As Opening Day nears for the Orioles, there are a lot of new faces in the clubhouse looking to find their strides.
With a new skipper in tow in Brandon Hyde, the O's are ready to put the 2018 season in the rear-view mirror.
Position Players (13)
Chance Sisco, C
The breakout star so far of spring training, Sisco pummeled four homers in just his first eights at-bats in Sarasota.
Austin Wynns, C
After spending the first five years in the minors, the O's called up Wynns last season. He'll look to build on his rookie campaign in year number two.
Chris Davis, 1B
Davis had an extremely forgettable 2018 campaign, hitting .168/.243/.296. If his play continues, the O's may decide it will benefit the team to pay him not to play.
Austin Hays, OF
One of the top prospects for the ballclub, Hays will look to cement himself in the O's lineup once he is brought up. Adam Jones' departure could provide Hays a chance.
Jonathan Villar, 2B
Villar will look to build on his adequate partial season in Charm City last year where he slashed .258/.336/.392 and got 21 stolen bases after being traded to the O's in the Jonathan Schoop deal.
Rio Ruiz, 3B
Ruiz was claimed by the Orioles in early December, hopes to make a name for himself in Baltimore after spending the last three seasons in Atlanta.
Richie Martin, SS
After getting contacts last season, Martin's play elevated. Martin was selected by the O's in November's Rule 5 Draft.
Trey Mancini, OF
Now one of the marquee members in the clubhouse, Mancini will assume a larger role after going for 24 HR and 58 RBI in 2018
Cedric Mullins, OF
Now in his second season in Baltimore after being called up late last season, Mullins will look to improve upon his first go-round with the O's.
Mark Trumbo, DH
Trumbo will hope to stay healthy for the new campaign. The veteran appeared in just 90 games in 2018.
Joey Rickard, OF
Once regarded as an intriguing prospect, Rickard's days could be numbered in Baltimore if major progression isn't reached.
Renato Nunez, 3B
Nunez will be given the keys to 3B to start out the season with the dearth of options available.
Dylan Bundy, SP
The presumed starter for opening day, Bundy will look to start fresh in 2019. Bundy allowed a major league-leading 41 homers last year, going 8-16 with a 5.45 ERA
Andrew Cashner, SP
Cashner will hope to rebound from his poor 2018 season. He posted a 4-15 record and 5.29 ERA last year.
Alex Cobb, SP
Cobb hopes to retool and reload for 2019 in the second year of his $57 million deal that he signed prior to last season. Prior to the All-Star break last season, Cobb was 2-12 with a 6.41 ERA.
Jimmy Yacabonis, SP
Yacabonis' role is undetermined at the moment, with skipper Brandon Hyde unsure if he will continue as a starter or if he will be more useful in the 'pen.
Dillon Tate, SP
After being acquired in the Zack Britton swap last season, reports say that Hyde may deploy Tate as a rotation guy although every appearance he's had in the minors has been as a starter.
Richard Bleier, RP
Slated to pitch Saturday for the first time in spring training, Bleier looks to regain his impressive form from 2018 before being lost for the season due to injury. In 31 games before being shut down, Bleier went 3-0 with a 1.93 ERA in 32 IP.
Mychal Givens, RP
The presumed closer for 2019, the 28-year-old right-hander will be looked upon heavily to start out the season.
Mike Wright Jr., RP
Despite going 4-2 in 2018, Wright Jr. struggled with a 5.55 ERA.
Miguel Castro, RP
At 6'7, Castro is one of the tallest relievers in the majors. He appeared in 63 games last season, sporting a 3.96 ERA
Paul Fry, RP
Fry impressed in his inaugural season last year, recording an impressive 3.35 ERA.
Yefry Ramirez, SP
Deployed primarily as a starting option in 2018, Ramirez could potentially be moved to the bullpen.
Pedro Araujo, RP
After struggling in his first season in the majors with a 7.71 ERA, the former Rule-5 pick will look to find his niche in the 'pen in year two.
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