Baltimore Orioles: A Look at What Orioles Have The Most Trade Value With Help from TierMaker
The Baltimore Orioles will be sellers at this year’s trade deadline. Which of their players will bring back the biggest prospect package? We made a Tiermaker to help find out.
For the second straight summer, the July trade deadline will be an important time for the Baltimore Orioles. The O’s will need to sell high on veterans such as Andrew Cashner, Johnthan Vilar and perhaps even Trey Mancini in order to improve a farm system that ranks in the bottom half of baseball.
Which O’s would bring back the most value? Who should the Orioles keep? To best organize the Baltimore Orioles veterans by trade value, we created a Tiermaker.
Here’s a look:
With the Tiermaker revealed it’s time to explain why each player landed in the category they did. We will do that all here beginning with the players who would bring back the most value.
Bring Back Most Value: Andrew Cashner, Jonathan Villar, and Trey Mancini
Though these three players will be the hardest to part ways with due to the love fans, have for them if the Baltimore Orioles were to move them elsewhere they’d be able to get some quality prospects in return.
Andrew Cashner has enjoyed a bounce-back season in 2019. He currently has an ERA of 4.55 with a record of 5-2 in 11 starts. Though Cashner made it clear he prefers not to be moved if the O’s find the right fit for him he’d be a great addition to a contender’s starting rotation while also reeling in a decent return for the Orioles.
Jonathan Villar is a player who could help all 30 major league teams. He can play multiple defensive positions effectively, hit for power, steal bases and get on base at a clip above .300. He is only 28 years old and is in the final year of his deal thus; he’d serve as the perfect rental for a contender who’d likely be willing to part ways with some solid prospects to get him.
Finally, there’s no player on the Orioles roster who’d bring back more value than Trey Mancini. Mancini is coasting to his first carer all-star appearance as he’s batting .305 with 10 home runs while serving as a leader in the Baltimore clubhouse. Mancini is just 27 and is signed through 2023.
Thus, he’d be providing a team with four seasons in the prime of his carer at an affordable price. The O’s must pounce and try to get three of an organization’s top 30 prospects in return for the versatile slugger.