• Nov

    Thoughts on RHP Ryan Berry

    There's not a ton of projectability left him him, but I could see him at 92-93 out of the pen. Even though I think his best role will be as a 2-3 inning reliever (think Jason Berken-type guy), his pitchability suggests he might be able to stick as a 5th starter-type if he can go a strong 5-6 innings. The Orioles don't have a ton of starter prospects that will start at Bowie and above next year so they may want to see what they have in him by getting him to throw 5-6 innings consistently while stretching him out to seven occasionally to see how he holds up. Last year he went into a funk in Delmarva after pitching three straight seven inning games. I think the Orioles need to see if that was a fluke or if that gives them a pretty good indication of his durability.

    My concern is the hitch in his delivery and the fact his stuff seems to come down a notch after the 3rd inning suggesting he'll be stronger as a reliever. Either way though, the Orioles need to see what they have in him first before making the move.

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