Young O’s hitters need to find right level of aggressiveness

In Austin Hays and Ryan Mountcastle, the Orioles have two homegrown players with a lot of offensive talent. Hays was a finalist in 2017 for Baseball America’s National Player of the Year in the minors. Mountcastle was the organization’s Minor League Player of the Year last season when he was also the International League MVP. Besides having in common youth and an abundance of talent, ... read more

Wade LeBlanc throws five scoreless in intrasquad action

Two starting pitchers in line to start the third game of the 2020 season matched up tonight during the Orioles’ fourth intrasquad game at Camden Yards. Lefty Wade LeBlanc started for the home team wearing white while right-hander Kohl Stewart took the mound for the visitors in orange. LeBlanc threw a strong game with five scoreless innings and his squad won 3-0 in a six-inning ... read more

Some interesting names emerge as O’s add to player pool

He was not even a non-roster invite to spring training in February, but the guy they call “Big Mike” could make his major league debut during the shortened season of 2020. Right-hander Michael Baumann, who has some of the best stuff on the Orioles farm, was added to the club’s 60-man player pool on Friday. The O’s list of additions also included their 2019 top ... read more

Núñez on his 2019 production, Cobb on labor talks

He may have entered pro baseball as a big bonus kid from Venezuela, but it took Renato Núñez quite some time to get an extended big league chance. It happened in his third season with his third team. And it was with the Orioles, who acquired him on waivers from Texas on May 13, 2018. Later that summer he got a chance to play every ... read more

Even during short season, the search for MLB success goes on

He had a very decorated minor league career. He was the Orioles’ No. 1 prospect at the end of the 2016 season and twice was in Baseball America’s top 100 nationally. He hit .340 while winning a batting title in the Single-A South Atlantic League and he’s played twice in the All-Star Futures Game. But 25-year-old catcher Chance Sisco is still searching to find big ... read more

A few notes on openers, testing and some draft math

There are a few ways the Orioles could go with their rotation come opening day on July 24. They could have the traditional five-man look or go with a six-man rotation. If pitchers are not built up enough yet, teams can even piggyback starters, where one pitches the first half of the game and another the rest. They could also go with an opener. If ... read more

With international signing period extended, can O’s take advantage?

We recently learned a couple of things that could have a long-range benefit for the Orioles. Major League Baseball has pushed back the end of the current international amateur signing period to Oct. 15, 2020 and the Orioles have nearly $1.6 million remaining from their original pool of $6.48 million to sign players. This is not to be confused with the start of the next ... read more

Miguel Castro on first few days of camp and more

During his Zoom interview session with reporters today, Orioles right-handed reliever Miguel Castro was asked about the growing number of players opting out of playing this season around the sport. Among the latest today is Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis, a former Oriole. Did Castro have any concerns about reporting to the O’s camp and playing this year? “It is very unfortunate what is really ... read more