Fans may see a lot of new faces in 2020. Here are six Baltimore Orioles prospects who could make their debut next season.
The 2019 season wasn’t a lot of fun for fans of the Baltimore Orioles, but if you watched closely, there were plenty of storylines to hold your interest, even if just for a few weeks. One of those storylines was the major league debuts for a handful of rookies such as Hunter Harvey, Dillon Tate, and Branden Kline.
Tate’s debut was up and down, but it seems as if the Orioles are set on keeping him as a reliever now. Depending on how the roster shakes out, Tate could start 2020 in Triple-A. Becoming a regular on the Baltimore-Norfolk shuttle is a strong possibility. Kline struggled mightily to find his footing, but Harvey was dominant and is now everyone’s favorite to close out games.
The Orioles will continue to rotate players in and out next season as evaluations continue and the first wave of highly-anticipated rookies work their way to the major leagues.
Let’s take a look at six Orioles prospects who are likely to make their major league debuts in 2020. First, we need to clarify which players we are talking about, specifically.
For the purposes of this piece, we will look at prospects currently ranked in the Top 30, according to MLB Pipeline, plus one additional name who you won’t find on the list because I really think he gets an early call. There are a handful of relief prospects who excelled in Double-A Bowie last season and could, therefore, see time in the majors, but we aren’t including them here.
First up, a group of pitchers who are knocking on the gates of Camden Yards.