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Monday, April 6, 2015

BALTIMORE ORIOLES

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.