3 studs and 3 duds: Baltimore Orioles pitching staff
Dud: Austin Voth, RP
After excelling following a waiver claim by the Orioles in 2022, this season has been a failure to launch for Voth. Utilized in a long relief role instead of the rotation, Voth looks more like the pitcher the Orioles put in a claim for instead of the one who played well in Baltimore.
So far in seven appearances out of the bullpen, Voth has allowed eight runs on 14 hits and two walks in 9 2/3 innings. That's not even counting the inherited runners he has allowed to score. Technically, things should be even worse, as Voth has a FIP of 8.60. In a word, yikes.
Dud: Cionel Pérez, RP
Following a dominant 2022 in which he emerged as a quality high leverage reliever, Pérez has returned to 2021 Cincinnati form. He has a 5.19 ERA in 8 2/3 innings, getting charged with five runs on 18 hits. He does have a 3.21 FIP, so there is some bad luck in there that should even out in due time. For the sake of the bullpen, hopefully it happens soon.
Dud: Dean Kremer, SP
Being slotted into the two spot in the rotation behind Kyle Gibson, Kremer was someone who is being relied on to continue his progress from 2022. So far, it just hasn't happened. Through five starts, Kremer has a 6.20 ERA, 6.57 FIP, and 1.378 WHIP over 24 2/3 innings, allowing 17 runs.
The only metrics Kremer is passable in are a 68th percentile walk percentage rating, a 59th percentile fastball spin rating, and a 53rd percentile fastball velocity rating. Everything else is under the 50th percentile. Kremer needs to rebound quickly if the Orioles are to be taken seriously.