Photo

BSL: Five Players That Could Make Our Mid-Season Top 50


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 BobPhelan

BobPhelan

    OTV

  • Moderators
  • 14,781 posts
  • LocationBel Air, MD

Posted 26 January 2022 - 06:36 PM

Taking a look at some breakout candidates for 2022 that could make the jump into the top 50 by July.

 

https://baltimorespo...-season-top-50/


  • BSLChrisStoner, Mike B and BSLSteveBirrer like this

#2 Mike B

Mike B

    HOF

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 37,755 posts
  • LocationTowson Md.

Posted 26 January 2022 - 11:26 PM

Good stuff Bob!

Creed Willems nickname has to be Apollo.


  • BobPhelan likes this
@mikeghg

#3 Mike B

Mike B

    HOF

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 37,755 posts
  • LocationTowson Md.

Posted 26 January 2022 - 11:33 PM

The one thing that stands out to me when we discuss prospects, specifically pitching prospects, is the reluctance to take pitchers higher in the draft.  it is my big concern about this process,  If you can not pitch, you can not win.

I understand there are other ways to get pitchers, and that may define success of this rebuild.


@mikeghg

#4 NickStevens

NickStevens

    HOF

  • Members
  • 477 posts
  • LocationHarrisonburg, VA but the 757 is home

Posted 27 January 2022 - 06:55 AM

The one thing that stands out to me when we discuss prospects, specifically pitching prospects, is the reluctance to take pitchers higher in the draft.  it is my big concern about this process,  If you can not pitch, you can not win.

I understand there are other ways to get pitchers, and that may define success of this rebuild.

 

There are some intriguing up and coming pitchers in the low levels, but they are extremely young and high-risk guys. And with this year's draft class appearing to be loaded with hitting talent and lacking in quality pitching (and the top guys already going down with tommy john) I expect the Orioles to stick to their strategy of grabbing Carlos Tavera type pitchers later in the draft. 

 

Have to imagine they start unloading some of this middle infield/OF depth they have been accumulating recently for some pitching to pair with Means/Rodriguez in a real rotation. 


@NickStevensR on Twitter.
Follow BSL's Orioles Minor League podcast on Twitter @BSLOnTheVerge and follow us on Facebook and Instagram! Just search BSL On The Verge!

#5 Mike B

Mike B

    HOF

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 37,755 posts
  • LocationTowson Md.

Posted 27 January 2022 - 10:47 AM

There are some intriguing up and coming pitchers in the low levels, but they are extremely young and high-risk guys. And with this year's draft class appearing to be loaded with hitting talent and lacking in quality pitching (and the top guys already going down with tommy john) I expect the Orioles to stick to their strategy of grabbing Carlos Tavera type pitchers later in the draft. 

 

Have to imagine they start unloading some of this middle infield/OF depth they have been accumulating recently for some pitching to pair with Means/Rodriguez in a real rotation. 

They are clearly sticking to their beliefs which I fully support.  My concern is lack of top quality arms.  They will need to trade well to add pitching.  


@mikeghg




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


Our Sponsors


 width=