Minor League Opening Day Roster Analysis: Baltimore Orioles

WHERE THE TOP 10 PROSPECTS ARE
1 *Dylan Bundy 11/15/1992 rhp Bowie Baysox (AA)
2 Kevin Gausman 1/6/1991 rhp Bowie Baysox (AA)
3 Jonathan Schoop 10/16/1991 2b/ss Norfolk Tides (AAA)
4 Nick Delmonico 7/12/1992 1b/2b Frederick Keys (HiA)
5 Eduardo Rodriguez 4/7/1993 lhp Frederick Keys (HiA)
6 L.J. Hoes 3/5/1990 of Norfolk Tides (AAA)
7 Xavier Avery 1/1/90 of Bowie Baysox (AA)
8 Mike Wright 1/3/1990 rhp Bowie Baysox (AA)
9 Branden Kline 9/29/1991 rhp Delmarva Shorebirds (LoA)
10 Adrian Marin 3/8/1994 ss Delmarva Shorebirds (LoA)

orioles-900x635HE’S WHERE?: Outfielder Henry Urrutia, the Cuban defector who signed with Baltimore last July for $778,500, is sticking around extended spring to complete paperwork and get needed at-bats. Urrutia reported in early March after spending the previous eight months in Haiti while working out visa issues. The 26-year-old hasn’t played competitively since the 2009-10 Serie Nacional season, in which he hit .399/.461/.597. He’s expected to join Double-A Bowie this spring.

WHO’S MISSING: Top prospect Dylan Bundy’s rise to the majors hit a bump this spring when he was sidelined with tightness in his right elbow following his final minor league spring start. Baltimore has shut him down, delaying his expected 2013 debut in the Baysox rotation.

GO SEE: The Orioles may be short on depth but have a pair of premium arms in righthander Kevin Gausman—the quirky, donut-eating, fourth-overall pick last June out of Louisiana State—and Bundy—who rose from low Class A to the majors in his professional debut last season. The duo should headline the Baysox rotation once Bundy returns from an elbow injury.

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