The Orioles haven't been competitive at the major league level in quite some time, but the prospects in their system could change that quickly.
The latest development has been Grayson Rodriguez, the highest-rated pitching prospect in baseball, has done nothing but impress since coming up to play Double-A ball for the Bowie Baysox
Rodriguez continued his hot streak on Wednesday, striking out eight batters and giving up just three hits in five scoreless innings pitched against Richmond.
Rodriguez, Baltimore's 11th overall pick in the 2018 draft, sports a 2.62 ERA and a 4-1 record since making the move up to Double-A. In 24 games overall, Rodriguez and his powerful right hand have created quite the buzz, pitching a 2.27 ERA and 114 strikeouts compared to just 19 walks at the Double-A level.
With the Orioles' top-rated prospect catcher Adley Rutschman, who was recently moved up to Triple-A affiliate in Norfolk, getting all the attention in Baltimore's top-five rated farm system, it's nice to see a bit of buzz spreading to their other elite prospects.