5 Baltimore Orioles prospects who should debut in 2023

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The Orioles' farm system is beginning to pay dividends. Adley Rutschman, Gunnar Henderson, and DL Hall debuted last year, but there are still plenty of prospects remaining in the system who should debut in 2023.

Even after that, prospects like Jackson Holliday, Heston Kjerstad, and Cade Povich aren't far behind, likely to debut in 2024. These are the five prospects most likely to debut for the Baltimore Orioles in the 2023 season.

Note: This refers specifically to prospects who should debut in 2023. Gunnar Henderson and DL Hall are prospects, but both debuted in 2022.

Grayson Rodriguez

After a right lat strain sidelined him for a good portion of 2022, Rodriguez's MLB debut was pushed back. He likely would have reached MLB by August or September had he pitched a full season. Rodriguez posted a 2.09 ERA with 80 strikeouts in 56.0 innings in Triple-A before the injury. The question now is not whether he will pitch in the MLB in 2023, but rather when.

When Rodriguez returned from injury last season, he tossed just 19.2 IP in 6 starts. He may still take some time to return to form and to stretch out his innings. If the Orioles feel comfortable with Rodriguez pitching 5+ innings right from the start of the season, he should make it on the Opening Day roster. Otherwise, he might start out in Triple-A to ramp up before making the roster by mid-April.