3 swaps to keep the Baltimore Orioles lineup rolling

Terrin Vavra #83 of the Baltimore Orioles. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images)
Terrin Vavra #83 of the Baltimore Orioles. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images) /

Ah, July, the month of months for baseball. For the Baltimore Orioles, things have been fun, but they could move a few players around to keep it rolling.

It hasn’t taken long for Mike Elias to get into the Baltimore Orioles Farm System and jolt things up. Already this season, the O’s have called up the likes of Rutschman, Bannon, Bradish, Vespi, and more. The best part is they aren’t done yet (or at least they shouldn’t be).

From pitching to offense and everywhere in between, the Baltimore Orioles have plenty of budding stars coming up through the Minor League ranks. With their first winning month in over five years, the O’s have a few options to spice up their lineup and keep the momentum rolling.

Terrin Vavra

INF, Norfolk

A third-round pick in 2018, Terrin Vavra is a bat-first type of player. Vavra came over to the Baltimore Orioles in the Givins trade to Colorado in 2020. In 31 Triple-A games this year, he is hitting .331 with 18 walks; both will be career highs if he stays the course. Our swap for Vavra is easy; bring Terrin Vavra up for Jonathan Araúz.

Three swaps to keep the Baltimore Orioles lineup rolling

Gunnar Henderson

INF, Norfolk

Yes, it is time for #GunnarSeason to arrive for the Baltimore Orioles. Between him and Jordan Westburg, the comparisons and mentions have been synonymous. However, for the sake of this argument, Gunnar Henderson seems like the perfect call-up to spice the O’s roster up. It’s simple, you bring up Henderson and send down Richie Martin.

DL Hall

SP, Norfolk

At this point in his MILB season, how could you not consider calling up DL Hall to The Show? Besides Grayson Rodriguez and a few others, Hall has been the main topic of conversation in the future of the Baltimore Orioles pitching staff. Whether he ends up in the rotation or the pen, Hall can undoubtedly shake things up. Simply bring up DL Hall, and swap him out for Bryan Baker.

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DL could add a fun scenario where a 6-man rotation might come into play. With Hall, Henderson, and Vavra up with the big team, it will do one of three things. Firstly, it will allow them to grow their potential. Secondly, it will let everyone see exactly who they are and if they are worth all the hype. Finally, it will give the three-headed backdown time to recoup and grow once more.