These three Baltimore Orioles need a big spring training in 2020 if they want to stick around.
While there aren’t very many high-profile spring training battles currently taking place down at the Baltimore Orioles spring training complex in Sarasota, a number of roster spots are up for grabs, including the backend of the starting rotation, a bullpen spot or two, the backup outfield roles, and who among the very long list of utility players makes the cut.
We know what to expect at the major league level this season and know that it may still be a while before we see some of the Orioles top prospects in the upper minors make their major league debut, but we still have plenty of storylines to focus on during spring training.
One of those storylines we’re looking at today is if a handful of players can have an impressive 2020 spring training in what could be one of their final opportunities to stick around in a Baltimore Orioles uniform.
We’re going to focus on three position players, all of whom have already had an opportunity to prove themselves in the major leagues, but haven’t been able to either stick or make the starting job theirs, up to this point.
Let’s start behind the plate with someone who was once considered one of the top prospects in baseball.