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A look at Baseball America's Top 10 Orioles prospects

A look at how the Orioles' top 10 prospects, according to Baseball America, fared last season, with a brief analysis on each:

1. RHP Dylan Bundy

2013 statistics: Did not pitch

Skinny: Bundy missed the entire 2013 season after Tommy John elbow ligament reconstruction, and he's not expected to return to games until June. But he made his major league debut at the end of the 2012 season and remains a vital part of the Orioles' future.

2. RHP Kevin Gausman

2013 statistics: 3-5, 5.66 ERA in 20 games (five starts) with Orioles; 1-2, 4.04 ERA in eight games (seven starts) for Triple-A Norfolk; 2-4, 3.11 ERA in eight starts for Double-A Bowie

Skinny: After struggling in five starts for the Orioles last year (0-3, 7.66 ERA), Gausman had some success out of the bullpen. His future, of course, is in the starting rotation, and the Orioles expect him to develop into a potential ace sooner than later.

3. LHP Eduardo Rodriguez

2013 statistics: 4-3, 4.22 ERA in 11 starts for Bowie; 6-4, 2.85 ERA in 14 starts for Single-A Frederick

Skinny: Although the numbers in his second major league spring training weren't good, Rodriguez made a point to mention the experience and the lessons he learned when he was reassigned to minor league camp March 12. The left-hander turns 21 on April 7, and he could pitch in the majors later this year.

4. RHP Hunter Harvey

2013 statistics: 0-1, 2.25 ERA in three starts for short-season Single-A Aberdeen; 0-0, 1.35 ERA in five starts for Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Orioles

Skinny: The son of two-time All-Star closer Bryan Harvey, the 19-year-old shined in his first professional action last year after the Orioles drafted him 22nd overall in June. He had 33 strikeouts and walked six batters in 251/3 innings between the Gulf Coast League and Aberdeen. Harvey, 19, will move slowly through the Orioles' system.

5. 2B Jonathan Schoop

2013 statistics: .286 average, one HR, one RBI in five games for Orioles; .256, nine HRs, 34 RBIs in 70 games for Norfolk

Skinny: After hitting a home run in his major league debut last September, Schoop continued to show he's ready for the next step with a strong performance this spring. The 22-year-old, who has added a lot of muscle since his first professional season in 2009, has a chance to secure an everyday role in the major leagues this year.

6. LHP Tim Berry

2013 statistics: 11-7, 3.85 ERA in 27 starts for Frederick

Skinny: The 23-year-old slowly has climbed through the organization since the Orioles selected him in the 50th round of the 2009 draft. Berry spent the past two seasons at Frederick, but he received a big break when the Orioles added him to the 40-man roster in November. He was 2-0 with a 1.84 ERA in seven games (two starts) in the Arizona Fall League.

7. OF Henry Urrutia

2013 statistics: .276, two RBIs in 24 games for Orioles; .316, two HRs, 13 RBIs in 29 games for Norfolk; .365, seven HRs, 37 RBIs in 52 games for Bowie

Skinny: Urrutia, the club's reigning Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year, had only one extra-base hit in 24 games — a triple in a 7-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals on July 25 — for the Orioles last season. The Cuba native didn't play in 2011 or 2012 because of a failed defection attempt and visa problems, so last year was his first game action since he played in the Cuban League in 2010.

8. RHP Mike Wright

2013 statistics: 0-0, 0.00 ERA in one start for Norfolk; 11-3, 3.26 ERA in 26 starts for Bowie

Skinny: Despite winning the organization's Jim Palmer Minor League Pitcher of the Year award last year, the 24-year-old has been overshadowed by the trio of Bundy, Gausman and Rodriguez. The 2011 third-round pick, who has a 24-10 career record in three minor league seasons, tied for first in the Eastern League in ERA in 2013, and he ranked sixth in the league in strikeouts (136) in 2013.

9. C Michael Ohlman

2013 statistics: .313, 13 HRs, 53 RBIs in 100 games for Frederick

Skinny: Ohlman was picked as the Carolina League Player of the Year after leading the league in batting average and finishing tied for ninth in home runs. The 23-year-old, who was added to the Orioles' 40-man roster in November, has moved back onto the prospect radar after dealing with injuries and off-the-field matters in 2012.

10. C Chance Sisco

2013 statistics: .200 in two games for Aberdeen; .371, one HR, 11 RBIs in 31 games for GCL Orioles

Skinny: The Orioles selected the California native in the second round of last year's draft. He played most of the 2013 season in the Gulf Coast League before ending the year with two games at Aberdeen. A left-handed hitter, Sisco, 19, is at least a few years away from the major leagues.

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