The Baltimore Orioles are banking on some young starting pitchers in 2016. With 25-year old righty Kevin Gausman likely to start on the D.L., it looks like 26-year old righty Mike Wright and 26-year old righty Tyler Wilson will open the 2016 season in the starting rotation. The Orioles have always had high hopes for Gausman, but he hasn’t produced up to expectations so far in his career. He has pitched in 65 games (42 starts) in his first three years with the Orioles and he is 14-19 with a 4.21 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP. Gausman will likely get his job back and the Orioles hope that will be on April 19th. While Gausman is on the shelf, Wright and Wilson will likely be auditioning for the #5 spot. Wright pitched in 12 games (9 starts) for the Orioles last year and he was 3-5 with a 6.04 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP. The Orioles hope that Wright will be better the second time around, as he does have good stuff. Wilson comes into this season as the Orioles’ #19 prospect according to Baseball America. Wilson pitched in 9 games (5 starts) for the Orioles last year in his first taste of the show and he was 2-2 with a 3.50 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP. Releasing Miguel Gonzalez earlier this week is starting to look like a mistake for the Orioles.