By Jon Meoli
There’s momentum building in the Orioles farm system.
Led by Adley Rutschman, we present Baltimore’s Top 10 prospects for 2021, which includes two celebrated pitching prospects at the top and a pair of recent draft picks picking up steam.
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Here’s how we project their lineup in 2024, with their 2024 age in parentheses.
Catcher: Adley Rutschman (25)
First Base: Trey Mancini (32)
Second Base: Hanser Alberto (31)
Third Base: Rio Ruiz (30)
Shortstop: Gunnar Henderson (23)
Left Field: Anthony Santander(29)
Center Field: Austin Hays (28)
Right Field: Heston Kjerstad (25)
Designated Hitter: Ryan Mountcastle (27)
Listed below are the prospects with the best tools within the organization. To go directly to Baltimore’s Top 10, click here.
Best Hitter for Average: Adley Rutschman
Best Power Hitter: Adley Rutschman
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Adley Rutschman
Fastest Baserunner: Adam Hall
Best Athlete: Jordan Westburg
Best Fastball: DL Hall
Best Curveball: DL Hall
Best Slider: Mike Baumann
Best Changeup: Grayson Rodriguez
Best Control: Alex Wells
Best Defensive Catcher: Adley Rutschman
Best Defensive Infielder: Jordan Westburg
Best Infield Arm: Coby Mayo
Best Defensive Outfielder: Ryan McKenna
Best Outfield Arm: Yusniel Diaz