Orioles 2021 Top 30 Prospect List

Orioles 2021 Top 30 Prospect List

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It’s that time of year once again where we give you an in-depth view of the Orioles system. This year, we will be adding in a risk rating based on level played at and injury history for each prospect.

Risk Assessment
LikelihoodAAAAAA+A-FCL/DSL
Never injured12101625
Minor injury29152025
Multiple injuries915202525
Yearly injuries1016202525
Major Injury1520252525
      
Risk LikelihoodMinimumLow MediumHighExtreme
Score 1-23-910-1516-2025


This list was produced after performing 100s of hours of video scouting, analyzing statistics, and conversations with player development personnel and professional scouts inside and outside of the organization.  

2020 Prospect List

Prospect Grading System:
Grade    Hitters                  Starters                  Relievers
80          HOFer                   HOFer #1    
75          Top 1-2                Top 1-2 #1    
70          Top 5                    Top 5 #1     
65          All-Star                 All-Star #1-#2    
60          Plus                      #2-#3                      Elite Closer All-Star
55          Above AVG          #3-#4                      Mid-Closer
50          AVG Regular       #4-#5                      Low-Closer/Elite Setup
45         Platoon/Utilty      #5-Swingman        Setup
40         Bench                   Up/Down                Middle/Long relief
35         Up/Down              Emergency            Up/Down
30         Org (AA/AAA)      Org (AA/AAA)       Org (AA/AAA)
25         Org (AA)               Org (AA)                 Org (AA)
20         Org (A Ball )        Org (A Ball)            Org (A Ball)

RkNamePOSCurrent GradeFuture GradeCeiling GradeRisk
1Adley RutschmanC506575Minimum
2Grayson RodriguezRHP506575Low
3Coby Mayo3B306065High
4Colton CowserOF455060Medium
5D.L. HallLHP455565High
6Gunnar HendersonSS/3B355065Medium
7Kyle StowersRF455060Low
8Jordan WestburgSS/3B405055Medium
9Heston KjerstadOF205065Extreme
10Connor Norby2B355055High
11Drew RomLHP405055Medium
12Samuel BasalloC205060Extreme
13Jean PintoRHP305055High
14Maikol HernandezSS 205055Extreme
15Zac LowtherLHP454550Low
16Carter BaumlerRHP205055Extreme
17Kyle BradishRHP404550Low
18Mike BaumannRHP404550Medium
19Joey Ortiz SS354550High
20Terrin Vavra2B/CF354550High
21John RhodesOF304550High
22Felix BautistaRHP404550Low
23Brandon YoungRHP304050High
24Creed WillemsC204050Extreme
25Mishael DesonOF204050Extreme
26Reed TrimbleOF304045High
27Donta WilliamsOF304045High
28Anthony ServideoINF304045High
29Hudson HaskinOF304045High
30Raul RangelRHP204050Extreme
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