2022 Baltimore Orioles Top MLB Prospects


The third season of a deliberate rebuild under executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias brought another year of losing in the big leagues. The Orioles lost an MLB-high 110 games and will draft No. 1 overall in 2022. 

But Elias promised they’d work tirelessly to build an elite talent pipeline to Camden Yards, not provide a quick turnaround in the majors, and they’re certainly on track for the former.

High draft picks and large bonus pools over the last few years have yielded some of their top hitting prospects Today, we unveil the 10 best prospects in the Orioles system

We’ll be chatting the Orioles farm system at 2 p.m. ET. You can submit your questions ahead of time here

Here’s how we project their lineup in 2025. 


Catcher: Adley Rutschman
First Base: Ryan Mountcastle
Second Base: Jordan Westburg
Third Base: Coby Mayo
Shortstop: Gunnar Henderson
Left Field: Colton Cowser
Center Field: Cedric Mullins
Right Field: Kyle Stowers
Designated Hitter: Trey Mancini 

No. 1 Starter: Grayson Rodriguez
No. 2 Starter: DL. Hall
No. 3 Starter: John Means
No. 4 Starter: Kyle Bradish
No. 5 Starter: Bruce Zimmermann
Closer: Tyler Wells

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: Grayson Rodriguez
Best Changeup: Grayson Rodriguez
Best Control: Grayson Rodriguez
Best Defensive Catcher: Adley Rutschman
Best Defensive Infielder:  Jordan Westburg
Best Infield Arm: Coby Mayo
Best Defensive Outfielder: Zach Watson
Best Outfield Arm: Kyle Stowers

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