Ranking the Baltimore Orioles’ Top 5 Prospects in Spring Training

How are the Baltimore Orioles' Prospects Doing at Spring Training?

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The Baltimore Orioles have some of baseball's most exciting prospects; and, despite Baltimore's position as a serious contender in the AL East, there's still room for some of the youngsters to make the opening day roster. Kevin Gausman has a chance to make the starting rotation or bullpen, Jonathan Schoop could be the everyday second baseman and Henry Urrutia could play outfield and do some designated hitting for the Orioles this upcoming season.

5. Eduardo Rodriguez

Eduardo Rodriguez
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5, Eduardo Rodriguez

Eduardo Rodriguez
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Eduardo Rodriguez is currently the Orioles’ third-ranked prospect, according to Baseball America, but he has been a disappointment this spring. While he isn't considered to be ready for the major leagues, he certainly didn't help his case this spring by pitching to an 0-1 record with an ERA of 12.00 in three appearances. In six innings pitched, Rodriguez has given up 12 hits and eight runs plus surrendering a pair of home runs.

4. Tim Berry

Tim Berry
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4. Tim Berry

Tim Berry
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According to Baseball America, Tim Berry is currently the sixth-ranked prospect in the Orioles’ farm system and while he hasn't pitched poorly he hasn't opened any eyes either. In three innings pitched, the left-hander has allowed one run on two hits. Berry really hasn't pitched much in Spring Training so far, so take this with a grain of salt.

3. Henry Urrutia

Henry Urrutia
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3, Henry Urrutia

Henry Urrutia
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Henry Urrutia is currently Baltimore’s seventh-ranked prospect, according to Baseball America, and has impressed so far in Spring Training. With the recent additions of Nelson Cruz and Delmon Young there’s less space on the roster for Urrutia, but he’s making the decision very difficult for Buck Showalter and the rest of the Orioles’ coaching staff. Urruita has hit .333 in 24 at-bats with a homer and two runs batted in.

2. Kevin Gausman

Kevin Gausman
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2. Kevin Gausman

Kevin Gausman
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According to Baseball America, Kevin Gausman is the Orioles’ second-ranked prospect and is widely considered one of baseball’s top prospects with clear-cut ace potential. Gausman struggled in his first taste of major league baseball last season, but he’s been very impressive this spring. Gausman has a 1-0 record with a 2.57 ERA in seven innings pitched and has struck five batters out. The future is bright in this one, Baltimore.

1. Jonathan Schoop

Jonathan Schoop
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Jonathan Schoop

1. Jonathan Schoop
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According to Baseball America, Jonathan Schoop is the fifth-ranked prospect in the Orioles’ organization and is making a serious case to be the everyday second baseman in Baltimore. In 24 at-bats, Schoop has been on a tear, hitting .458 with a home run and five runs batted in. Out of the five prospects listed here, Schoop has the best chance to be a starter in 2014.

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