Baltimore Orioles third base prospect Ryan Mountcastle hasn’t played above Double-A Bowie, but why not give him a chance to make the 2019 Orioles Opening Day roster?
It doesn’t hurt to give Ryan Mountcastle a shot at making the 2019 Opening Day Roster for the Baltimore Orioles. This is the time for Mike Elias and Brandon Hyde to see who will be part of the winning tradition in the next few years, and Mountcastle could be one of them.
The Orioles need someone to play third base and Mountcastle fits the bill. It wouldn’t be totally out of the question for them to sign a free agent third baseman until Mountcastle is ready for the big leagues, but the Orioles have nothing to lose.
The Baltimore Orioles should field a roster with mostly all of their top prospects. If I were in charge, my outfield would consist of Austin Hays, Cedric Mullins, and Trey Mancini. The infield would be Chris Davis at first because we can’t get rid of that contract yet, Jonathan Villar at second, new Rule 5 pick Richie Martin at short, Ryan Mountcastle at third, and Chance Sisco at catcher.
All of those players are young except for Davis and Trumbo who will be the primary DH. I’d be very happy to see how this team performs at the plate and on defense.
Of course the Orioles are going to struggle, but with Brandon Hyde leading the team, I think they will be fine. I’m much more confident with this team now.
Back to Ryan Mountcastle, he’s still very young so either way, he will be playing for the Baltimore Orioles soon, but we don’t know for sure when that will be. All I know is that we need to see what he can do against major league pitching.
How would you feel if Ryan Mountcastle made the jump from Double-A to the Orioles roster?