Baltimore Orioles Players We May See in the World Baseball Classic
Team Mexico- Infielder Ramon Urias
Ramon, along with his brother Luis, could anchor a solid Mexican infield. Typically, Mexico has a talented team but is not as stacked with talent as countries like the United States, Japan, and the Dominican Republic. Ramon had a solid season for the Orioles and solidified himself as the best defensive third baseman in the American League with a Gold Glove win. His offense was fine as he had a barely better than league average 103 OPS+ with a .248/.305/.414 slash line. For the Orioles, the emergence of Gunnar Henderson makes Urias’ future prospects a bit murky for the Orioles but he should have a starting spot next season that will be his to lose.
For Mexico, they already have commitments from Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias, as well as Rays hitters in Randy Arozarena and Isaac Paredes. Paredes is an infielder who surpassed rookie eligibility in 2022 so he would likely start along with the Urias brothers should they choose to represent Mexico in the WBC. Ramon has shown an ability to play all three infield positions left of first base so he could potentially be the Shortstop for the Mexican team. Regardless, Urias does provide defensive value to an infield that should be stacked with big-league talent.