Spring Training Review for Leads So Far
So how have the Baltimore Orioles fared in spring training so far? On Monday, March 28, they were sitting at a 5-5-1 record, which looks like a big improvement from their 52-110 record in 2021.
The purpose of spring training, however, is to see what your prospects look like against Major League talent and also give your Major League squad the chance to warm up and prepare for the match. regular season.
How have members of the Baltimore Orioles’ top 30 prospects fared so far in 2022 spring training?
Adley Rutschman, who is the Baltimore Orioles’ top prospect, as well as one of the top prospects in all of baseball, has yet to hit the spring training field. due to strained triceps. Orioles second prospect Grayson Rodriguez played in a spring training game and allowed four earned runs in 1.1 innings pitched, and was sent back to minor league camp. Kyle Stowers, the eighth ranked prospect in the Orioles system, is currently 2 for 19 (.105) in spring training.
There were, however, many bright spots during the Orioles’ spring training. Yusniel Diaz, the 26th ranked prospect in the Orioles Farm System, is currently 6 for 16 (.375) in spring training, which many people wondered if that was possible out of Diaz, who was one highlights from Manny Machado’s trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2018.
DL Hall, the fifth-ranked prospect in the Orioles’ farm system, had a perfect inning Monday against the Phillies, striking out a pair of batters.
There have been members of the Orioles for years who seem to have experienced a rebirth in the spring. Ramon Urias, who quietly had a great year for the Orioles in 2021 (.279, 7 home runs, 38 RBIs), is currently enjoying an incredible spring workout, batting .500 (6 for 12). Travis Lakins Sr., who just had elbow surgery in the offseason, has a 1.80 ERA in 5.0 innings this spring.
Take that with a grain of salt, though. While all of these players may have spring training up or down for their expectations, it’s only spring training, and there’s still more than six months of the regular season to go.