- Austin Hays
In only 69 PA’s we have to go with minor league data as there is nothing outstanding that I see there. What he has done in the majors in 21 games is get on base. He should be the lead-off hitter.
Too bad they lost Jonathan Villar
At SS/2nd base.
2. Hanser Alberto R .305 avg 2b/3b
Interesting sophmore guy as he had the majority of his PA’s in 2019 in the majors despite spending 3 years on the Rangers roster. He’s a batting average guy with high ground ball numbers.b
3. Anthony Santander R OF with 21 hrs last year due to his .216 ISO, with 261 BA.
As a popular low cost DFS option this could be the heart of the lineup. He could get better as the season progresses.
4. Trey Mancini OF- has a tumor in his colon.
This cleanup hitter showed impressive ability to drive in runs with .244 ISO last year. His XSLG, Barrel, and Exit Velo back it up but only for a season. He could be steadily improving instead regressing back to the norm. 28 yrs old. Replacement:
Dwight Smith: 27 L in 357 AB .241 avg 13 HR 53 rbi 5 SB
DJ Stewart: 26 L OPS and OBP were higher vs Lefties, only 4 HRs those were vs vs Righ
5. Renato Nunez R 26 3b/dh
Has potential to increase his exit velocity. His .216 ISO 31 HR season did not seem like a fluke. Also a good spot for DFS on this salary saver team. BA avg low but wOBA of .323 not bad.
6. Rio Ruiz 25 L 3b
Did not excel any category. However he does get his HR’s off of Righties. He will either regress back to the minors or get better. Made to the Astros and Braves high A ball but I couldn’t find anything outstanding.
7. Chris Davis 34 L 6,3 230 1b
With 2 consecutive years all his numbers being below avg. for any MLB player, does he have anything left?
8. Pedro Severino C 26 R
He’s worked his way up to good Xwoba. Last yr was only .221 Don’t expect much power. In over 600 PA in career.
9. Richie Martin: 25 R SS only 283 ABs
Low BA 10 SB good fielder.
P1: John Means L significantly better vs lefties in every category. His innings went down in 2nd half of season. Only 39 innings pitched vs lefties. 12-11 record as young call up last yr.
The good news is;
officially named the Opening Day starter before play was suspended, but his schedule lined him up for the duties. Whenever play resumes, Means figures to lead the Orioles’ rotation, working ahead of veteran Alex Cobb. Means is coming off of a breakout 2019 season, during which he posted a 3.60 ERA and 1.14 WHIP while walking just 38 batters across 155 innings.
Alex Cobb: 32 R 6’3”
Really highGB rate guy. Only 2 games started last year. SO to Walk rate 3% higher vs. lefties so higher SO higher there.
completed a simulated game Inmarch, . Cobb developed a blister earlier in the week that resulted in him being scratched from his scheduled Grapefruit League outing, but his ability to face hitters in a controlled setting implies that the affected finger isn’t much of a concern. should be completed healed by the time the Orioles reconvene for workouts.