The Orioles may have wrapped up the 2020 regular season and ended activities at the Bowie alternate site, where some young players got critical development time this summer. But today they are starting their fall instructional league. It’s an opportunity for more young and developing players to get individual and team work in at the organization’s Ed Smith Stadium complex in Sarasota, Fla.
“Our instructional league camp allows us to further develop and evaluate young players in our system,” Orioles executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias said in a press release. “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.”
Here is the camp roster.
Right-handed pitchers (18): Carter Baumler, Randy Beriguete, Kyle Brnovich, Noah Denoyer, Connor Gillispie, Thomas Girard, Dan Hammer, Blaine Knight, Héctor López, Morgan McSweeney, Zach Peek, Ofelky Peralta, Shelton Perkins, Grayson Rodriguez, Houston Roth, Luis Sánchez, Kade Strowd, Brandon Young.
Left-handed pitchers (6): DL Hall, Zac Lowther, Easton Lucas, Zach Muckenhirn, Luis Ortiz, Drew Rom.
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.
This roster includes five of the six players the O’s selected in the 2020 First-Year Player Draft. But not included is outfielder Heston Kjerstad from the University of Arkansas. He was taken No. 2 overall by the Orioles. Elias will talk with reporters later today about this camp and likely provide details about Kjerstad’s missing this camp.
Due to health and safetly considerations, the camp will be closed to public and media.