Baltimore Orioles: Who is joining the team with September call-ups?
Chance Sisco is the leading prospect in the Orioles system. The young left-handed batter plays catcher. He has been in the minor league system since he was signed in 2013 at the young age of 18 .
He has spent the entire season with the Triple-A Norfolk Tides where he hit for a slash of .267/.340/.395/.736. He hit 7 home runs with 47 RBIs. Keeping mind that he’s a catcher, those are not bad stats.
His defensive stats are also worth noticing. He had a career-high caught stealing percentage of 23%. He also has a quality fielding percentage of .987 with a total of nine errors at catcher. Keeping in mind that the catcher has more opportunities to make plays that any other position player, that percentage is quite good.
The baseball world thinks highly of Sisco. The MLB’s Pipeline considers Sisco to be the 50th best prospect out of the entire league. He is ranked first in the Orioles system. His ranking is due to his bat more than this fielding.
The only issue for Sisco is that the Orioles already have two very good catchers who are dominant both behind and at the plate. Welington Castillo has the sixth most home runs for catchers in the MLB with 16. He also has a .299 batting average that is enhanced by his .497 slugging percentage. It will be difficult to replace Castillo or his platoon partner Caleb Joseph, who has also been hitting well.