5 Orioles poised for breakout seasons in 2023

After a surprising 2022 campaign, the Orioles rebuild is officially behind them, as they look forward to postseason contention. Our Justin Sutphin lists five O’s players who are poised to have breakout seasons in 2023:

Around the Nest: Edition 9 – Swirvin Irvin, jack-of-all-trades

Cole Irvin is Baltimore’s newest pitcher, but he is so much more. On this edition of Around the Nest, our Stephen Heckman showcases the amazing life of Swirvin Irvin and how he both gives back to the community and interacts with fans outside of the ballpark.

O’s lead way with 8 prospects in MLB Pipeline 2023 top 100

The Orioles have a league-leading eight prospects in MLB Pipeline’s top 100. Our Zack Bucklew tells you which guys made the list and where they are ranked:

Orioles 2023 projected starting lineup & player stats

With the 2023 season approaching, the Orioles’ lineup is as strong as it’s been in years. Our Stephen Heckman projects what each member of the O’s lineup will do statistically this year:

Orioles flex prospect talent in latest Baseball America rankings

The Orioles have a league-leading eight prospects in Baseball America’s latest top 100 prospect rankings. Our Stephen Heckman dives in on each prospect who made the list:

Around the Nest: Edition 8 – Trey Mancini sticking to Birdland promises

Although he might not play for the Orioles any longer, Trey Mancini and The Trey Mancini Foundation are still giving back to the Baltimore community. Our Stephen Heckman details this relationship on this edition of Around the Nest:

Orioles announce 2023 international signing class

The Orioles have announced that they are in agreement with 27 international prospects, highlighted by 16-year-old shortstop Luis Almeyda. Our Zack Bucklew introduces us to the Domincan native, along with the rest of the 2023 international signing class:

A sit-down with O’s prospect Peter Van Loon

After being drafted in the 16th round of the MLB Draft out of UC Irvine in 2021, right-hander Peter Van Loon has become one of the most underrated pitching prospects in the Orioles organization. Our Zack Bucklew sits down with Van Loon to discuss his journey thus far:

Around the Nest: Edition 7 – Birdland Caravan returns for 2023

The Birdland Caravan is back for 2023! Our Stephen Heckman provides you with all the details on each event coming to your community on this edition of Around the Nest:

Grading Orioles offseason moves thus far

The Orioles haven’t made a big splash in the market this offseason but have made upgrades in positions of need to fill out their club. Our Kyle April grades each addition to the 2023 club by position:

Around the Nest: Edition 6 – O’s ownership group partners to distribute meals for community

The Orioles deepened their involvement with the community when they announced they were partnering with CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield to focus on The Food Project. Our Stephen Heckman shows us what work is being done on this edition of Around the Nest:

5 underrated O’s prospects to watch in 2023

As we get closer to the 2023 baseball season, our Zack Bucklew lists five Orioles prospects that are underrated in a system that is stacked full of talent:

Around the Nest: Edition 5 – McCanns make local hospital brighter this Christmas

New Orioles catcher James McCann and his wife Jessica’s twins were born seven weeks premature just over five years ago. Our Stephen Heckman has the story on how the McCanns are now giving back to the hospital and staff that helped them in their time of need on this edition of Around the Nest:

Orioles Christmas wishlist for 2023

It’s the holiday season, and what better way to celebrate than making a 2023 Orioles wishlist. Our Stephen Heckman has six wishes for the O’s for the upcoming season:

7 prospects that could debut for O’s in 2023

With a flux of top talent coming through the Orioles’ farm system, 2023 could be the year of the big league debut for Baltimore. Our Zack Bucklew gives you seven prospects who could make their big league debut this coming season:

Around the Nest: Edition 4 – David Hess won’t back down

Former O’s pitcher David Hess has gone through a lot over the last year after being diagnosed with cancer and having to go through chemotherapy. On this edition of Around the Nest, our Stephen Heckman covers Hess’ battle and how he’s using his situation to help others:

Around the Nest: Edition 3 – Gibson skrikes out more than just batters

Newly-signed Orioles pitcher Kyle Gibson held his annual Big League Blast event last month, which raised money for local food pantries. Our Stephen Heckman has the story on this week’s edition of Around the Nest:

Orioles 2022 Rule 5 Draft: Analysis & Overview

The O’s were once again active in this year’s Rule 5 Draft, selecting four players. Our Zack Bucklew has on the details on those players and the three the O’s lost in the process:

Around the Nest: Edition 2 – Mateo ready to open up

After a breakout season in Baltimore, Jorge Mateo is preparing an event to discuss his season, working with his brother in the Dominican Republic and being a parent with an autistic child. Our Stephen Heckman has all the info on this edition of Around the Nest:

O’s 3 big questions for 2023 season

With the offseason in full effect, our Stephen Heckman discusses three main questions the Orioles and their fans have heading into the 2023 season:

Kjerstad wins AFL MVP, how 2 Oriole prospects dominated 2022 AFL season

Seven Orioles prospects participated in the Arizona Fall League this year, with Heston Kjerstad and Noah Denoyer both named AFL All-Stars! Our Zack Bucklew recaps the 2022 AFL season for the Baby Birds:

Baltimore Orioles 2022 season recap: Part 4 – Rookie production

In the final part of our four-part Orioles 2022 season recap, our Stephen Heckman showcases the class of outstanding O’s rookies and their impact in leading the Birds to a winning season:

Baltimore Orioles 2022 season recap: Part 3 – Pitching & Defense

One of the biggest factors in the Orioles’ success in 2022 was the much-improved pitching staff and Gold-Glove-caliber defense! In part three of our Orioles 2022 season recap, our Steve Katz dives into the numbers, while also highlighting key contributors:

Baltimore Orioles 2022 season recap: Part 2 – Offensive production

In the second of our four-part Orioles season recap, our Justin Sutphin goes over the much-improved O’s offense and highlights key contributors from the 2022 lineup:

Case for Mateo: Why O’s shortstop should be Gold Glove finalist

Earlier this week, Rawlings released their 2022 Gold Glove Award finalists at the shortstop position, excluding O’s shortstop Jorge Mateo from the top-three. Our Stephen Heckman takes a closer look into Mateo’s ranks and makes a case as to why he should have been a finalist.

Baltimore Orioles 2022 season recap: Part 1 – Front office evaluation

The 2022 Baltimore Orioles had a year to remember, as they secured their first winning season since 2016! Our Zack Bucklew begins our four-part season recap reviewing the front office moves made prior to and during the season:

2022 Orioles MiLB All Star Team

The 2022 MiLB season was a great one for the Orioles farm system, with many top prospects continuing to develop and earn promotions on their way to the big leagues! Our Zack Bucklew recaps the best of the best, as he presents the 2022 O’s Minor League All-Star Team:

O’s look to clip Blue Jays’ wings in final series of 2022

The Orioles are back home from beautiful Oriole Park at Camden Yards for the last time this year, as they wrap up the 2022 season against the Toronto Blue Jays! Our Stephen Heckman has your final Series Preview of the season:

Orioles set to face Judge, AL East Champion Yankees in division match-up

The O’s are headed to the Bronx to play the 2022 AL East Champion New York Yankees for a three-game series! Our Stephen Heckman has your Series Preview:

O’s make final trip to Fenway for 4 games against Red Sox

The O’s begin their last road stretch of the season with four games against the newly postseason eliminated Boston Red Sox! Our Justin Sutphin has your Series Preview:

Despite struggles against Tigers, O’s postseason hopes alive

The O’s took a tough series loss to the Tigers, but still remain four games back of the third AL Wild Card spot. Our Stephen Heckman recaps the series from Camden Yards:

Battle of Birds: Orioles drop 2 of 3 to Jays

The O’s dropped a crucial three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays, losing two of three from Rogers Centre. Our Stephen Heckman recaps the series:

Orioles sweep Nats: Take MASN Cup

The O’s put a couple curly W’s in the win column, as they swept the Nationals in a brief two-game series! Our Stephen Heckman recaps the exciting series from our Nation’s Capital:

Grayson Rodriguez: Return of baseball’s top pitching prospect

After three long months, the top pitching prospect in baseball, Grayson Rodriguez, has returned to game action, making rehab starts at both High-A Aberdeen and Double-A Bowie! Our Stephen Heckman has all the details on the return of Gray-Rod:

O’s win series against A’s

The O’s took their fifth straight series this weekend, taking two of three from the Oakland Athletics! Our Stephen Heckman recaps the exciting series from OPACY:

Orioles have third consecutive winning month, first time since 2016

The Orioles had their third consecutive winning month in August, the first time they’ve had such a feat since 2016! Our Zack Bucklew recaps the month of August, and who specifically had impressive months for the O’s:

O’s catch Cleveland off Guard, complete 4-2 road trip

The O’s are absolutely red hot, as they took another series, this time against the Guardians! Our Stephen Heckman recaps the exciting series that caught Cleveland “off Guard”:

Walk-off win ties Bowie for first preceding big series at Erie

A walk-off homer by Colton Cowser propelled the Bowie Baysox into a tie for first place, heading into the most important series of the year against Erie! Our Steve Katz recaps your week in Baysox baseball:

Astros become latest victim of Orioles Magic, O’s take big series

The O’s have won their series against the best team in the American League, the Houston Astros, two games to one! Our Stephen Heckman recaps the big series from Minute Maid Park:

Orioles stymie ChiSox, take 2 of 3 from Camden Yards

The O’s fought hard, and it payed off, as they won their series against the Chicago White Sox, two games to one! Our Stephen Heckman recaps the exciting series:

O’s add to Red Sox’s woes, take 2 of 3 in series win

The O’s took the Little League Classic by storm and took their weekend series against the Red Sox, two games to one! Our Stephen Heckman recaps the exciting series:

Orioles battle Red Sox in AL East showdown

The O’s have a big weekend ahead of them, as they begin a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox from OPACY and Williamsport for the Little League Classic! Our Stephen Heckman has your Series Preview:

O’s take series from Jays, 1.5 back of Wild Card spot

The Orioles took two of three from the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto, with a make-up game match-up against the Cubs from OPACY set for this afternoon! Our Stephen Heckman recaps the series from Toronto:

O’s take series from Jays, move into Wild Card spot

The Orioles took their series against the Toronto Blue Jays, with game three postponed due to rain! Our Stephen Heckman recaps the exciting series:

Orioles take series against Pirates, are 2 games back of AL Wild Card spot

The O’s have won their series against the Pittsburgh Pirates, two games to one, and are just two games back of the third AL Wild Card spot! Our Stephen Heckman recaps the exciting series:

Texas swept away: O’s sweep Rangers in Arlington for first time since 2013

The O’s swept the Texas Rangers in Arlington yesterday and swept the season series overall! Our Stephen Heckman recaps the exciting series:

Trade front goes quiet, it’s all about pitching depth

The O’s traded away two fan-favorites in Trey Mancini and Jorge López at the MLB Trade Deadline, but they recieved six prospect pitchers in the process. Our Steve Katz highlights O’s GM Mike Elias’ approach of restocking his pitching depth in the minors, while not adding to the big league club:

Orioles start August with plethora of roster moves

The Orioles organization has undergone many roster moves, both at the major and minor league levels. Our Zack Bucklew reports on some of those moves: