Team Strengths: The O’s bullpen has respectable arms in Mychal Givens, Miguel Castro, Richard Bleier and Paul Fry.
Prospects Zach Pop and Cody Carroll, acquired in the Manny Machado and Zack Britton transactions, respectively, have demonstrated promise in relief Too.
Team Weaknesses: Orioles’ starters had the worst ERA in the majors last year (5.48), and their crime was not much better, finishing 27th in runs scored. There are a few place players in the upper minors who can help, with high prospects Yusniel Diaz, Ryan Mountcastle and Austin Hays all having defeated Double-A, but the starting rotation will receive small from the farm.
What They Did About It: The Orioles did not sign a single free agent to a major league deal this offseason, instead opting to let their young players view more time. Chance Sisco, Trey Mancini and Cedric Mullins is going to have the opportunity to prove they ought to be part of the Orioles’ future, while Diaz, Hays and Mountcastle must get their shots sooner or later.
Final Outlook: The Orioles are in year one of a rebuild. Preventing 100 losses and viewing with their young players take steps ahead would signify a successful season.