Top Pitching Prospect Expected To Make Orioles Starting Rotation Out Of Spring Training

It's almost time.

Baltimore Orioles general manager Mike Elias said on Sunday in an interview with MLB Network Radio that he expects top prospect pitcher Grayson Rodriguez to make the team's starting rotation out of spring training.

Rodriguez was poised to make his MLB debut last year before a Grade 2 lat strain completely ruined his season.

Rodriguez was added to the 40-man roster in November and is considered one of the top pitching prospects in all of baseball.

For his minor-league career, the twenty-three-year-old holds a fantastic 2.47 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and 419 strikeouts over 292 innings and 68 starts.

The Orioles will likely manage the right-handed pitcher's innings early on, but nevertheless, it's extremely exciting to see the talented prospect finally make his major-league debut.
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