Baltimore Orioles Top Prospects (April 2020)

119Adley RutschmanC21A6′ 2”216Plus hit and power. Best catching prospect in many years but not “best prospect since Bryce Harper” good.YouTube Twitter
254Grayson RodriguezP20A6′ 5”220Three solid pitches (FB, CU, SL). Average command at best.YouTube YouTube
393Ryan Mountcastle1B22MLB6′ 3”195Above average hit but hasn’t displayed the ability to draw many walks. Should be up soon.YouTube YouTube
4118Yusniel DiazOF23AA6′ 1”195Good hit tool. Average everything else. Hit for more power last year with the Orioles than he ever did for the Dodgers.YouTube YouTube
5147Michael BaumannP24AAA6′ 4”225Big frame. Fastball hits the upper-90s. Above-average slider. Usable change. Control has been an issue at times but he looked great last season. Would have probably made starts in Baltimore this year if we had a full season.YouTube YouTube
6175Austin HaysOF24MLB6′ 1”195Decent contact but needs to work on his pitch selection and taking walks. Mediocre power and speed.YouTube YouTube
7193Gunnar HendersonSS18RK6′ 3”195Top pick of the second round is a great athlete. Alabama basketball and baseball player of the year. A chance for average offensive tools across the board. First taste of the minors wasn’t great but was limited to 108 AB.YouTube YouTube
8223Elio PradoOF18RK6′ 0”160Could get to average everything. Showed decent contact skills in the DSL last year.
9356Dean KremerP24AAA6′ 3”180Boring arsenal. Decent command with four usable pitches. Fastball fringe-average. Should stick as a starter but not an exciting one.YouTube YouTube
10368DL HallP21A+6′ 2”195Great stuff. Awful control. Some people think he’ll figure it out. I’m not one of them. Three above-average+ pitches if he ever does.YouTube YouTube
11386Ryan McKennaOF23AAA5′ 11”185Plus speed but not great at swiping bags. Below-average everything else.YouTube YouTube
12421Keegan AkinP25AAA6′ 0”225Older prospect with three average pitches and below-average command. Should get an opportunity to start.YouTube YouTube
13444Adam HallSS20A+6′ 0”170Plus speed. Below-average contact and minimal power. Career numbers inflated by massive BABIP but it will always be high thanks to his speed.YouTube YouTube