 games: 6-4 Who to watch: RF/3B Brian Anderson (.304, 33 RBIs), 2B Starlin Castro (.282), 1B Justin Bour (10 HR, 29 RBIs), CF Lewis Brinson (26 RBIs), C J.T Realmuto (22 RBIs), RHP Kyle Barraclough (4 saves) Season series vs. Orioles: First meeting (2-1 in 2015) Pitching probables: June 15: RHP José Ureña (1-8) ... read more

Zach Wilt: Pitching staff has been hurt by O’s reliance on longball

Through 67 games this season, the Orioles pitching staff has totaled 32 quality starts. They rank seventh in the major leagues in that category. If you had told me back in February that the O’s rotation would rank in the top third of the league in quality starts in 2018 after finishing 27th a season ago, I would have predicted a playoff team with a ... read more

Youth baseball player Ralph Warner recovering from scary injury

Ralph Warner, 11, loves baseball. It’s obvious from the way he talks about Major League Baseball players he idolizes, his favorite team - the New York Mets, and his youth baseball team. Warner recently traveled to Maryland from his home in Midland Park, N.J., to compete in the Cal Ripken Experience Turn Two Tournament. He was on the mound in a championship bracket game when ... read more

Josh Michael: Checking out the O’s Dominican Summer League team

Quick, which Orioles minor league affiliate do you know the least about? Odds are, about half of you said the Rookie-level Dominican Summer League Orioles and the other half probably said either the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Orioles or the short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds because you’ve never heard about the Dominican Summer League Orioles. The DSL Orioles got their season underway on June 2, and ... read more

Andrew Stetka: Digesting disappointing news about Hunter Harvey

There’s no use trying to sugarcoat what the Orioles are going through this season. It’s bad, and has the potential to get worse. They remain the only team in baseball without at least 20 wins nearly midway through June. They are near the bottom in run differential along with every major offensive category and many of the pitching and defensive categories, as well. The snowball ... read more