With Brian Roberts, Jim Johnson, Scott Feldman and Nate McLouth all gone from last year’s Orioles, it’s time to look for some of their replacements.
Baseball America has just released its list of the Orioles’ top 10 prospects.
Even though Dylan Bundy didn’t pitch in 2013 and may not pitch until midseason in 2014, he remains atop their list of Orioles prospects for the second straight year. Kevin Gausman, who fell just shy of losing rookie status, is again the second highest rated prospect.
Left-handed pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez, who advanced to Bowie, is third, up two spots from a year ago.
Hunter Harvey, a right-handed pitcher, who was last year’s first-round draft pick, is in fourth place, and Jonathan Schoop, who made his major league debut in September, drops two spots from third to fifth.
Tim Berry, a 50th round pick in 2009, has moved up steadily in the organization, and is the sixth highest rated prospect.
Henry Urrutia, who last time this year was still in Haiti, is seventh. Pitcher Mike Wright and catchers Michael Ohlman and Chance Cisco round out the top 10.
Wright, who pitched well at Bowie, was in eighth place last year, too.
Three of last year’s top 10, Nicky Delmonico, L.J. Hoes and Xavier Avery have been traded, and two others, right-handed pitcher Branden Kline and shortstop Adrian Marin have dropped off the list.