The Orioles announced this morning they are bringing up right-handed pitching prospect Dean Kremer. He’ll start this afternoon’s game against the Yankees, making his MLB debut in the process.
Originally acquired as one of five players Baltimore picked up from the Dodgers at the 2018 trade deadline for Manny Machado, the 24-year-old Kremer has a solid 2.69 ERA with 9.9 K/9 against 3.2 BB/9 in 137 career innings at Double-A. He was bombed for 19 runs in his four Triple-A starts last season, but he did rack up a strong 21 strikeouts against four walks in his brief time at the minors’ highest level.
Kremer is generally seen as one of the better prospects in the Baltimore system. The Athletic’s Keith Law, Fangraphs’ Eric Longenhangen and Baseball America all recently placed him between ninth and thirteenth among Orioles’ farmhands. Those reports all peg his likely future as a solid back-of-the-rotation starter.
In order to protect him from last year’s Rule V draft, Kremer had already been added to the 40-man roster over the offseason. The threshold for players to accrue a full year of MLB service has long since passed, so if he’s in the majors for good, the Orioles control Kremer through 2026.
I’ll bet this guy goes 6 innings and 2 hits the Yankees
You should play the lottery . . . Six innings(thus far) and one hit!
FredMcGriff for the HOF
Orioles making the Yankees look bad.
Just thoroughly outplayed them this series. The young talent is looking legit.
all in the suit that you wear
Close. Kremer’s line was 6 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 7 K, 3 BB. Pretty good debut.
6 IP 1 R 1 H 3 BB 7K to be exact so nice prediction.
Need to get Lowther up as well. O’s rebuild is getting closer to netting real results.
Yes, and they’re still adding quality depth to the system. The future could be good.
Do they mean the Rule 5 draft? It says Rule V
Is this a real question?
You would think someone who considers himself a sportswriter would know it is the Rule 5 draft, not the Rule Vee draft.
Baseball is not so pretentious as to employ Roman numerals. But for some reason the writer is that pretentious.
is he replacing Eshelman or Lopez?
In the rotation, he’s taking Wojo’s spot. Rotation now looks like Means, Akin, Kremer, Lopez, and…? Eshelman? Fulmer? Lowther or Baumann? Not sure where that 5th spot is headed, but manager Hyde said he would use Wojo as the swing man/long relief for the rest of the year.
Cobb will soon be off the IL. I’d bet Eshelman gets a start before Cobb’s activation.
It will not be Baumann or Fulmer. Fulmer is a full time reliever.
He’s replacing Wojo in the rotation..
The first piece we see from the Machado deal. Kremer looked great today.
Next up is probably Bannon. Hopefully followed by Pop and Diaz next year. Easily the best return Dan Duquette received from the fire sale.
I would take Bannon over Mason Williams. I think that might happen.
Bannon prob takes herrera’s spot. Hays should take Mason Williams’ spot here shortly. Though Mullins may go to the IL and they all stay.
Bannon can’t play CF.
If Mullins and Velasquez are healthy it doesn’t matter what positions Bannon can play. That gives the O’s 2 Cf’s either way.
I’m really conflicted here. I am ecstatic that the Birds best the Yankees like a drum. We needed that. What I’m conflicted about is the draft choices next year. I want us to draft as high as possible, not behind the Red Sox, Nationals Et al. Has there been a decision from Manfred about this yet?. We need a few more drafts to rebuild in my humble opinion.
I hate correcting phrases but I believe it’s “beat them like a drum”. I understand being conflicted about the Birds progress but I think most of the pieces are there with many promising pieces in the pipeline waiting to advance. They have a very promising future and I like to believe that old saying “the future is now”. Think what that lineup looks like with Mancini. Keep selling off older talent, sure. If Cobb fetches anything, move him. Keep Iglesias at short as the future for that spot is still at least 2 years away.
I love this team and Hyde and the organization are doing things right.