As the Baltimore Orioles get ready for the 2014 MLB regular season this spring they have one glaring question remaining. Their offense is good or could be great if they repeat what they did last year but the starting rotation is a huge question mark for them. If pitching prospect Mike Wright continues on his current path, they might have at least one less pitching question come this time 2015.
Heading into Spring Training Wright is coming off of a very good season in the minors. He did great in Double-A all season long with one start in Triple-A that saw him go 6.2 scoreless innings. Last spring he was a part of the Orioles bunch but he only saw action in three games. Those three were pretty good with a decent ERA. He was able to carry that into the good 2013 he had.
It would stand to reason that Wright would get a good bit more time this Spring Training. Chances are good that he will head back to Triple-A when the time comes but look for the Orioles to take a nice long look at him. Talk about an 11-win season with a 3.11 ERA around the Orioles and they would probably take that right now as a fourth or fifth starter.
Clearly the O’s have more options higher up in the minors that could get a real chance at the starting rotation this season. If things work out a certain perfect way, Wright could see some action in the majors late this year. If not, you can bet he will be on the radar for a rotation spot in 2015 if his momentum carries through until then.