Five Orioles prospects listed in Baseball Prospectus' top 101 rankings

The Baltimore Sun

Five Orioles prospects -- including four pitchers -- rank in the top 101 in baseball, according to Baseball Prospectus' list that was released Monday.

The publication included right-handers Kevin Gausman (No. 10), Dylan Bundy (No. 15) and Hunter Harvey (No. 58), along with left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez (No. 61) in its rankings. Infielder Jonathan Schoop rounded out the Orioles prospects in the list at No. 82.

Bundy (No. 20), Gausman (No. 31) and Rodriguez (No. 68) were all included in's rankings that were released last week.

Baseball America, which hasn't released its full rankings yet, had Bundy, Gausman, Rodriguez, Harvey and Schoop -- in that order -- as the top five prospects in the Orioles organization when that list was published in December.

Bundy, 21, made his major league debut in 2012, but he missed the entire 2013 season due to an elbow injury. He hopes to return to games sometime in June after undergoing Tommy John surgery last summer.

Gausman, 23, who pitched as a starter and as a reliever for the Orioles in 2013, will likely compete for a spot in the Orioles' starting rotation in spring training. He was 3-5 with a 5.66 ERA overall in 20 games (five starts) for the Orioles last season.

Harvey, 19, was the Orioles' first-round pick in last year's first-year player draft. The son of former All-Star closer Bryan Harvey, he was 0-1 with a 1.78 ERA in eight starts between the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Orioles and short-season Single-A Aberdeen in 2013.

Rodriguez, 20, split the 2013 season between high Single-A Frederick and Double-A Bowie. He was 10-7 with a 3.41 ERA in 25 starts between the two levels.

Schoop, 22, also made his major league debut last season. He batted .286 (4-for-14) with a solo home run and five runs scored in five games for the Orioles in September. He hit .256 with nine home runs and 34 RBIs in 70 games for Triple-A Norfolk in 2013.

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