Today marks the deadline for teams to submit to Major League Baseball their initial spring training player pools, which can comprise up to 60 players. Players are not eligible to participate in either a spring training or regular season game until they are included in the pool. Teams are free to change the makeup of the pools as they see fit. However, players removed from a team’s 60-man (for reasons unrelated to injury, suspension, etc.) must be exposed to other organizations via trade or waivers.
Not all players within a team’s pool are ticketed for MLB playing time, of course. Most teams will include well-regarded but still far-off prospects as a means of getting them training reps with no intention of running them onto a major league diamond this season. A comprehensive review of 2020’s unique set of rules can be found here.
The Orioles’ initial player pool consists of the following players.
- Shawn Armstrong
- Cody Carroll
- Miguel Castro
- Alex Cobb
- Thomas Eshelman
- Mychal Givens
- Eric Hanhold
- Hunter Harvey
- David Hess
- Branden Kline
- Travis Lakins
- Chandler Shepherd
- Kohl Stewart
- Cole Sulser
- Dillon Tate
- Cesar Valdez
- Hector Velazquez
- Asher Wojciechowski
- Hanser Alberto
- Chris Davis
- Dilson Herrera
- Jose Iglesias
- Richie Martin
- Renato Nunez
- Rio Ruiz
- Pat Valaika
- Andrew Velazquez
- Stevie Wilkerson
“I never heard of half of these guys” “This guys dead” “Cross him off then”
thats a fairly thin OF group, even with a few of the INF guys being potential backup OFs.
(it’s not 60 players)… There will be more.
No Isaac Mattson! Wtf! Dude was a beast in the AZ fall league and y’all traded for him no? I’m shocked with him not being included
also odd to see a vet like Valdez on there instead of him.
4 outfielders only? alright…
more like 5 with Wilkerson, but you make a good point. my guess is they may add one or more later as they need. that pitching group is fairly full and i dont see all of them making it through the year on the 60.
that’s only 44 players, I am sure more will be added before the deadline today.
RIP Cedric Mullins?
Apparently people can’t count. This is only a list of 44…not 60. Don’t get stuck on the lack of OF. They will add more.
you expect everyone to count? its not like its a list of “5 guys” with only 4 named. the article seems to suggest the list is complete.
They only did 44 in order to make a lot of waiver claims/low level trades. Then they will fill in their own prospects later.
Other teams aren’t expected to submit a full 60, but this will most likely be the lowest number for sure
will add mountcastle, bannon, diaz, mullins, kremer, akin, alvarado, klimek, mccoy later on
An important word in the title is “Initial.”
Dark side, good lord you are hard headed. If you get a 60 man roster and they only list 44; that leaves 16 spots. 16 spots that they can add to at any time they wish.
did you read what i said? i know now it is less, i just didnt figure i had to count the players first. again, these articles have read like they were the full groupings.
Looks like were gonna see a lot of youth this season or year or whatever its called
I remember like 7 years ago when everyone said the Astros were garbage only to jump all over their bandwagon the second they got good again
There is no O’s bandwagon bc they always suck
Most wins in American league from 12-17.
A comment as stupid as your name, 8Man..
@richard Lol what angry garbage you are
Pot kettle example, thanks 8Man
yeah…because they were bad then and had to work their way back to being good. are you supposed to pick “good” or “bad” labels for each team for an entire decade and stick with them?
The Orioles need to get busy on the waiver claims. A couple of players got released yesterday.
he will be added later along with diaz and bannon akin, kremer
Those of you that proclaim that the O’s will always suck.. well like the saying goes for your team what comes around .. goes around. The O’s will rise to be a annual contender if not a championship team before too long.
So sayeth Nostradumbarse…
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Where’s my fav jbigz12? Out with coronaviurs? I sure hope not. He was a great source of pomposity and arrogance. I miss him…
Sorry jbigz12. I met a girl at the bar last night. She agreed to go home with me and things were heating up!!! We were about to get down and dirty so go and pull my pants down but then she laughs at me. My confidence has really taken a beating lately.
what are you on about?
Not only can Chris Davis play 1st, he can play RF and bat boy. The latter position is his All Star position.
I expected to see Grayson Rodriquez, DL Hall, Bruce Zimmerman, Keegan Akin, and Ryan Mountcastle on the initial list, unless I just missed them.
Any news on Zach Pop or Adam Hall??