Baltimore Orioles Claim Former Top Braves Prospect Off Waivers

Tucker Davidson, a left-handed pitcher with a once-promising future in the Atlanta Braves' organization, has experienced a series of moves in recent years, the latest being his acquisition by the Baltimore Orioles via waivers from the Kansas City Royals.

Davidson's journey has taken a nomadic turn as he transitioned primarily to a relief role in the 2023 season, likely due to his lack of minor-league options.

Despite posting a 5.96 ERA during the season, some underlying metrics, like his 8.1% walk rate and 44.2% ground ball rate, hovered around league averages.

Advanced stats suggested that his performance may have been more favorable than his ERA indicated, with factors such as a high batting average on balls in play and strand rate contributing to the inflated earned run average.

The Orioles' decision to claim Davidson off waivers indicates their interest in adding another left-handed option to their bullpen, further strengthening their pitching depth.

While Davidson's recent performance has been inconsistent, his potential as a left-handed pitcher could prove valuable to the team.

It remains to be seen what role the Orioles have in mind for him, but this move signifies their willingness to take a chance on his talent and work towards unlocking his full potential on the mound. Photo Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports