🌊ORIOLES 2021 MINOR LEAGUE PREVIEW: NORFOLK TIDES🌊
@NickStevensR of @BSLOnTheVerge joins the pod to preview the AAA team:
⚾️How much depth is in the INF?
⚾️Can Yusniel Diaz get to the bigs?
⚾️How good is the rotation led by Lowther/Akin/Wells?
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@BarneyPhillip11 @PJ_Mooney Look at what Baltimore got in return for Machado in 2018: Yusniel Diaz, Breyvic Valera, Dean Kremer, Rylan Bannon and Zack Pop. Only 2 of those guys are in their top 10 prospects at 8 and 10.
Rickets could eat all $6M and it won't be a huge return, no fault to Bryant.
It seems like the Orioles keep losing an outfielder as soon as another gets healthy. With Anthony Santander now on the IL, could we see the club promote someone like Yusniel Diaz? https://t.co/6gjCfmcUar
In AAA Yusniel Diaz is playing well coming back from his time on the DL. .280/.419/.640 with 9XBH in 63PA he's also worked 10 walks to 11 strikeouts, defensively he's error-free in 125 innings, but is posting a negative Zone Rating of -1.1. Diaz could see time in Baltimore. https://t.co/oQ90Osnwxn
@ConnorNewcomb_ answers your Orioles questions:
1. Is César Valdez the closer?
⚾️Yes for now
⚾️Scott, Tate, etc. will get chances
2. Why call up Ryan McKenna over Yusniel Diaz?
⚾️Diaz needs more work
⚾️O’s needed a 4th OF-type
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The Orioles have announced their roster for the Alternate Training Site being held at in Bowie.
Former Baysox Keegan Akin, Jay Flaa, Zac Lowther, Austin Wynns, Rylan Bannon, Mason McCoy, Yusniel Diaz & Ryan Ripken highlight the 33-player roster.
More: https://t.co/KFqpVq8mWH https://t.co/LW0UNCl9Tj
@ArboMan04 @Frametraps @wc2048 @Dog1Tyson @MLB @SECNetwork I'm hoping that somehow someway Lieter falls to baltimore at 5 but either way the farm has shown a lot of progress since Elias took over. When Elias took over Yusniel Diaz was the best prospect in the orioles org. Hes now the 10th best. That's big progress from 2019 to now
Plug for the evening crowd!
We sat down with Alex Fast to talk about John Means, Anthony Santander, the #Orioles bullpen, Keegan Akin, Dean Kremer and plenty more.
Also, we get yet another slightly troubling answer when asking about Yusniel Diaz....
I’m very curious to see how Yusniel Diaz does this year. Sometimes I think the dude is gonna be an all star 30 home run guy and other times I think he’s not gonna make it past Norfolk... rooting hard for him this year! https://t.co/NcFWdxp0lU
Some risers and fallers in @MLBPipeline's Orioles Top 30 prospect list...
⬆️ OF Ryan McKenna from No. 22 to No. 16
⬆️ RHP Kyle Bradish from No. 29 to No. 15
⬇️ LHP Kevin Smith from No. 12 to No. 19
⬇️ OF Yusniel Diaz from No. 8 to No. 10
The Baltimore Orioles reassigned C Taylor Davis to Twin Lakes camp, optioned INF Rylan Bannon, OF Yusniel Diaz, RHP Ashton Goudeau, OF Ryan McKenna, and INF Tyler Nevin to Triple-A Norfolk. #Orioles #Birdland
#Orioles also made some roster moves, reassigning C Taylor Davis to Twin Lakes camp and optioned INF Rylan Bannon, OF Yusniel Diaz, RHP Ashton Goudeau, OF Ryan McKenna and INF Tyler Nevin to Triple-A Norfolk.
Orioles announce the following: They have reassigned C Taylor Davis to Twin Lakes camp and optioned INF Rylan Bannon, OF Yusniel Diaz, RHP Ashton Goudeau, OF Ryan McKenna, and INF Tyler Nevin to Triple-A Norfolk.
This afternoon, the Orioles made the following roster moves:
Reassigned C Taylor Davis to Twin Lakes camp.
Optioned INF Rylan Bannon, OF Yusniel Diaz, RHP Ashton Goudeau, OF Ryan McKenna, and INF Tyler Nevin to Triple-A Norfolk.
Orioles have optioned Rylan Bannon, Yusniel Diaz, Ryan McKenna, Ashton Goudeau and Tyler Nevin to Triple-A Norfolk.
Mike Elias says all of them are "knocking at the door" and could debut in 2021. https://t.co/gnjGn3Ozae
Rylan Bannon, Yusniel Diaz, Ashton Goudeau, Ryan McKenna, and Tyler Nevin have been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk.
Elias said each had a great camp and are names you can expect to see pop up again. #Orioles
What Orioles prospects could make their major league debuts this year? @JonMeoli handicaps the season for three of them, including outfielder Yusniel Diaz, who was acquired in the Manny Machado trade. https://t.co/8KozoREB3l https://t.co/apD5lvXkgg
This time last year, it was clear what Ryan Mountcastle would have to do in the minors to make his Orioles debut.
Are the developmental needs as clear before Yusniel Diaz, Ryan McKenna, and Rylan Bannon earn that chance? https://t.co/xuiHwkBnMu
Orioles vs Yankees 3/2 recap
- Mullins got 2 hits against lefties today
- once again pitching gives up and early 4 runs
- Yusniel Diaz has a rough day with 3 Ks
- bullpen overall was good
- first adley appearance
- Gunnar and Westburg also make an appearance
Trey Mancini's sacrifice fly to the left field wall was followed by two walks and an infield single, but the Orioles didn't score from that situation. Yusniel Diaz was definitely trying to hit a grand slam.
ICYMI: @JoeTrezz joined @VinnyandHaynie and spoke about his early impressions of O's Spring Training. Trezza believes if Yusniel Diaz stays healthy and performs well at AAA early this season that he will be in Baltimore sooner than later. https://t.co/26vUoDBPJ3
Orioles vs pirates recap 2/28 (Spring Training opener)
- Mancini gets a single in first AB back
- pitching gives up 6 runs in first 5 innings
- 2 runs scored off of errors
- yusniel diaz starts his spring off right by hitting a 2 run homer
Seeing a four-letter last name ending in “Z” on top of the number 23 in an Orioles uniform, along with a two-handed home-run swing from the right side.
Not saying Yusniel Diaz will be Nelson Cruz, but this is at least fun to look at. https://t.co/ruz87tMQTS
The Orioles lost their Grapefruit League opener, 6-4, to the Pirates. Trey Mancini enjoyed an emotional return to the field. Yusniel Diaz went deep. There were people in the stands to witness it. It was as warm as the future is bright.
Minor league free agent Conner Greene, one of the first the Orioles brought in this offseason, was 95-96 mph with a pair of strikeouts in the seventh.
- Yusniel Diaz crushed his home run.
- Freddy Galvis' error was a hard-hit ball but not the best day at SS for him
11 players on the Orioles 40 man roster have never appeared in an MLB game:
Mac Sceroler (Rule 5)
Tyler Wells (Rule 5)
The Orioles badly missed the minor leagues in 2020, but — fingers crossed — their prospects will be back in action this season. Soon, O’s fans can again start tracking the progress of Adley Rutschman, Yusniel Diaz and the like. Today’s news and links: https://t.co/sYpzZcJboR
CF Austin Hayes (R)
C Adley Rutschman (S)
1B Ryan Mountcastle (R)
RF Heston Kjerstad (L)
DH Trey Mancini (R)
LF Anthony Santander (S)
2B Jahmai Jones (R)
SS Gunnar Henderson (L)
Bench, 4th OFer, Yusniel Diaz (R) *play all 3
Get a top 3B, and you're in business.
@benjpalmer @AlexFast8 How do you guys feel about Yusniel Diaz this season? Between Stewart/Mullins/Hays/Santander is there a path to PT? Also, do the Orioles let him run like has in the minors in hopes he figures it out, or are we hoping for chip in steals at this point?
Yusniel Diaz, also part of the Machado deal, added to 40-man. Many, including myself thought we would've seen Diaz in the show already, but the Orioles didn't need him on their quest to lose games. Plate skills have regressed so that's something to watch for.
Congratulations to former Baysox Rylan Bannon, Mike Baumann, Yusniel Diaz, Zac Lowther, Alex Wells plus RHP Isaac Mattson to the 40-man roster on being selected to the @orioles 40-man roster!
INF Renato Núñez has been designated for assignment. https://t.co/GkJNPyXi6d
Orioles made the following roster moves:
-Selected contracts of INF Rylan Bannon, RHP Mike Baumann, OF Yusniel Diaz, LHP Zac Lowther, RHP Isaac Mattson, and LHP Alexander Wells to 40-man.
-Designated INF Renato Núñez for assignment.
The #Orioles have selected the contracts of INF Rylan Bannon, RHP Mike Baumann, OF Yusniel Diaz, LHP Zac Lowther, RHP Isaac Mattson, and LHP Alexander Wells. Additionally, INF Renato Núñez has been designated for assignment.
The Orioles 40-man roster currently has 40 players.
The Orioles have filled the 40-man.
INF Rylan Bannon, RHP Mike Baumann, OF Yusniel Diaz, LHP Zac Lowther, RHP Isaac Mattson, and LHP Alexander Wells have been added.
Renato Núñez has been DFA’d.
Orioles announce 6 protections: Rylan Bannon, RHP Mike Baumann, OF Yusniel Diaz, LHP Zac Lowther, RHP Isaac Mattson, and LHP Alexander Wells. Additionally, INF Renato Núñez has been designated for assignment.
The #orioles have selected the contracts of INF Rylan Bannon, RHP Mike Baumann, OF Yusniel Diaz, LHP Zac Lowther, RHP Isaac Mattson, and LHP Alexander Wells. Additionally, INF Renato Núñez has been designated for assignment.
The Orioles 40-man roster currently has 40 players.