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Could recent acquisition Gabriel Ynoa be the Orioles' latest under-the-radar find?

Could recent acquisition Gabriel Ynoa be the Orioles' latest under-the-radar find?

Whether the Orioles uncovered another diamond in the rough with last week’s acquisition of right-hander Gabriel Ynoa from the New York Mets remains to be seen, but executive vice president Dan Duquette likes the 23-year-old's potential to eventually crack the starting rotation.

Ynoa has a 59-30 record, a 3.36 ERA and a 1.174 WHIP in parts of seven minor league seasons. And even though Ynoa struggled in his brief stint with the Mets last season, Duquette said there are indications that Ynoa has the stuff to compete at the big league level.

Despite an unsightly 6.38 ERA in 18 1/3 innings in which Ynoa allowed 12.8 hits per nine innings, his fielding independent pitching (FIP), a...

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