2015 PROJECTED STARTERS
As of 4/6/2015;
Catcher: CALEB JOSEPH R/R Age 29
First Base: CHRIS DAVIS L/R Age 29
Second Base: JONATHAN SCHOOP R/R Age 23
Third Base: MANNY MACHADO R/R Age 22
Shortstop: RYAN FLAHERTY L/R Age 29
Left Field ALEJANDRO DE AZA L/L Age 31
Center Field: ADAM JONES R/R Age 29
Right Field: TRAVIS SNIDER L/L Age 27
DH: STEVE PEARCE R/R Age 32
Batter Bench Notable: EVERTH CABRERA S/R Age 28
DELMON YOUNG R/R Age 29
Starting Pitcher 1: CHRIS TILLMAN R/R Age 27
Starting Pitcher 2: WEI-YIN CHEN L/L Age 29
Starting Pitcher 3: MIGUEL GONZALEZ R/R Age 30
Starting Pitcher 4: BUD NORRIS R/R Age 30
Starting Pitcher 5: UBALDO JIMENEZ R/R Age 31
Closer: ZACH BRITTON L/L Age 27
Pitcher Bench Notable: KEVIN GAUSMAN (SP) L/R Age 24
NOTABLE INJURIES: MATT WIETERS (C) and JJ HARDY are on the DL to start the season, but both are expected to be on the club by May.
PROJECTION: 2ND in AL East, could challenge if they improve their rotation through a mid season trade. Projected 88 wins.
MVP: ADAM JONES
POTENTIAL ROOKIE IMPACT: DYLAN BUNDY and HUNTER HARVEY are not expected to make a Major League impact this season. 1B CHRISTIAN WALKER might be used as trade bait if the Orioles see their window as now.
COMMENTS: The 2015 Orioles are going to rely on ADAM JONES bat and a his talented young teammates. If their bats can keep them in contention I can see the Orioles making a mid season trade for a top flight starting Pitcher.