Orioles to host fall instructional league camp in Sarasota

The Baltimore Orioles will host the team’s Fall Instructional League camp at the Ed Smith Stadium complex in Sarasota, Fla. beginning on Monday, October 5. The Instructional League program focuses on specific individual development while providing additional playing time to accelerate a player’s progress through the minor league system. The roster of players participating in this year’s camp is listed below.

The club’s farm system ranks as the eighth-best in baseball and includes five players listed among the Top 100 prospects, according to MLB Pipeline. C Adley Rutschman (No. 2), RHP GRAYSON RODRIGUEZ RHP Grayson Rodriguez (No. 31), OF Heston Kjerstad (No. 55), LHP DL Hall (No. 64), and INF/OF Ryan Mountcastle (No. 90).

The 2020 season featured Major League debuts by three Orioles listed among the Top 30 prospects in the organization, as rated by MLB Pipeline. Mountcastle (No. 5), RHP Dean Kremer (No. 10), and LHP Keegan Akin (No. 15). Mountcastle’s 2020 campaign was rated as the 10th-best rookie season by MLB Pipeline after batting .333/.386/.492 and ranking among American League rookie leaders in several offensive categories.

“Our Instructional League camp allows us to further develop and evaluate young players in our system,” said Mike Elias, Orioles Executive Vice President and General Manager. “Our farm system’s recent improvement reflects the hard work of many people and the organization’s commitment to excel in domestic and international scouting and player development. This group of 55 players will gain invaluable experience while in Sarasota this fall. We are also very proud to include 15 international participants in this group, featuring players from The Bahamas, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Panama, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.”

ORIOLES INSTRUCTIONAL LEAGUE ROSTER

PITCHERS (24)

RHP Carter Baumler, RHP Randy Beriguete, RHP Kyle Brnovich, RHP Noah Denoyer, RHP Connor Gillispie, RHP Thomas Girard, LHP DL Hall, RHP Dan Hammer, RHP Blaine Knight, RHP Héctor López, LHP Zac Lowther, LHP Easton Lucas, RHP Morgan McSweeney, LHP Zach Muckenhirn, LHP Luis Ortiz, RHP Zach Peek, RHP Ofelky Peralta, RHP Shelton Perkins, RHP Grayson Rodriguez, LHP Drew Rom, RHP Houston Roth, RHP Luis Sánchez, RHP Kade Strowd, RHP Brandon Young

CATCHERS (6)

Jordan Cannon, Brett Cumberland, Maverick Handley, Ricardo Rivera, Cody Roberts, Adley Rutschman

INFIELDERS (17)

Rylan Bannon, José Cosma, Andrew Daschbach, Adam Hall, Gunnar Henderson, Darell Hernaiz, Roberto Martínez, Coby Mayo, Joey Ortiz, Erinson Placencia, James Rolle, Leonel Sánchez, Anthony Servideo, Dax Stubbs, Terrin Vavra, Toby Welk, Jordan Westburg

OUTFIELDERS (8)

Stiven Acevedo, Isaac Bellony, Luis González, Dylan Harris, Hudson Haskin, Johnny Rizer, Kyle Stowers, Zach Watson

Due to health and safety considerations, the 2020 Orioles Instructional League camp will be closed to the public and media. Orioles pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to 2021 Spring Training on February 16 and the first full-squad workout is set for February 22. The 2021 season will mark the Orioles’ 12th consecutive Spring Training season in Sarasota and the club’s 11th at renovated Ed Smith Stadium.

In the 11 years since the Orioles moved Major League Spring Training to Sarasota, more than one million fans have enjoyed Orioles games at Ed Smith Stadium. The Orioles’ engagement with the Greater Sarasota community goes far beyond baseball. By marketing Sarasota to fans in the Mid-Atlantic region, operating a year-round athletic training facility, producing entertainment and sporting events, partnering with charitable causes, and hosting and often subsidizing youth sports tournaments and activities, the Orioles demonstrate an abiding commitment to their Florida home. For more information, visit Orioles.com/spring.