Coming off their first winning season in six years, the Orioles entered this season with expectations of building on that success beginning in 2022. The new campaign is not even a week old, yet Baltimore is already adding some high-profile talent to its roster. big leagues. list.
The Orioles are reportedly calling up their top pitching prospect, Grayson Rodriguez, according to Geoff Pontes de baseball america. Rodriguez is expected to make his major league debut on Wednesday against the Rangers, facing two-time Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom.
Rodriguez, 23, was the 11th pick in the 2018 MLB draft. He quickly established himself as one of the best pitchers in the minor leagues, posting a 2.49 ERA with 421 strikeouts in 296 career innings.
Rodriguez will join other young stars on Baltimore’s roster in catcher Adley Rutschman, who was last year’s AL Rookie of the Year, and infielder Gunnar Henderson.
Rodríguez began the 2023 season at Triple-A, making one start and allowing two earned runs with four walks and two strikeouts in four innings.