NEW YORK — The Orioles' break-camp minor league rosters feature new assignments for top prospects DL Hall, Ryan Mountcastle, Keegan Akin and Zac Lowther while 2018 first-round draft pick Grayson Rodriguez will begin his first full professional season at Low-A Delmarva.
Mountcastle, 22, and Akin, who turns 24 on Monday, will get their first tastes of Triple-A with the Norfolk Tides, while 2017 top pick DL Hall, 20, the organization's top pitching prospect, will be at High-A Frederick. Lowther, 22, who shared last year's organizational Pitcher of the Year honors with Akin, will jump to Double-A Bowie after ending last year at Frederick.
Additionally, top prospect Yusniel Diaz, 22, and fellow well-regarded young outfielder Ryan McKenna, 22, will be back at Bowie, while Chance Sisco, Anthony Santander and DJ Stewart are part of an interesting Norfolk roster.
Several notable players aren't on break-camp rosters, which must be further pared by the time games begin Thursday. Among them are outfielder Austin Hays (thumb), right-hander Dean Kremer (oblique), left-hander Alex Wells, right-hander Cody Carroll and right-hander Michael Baumann. The team did not provide updates on Wells, Carroll or Baumann.
Pitchers: Keegan Akin, Sean Gilmartin, Luis González, Branden Kline, Lucas Long, Josh Lucas, Luis Ortiz, Evan Philips, Yefry Ramirez, Josh Rogers, Tanner Scott, Matt Wotherspoon, Gabrial Ynoa, Luis Ysla
Outfielders: Zach Jarrett, Kirvin Moesquit, Jake Ring
Pitchers: Matt de la Rosa, Gray Fenter, Nick Gruener, Hector Guance, Matt Hammonds, Tyler Joyner, Blaine Knight, Jalen Miller, Tim Naughton, Jhon Peluffo, Ofelky Peralta, Grayson Rodriguez, Drew Rom, Nick Vespi
Catchers: Daniel Fajardo, Cody Roberts
Infielders: Branden Becker, Seamus Curran, JC Encarnacion, Andrew Fregia, Cadyn Grenier, Adam Hall