Future is now: Kyle Bradish is here in Birdland

The Baltimore Orioles entered the year with questions in their rotation. Once aligned, questions still arouse, but it appeared the future was going to wait, at least a little while.

But fate has decided otherwise. John Means has had Tommy John Surgery and is gone for 2022, Dean Kremer was been out with an oblique strain and Chris Ellis has now been placed on the 10-day IL, leaving the rotation with as many holes as swiss cheese.

The door has opened up, and Kyle Bradish walks through. The future is beginning to arrive in Birdland.

Bradish is the Orioles No. 10 prospect. The 6’4″ righty out of New Mexico State was acquired from the Los Angeles Angels in a trade that sent Dylan Bundy to Anaheim.

Holding a power fastball that touches 98 mph helps to set up his mid 80’s curve, throwing batters off. Carrying a four-pitch arsenal, Bradish has made an impact in the Orioles system.

On the year, Bradish has pitched in three games for the Norfolk Tides. With a record of 2-0 and pitching 15 innings, Bradish has held batters to a .148 average and struck out 17 with only three walks allowed.

Bradish is the first in a line of young phenoms that fans are waiting to see in orange and black this year, as names like Adley Rutschman, Grayson Rodriguez and DL Hall are all expected to make their big league debuts this season.

What we do know is Bradish has arrived, and the Red Sox are standing in front of him. It was announced by MASN’s Roch Kubatko that Bradish would make his Major League debut against Boston Friday night.

The future is now, and Kyle Bradish is the first piece to arrive. Get ready, Birdland!

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