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The Baltimore Orioles hope that Nick Markakis can stay healthy in 2013

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Positional Previews for Season by joelapinski on Wednesday 27 February 2013 at 3:02 pm

The Baltimore Orioles hope that 29-year old lefty swinging RF Nick Markakis can stay healthy in 2013.  He played in 104 games for the Orioles so far this year and he is 125 of 420 (.298 avg, .834 OPS) with 59 runs scored, 13 homers, 54 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  He played in 102 games (all starts) in RF for the Orioles last year and he had 3 assists and 2 errors there while showing slightly below average range.  Markakis has now played in 1,050 games in his first seven years in the majors and he is 1,198 for 4,055 (.295 avg, .819 OPS) with 579 runs scored, 117 homers, 549 RBIs and 56 stolen bases.  36-year old righty swinging Lew Ford and 29-year old righty swinging Steve Pearce will try to win backup jobs for the Orioles this spring.  Ford played in 25 games for the Orioles last year and he was 13 of 71 (.183 avg, .609 OPS) with 7 runs scored, 3 homers, 4 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Ford has now played in 519 games in his first six years in the majors and he is 425 of 1,585 (.268 avg, .744 OPS) with 235 runs scored, 35 homers, 176 RBIs and 48 stolen bases.  Pearce played in 40 games for the Astros, Orioles and Yankees last year in which he was 22 of 96 (.229 avg, .711 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 4 homers and 18 RBIs.  He played in 19 games (14 starts) in RF last year and he had 1 assist and 0 errors there while showing poor range.  He has now played in 246 games in his first 6 years in the majors and he is 146 of 624 (.234 avg, .677 OPS) with 66 runs scored, 13 homers, 78 RBIs and 6 stolen bases.

PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE RIGHT FIELDERS IN 2013:  B

The Baltimore Orioles are expecting another big year out of Adam Jones in 2013

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Positional Previews for Season by joelapinski on Wednesday 27 February 2013 at 2:49 pm

The Baltimore Orioles are hoping for big things again out of 27-year old righty swinging CF Adam Jones.  Jones played in 162 games for the Orioles last year and he was 186 of 648 (.287 avg, .839 OPS) with 103 runs scored, 32 homers, 82 RBIs and 16 stolen bases.  Jones played in 162 games (161 starts) in CF for the Orioles last year and he had 7 assists and 8 errors there while showing out of this world range.  Jones has now played in 786 games in his first seven years in the majors and he is 802 of 2,885 (.278 avg, .775 OPS) with 413 runs scored, 107 homers, 373 RBIs and 60 stolen bases.  If Jones needs a day off during the season, the Orioles could just shift Nate McLouth over from LF.  McLouth played in 10 games (4 starts) in CF last year and he had 0 errors or assists there while showing off outstanding range.  23-year old lefty swinging Xavier Avery also could get in on the action for the Orioles at some point in 2013.  He played in 32 games in his first taste of the majors last year for the Orioles and he was 21 of 94 (.223 avg, .645 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 1 homer, 6 RBIs and 6 stolen bases.  He also played in 102 games in AAA-ball last year and he was 92 of 390 (.236 avg, .686 OPS) with 57 runs scored, 8 homers, 34 RBIs and 22 stolen bases.  Avery played in 1 game in CF for the Orioles last year.

PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE CENTER FIELDERS IN 2013:  A+

The Baltimore Orioles might be platooning in LF in 2013

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Positional Previews for Season by joelapinski on Wednesday 27 February 2013 at 2:40 pm

31-year old lefty swinging Nate McLouth and 29-year old righty swinging Nolan Reimold could wind up platooning in LF for the Orioles in 2013.  McLouth played in 89 games for the Orioles and Pirates last year and he was 64 of 266 (.241 avg, .694 OPS) with 39 runs scored, 7 homers, 20 RBIs and 12 stolen bases.  He played in 64 games (55 starts) in LF last year and he had 1 assist and 1 error there while showing poor range.  McLouth has now played in 820 games in his first 8 years in the majors and he is 642 of 2,587 (.248 avg, .756 OPS) with 435 runs scored, 88 homers, 290 RBIs and 99 stolen bases.  Reimold was off to an outstanding start for the Orioles before a serious injury cut his season short in 2012.  He played in 16 games for the Orioles last year and he was 21 of 67 (.313 avg, .960 OPS) with 10 runs scored, 5 homers, 10 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  He played in 15 games (14 starts) in LF last year for the Orioles and he had 0 assists and 3 errors there while showing slightly above average range.  Reimold has now played in 246 games in his first four years in the majors and he is 211 of 808 (.261 avg, .794 OPS) with 108 runs scored, 36 homers, 114 RBIs and 16 stolen bases.  22-year old righty swinging L.J. Hoes will be trying to win a backup job this spring for the O’s.  He played in 2 games in his first taste of the majors for the Orioles last year and he was 0 for 1.  He also played in 133 games in AA+AAA-ball last year in which he was 147 of 513 (.287 avg, .759 OPS) with 79 runs scored, 5 homers, 54 RBIs and 20 stolen bases.  25-year old switch-hitting Trayvon Robinson could also get some P.T. in LF at some point in 2013 for the Orioles.  He played in 46 games for the Mariners last year and he was 32 of 145 (.221 avg, .618 OPS) with 16 runs scored, 3 homers, 12 RBIs and 6 stolen bases.  He played in 46 games (39 starts) in LF last year and he had 0 assists and 2 errors there while showing out of this world range.  Robinson has now played in 90 games in his first two years in the majors and he is 62 of 288 (.215 avg, .602 OPS) with 28 runs scored, 5 homers, 26 RBIs and 7 stolen bases.  Robinson is a hacker at the plate though as he has whiffed 104 times while only walking 22 times so far in his career.  30-year old lefty swinging Chris Dickerson will also get a shot to win a backup job for the O’s this spring.  He played in 25 games for the Yankees last year and he was 4 for 14 (.286 avg, 1.126 OPS) with 5 runs scored, 2 homers, 5 RBIs and 3 stolen bases.  Dickerson played in 18 games (1 start) in LF last year and he had 0 assists and 0 errors while showing terrible range there.  Dickerson has now played in 258 games in his first five years in the majors and he is 138 of 518 (.266 avg, .760 OPS) with 76 runs scored, 11 homers, 47 RBIs and 27 stolen bases.  23-year old Xavier Avery, 36-year old Lew Ford and 29-year old Steve Pearce could also get some P.T. at some point in 2013 for the Orioles in LF.  Avery played in 27 games (23 starts) in LF for the Orioles last year and he had 1 assist and 2 errors there while showing outstanding range.  Ford played in 13 games (9 starts) in LF last year and he had 2 assists and 0 errors there while showing outstanding range.  Pearce played in 23 games (16 starts) in LF last year and he had 1 assist and 0 errors there while showing good range.

PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE LEFT FIELDERS IN 2013:  B-

The Baltimore Orioles might be platooning at DH in 2013

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Positional Previews for Season by joelapinski on Wednesday 20 February 2013 at 4:49 am

Switch-hitting Wilson Betemit and 26-year old righty swinging Russ Canzler might platoon at DH for the Orioles.  Betemit played in 102 games for the Orioles last year and he was 89 of 341 (.261 avg, .744 OPS) with 41 runs scored, 12 homers and 40 RBIs.  He has now played in 799 games in his first 1o years in the majors and he is 558 of 2,083 (.268 avg, .778 OPS) with 264 runs scored, 75 homers, 283 RBIs and 9 stolen bases.  Betemit is only a career .228 hitter with a .637 OPS as a right handed batter, which is the reason to platoon at DH.  Russ Canzler played in 26 games for the Indians last year and he was 25 of 93 (.269 avg, .697 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 3 homers and 11 RBIs.  He also played in 130 games in AAA-ball for the Tribe in which he was 129 of 487 (.268 avg, .815 OPS) with 68 runs scored, 22 homers, 79 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  Canzler has now played in 29 games in his first two years in the majors and he is 26 of 96 (.271 avg, .700 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 3 homers and 12 RBIs.

PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE DESIGNATED HITTERS IN 2013:  C

The Baltimore Orioles have high hopes to Manny Machado

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Positional Previews for Season by joelapinski on Saturday 16 February 2013 at 7:30 am

The Orioles have high hopes for 20-year old righty swinging 3B Manny Machado.  Machado played in 51 games in his first taste of the majors last year for the O’s and he was 50 for 191 (.262 avg, .739 OPS) with 24 runs scored, 7 homers, 26 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  He played in 51 games (all starts) at 3B last year for the Orioles and he had 5 errors while showing good range.  Machado also played in 109 games in AA-ball last year and he was 107 of 402 (.266 avg, .789 OPS) with 60 runs scored, 11 homers, 59 RBIs and 13 stolen bases.  Machado has a huge upside for the Orioles.  28-year old righty swinging Danny Valencia will try to win a backup job for the Orioles this spring.  He played in 44 games for the Red Sox and Twins last year in which he was 29 of 154 (.188 avg, .497 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 3 homers and 21 RBIs.  He played in 44 games (40 starts) at 3B last year and he had 4 errors there while showing outstanding range.  Valencia has now played in 283 games in his first three years in the majors and he is 261 of 1,017 (.257 avg, .686 OPS) with 107 runs scored, 25 homers, 133 RBIs and 4 stolen bases.  26-year old lefty swinging Ryan Flaherty could also play some 3B for the Orioles, if need be.  He played in 17 games (7 starts) at 3B for the Orioles last year and he had 1 error while showing pretty horrible range there.

PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE THIRD BASEMEN IN 2013:  B

The Baltimore Orioles are hoping for another big year from J.J. Hardy in 2013

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by joelapinski on Monday 11 February 2013 at 9:05 am

30-year old J.J. Hardy is one of the better all-around shortstops in all of baseball.  He played in 158 games for the Orioles last year and he was 158 of 663 (.238 avg, .671 OPS) with 85 runs scored, 22 homers and 68 RBIs.  He played in 158 games (all starts) at shortstop for the Orioles last year and he had 6 errors while showing off excellent range.  Hardy has now played in 959 games in his first 8 years in the majors and he is 934 of 3,605 (.259 avg, .740 OPS) with 484 runs scored, 133 homers, 451 RBIs and 6 stolen bases.  The Orioles don’t have much of a backup plan at SS, so they need Hardy to stay healthy in 2013.

PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE SHORTSTOPS IN 2013:  B+

The Baltimore Orioles sign Kyle Hudson

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by joelapinski on Friday 8 February 2013 at 2:18 pm

The Orioles have signed 26-year old lefty swinging outfielder Kyle Hudson to a minor league deal.  Hudson played in 109 games in AAA-ball for the Phillies and Rays last year and he was 107 of 406 (.264 avg, .621 OPS) with 48 runs scored, 0 homers, 25 RBIs and 22 stolen bases.  Hudson’s only major league experience came back in 2011 with the Orioles.  Hudson played in 14 games for the O’s in 2011 and he was 4 for 28 (.143 avg, .286 OPS) with 3 runs scored, 0 homers, 2 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  Hudson will likely start the 2013 season in AAA-ball for the Orioles.

The Baltimore Orioles have claimed Todd Redmond off waivers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by joelapinski on Friday 8 February 2013 at 2:15 pm

The Baltimore Orioles have claimed 27-year old righty starting pitcher Todd Redmond off waivers from the Reds.  He pitched in 26 games (25 starts) in AAA-ball for the Reds and Braves last year and he was 8-11 with a 3.63 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP.  He started 1 game for the Reds last year (his major league debut) and he was 0-1 with a 10.80 ERA and a 3.60 WHIP.  Redmond will likely start the 2013 season in AAA-ball for the Orioles.  The Orioles have designated outfielder Trayvon Robinson for assignment to make room on the roster for Redmond.  It’s doubtful that Robinson will clear waivers, so the Orioles will need to try to deal him in the next week or so.

UPDATE:  (2/15/2013) - Trayvon Robinson has been outrighted to AAA, as he did clear waivers.

UPDATE:  (3/23/2013) - Todd Redmond has been lost on waivers to the Blue Jays.  He pitched in 5 games (0 starts) in spring training for the Orioles and he was 2-0 with a 5.63 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP.  This is no loss for the O’s moving forward.

The Baltimore Orioles are hoping for better work out of the 2B in 2013

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Positional Previews for Season by joelapinski on Thursday 7 February 2013 at 1:56 pm

The Orioles hope that 35-year old switch-hitting Brian Roberts can help them out a little bit in 2013.  He only played in 17 games for the Orioles last year and he was 12 of 66 (.182 avg, .415 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 0 homers, 5 RBIs and 1 stolen base.   He played in 17 games (all starts) at 2B for the O’s last year and he had 1 error while showing off pretty good range.  Roberts has now played in 1,250 games in his first 12 years with the Orioles and he is 1,386 of 4,949 (.280 avg, .764 OPS) with 777 runs scored, 84 homers, 482 RBIs and 275 stolen bases.  The O’s claimed 28-year old switch-hitting 2B/SS Alexi Casilla off waivers from the Twins over the winter.  He played in 106 games for the Twins last year and he was 72 of 299 (.241 avg, .603 OPS) with 33 runs scored, 1 homer, 30 RBIs and 21 stolen bases.  Casilla played in 96 games (83 starts) at 2B for the Twins last year and he made 9 errors there while showing off out of this world range.  Casilla has now played in 515 games in his first seven years in the majors and he is 395 of 1,580 (.250 avg, .639 OPS) with 210 runs scored, 11 homers, 147 RBIs and 71 stolen bases.  26-year old lefty swinging Ryan Flaherty was a Rule 5 Draft Pick of the Orioles two winters ago.  He played in 77 games for the Orioles last year and he was 33 of 153 (.216 avg, .617 OPS) with 15 runs scored, 6 homers, 19 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Flaherty was a hacker at the plate last year as he whiffed 43 times while only walking 6 times.  He played in 28 games (20 starts) at 2B for the Orioles last year and he made 1 error while showing off pretty good range.

PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE SECOND BASEMEN IN 2013:  D+

The Baltimore Orioles claim 1B/DH Russ Canzler off waivers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by joelapinski on Wednesday 6 February 2013 at 7:20 am

The Baltimore Orioles have claimed 26-year old righty swinging 1B/DH Russ Canzler off waivers from the Yankees.  Canzler played in 26 games for the Indians last year and he was 25 of 93 (.269 avg, .697 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 3 homers and 11 RBIs.  He also played in 130 games in AAA-ball last year and he was 129 of 487 (.265 avg, .815 OPS) with 68 runs scored, 22 homers, 79 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  Canzler will get a shot to compete for the DH job for the Orioles this spring.  The Orioles have designated catcher Luis Martinez for assignment to make room for Canzler.

UPDATE:  (2/8/2013) - Luis Martinez has cleared waivers and he has been outrighted to AAA.

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