A look at the Orioles’ 2016 draft with Baseball America’s John Manuel (video)

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Baseball America has given the Orioles solid reviews for their 2016 draft, which featured three pitchers from the Midwest as their top three picks: Cody Sedlock, Keegan Akin and Matthias Dietz. This morning at the Winter Meetings, I interviewed Baseball America editor in chief John Manuel to get his thoughts on the Orioles’ draft. “First, I like that Cody Sedlock has ... read more

O’s Brian Graham with a Hunter Harvey update (Sale to Boston)

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Since the middle of the 2014 season, Orioles pitching prospect Hunter Harvey has thrown 12 2/3 innings. Despite that, the Orioles can envision a day when he is pitching at or near the top of their rotation. It is just going to take a while. Harvey was shut down late in July 2014 with a strained right flexor mass. The next ... read more

Orioles invite top prospect Chance Sisco to minicamp

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Orioles manager Buck Showalter is finalizing his roster for next month’s minicamp at the Ed Smith Stadium complex in Sarasota, with certain players requiring their approval. Catcher Chance Sisco will be part of it. Sisco, 21, is viewed as the eventual successor to Matt Wieters if the latter leaves via free agency. He’s ticketed for Triple-A Norfolk to start the 2017 ... read more

O’s scouting director Gary Rajsich on the 2016 draft

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - It wasn’t long after Orioles scouting director Gary Rajsich wrapped up a 2016 draft that is playing to some good reviews among national analysts that he began work on the next one. As it stands right now, the Orioles have the 23rd pick in round one of the 2017 First-Year Player Draft. But here at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention ... read more

Orlando Gomez retires after a 52-year career in baseball

He managed Manny Machado, Jonathan Schoop and the 2011 Frederick Keys to the Single-A Carolina League championship. Now, after a 52-year career in baseball, Orlando Gomez is retiring. Gomez was named the recipient of the Orioles’ Cal Ripken Sr. Player Development Award after leading Frederick to a 80-59 record in 2011. He has worked for the Orioles for 12 years, managing three of the last ... read more

They didn’t make top 10 prospects list, but could be in second 10

In late October, Baseball America released a new list of the Orioles’ top 10 prospects, coming off the 2016 season. Today, we’ll look at a few players that might make the second 10. But first, another look at Baseball America’s Orioles top 10:1. Chance Sisco2. Cody Sedlock3. Ryan Mountcastle4. Hunter Harvey5. Trey Mancini6. Keegan Akin7. Austin Hays8. Jomar Reyes9. Chris Lee10. Tanner Scott Here are ... read more

Players that could be added to the 40-man today, plus other notes

The Orioles today are expected to add a few players to their 40-man roster to protect them from being lost to another team in the Rule 5 draft. Today is the final date for teams to make 40-man additions to protect those players from being selected in the Rule 5 draft on Dec. 8 at the Winter Meetings. This list is a partial list of ... read more

Orioles add Tides to exhibition schedule

The Orioles are extending their 2017 exhibition schedule beyond the final Grapefruit League game in Sarasota. Triple-A Norfolk and the Orioles announced this afternoon that the teams will play a March 31 game at Harbor Park. The first pitch is slated for 3:05 p.m. This will be the Orioles’ fifth appearance in Norfolk since the Tides became the Triple-A affiliate in 2007. Harbor Park served ... read more