Baltimore Orioles Top Prospects 2015

Baltimore Orioles Top Prospects

Below are the 2015 Baltimore Orioles Top Prospects.
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Opening Day payrolls
(Major League contracts plus signing bonuses):

2014: $107,976,153
2013: $ 92,238,333
2012: $ 84,102,333

A Look Back… Last 5 Years Draft Picks
Year Name/Position School/Hometown Pick
2013 Hunter Harvey/RHP Bandys High School, Catawba, N.C. 22
2012 Kevin Gausman/RHP Louisiana State University 4
2011 Dylan Bundy/RHP Owasso (Okla.) HS 4
2010 Manny Machado/SS Brito Private, Miami, Fla. 3
2009 Matthew Hobgood/RHP Norco (Calif.) HS 5

2015 Orioles Top Prospects

Rank/Overall Name Position
1/11 Dylan Bundy RHP
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Top Position Prospect : RHP
An advanced pitching prospect who made his MLB debut his first year after being drafted out of high school. Underwent Tommy John surgery in June of 2013 and has slowly worked his way back. A Top-Tier arm with 2+ offerings should make him a mainstay at Camden Yards for years to come.

2/31 Hunter Harvey RHP
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Harvey has pitching in his bloodlines as his father Bryan was an All-Star closer and his brother Kris was drafted out of Clemson.
Harvey has a blazing fastball that sits in at 93-95 mph range and a plus curve. His changeup is gaining confidence and he shows impressive mound presence. Assuming he stays healthy, he will be penciled in to break into the bigs in late 2016.

3 Christian Walker 1B
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Top Position Prospect : 1B
Walker was a mainstay in South Carolina’s lineup over three seasons that included trips to the College World Series. Walker was able to make his MLB debut last year after being drafted two years earlier. Known for his power, Walker has an great approach at the plate. If Chris Davis heads out of town at the end of the 2015 season, the O’s have a solid back-up plan in Walker.
4 Chance Sisco C
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Sisco was a former shortstop who became a catcher in high school. The O’s really liked his bat. He posted a .340 average with 63 RBI in his first full season after being selected in the second round of the 2013 draft. His catching needs work as he led the league in passed balls but his bat will make him a hot commodity.
5 Dariel Avarez OF
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Alvarez was a non-drafted free agent the O’s signed for $800K back in 2013. This dude can hit. He spent the 2014 campaign between Double-A & Triple-A and posted over a .300 average at both stops. He finished the year with 15 homers, 87RBI and just 62K’s. He has an absolute cannon for an arm in right field and profiles as a above average outfielder.
2015 is the year O’s fans will see Alvarez in Baltimore.
6 Tim Berry LHP
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Berry was 50th round selection in 2009 and recovered from Tommy John surgery after being drafted. He is a typical left-hander who relies heavily on deception and his off-speed stuff. He ended up suffering should tendinitis late last season that halted his year. He projects as a #5 starter for the Birds.
7 Zach Davies RHP
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Davies was completely undervalued as draft pick back in 2011 simply because of his size. He proved doubters wrong as finished in the top-10 in ERA in each league during his first two MiLB seasons. If you are expecting a flame-thrower here, you are mistaken. Davies lives on command of his low 90’s heater and changeup. Don’t get us wrong, he throws strikes and works quick. His size is still a question about his durability and bullpen or starter projection.
8 Mike Wright RHP
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Sometimes being on the “fast track” can be a blessing and sometimes it is not. Case in point, Mike Wright. Wright made it to Double-A in his first full season and returned there in 2013 and eventually would lead the Eastern League with a 3.26ERA. His 2014 campaign in Triple-A did not yield the same results. He started off very slow and then posted a 0.76ERA over his five August starts including almost no-hitting the Durham Bulls. Armed with a low 90’s sinker and average control, his breaking pitches are a work in progress. Starter or Bullpen? That’s the question for the O’s for were Wright will be right.
9 Mike Yastrzemski OF
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Having the same last name as your Hall of Fame grandpa certainly brings a little pressure. Mike has a smooth, short stroke that delivers line drives to all fields. His mental approach is quite impressive, he won’t steal a ton of bases but does possesses average speed.
10 Jomar Reyes 3B
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Reyes was just 16-years old when the O’s signed him out of the Dominican Republic for a record $350K. Reyes has a ton of power and a rocket-arm. He is a scary dude standing in at 6’3″, 220lbs with a ton of strength. He will probably end up moving to first base as his defense needs a ton of work.
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