In breakout outfield prospect Ryan McKenna, selected by the Orioles in the fourth round of the 2015 draft, the club has a player whose emergence could mean their run of futility with high school outfielders in the draft comes to an end.
For the Orioles, a spring of uncertainty spent looking for signs that right-hander Chris Tillman would be able to move on from his 2017 collapse and regain his place as a reliable part of the rotation looks like it will continue beyond March.
On Monday, Jimenez turned in the best starting pitching performance in an Orioles spring training that's been short on highlights. Jimenez threw three scoreless innings, allowing just one hit while striking out three and walking one in the Orioles' 3-0 loss to the Minnesota Twins at Ed Smith Stadium.
A set of hot streaks catapulted some long-gone teams back into the rankings this week, including a pair of American League East teams. Were the Orioles one of them? As always, these rankings are completely subjectively, yet still objectively correct.