10 Baltimore Orioles Prospects To Know Beyond The Top 30 in 2024


Baseball America’s Top 30 Baltimore Orioles Prospects entering 2024 are here exclusively for subscribers. The list includes updated scouting reports, BA grades and tool grade projections every player.

Inevitably, there are players every year who barely miss the cut when we narrow down the list. These players are all worth monitoring for various reasons and it’s likely some will either reach the big leagues in 2024 or enjoy breakout seasons lower in the minors.

Here are next 10 players to know in the Orioles system beyond their Top 30.

31. Billy Cook, OF

Cook made good on his significant raw talents as the 2021 10th-round pick overcame a disastrous April to hit 24 home runs and steal 30 bases at Double-A Bowie. Continued improvement in his contact ability will determine his future, and he doesn’t have a true defensive position, but Cook’s potential to make an impact shined in 2023.

32. Carter Baumler, RHP

Baumler, an over-slot fifth-round pick in 2020 who signed for $1.5 million, had just 28.2 professional innings to his name before his Arizona Fall League assignment. He maintains a starter’s profile and pitch mix and will still be in his age-22 season in 2024.  

33. Silas Ardoin, C

The son of former major league catcher Danny Ardoin was a fourth-round pick out of Texas in 2022. Given his plus defensive ability and arm, Ardoin profiles as a defensive-oriented backup catcher at the highest level, albeit one without much offensive upside.

34. Thomas Sosa, OF

Cutting down on strikeouts and elevating the ball more allowed the 18-year-old Sosa to better display his advanced power potential in the Florida Complex League, where he had an .877 OPS and 14 extra-base hits in 143 plate appearances. He did so by crushing fastballs, and had a 90th-percentile exit velocity of 104.3 mph. Sosa boasts a nice mix of athleticism and projection.

35. Leandro Arias, SS

An athletic, switch-hitting shortstop who signed for $600,000 in 2022, Arias has impressive hard contact skills despite a slight frame that has room to develop. He has smooth actions and skills on the infield, with the potential to remain up the middle, but his offensive profile will be determined by his ability to add size to a projectable frame.

36. Ryan Long, RHP

Long pitched for Great Britain and held his own against big league stars in the World Baseball Classic—including an impressive strikeout of Mike Trout—and carried that into his 2023 season. Using a hoppy, low-90s fastball that misses bats as part of a five-pitch mix, Long struck out 10.5 batters per nine innings at High-A Aberdeen before he became fatigued and was challenged by Double-A hitters. He has a starter’s mix with potential to remain in the rotation going forward.

37. Joshua Liranzo, 3B

The younger brother of slugging Dodgers catching prospect Thayron Liranzo signed for $500,000 in January 2023 and overcame a slow start to hit five home runs in an impressive Dominican Summer League debut. He had some of the Orioles’ top exit velocities in the DSL and has some of the best raw power potential in his class.

38. Creed Willems, C

An over-slot eighth-rounder who signed for $1 million in 2021, Willems returned to Low-A Delmarva in 2023 and mastered the level due to better swing decisions and attack plans, hitting eight home runs with a 1.057 OPS before a May promotion. He struggled at High-A Aberdeen due to a lack of quality contact. Entering his age-21 season, he still has potential as a bat-first backstop with a more deliberate development track.

39. Teddy Sharkey, RHP

A dominant college reliever at Coastal Carolina, Sharkey was the Orioles’ seventh-round pick in 2023 and could move quickly through their system. He has a riding mid-90s fastball and a pair of potential bat-missing breaking balls that grade well analytically, and struck out 16 of the 37 batters he faced with a 0.70 WHIP in his pro debut.

40. Cameron Weston, RHP

The 2022 eighth-rounder out of Michigan had a delayed start to his full-season debut, but impressed in a swingman role with High-A Aberdeen once he got on the mound. Weston used a low-90s fastball and a broad array of offspeed pitches to strike out 10.9 batters per nine innings over 40.1 frames.  

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