The Baltimore Orioles announced their 2020 spring training non-roster invitees today that will partake in action in Sarasota, Florida with the organization.
The invitees are listed below:
RHP Christian Alvarado
LHP Ty Blach
LHP Hunter Cervenka
RHP Marcos Diplán
RHP Tom Eshelman
RHP Eric Hanhold
LHP Zac Lowther
RHP Brady Rogers
RHP Chandler Shepherd
LHP Alex Wells
LHP Rob Zastryzny
LHP Bruce Zimmermann
Among these names, several stand out, such as 2019 No. 1 overall draft pick Adley Rutschman. O’s fans will get an early look at the future of Baltimore, as the former Oregon State standout will get a chance to compete with current Orioles players.
Joining Rutschman at the catcher position is newly acquired veteran Bryan Holaday. The 32-year-old most recently played for Miami and could be a solid veteran presence to Rutschman and other young catchers.
Yusniel Diaz is a name that stands out because of his high ceiling and the fact that he was the main return in the Manny Machado trade. The 23-year-old Cuban outfielder has electric power at the plate and could potentially become a regular name for the Orioles. While he is yet to show that potential so far, spring training could be a good place to start for Baltimore’s No. 5 prospect.
Alex Wells will get a chance to shine among pitchers in Sarasota as well. The 22-year-old Australian ranks 20th among Baltimore prospects and had a strong showing in Bowie last season.
Rylan Bannon is an exciting infield prospect that played second base for Bowie and Norfolk last season. He ranks 23rd on the Orioles’ top prospects list.
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