2023 was supposed to be a big year for Ramón Urías, coming off a gold glove season in 2022 in which he also showcased some power with the bat to the tune of a career high 16 home runs and a .414 slugging percentage.
Unfortunately, things never seemed to click for Urías after he came into the season as the starting third baseman on opening day. While his batting average and on base percentage rose compared to 2022, his slugging percentage and home runs took a big dip, with his slugging percentage falling to .375 and only managing to hit four home runs.
He also fell off defensively as well, going from seven outs above average at third in 2022 all the way to -9 in 2023. In 69 innings at first base, he was worth -1 outs above average, though he was good for two outs above average at second base.
There doesn't appear to be a clear path for Urías to get playing time right now as he fell off similar to Jorge Mateo in 2023 and the Orioles can only afford to keep one of them with Jordan Westburg's emergence as an everyday player and Jackson Holliday breaking down the door to the majors.
Oh, Joey Ortiz is still around too. Connor Norby and Coby Mayo are close as well. I can see Urías cracking the opening day roster but being someone who gets DFA'd when one of the infield prospects shows they can stick in the majors.