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#1 BobPhelan

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Posted 20 December 2021 - 11:20 AM

Here I go, getting excited for baseball almost four months before the season starts...

 

https://baltimorespo...er-predictions/


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Posted 20 December 2021 - 12:29 PM

Good stuff Bob, and I look forward to some of the key players moving up to the Orioles in 22.

 

It is also nice to see Kjerstad on a roster.  It has been a long wait. 

 

FWIW, he was introduced to the crowd at the Ravens game yesterday and he looked healthy and happy.

 

GRod was also introduced.


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Posted 20 December 2021 - 02:23 PM

Baltimore should be much mre exciting to watch very soon. Even if they lose 90+ next year there will be a lot of reasons to watch.

 

 

Ill also take someone other than Hall being the top prospect in the system at the end of '22. Someone other than GRod should GRod not lose his rookie status


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Posted 20 December 2021 - 03:40 PM

Baltimore should be much mre exciting to watch very soon. Even if they lose 90+ next year there will be a lot of reasons to watch.


Ill also take someone other than Hall being the top prospect in the system at the end of '22. Someone other than GRod should GRod not lose his rookie status

Would have to be Henderson, Cowser, or Mayo I would imagine. Certainly possible.

Or 1-1 of course.

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Posted 20 December 2021 - 03:52 PM

Would have to be Henderson, Cowser, or Mayo I would imagine. Certainly possible.

Or 1-1 of course.

Good debate question for OTV at some point this offseason. Youre welcome.


Im not the biggest Hall fan plus yeah other legit internal options. Most likely 1-1 or Mayo
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Posted 21 December 2021 - 01:50 PM

Would have to be Henderson, Cowser, or Mayo I would imagine. Certainly possible.

Or 1-1 of course.

I am a sucker for the comeback stories, so maybe Kjerstad.  it is probably not likely but I will be pulling for the kid.


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Posted 20 January 2022 - 05:52 PM

Bob,

 

Great stuff.  I enjoy doing this myself so I really enjoyed looking at yours as well.   I go back and forth when I do my lists but it's tough to argue with what you did.    One thing I didn't think of, is Maverick Handley making the jump to AA.   Handley didn't really perform with the bat in Aberdeen and Pavalony had both few AB's and not much performance at Delmarva so I have both returning to those respective teams with Ramon Rodriguez (23) starting at Bowie.   Rodriguez was subpar at Delmarva, pretty good (.826 OPS) in 80 AB's in Frederick and even got into 6 games at Bowie.

 

Also, where is Lamar Sparks?   I think he's more of a prospect than Cespedes that you have at Bowie.  I think Sparks starts at Frederick or Bowie to start the year but there is more of a jam at Aberdeen.   I actually think it's more likely that Sparks goes to Bowie and Haskins returns to Aberdeen but it's certainly possible they both go to Bowie.  Cespedes certainly might be in the mix but I think Sparks is higher up on the priority ladder.

 

Other, very minor nitpicks, are Jake Lyons over Houston Roth in the Aberdeen rotation.   Lyons did not start a game in Aberdeen but he threw 11 IP in 3 appearances with 3 walks and 17 strikeouts and did start 11 games in Delmarva. 

 

Also, I'm guessing Stiven Acevedo doesn't start the season in Delmarva.  I think more likely, the O's either put a Billy Cook at DH there or give an Isaac Bellony a look see to see if they've got anything there before going with likely better prospect in Acevedo who did okay but didn't exactly light it up last year in the FCL.

 

Last, but not lease, where does Cesar Prieto factor in?   It's hard to envision him any lower than Aberdeen (Norby!) and Bowie is stacked with Henderson/Ortiz/Westburg.    I'm guessing he starts at Aberdeen, moving around the IF with Norby playing primarily at 2B with Prieto getting maybe half the starts there before, hopefully, a quick callup.   I'm thinking if Westburg starts well, they promote him to Norfolk a month or so in, with Prieto moving to Bowie at 2B, Ortiz/Henderson at SS/3B.



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Posted 20 January 2022 - 09:54 PM

Bob,

Great stuff. I enjoy doing this myself so I really enjoyed looking at yours as well. I go back and forth when I do my lists but it's tough to argue with what you did. One thing I didn't think of, is Maverick Handley making the jump to AA. Handley didn't really perform with the bat in Aberdeen and Pavalony had both few AB's and not much performance at Delmarva so I have both returning to those respective teams with Ramon Rodriguez (23) starting at Bowie. Rodriguez was subpar at Delmarva, pretty good (.826 OPS) in 80 AB's in Frederick and even got into 6 games at Bowie.

Also, where is Lamar Sparks? I think he's more of a prospect than Cespedes that you have at Bowie. I think Sparks starts at Frederick or Bowie to start the year but there is more of a jam at Aberdeen. I actually think it's more likely that Sparks goes to Bowie and Haskins returns to Aberdeen but it's certainly possible they both go to Bowie. Cespedes certainly might be in the mix but I think Sparks is higher up on the priority ladder.

Other, very minor nitpicks, are Jake Lyons over Houston Roth in the Aberdeen rotation. Lyons did not start a game in Aberdeen but he threw 11 IP in 3 appearances with 3 walks and 17 strikeouts and did start 11 games in Delmarva.

Also, I'm guessing Stiven Acevedo doesn't start the season in Delmarva. I think more likely, the O's either put a Billy Cook at DH there or give an Isaac Bellony a look see to see if they've got anything there before going with likely better prospect in Acevedo who did okay but didn't exactly light it up last year in the FCL.

Last, but not lease, where does Cesar Prieto factor in? It's hard to envision him any lower than Aberdeen (Norby!) and Bowie is stacked with Henderson/Ortiz/Westburg. I'm guessing he starts at Aberdeen, moving around the IF with Norby playing primarily at 2B with Prieto getting maybe half the starts there before, hopefully, a quick callup. I'm thinking if Westburg starts well, they promote him to Norfolk a month or so in, with Prieto moving to Bowie at 2B, Ortiz/Henderson at SS/3B.


Could definitely see the way you have it playing out at the catcher position.

I have Sparks getting plenty of playing time essentially splitting time with Rizer in LF in Bowie or at least heavily in the Aberdeen OF rotation.

The tools are there for everything to click for Acevedo despite not filling up the box score so far but it’s possible he starts back in the FCL again to get him some confidence.

I think you have it exactly right with Prieto unless Westburg starts in AAA, then you could see him start in Bowie.

Thanks for the response! I enjoy going back and forth on this stuff.




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