It’s that time of the year again…prospect list time! While this will be the third annual Baltimore Orioles top prospects list released by us at On The Verge, it is our first pre-season Top 50 list, an expansion project we started in the middle of last summer exclusively for our Patrons.
The sausage making process is pretty simple. The three of us watch an insane amount of Orioles minor league baseball, gather additional information from sources, and then spend days stressing about our final product. The three of us submit our own list, magic happens, and our final list is created.
If you’re interested in our deeper discussion about this list, subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or whatever podcast platform you prefer, and check out our January 24th episode. Additional podcasts branching out from this list will be available for all Patrons, as well as monthly updates to this list throughout the minor league season.
There are a lot of players who deserve to be on this list, and a few who have legitimate major league tools and potential. It’s not a knock on them, but simply a sign of just how deep this system is. Other players who just missed out but deserve notice (in no particular order): 1B JD Mundy, LHP Cameron Bishop, RHP Carlos Tavera, RHP Brenan Hanifee, RHP Cody Sedlock, 3B Patrick Dorrian, LHP Nick Vespi, 1B Andrew Daschbach, 1B TT Bowens, OF Lamar Sparks, C Creed Willems, C Maverick Handley, 3B Moises Ramirez, 1B Jacob Teter, OF Trendon Craig, OF Elio Prado, SS Isaac De Leon, INF Toby Welk, and plenty more.
Without further ado, Baltimore Sports and Life’s Top 50 Baltimore Orioles prospects from myself and my On The Verge Podcast Co-hosts Zach Spedden, and Bob Phelan.
Top 50 Baltimore Orioles Prospects (Pre-season 2022)
50) INF Collin Burns– 6th round pick in 2021 out of Tulane with good speed and decent tools across the board. Profiles as a utility player. If he can handle more advanced breaking stuff and continue to get on base at an impressive clip, he becomes even more interesting.
49) RHP Ofelky Peralta– Made his pro debut in 2014 as a 17-year, survived 4 years in A-ball, a regime change, and a lost pandemic season. Still, the Orioles re-signed him to another MiLB deal for 2022. Reached AAA in 2022 with a 95+ mph FB (T99)/CB/CH combo. Walks continue to be an issue but if the O’s move him to the bullpen, he becomes a power reliever who can work a lot of uncomfortable ABs for hitters in short stints. We’ve been pounding this table for two years now. Make it happen.
48) OF Luis Gonzalez– There was growing hype surrounding the 6’4” LHH in 2020 but his first pro season in the FCL showed the 19-year-old still has a way to go (.543 OPS/57 K in 41 G). There’s a big group of international OF including Gonzalez, Elio Prado, Stiven Acevedo, and others who have the tools, but will one break out in 2022? Gonzalez fell 12 spots on our list, but has been considered a Top 30 prospect in recent history.
47) 1B/OF Tyler Nevin– Nevin can play both corner IF and OF spots, but the defense leaves a lot to be desired. Best suited as a 1B/DH option. Slugged 16 HR while playing the majority of his games at Harbor Park and put up decent K/BB numbers. Good job of replacing more ground balls with line-drives. Doesn’t hit for enough average or power to be a regular 1B, but has utility value and looked comfortable at the plate in a small (ok, VERY small) six game sample in the big leagues in 2021.
46) SS Adam Hall– The 22-year-old struggled in A+ last season as injuries didn’t help. There’s very little power, an enormous amount of ground balls, a near 30% strikeout rate, and it appears his days at SS are largely done, playing more 2B and CF last season. However, the speed is elite (82 SB in 267 games) and the organization liked his play in CF. If he can stop hitting the ball on the ground 50-60% of the time, he can be a fun utility option.
45) RHP Blaine Knight– Knight pitched across three levels in 2021 and really struggled to miss bats in AAA, but willing to give him an offseason to hit the reset button after two promotions/working back from missed 2020/becoming a new dad late in the season. Like Peralta, Knight could ultimately find a home in the bullpen as a predominantly FB/SL reliever where he’s shown a velo bump and more effectiveness in shorter outings.
44) RHP Raul Rangel– Rangel debuted with a 45/9 K/BB mark in 36 FCL innings and could start 2022 in Delmarva’s rotation as a 19-year-old. The velo now tops out in the mid-90s after pitching in the mid-80s just before signing with the Orioles. He’s 6’3” with a lot of room to fill out and add more velo. Rangel is extremely young and still pretty raw, but he’s an international signing with a lot of potential. Will be a great case study to follow closely, in terms of how successful the organization can develop a raw, talented arm like Rangel into a viable starting option.
43) OF Donta’ Williams– A LHH OF college bat drafted by the Orioles? What?! Williams doesn’t have the power that Kjerstad/Cowser/Stowers/and others have (.078 ISO in Delmarva), but Williams does have good speed, can play all three OF spots, and it’s easy to see the potential in his hit tool. While he may profile as a reserve outfielder, his skill set is intriguing enough to keep an eye on him as a potential breakout candidate as he moves up the ladder. In his first 111 plate appearances, Williams drew more walks (23) than strikeouts (17).
42) INF Anderson De Los Santos– This is a conservative ranking for De Los Santos, who could very well be a Top 30 prospect before the end of the season. As a 17-year-old, he slashed .324/.409/.495 with three HR and almost as many walks (15) as strikeouts (18) in the DSL and will begin 2022 in the FCL. “Mature” has been a common descriptor for his approach at the plate and overall mindset.
41) SS Darell Hernaiz– Spent all of 2021 in Delmarva at 19/20, more than two years younger than his competition. The walks took a sharp dive but he struck out just 17% of the time, a 5% drop from his debut mark in 2019. Hernaiz rarely looked overmatched and showed slow, but steady growth throughout the season. He can play all around the infield and there’s a bit more power he can tap into. A consistent hitter, Hernaiz put together multiple extended on-base streaks. Still plenty of time for him to develop and more than enough tools to be worth the patience.
40) SS Edwin Amparo– Signed in January for $650,000, Amparo’s bonus is tied with fellow 2022 signee Cesar Prieto for the 4th-highest international signing bonus given out in franchise history. He’s a switch-hitting shortstop who has “good bat to ball skills from both sides” and potential for good power as he fills out, per Koby Perez, Orioles Director of International Scouting. It’s extremely difficult to rank these new international signings, but everything we’ve been told about Amparo up to this point is promising.
39) OF Robert Neustrom– Despite playing in less than 150 games in three years since being drafted out of Iowa, Neustrom responded to an initial assignment in AA by hitting .284 with a .364 OBP and a 126 wRC+. He ended the year in AAA and even after ending on a slump, Neustrom chipped in 25 extra-base hits in 64 AAA games and walked at an 11.3% clip. Neustrom has big time raw power and started showing much more game power last season. Defensively, he’s a bit limited in the corners but if it’s within his range, he’s getting to it. After going unnoticed by the prospect community throughout his career, Neustrom will get his shot at big league fame in 2022.
38) INF Rylan Bannon– Bannon appeared poised to challenge for the 3B job in the majors after a good 2019 campaign in AA/AAA. Since then, he’s played in just 90 games after missing a big chunk of 2021 with an oblique injury, hitting .176 with Norfolk. Still, Bannon hit 15 home runs (10 in a 10 game span, though), walked nearly 14% of the time, and had an absurdly low BABIP last season. He gets a pass due an injury that can linger and he showed improved defense in the hot corner, but Bannon’s window to secure a major league job with the Orioles is quickly closing.
37) SS Leandro Arias– Another switch-hitting SS signed in January, Arias received $600,00 and the report from Koby Perez is that he shows good power potential from both sides and has the tools to stick at short. Arias gets a slight bump in our ranking compared to Amparo largely because there are some who believe his ceiling is higher, with real potential to develop big time power.
36) LHP Luis Ortiz– Made his debut last season as an 18-year-old in the FCL and failed to meet expectations, statistically speaking. However, Ortiz did strike out 17 in 14.2 IP, has good fastball velo for a young, lanky lefty (92-93 mph, T95), and a very promising curveball. He signed for $400,000 in 2019 and is one of the more intriguing international pitchers signed by Elias and company. He won’t turn 20 until September so if he needs some more time in the FCL before reaching Delmarva, it won’t hurt him. Real promise here.
35) RHP Brandon Young– The Orioles landed a potential gem in Young for $20,000 after the shortened 2020 draft and if his 2021 season came as a surprise, you should listen to more On The Verge, because we warned you. Young has four pitches, including a dominant changeup, uses his 6’6” frame well to his advantage, and he can command the top of the zone well, getting good swing and miss with his fastball. While he may best profile as a big, powerful relief arm, he pitched so well in High-A that he deserves every opportunity to continue to develop as a starter under the tutelage of Josh Conway in Bowie and the magician Justin Ramsey in Norfolk.
34) OF Zach Watson– Watson mashed 21 home runs last season between A+/AA and made real strides under this player development staff and now Orioles co-hitting coach Ryan Fuller. He’s got good speed to track down tough balls in center and steal 15+ bases a year. Will changes to left field at Camden Yards be a bonus for him? Watson will need to show he can hit for a higher average and get on base at a much higher rate, while cutting down on his 27-29% strikeout rate. Despite those big questions and concerns, he has a big green arrow pointing up next to his name.
33) OF Yusniel Diaz– Diaz is just barely hanging on here and if he didn’t have a cannon of an arm and clear skillset to be a regular contributor in the big leagues, he wouldn’t get a mention here. Maybe we’re still hanging on to something that’s not there, but Diaz gets one last opportunity in 2022. A brief opportunity.
32) OF Mishael Deson– One of the top hitters in the FCL last season, and one of the youngest, the Orioles believe Deson is a potential five-tool player, and he was one of three players acquired from Colorado for Mychal Givens. Highway robbery. Baltimore pushed “Superman” to Delmarva late in the year, but didn’t receive any regular playing time in the week or so he was there. Still, it’s a good sign that they let him get a taste of full-season ball. Should be a 19-year-old center fielder who hits in the middle of Delmarva’s lineup next season. Lot’s to dream on here.
31) RHP Garrett Stallings– Opinions on Stallings are mixed, but there are a number of good things to highlight here. A four-pitch pitcher, Stallings is 23 but 2021 was his debut season (Angels pick in 2019/2020 pandemic) and he reached AA by the end of the season. He didn’t walk very many hitters and posted GB rates of 58% and 51%, but he gave up 19 home runs across 106 IP. The absurd HR/FB rate and high GB rate is weird and if he can even that out and find his “out” pitch against more advanced hitters, Stallings will remain an intriguing option.
30) RHP Kyle Brnovich– Just like Stallings, Brnovich was a 23-year-old making his pro debut, but Brnovich looked like a veteran out on the mound. He logged 95 innings between A+/AA, posting a combined 3.32 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, .201 average against, and a 123/26 K/BB mark. He doesn’t have the big velo numbers (89-91/92), but he’s got a wicked knuckle-curveball, good command of all his pitches, and enough hitch in his delivery to throw hitters off balance and cause some uncomfortable at-bats. For now, he’s still a backend rotation candidate.
29) RHP Zach Peek– Few pitchers in this system climbed the ranks as high as Peek did last season and only Grayson Rodriguez had more strikeouts. Peek isn’t afraid to attack hitters and has seen his FB velo steadily tick up since joining the organization. Running a 92-93 mph fastball in on a hitter’s hands and then finishing them off with a 75 mph curveball with elite spin and an 80-grade K-strut is a work of art. He struck out around 30% of all hitters he faced last year and saw his walk rate drop from 10% with Delmarva to 7% with Aberdeen in virtually the same number of innings. Should be reunited with pitching coach Josh Conway in Bowie early in the year.
28) RHP Carter Baumler– We finally get to see Baumler take the mound in 2022 after missing two years due to the pandemic and Tommy John surgery. He’s fully healthy now, as seen in this recent workout clip, and should be ready to go in the Florida Complex League later in the summer. He was reportedly touching 95 mph at the Alt Site and he looks to be filling out nicely. Not having pitched regularly since his junior year of high school leaves a lot of unknowns, but his potential and ceiling is exceeded by only Rodriguez, Hall, and another pitcher higher up on our list in this system.
27) SS Anthony Servideo– Injuries wiped out the majority of his debut campaign, but we saw Servideo record a 30.4% walk rate through 20 games, show good defensive versatility, and a bat that was starting to come around right as his first injury shelved him. Some evaluators believe his hit tool and game-power will shine through when he finally gets regular at-bats. Like Peek and Baumler just behind him, Servideo will steadily climb this list with a healthy 2022.
26) LHP Kevin Smith– No sugar coating anything here, 2021 was a brutal year for Smith. After coming out of the gates blazing hot in Bowie, Smith was unable to find his footing in AAA, finishing with a 6.23 ERA and 1.86 WHIP across 56.1 IP. Over the final month of the season, he struggled to throw 50% of his pitches for strikes. Still, he’s only 24, AAA brings a unique set of adjustments players need to make, and even when his fastball found the backstop more than his catcher’s glove, hitters were fishing on his slider. Some think there’s a 5th starter/long-relief ceiling, others aren’t big fans of his stuff. Us? We believe just enough to give him another year to figure it out.
25) OF Reed Trimble– Trimble recently underwent shoulder surgery and will miss anywhere from six to nine months, meaning we likely won’t see him in 2022 (July is best case scenario). His power potential and speed give him good upside, and there’s still the possibility of him playing some in the dirt defensively. He was also drafted as a COVID-freshman, so age is on his side (turns 22 in June).
24) LHP Zac Lowther– 2021 was a lost year for Lowther, and a lot of that blame should be placed on the Orioles and their handling of him. For that reason, we’re not writing him off yet. Lowther’s fastball has good tailing movement and can be a difficult pitch to square up, with a bit of deception in his delivery helping it play up a bit. While we have noted his K and BB numbers trending in the wrong direction as he’s moved up the ladder, Lowther has earned a real chance to stick in the big leagues, not treated like a 32-year-old 4A reliever.
23) IF/OF John Rhodes– We might be the outlet who is the highest on Rhodes, and that’s perfectly fine. The Orioles are hoping they were able to buy low on Rhodes, who struggled in his last season at Kentucky. He’s a very athletic ball player who can play 3B and in the outfield corners. One of the big questions will be how much the Orioles can get out of his hit tool. Rhodes has a bunch of pieces to work with, it’s just a matter of fitting them all together.
22) 2B Jahmai Jones– Even when Jahmai Jones was the most debated topic on Orioles Twitter last year and the organization played the “he needs improved defense” card to justify keeping him in AAA, the O’s kept pushing Jones out to LF. Then the fence gets moved back? Coincidence? Not really, but Jones can move in the OF. His defense at 2B is hit or miss. Offensively, he struggled, but Jones is still a young bat. There’s a train full of middle infield prospects coming up on Jones very quickly, so his window to take control of a major league spot is small.
21) SS Joey Ortiz– Ortiz went from a glove-first, light-hitting shortstop semi-prospect to a favorite of many inside the Orioles organization. He should stick at SS in the majors and has the versatility to play multiple other positions. We also saw the power develop last year after his promotion to Bowie. He’s now healthy from a torn labrum that wiped out most of his season and his meticulous dedication to bettering his craft and body has helped transform him into one of the more intriguing prospects in the system.
20) 2B Cesar Prieto– Heralded as one of the top hitters out of Cuba, the O’s were able to land Prieto well below what he should have garnered on the international market (not talent related) and had him in Sarasota for a mini-camp two days later. Koby Perez noted after the signing that Prieto will start in the mid/upper levels of the minors in 2022 and he could very well be in the majors in 2023. While there are little questions about his ability to hit, there are questions about how much power we see and just how good is the defense at 2B? Regardless, he’s a high-floor prospect with a lot of experience and big time results against the top competition in Cuba.
19) OF Hudson Haskin– Haskin very quietly had a solid start to his pro career, and showed glimpses of why he has the highest ceiling among this second-tier of OF prospects in the system. His unorthodox style works for him and while he might not bring enough power to be a big home run guy, Haskin does have a good line-drive approach and good speed to be a threat.
18) C Samuel Basallo– Played his first month of pro ball as a 16-year-old. Massive raw power out of his huge frame and will start 2022 in the FCL as a 17-year-old. His 12.3% BB rate is a good sign of his plate discipline, especially at this age. Will be interesting to see just how big he gets and where he ends up defensively.
17) LHP Drew Rom– Reached AA last season at just 21 where he struck out 10.58/9 with a 3.09 xFIP and impressive groundball numbers. The fixation on his velo leaves most to avoid seeing just how good of a pitcher he is. Methodical in his approach, Rom has seen the strikeouts tick up and the walks tick down as he moves up through the organization. Rom’s breaking balls are his real weapons. Don’t be lazy and put him in the same bucket as Wells/Lowther/Zimmermann as this “soft-tossing lefty”.
16) SS Maikol Hernandez– Uber-projectable shortstop prospect who was just the start in what is going to be a massive influx of talent out Venezuela to join the organization over the next few years. Didn’t blow anyone away statistically as a 17-year-old in the DSL, but he will be in Florida in 2022. If you are going to look at DSL stats, his 12.8% walk rate is a good one to look at.
15) RHP Jean Pinto– This time last year, no one knew who Jean Pinto was, other than as a “throw-in” in the Jose Iglesias deal that brought Stallings into the fold. After posting a 2.30 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, a .171 average against, and 84 K in 66.2 IP between the FCL and Low-A, Pinto makes his debut on our pre-season list as a Top 15 prospect. He’s 5’11”, has yet to prove it against more advanced hitters, and we need to see how he holds up across a full season throwing 100+ innings, but when a scout tells you only Rodriguez and Hall have a higher ceiling in this organization, you listen.
14) OF Braylin Tavera– Described as a potential five-tool player, Tavera’s $1.7 million bonus was a franchise-record. Considered a Top 20/22 international prospect, the Orioles believe Tavera projects as a center fielder and like his bat-to-ball skills and pitch recognition from both sides of the plate.
13) 2B Connor Norby– Norby can hit, and he does so extremely well. The 2021 draft pick out of ECU hit .283 in Delmarva last year, with a .413 OBP and he showed some pop with three home runs in 26 games. Norby showed a good line-drive approach, uses the entire field well, and can run a bit. Will be fun to watch how Norby, Vavra, and Prieto all separate themselves in 2022. All three are intelligent hitters with high floors.
12) 2B Terrin Vavra– Speaking of Vavra, injuries limited him to just 40 games, but what an entertaining 40 games they were. A constant student of the game, Vavra keeps a notebook with a full breakdown of each at-bat he takes to learn from. It helped him to a 15.8% walk rate in AA, with 16 extra-base hits. It’s that on-base ability and speed that make him an intriguing utility candidate at the next level.
11) RHP Michael Baumann– Big Mike made his MLB debut last season and while it wasn’t a spectacular debut, Baumann has the stuff and makeup to stick around in the majors for a long time. A four-pitch pitcher with a powerful fastball and arguably the top slider in the organization, Baumann got a late start to 2021 as he recovered from a 2020 Alt Site injury and never fully looked like 2019 Mike Baumann out on the mound, but it seemed more about confidence and trusting his health, not mechanical. An offseason reset and a fresh start in 2022 should do him good as he competes for a rotation spot this year.
10) OF Kyle Stowers– Went from an OF prospect who was all over the place on various lists to a consensus Top 10-15 prospect in the game’s top minor league system and someone who could be an everyday starter in the majors by the end of 2022. Led all O’s MiLB hitters with 27 home runs last year and showed he’s more than just a masher. Despite posting strikeout rates between 30-34% at each of his three stops in 2021, Stowers posted walk rates of 16.8/12.3/12.9% and OBPs of .404/.377/.366. The linedrive rate consistently went up and by the time he was AAA, Stowers was spraying the ball all over the field. Defensively, he can play all three spots and has an arm strong enough for RF. Played a good amount of CF early on so should be able to handle a new LF at Camden Yards.
9) RHP Kyle Bradish– Bradish entered 2021 with just 101 pro innings under his belt (all in A+), but the Orioles promoted him to AAA after just 13.2 AA innings last season, speaking volumes of how the Orioles viewed his progress at the Alt Site. Had his good and bad starts (expected of all pitchers) before ending the season as one of the more dominant arms in the league- 5 GS, 25 IP, 5 ER, 6 BB, 30 K. There may be relief risk but with his ability to run his FB up to 95/96 in short stints with two good breaking balls, Bradish could thrive in a short-inning relief role, but there’s still plenty of reasons to believe he can be a valuable rotation piece. Bradish received at least one vote in Baseball America’s recent Top 100 update for 2022.
8) OF Heston Kjerstad– The most important thing to mention here is that Kjerstad is healthy again. What a tremendous relief. He was even at a January mini-camp in Sarasota, meaning we’re close to seeing him on the field in a regular season game. Remember, he’s missed a lot of time with a heart issue, so if it takes a while for him to settle in and if he gets more days compared to others, it’s ok.
7) SS Jordan Westburg– Westburg’s first pro season was a gem. Playing across three levels, Westburg slashed a combined .285/.389/.479 with 15 home runs, 27 doubles, 5 triples, and 17 stolen bases. There were questions about how much power we would see out of his bat, the answer is a good amount, with more to tap into. Stayed on the left side of the IF at all three levels where he was arguably the most polished defender on the left side, among those in the upper levels of the system. “Mr. Fundamental” will be a Top 100 prospect before too much longer, yet we have him 7th on our current list. That’s how impressive the top of this class is.
6) 3B Coby Mayo– A strong argument could be made that Mayo should be higher, and you wouldn’t be wrong. We finally saw Mayo make his pro debut after no 2020 season and a minor injury delayed his 2021 campaign. The wait was worth it. Mayo hit .311 in Delmarva with a .416 OBP, 5 HR, a 159 wRC+, and a 12.8% walk rate. His exit velo numbers are elite (max 112 mph last season), his strong/accurate arm at 3B will keep him at the position for the foreseeable future, and he did a solid job of limiting the strikeouts in his first season of work. 2022 will present his first major test, but it’s not just Orioles fans who are quickly boarding the Coby Mayo hype train. His ceiling is enormously high.
5) OF Colton Cowser– Made rookie ball and Low-A look like little league ball. Cowser hit .500 in seven FCL games before ending the year by hitting .347 with a .476 OBP and 158 wRC+ in 25 games at Delmarva. He also walked more times (25) than he struck out (23). Didn’t see much of his power, but his plate awareness is one of the more advanced skill sets in the organization and his ability to pump the brakes and simply go with what pitchers are feeding him was very impressive. If he starts in A+, he won’t be there long. Will be nice to see him really challenged, both at the plate and in center.
4) SS Gunnar Henderson– One could nitpick Henderson’s stats and flaws but let’s not overlook the most important thing here- Henderson played across three levels in his first pro season, reaching AA to end the year where he was 4 years younger than his peers. He won’t turn 21 until late June. Hit 17 home runs, showing impressive opposite-field strength, and the ability to draw a larger number of walks. Made big gains not just physically and statistically, but mentally as well as he learned how to overcome extended struggles. Still a work in progress defensively, but it’s all about harnessing the impressive tools he has, not a lack of ability.
3) LHP DL Hall– Getting just seven starts out of DL Hall was probably the biggest disappointment of the 2021 minor league season, in terms of player development. But we still saw a new DL Hall in 2021. Oozing with confidence, Hall struck out 43.8% of hitters he faced with a 2.33 xFIP, and a 60% groundball rate. The walks were still higher than what you want to see, but he showed improvement. As pointed out by Baseball America, Hall is the only pitcher on their Top 100 list who had a 40%+ whiff rate on four different pitches (we know, small sample size alert). At the end of the day, Hall is one of the more electric pitching prospects in all of baseball and he’s quickly working back to being fully healthy again. Could be a fun 2022.
2) RHP Grayson Rodriguez– Took a big step forward in 2021, firmly entrenching himself as the top pitching prospect in all of baseball. Topped out at 101, literally destroyed Adley Rutschman’s glove at one point, and averaged 97 mph with his fastball. Armed with four plus-pitches and impeccable command, Rodriguez went 9-1 with a 2.36 ERA, 0.83 WHIP, .159 BAA, and 161 K to 27 BB in 103 IP between A+/AA. Per Baseball America, his FB generated the fewest whiffs of all his pitches at 37%. Should note that only two other Top 100 pitchers had a higher whiff rate with their FB. Was the only pitcher in MiLB with a strikeout rate north of 40% (among qualified, full-season pitchers). Very real chance that we get to go to Camden Yards later in the year to watch Grayson Rodriguez pitch to Adley Rutschman. If that doesn’t get your heart racing, baseball might not be your thing.
1) C Adley Rutschman– He’s the top overall prospect in baseball with elite defensive abilities, and he makes everyone around him better. Last season was his first full season of pro ball and all he did was slash .285/.397/.502 with 23 HR, 25 2B, and a 90/79 K/BB mark. What else is there to say that already hasn’t been highlighted by his peers and coaches? The only question is, when will we see him in the majors?
A former high school teacher and coach in the mountains of Virginia, Nick Stevens has been writing about the Baltimore Orioles and their minor league system for five years. When he isn’t at a minor league stadium, he’s enjoying a Wizards game or supporting his alma mater, James Madison University. Co-Host of The Verge.