To finally conclude The Baltimore Battery’s top 30 Oriole prospects is the first overall pick in the 2019 draft, catcher Adley Rutschman.
On this edition of The Baltimore Battery’s Prospect Profiles Countdown, we’re going to give you an overview of the 11th overall pick of the 2018 MLB Draft, right-handed pitcher and No. 2 overall prospect Grayson Rodriguez.
We’re down to the top three in The Baltimore Battery 2020 Prospect Profiles Countdown! Coming in as the No. 3 overall prospect in the Orioles organization, and up next on our countdown is 21-year-old left-handed pitcher, DL Hall.
The Orioles’ No. 4 prospect is 2019 International League MVP Ryan Mountcastle. The infielder is dominant at the plate but has defensive concerns; will we see Mountcastle play in Baltimore next season?
Yusniel Diaz came to the Orioles via the Manny Machado trade last season, but he is yet to live up to his potential so far. The 2020 season presents a great chance for Diaz to improve at the plate in the minors and possibly at Camden Yards.
Up next on The Baltimore Battery Prospect Profiles Countdown is the No. 6 overall prospect in the Orioles organization, outfielder Austin “Willie Mays” Hays!
Up next on The Baltimore Battery Prospect Profiles Countdown is shortstop Gunnar Hendarson!
Up next on The Baltimore Battery Prospect Profiles Countdown is right-handed pitcher, Dean Kremer.
Up next on The Baltimore Battery Prospect Profiles Countdown is right-handed pitcher, Michael Baumann.
Up next on the Baltimore Battery Prospect Profiles Countdown is left-handed pitcher and the No. 10 overall prospect in the Orioles organization, Zac Lowther. The 23-year-old was drafted by the Orioles in the second round (74th overall) of the 2017 draft out of Xavier.
Up next on The Baltimore Battery Prospect Profiles Countdown is left-handed pitcher, No. 11 overall Keegan Akin. The 24-year-old starting pitching prospect was drafted in the second round of the 2016 draft (54 overall) out of Western Michigan.
Up next on The Baltimore Battery’s Prospect Profiles Countdown is left-handed outfielder, Kyle Stowers. Turning 22 in early January, Stowers was drafted by the Orioles 71st overall in the June draft of 2019.
Drafted in the second round of the 2017 draft is our No. 14 ranked prospect, middle infielder Adam Hall. Measuring at 6 feet even, Hall is 20 years old and throws and bats right-handed.
Coming up next on The Baltimore Battery Prospect Profiles Countdown is 25-year-old right-handed pitcher Hunter Harvey. Orioles fans are likely familiar with Harvey, as the former first round pick made seven appearances at Camden Yards this past season.
No. 16 prospect Blaine Knight possesses a quality heater, despite struggling in 2019. His 2020 season will determine his stock with the Orioles.
Pitcher Cody Sedlock has struggled with injuries, but his impressive 2019 season catapulted the former first-round pick to N0. 17 on the Orioles’ top prospects rankings.
This edition of Prospect Profiles focuses on No. 18 overall Brenan Hanifee. The 21-year-old pitcher is a 6’5″ hurler from Bridgewater, Virginia.
Coming up next on The Baltimore Battery Prospect Profiles Countdown is the No. 19 overall prospect in the Orioles organization, 19-year-old left-handed pitcher Drew Rom.
Next on The Baltimore Battery Prospect Profiles Countdown is the 22-year-old Australian kid, left-handed pitcher Alex Wells. After signing with the Orioles via international free agency, Wells pitcher for Australia in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
Coming in at number 21 on The Baltimore Battery’s top 30 prospect countdown is 22 year-old 2B/SS Cadyn Grenier. Formally a 21st round pick of the St. Louis Cardinals back in 2015, Grenier elected to go to college at Oregon State. Grenier was later drafted by the Orioles in 2018.
Zach Watson, a third-round draft pick in the 2019 MLB Draft, has the speed and power to become a top outfielder prospect for the Orioles.
Up next on The Baltimore Battery Prospect Profiles Countdown is 23-year-old infielder, Rylan Bannon. Bannon was selected in the eighth round of the 2017 draft by the Dodgers. As a part of the Manny Machado deal, Bannon came over to the Orioles in July of 2018.
Up next on The Baltimore Battery Prospect Profiles Countdown is the No. 24 overall prospect, 24-year-old shortstop Mason McCoy.
Next up on Prospect Profiles is 23 year old Zach Pop. The hard throwing right handed relief pitcher was drafted 220th overall by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2017. Coming to Baltimore in the Manny Machado deal, Pop immediately showed himself as a potential building block.
Former No. 4 overall draft pick Dillon Tate has regressed from his original status as a top pitching prospect. With that being said, he still is a a promising prospect who could improve the Orioles’ bullpen.
The Baltimore Battery Prospect Profiles countdown continues with the No. 27 overall prospect in the Orioles organization, 21-year-old shortstop Joseph Ortiz.
Jean Carlos Encarnacion is the No. 28 prospect on the Baltimore Battery’s Prospect Profiles. The power-hitting third baseman is inconsistent at the plate but possesses plenty of raw potential.
Up next on Prospect Profiles is switch hitting catcher, 24-year-old Brett Cumberland. Cumberland is the No. 29 ranked prospect in the Orioles farm system, currently playing in Bowie with the Baysox. Cumberland, who was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 2016, was traded to Baltimore as a part of the Kevin Gausman Deal.
We kick off our countdown of the top 30 prospects in the Baltimore Orioles organization with No. 30 overall, right-handed pitcher Gray Fenter!