Baltimore Orioles: Second Half Of Season Predictions
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Ryan Mountcastle Will Be Recalled By August First
With the Orioles likely to trade several veterans there will be openings made on the 40-man roster.
If the O’s do in fact trade Mancini, it’s almost a given they will recall Ryan Mountcastle from Triple-A Norfolk.
Mountcastle is the Orioles top offensive prospect and ranked 55th among all prospects in baseball according to MLB Pipeline. In Triple-A this season he has named an all-star after slashing .307/.329/.505 with 15 home runs and 51 RBI’s in the first half of the season.
There’s little doubt Mountcastle is ready for the pros, but without making trades, there’s no room for him on the roster.
Thankfully for him, trades will be made, and it likely won’t be long after that Mountcastle gets the call to the pros.