24-year old righty swinging outfielder Joey Rickard is already becoming a fan favorite for the Baltimore Orioles. It’s not hard to see why if you have seen him play. He is a full bore, get dirty type of player, which makes sense as he was a Rule 5 Draft pick from the division rival Tampa Bay Rays. Rickard has played in 11 games for the Orioles so far this year and he is 14 of 46 (.304 avg, .777 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 1 homer and 4 RBIs. He played in 117 games in A+AA+AAA-ball for the Rays last year and he was 127 of 396 (.321 avg, .874 OPS) with 62 runs scored, 2 homers, 55 RBIs and 23 stolen bases. Give a lot of credit to the Orioles’ scouting staff for finding Rickard.