Feeling healthy, Orioles prospect Hunter Harvey’s goal becomes consistency. Making Wednesday’s rough showing, which raised his ERA to 6.20 with Double-A Bowie, more confounding was that it followed his best start of the season.
Orioles pitching prospect Hunter Harvey begins 2019 with Double-A Bowie, where he made only nine starts with a 5.57 ERA last season while battling shoulder and elbow injuries. But Baysox manager Buck Britton said that after routine start-of-the-season buildup, the right-hander won’t be limited.
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde discussed the possibility of using an opener the way the Tampa Bay Rays did, with plenty to weigh in terms of the team's ultimate ambitions this season and the staff they can put together before making that decision.
Hunter Harvey, the one-time top pitching prospect in the Orioles' organization, will use a split-fingered fastball for the first time in games on Monday. It's a pitch he wasn't allowed to throw before but helped his All-Star father, Bryan, reach the big leagues.
A look at left-hander Keegan Akin, who has spent the last year-plus being as consistent and steady as any pitching prospect in the organization, and is in line to join the big league conversation next spring.
When the best prospects in baseball congregate Sunday in Washington for the Major League Baseball All-Star Futures Game, the Orioles will be sending two of their own — third baseman Ryan Mountcastle and left-hander Alex Wells — to represent the strengths of their farm system.
While the focus has been on trading the Orioles' pending free agents before this month's nonwaiver trade deadline, the focus is likely to shift to its top long-term assets, Kevin Gausman and Dylan Bundy.
Orioles right-hander Dylan Bundy, their most consistent starter this season, may miss his next start because of a rolled ankle suffered running the bases after his first career hit Saturday in Atlanta.
Orioles pitching prospect Keegan Akin has forced himself into the conversation of being one of the team's top pitching prospects by virtue of a year of pitching to a sub-3.00 ERA and doing what he's always done — making batters deal with his sneaky fastball.
In selecting a high-upside power arm in Grayson Rodriguez at No. 11 and a college shortstop in Cadyn Grenier at No. 37, the Orioles filled some needs in their system and signaled what they could be looking for as they prepare to tear down a failed major league roster.
"Obviously, we haven't had the kind of season that we were hoping for, and it's time for us to look at our competitive position and see where we can help our ballclub internally and for the future," Duquette said.
Orioles top pitching prospect Hunter Harvey continued his development Tuesday in Double-A Bowie, showing a fastball that was 93-95 mph all night, a curveball that he needs to command for strikes and a changeup that's a work in progress.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said his pitching staff needs a reset Monday after Saturday's doubleheader, and needs a starter Wednesday with Kevin Gausman and the rest of the staff getting an extra day of rest before a long stretch of games.
Hunter Harvey, the Orioles' top pitching prospect, pitched four innings of two-hit, scoreless ball with six strikeouts Friday night. In pitching four innings, he did something he hadn't done since July 25, 2014 with Low-A Delmarva, before elbow troubles derailed his career.
The Orioles placed second baseman Jonathan Schoop — one of the team’s most durable players and top offensive contributors — on the 10-day disabled list with a right oblique strain before Saturday’s game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.