Friday, April 5, 2019

How they were built: Baltimore Orioles

Jonathan Villar and Cedric Mullins


              On Twitter, I saw a post on how a hockey team acquired all their players. While I forget who to credit for the tweet, I thought it would be a great thing to do for every MLB team to start the season. Starting in the AL East, with 2018's worst team, the Orioles. I'll explain how they got all their players on their 25 man roster, as well as some notable players on the IL. This is how they were built.

              Catchers
Pedro Severino
The O's claimed Severino off waivers from the Nationals a week before Opening Day 2019
Jesus Sucre
Sucre made the Orioles after signing as a minor league free agent in February. He played for the Rays in 2018.

               Infield
Chris Davis
Davis was acquired from the Rangers along with Tommy Hunter in 2011 for Koji Uehara. He also signed a 7 year deal with the team before 2016.
Jonathan Villar
Villar was acquired along with Jean Carmona and Luis Ortiz from the Brewers last July for Jonathan Schoop.
Richie Martin
Martin was selected from Oakland in this past Rule 5 draft.
Rio Ruiz
In December 2018, The O's claimed Rio Ruiz off waivers from Atlanta.
Renato Nunez
In May 2018, Nunez was claimed off waivers from the Rangers.
Hanser Alberto
Alberto was claimed off waivers from the Giants in March 2019.

                Outfield
Trey Mancini
Mancini was drafted in the eighth round of the 2013 draft by Baltimore.
Dwight Smith Jr.
On March 8, Smith was acquired from the Blue Jays for international bonus pool money.
Joey Rickard
Rickard was a Rule 5 pick from the Rays before 2016.
Cedric Mullins
Mullins was drafted in the 13th round of the 2015 draft.
Drew Jackson
Jackson was a Rule 5 pick by the Phillies from the Dodgers, but immediately traded to the Orioles for international bonus pool money.

                Pitchers
Andrew Cashner
Cashner signed a two year deal with the Orioles in February 2018 with a team option for 2020. He previously played with the Rangers.
Alex Cobb
Cobb signed a four year deal with the Orioles in late March 2018.
Dylan Bundy
Bundy was drafted in the first round (4th overall) in 2011.
Nate Karns
Karns was signed as a minor league free agent in February 2019. He last played for the Royals.
David Hess
Hess was drafted in the 5th round in the 2014 draft.
Jimmy Yacabonis
Yacabonis was drafted in the 13th round in 2013.
John Means
Means was drafted in the 11th round in 2014.
Mike Wright Jr.
Wright was drafted in 2011, in the third round.
Paul Fry
Fry was acquired from the Mariners in April 2017 for international bonus pool money.
Miguel Castro
Castro was acquired from the Rockies for Jon Keller in April 2017.
Richard Bleier
Bleier was acquired from the Yankees for a player to be named later or cash in February 2017.
Mychal Givens
Givens was drafted in the second round in 2009 by the Orioles.

                IL:
Austin Wynns
Wynns was drafted by the Orioles in the 10th round in 2013.
Mark Trumbo
Trumbo was acquired with CJ Riefenhauser from the Mariners for Steve Clevinger. 

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