2017 Baltimore Orioles

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Top Lineup – Levels 
C – Ben Breazeale – L/R – SS Aberdeen
1B – Preston Palmeiro – L/R – LoA Delmarva 
2B – Kirvin Moesquit – S/R – SS Aberdeen – (Despite his appearance on the list, temper any enthusiasm for current Orioles second base prospects) 
3B – Trevor Craport – R/R – SS Aberdeen 
SS – Ryan Mountcastle – R/R – HiA Frederick/AA Bowie
LF – Cole Billingsley – L/L – LoA Delmarva/AA Bowie
CF – Ryan McKenna – R/R – LoA Delmarva 
RF – Tie: Jake Ring – L/L – LoA Delmarva/HiA Frederick;  Ademar Rifaela – L/L – HiA Frederick 
 
 
 
Top 5 Starting Pitchers – (Factor Score) / Highest Level Attained
 
1. LHP Alex Wells – (26) / LoA Delmarva –   (2017 “One to Watch) “Legit UTR”
2. LHP Keegan Akin (16.5) / HiA Frederick
3. RHP Lucas Humpal – (16.5) / LoA Delmarva
4. LHP Zach Muckenhirn  – (13) / LoA Delmarva
5. RHP Cristian Alvarado – (10) / HiA Frederick   “Legit UTR” / Solid Stash
 
 
 
Top 3 Relief Pitchers – (Factor Score) / Highest Level Attained
 
1. LHP Matt Trowbridge – (7) / LoA Delmarva
2.RHP James Teague – (6) / LoA Delmarva
3. RHP Joe Johnson (5) / S-S Aberdeen 
 
**Closely watch 24 year old RHP Jose Mesa, who the Orioles selected in the Rule 5 draft this past December 
 
Late Season Trade Impact:  Jake Bray (14.5) would have been the #1 UTR-OAS relief pitcher but was sent to the Oakland Athletics as the PTBNL, to complete the trade for OF Jaycob Brugman back in November. In the Rule 5 draft, the Orioles acquired Pedro Araujo from the Cubs. Araujo (9) would have been ranked #2 UTR-OAS amongst the Cubs minor league relief staff.