Baltimore Orioles: Power Ranking The O’s Top 10 Prospects By Excitement Level
#3. 1B, Ryan Mountcastle
The reason why the Orioles second-ranked prospect Ryan Mountcastle jumps ahead of Rodriguez is on this list is due to the era of baseball he will play in.
Home Runs are being hit at an all-time high, and team’s around the majors are loading up on bats. Mountcastle should have no problem adjusting to this era of baseball. The Orioles first-round selection in the 2015 draft as tore his way through the minor leagues.
In 469 minor league games playing at every level of the minors, Mountcastle has hit 59 home runs with a .293 average and .325 on-base percentage. At Triple-A Norfolk this season Mountcastle has had many Orioles fans requesting he be called up to the majors.
He has slugged 14 home runs, driven in 49 RBI’s and has posted an excellent .312 batting average. The monster season will likely get him called up this season and once he does he has a great chance to stay and be the Orioles starting first basemen for a long time.