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Evaluating Yusniel Díaz and the other prospects the Orioles acquired in the Manny Machado trade

Evaluating Yusniel Díaz and the other prospects the Orioles acquired in the Manny Machado trade

In acquiring a five-player prospect package from the Los Angeles Dodgers for All-Star shortstop Manny Machado on Wednesday, including Cuban center fielder Yusniel Díaz, pitchers Dean Kremer and Zach Pop, and infielders Rylan Bannon and Breyvic Valera, the Orioles continued a process that began in last month’s MLB draft of using this summer's talent-acquisition opportunities to fill in the gaps in their farm system.

The Orioles, by virtue of some improved draft classes, have loads of high-floor pitching, and have used 2017 and 2018 first-rounders DL Hall and Grayson Rodriguez to add some possible impact to that group. They're also well-set in corner outfield bats in the...

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