Baltimore Orioles’ 5 Most Criticized Players of Spring Training

The Baltimore Orioles’ 5 Most Criticized Players of Spring Training

Nolan Reimold
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Overall, the Baltimore Orioles have had a very successful spring so far. Players like Jonathan Schoop and Nick Markakis are off to fantastic starts to help the Orioles to a 10-6 record, second-best in the Grapefruit League; however, this doesn't mean there aren't any players who are dealing with some criticism.

5. Adam Jones

Adam Jones
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5. Adam Jones

Adam Jones
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Adam Jones is one of the premier players in all of MLB, but he’s gotten off to a slow start this spring, batting only .125 in 16 at-bats with no extra-base hits. While the three-time All-Star doesn't have many people worried yet, he better start hitting come Opening Day or people will start talking.

4. Eduardo Rodriguez

Eduardo Rodriguez
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4. Eduardo Rodriguez

Eduardo Rodriguez
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Eduardo Rodriguez is one of the Orioles' top prospects, but some fans are questioning whether that's truly the case this spring. Rodriguez has pitched to an ERA of 12.00 in six innings pitched while allowing two home runs. Rodriguez may not be ready to compete at the major league level this season.

3. Jemile Weeks

Jemile Weeks
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3. Jemile Weeks

Jemile Weeks
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Jemile Weeks came over in the trade that sent fan favorite Jim Johnson to the Oakland Athletics, so the pressure to perform is already there. Add in the fact that he's a candidate to start at second base, and Weeks is open to much criticism. So far this spring, Weeks has been a liability at the plate, batting a mere .148 in 27 at-bats, which won't help him make the 25-man roster.

2. Alfredo Aceves

Alfredo Aceves
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2. Alfredo Aceves

Alfredo Aceves
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A volatile personality and connections to the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees rubbed fans the wrong way early, and Aceves hasn't helped his case this spring. In eight innings pitched, Aceves has gone 0-1 with an ERA of 5.63. Batters are hitting .333 off him, and he's already given up three home runs. It's safe to say that Aceves isn't making many fans.

1. Nolan Reimold

Nolan Reimold
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1. Nolan Reimold

Nolan Reimold
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Nolan Reimold is probably one of the most criticized players in baseball right now. Once considered a top prospect, Reimold has fallen out of the fans' good graces due to various injuries that have severely impacted his career. So far this spring, the oft-injured Reimold hasn't won anybody back due to a very mediocre performance. The 30-year-old is hitting .250 with a home run and four RBIs in 24 at-bats.

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