Trey Mancini, 2019
Time to fire up the nostalgia and talk about Trey Mancini a little bit. Before he was traded at the 2022 trade deadline, Mancini was a key part of the Orioles both on and off the field, and his 2019 season was something special after a few good years prior.
He had a .291/.364/.535 slash line with a .899 OPS and 134 OPS+ in 154 games, with his slugging percentage, OPS, and OPS+ still serving as career highs. He also drove in a career high 97 runs and hit 38 doubles and 35 home runs, leading the team in long balls.
2019 was also the season before Mancini sat out all of 2020 after his cancer diagnosis. He will always be beloved in Baltimore for everything he meant to the team and the city, but his 2019 season was a gem for both player and team.
Renato Núñez, 2019
While Mancini led the team in home runs with 35, bringing up second place with 31 home runs was Renato Núñez. While mostly a middling player in the majors, 2019 was a bit of an outlier for Núñez as he had a great season of power hitting.
Playing in 151 games, Núñez also contributed 44 walks, 24 doubles, and 90 RBI's. His .771 OPS is a career best in a full season, and he stole the only base of his career in 2019. While the other names might not be surprising, the fact that Núñez is on the list is definitely an eyebrow-raiser, especially since he was on the team during the dark ages and hasn't played in the majors since 2021.