No.2 – Denyi Reyes
MLB Debut – May 13th, 2022
Denyi Reyes has given the Baltimore Orioles three surprises. One, his call-up came as surprise, seemingly right before the Tigers game. Two, his almost immediate option back down to Norfolk two days later. Three, his lone pitching masterpiece that came from his MLB debut.
Reyes helped the O’s stay in contention that evening against Detroit, slinging two perfect innings that showcased two massive strikeouts. His recall to the Tides came as a surprise, but there is not doubt that his MLB debut for the Birds was a masterpiece, and cannot be forgotten. Now Reyes will look to come back up, especially after spending the past seven years in the minors.
Ranking the Baltimore Orioles rookie debuts so far in 2022
No.1 – Rylan Bannon
MLB Debut – May 12th, 2022
As the sole position player on this list, Rylan Bannon made it to top with an amazing debut showcasing both offense and defense. After an impressing diving play to rob the Cardinals All-Star third baseman of a hit, he then knocked his first MLB hit past the same. Bannon was key in the Baltimore Orioles defeat over the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-2.
Much like Reyes, Bannon’s time with the big club was short lived. After getting the call on the 12th, he was weirdly sent back down five days later on the 17th. Rylan has been grinding it out in the minors for five years now, and has been on fire from the start of Spring Training this year. Although no longer on the Orioles top roster, keep an eye out as the year progresses.
Well, there you have it. Five rookie debuts, five impressive outings, five almost unexpected performances from players we maybe didn’t prepare to see so soon. Now, we leave you with how this article started, and ask where the heck in Adley, and why haven’t we seen GRod yet?