4 Orioles players taking advantage of 2024 spring training

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In 2023, the Baltimore Orioles set the bar intimidatingly high for themselves in 2024. We'll forget about the postseason sweep for a second to acknowledge the 101-win regular season, the tip-top shape the farm system is in, and the real potential of becoming a dynasty, if it can all come together in late months over the next few years.

In spring training, the Orioles are spoiled for choice. Even without the list of non-roster invitees that's packed with top prospects, their roster was already full of players who could reliably turn out a winning season, even in a division like the AL East.

A good number of Orioles players are secure in their positions this upcoming season, but a few more are making great cases for themselves as standouts who should have eyes on them throughout the rest of camp.

4 Orioles players taking advantage of 2024 spring training

Tyler Nevin

The beginning of 2024 hasn't been kind to Tyler Nevin. His roster spot with the Tigers had already seemed precarious for a long time before they finally let him go in a trade back to Baltimore for cash, where he spent two years from 2020-2022. Tigers fans weren't incredibly fond of him or new Oriole Nick Maton, who also came over from Detroit in the same way, but maybe the bouncing around fueled Nevin, because he's hit .381/.409/.571 with a home run over nine spring training games.

Nevin has some very stiff competition for a bench spot. A number of Orioles top prospects are in camp and are giving even the veterans with everyday jobs a run for their money. It also doesn't help that the Orioles infield is pretty crowded as it is. Nevin could post up at either first or third, but Ryan Mountcastle and Ramón Urías seem to have those locked up.

Still, he's making a case for himself as a player to keep in reserve in the minors for a call-up at a moment's notice (here or elsewhere), which is really the best he can hope for after never really being able to find his footing in the majors.