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4. Thanks to Andy MacPhail and Dan Duquette, the Orioles are stocked with pitching depth.

The Orioles may not have an upper-echelon ace like a David Price or a CC Sabathia, but Jason Hammel, Miguel Gonzalez and Wei-Yin Chen pitched well last season. Chris Tillman, Jake Arrieta, Brian Matusz and Zach Britton have disappointed with inconsistency, but they are still relatively young and could still figure it out as starters. And then there are top pitching prospects Dylan Bundy and Kevin Gausman, who should wind up at Camden Yards by summer's end. That depth will be a huge asset for the Orioles.Baltimore Sun photos