Thursday, April 16, 2015

Another Look at Oriole #1000 Candidates


Pitchers (click column headers to sort)
#NamePosBatThwHtWtDOBStatusMLB 40-man
36Pedro BeatoPRR6' 6"23010-27-1986ActiveNo
25Michael BowdenPRR6' 3"21509-09-1986ActiveNo
38Cesar CabralPLL6' 3"25002-11-1989ActiveNo
15Zach DaviesPRR6' 0"15002-07-1993ActiveNo
Dane De La RosaPRR6' 7"24502-01-19837-day DLNo
59Oliver DrakePRR6' 4"21501-13-1987ActiveYes
37Eddie GamboaPRR6' 1"21512-21-1984ActiveYes
40Steve JohnsonPRR6' 1"22008-31-1987ActiveNo
43Chris JonesPLL6' 2"20509-19-1988ActiveNo
46Pat McCoyPLL6' 3"22008-03-1988ActiveNo
66T.J. McFarlandPLL6' 3"21906-08-1989ActiveYes
30Hector Daniel RodriguezPLL5' 11"19512-11-19847-day DLNo
33Chaz RoePRR6' 5"19010-09-1986ActiveNo
34Tyler WilsonPRR6' 2"18509-25-1989ActiveYes
28Mike WrightPRR6' 6"21501-03-1990ActiveYes
52Zach BookerCRR6' 0"22004-24-19857-day DLNo
45Steve ClevengerCLR5' 10"21004-05-1986ActiveYes
24Audry PerezCRR5' 10"22012-23-1988ActiveNo
13Michael Almanzar3BRR6' 3"19012-02-1990ActiveNo
11Paul JanishSSRR6' 2"20010-12-1982ActiveNo
2Rey NavarroSSSR5' 10"18512-22-19897-day DLYes
12Jayson Nix2BRR5' 11"19508-26-1982ActiveNo
41Chris ParmeleeIFLL6' 1"22002-24-1988ActiveNo
1Garabez RosaSSRR6' 2"16610-12-1989ActiveNo
22Christian Walker1BRR6' 0"22003-28-1991ActiveYes
10Dariel AlvarezRFRR6' 2"18011-07-1988ActiveNo
5Julio BorbonCFLL6' 0"19502-20-1986ActiveNo
14Nolan ReimoldRFRR6' 4"20510-12-1983ActiveNo
51Henry UrrutiaLFLR6' 3"20002-13-1987ActiveYes

There's the current 2015 roster of the Orioles' AAA affiliate Norfolk Tides. It's a relatively safe assumption to make that these are the most likely candidates to make the jump up to the big league team in the near future, thus being the most likely to be Oriole #1000. Obviously, the Orioles could always make a trade and that special debut could be a player that isn't currently in the organization, and/or the O's have occasionally called up a player directly from the AA Bowie Baysox since they are located closer to Baltimore and certainly have some talent on their roster as well. 

I wrote about the highlighted players on Tuesday, so I won't rehash what I wrote about them. Today's post will focus on the remaining 18 members of the Tides, and their chances to be Oriole #1000. 

I would put this group of Dariel Alvarez, Paul Janish, Jayson Nix, & Chris Parmelee among the most likely of the remaining 18 Tides to play for the Orioles this year. Alvarez is a solid prospect who will almost positively be an Oriole at some point, when is really the only quesiton. The other three guys are MLB veterans who play solid defense and were some of the last spring training cuts so they seem to be just a DL move away from Baltimore. 

My second tier of possible candidates for Oriole #1000 includes Julio Borbon, Michael Bowden, Zach Davies, Pat McCoy, Audry Perez, Chaz Roe, & Garabez Rosa. I feel like anyone from this group could make it to Baltimore or none of them could. Probably the most likely is Davies, another prospect, who was rewarded with a few late March Spring Training road starts. Borbon, Roe, & Rosa played a good bit for the O's during Spring Training which could bode well for them. Bowden was signed near the end of spring training, and have over 100 MLB games under his belt, and the team picked up McCoy off of waivers from the Tigers last year, so the O's obviously see something in both of them. And Perez is a catcher, and let's be honest, you never know when you'll need a catcher. 

My "who knows" group includes two guys who were out of the Orioles system but were resigned over the winter, Michael Almanzar and Pedro Beato. I'm also including Cesar Cabral and Dane De La Rosa in this group since they've had some MLB experience. 

And finally the three remaining players I will put in my "I just don't see it" category. Zach Booker is a bullpen catcher and is on the roster pretty much only to warm up pitchers, Chris Jones has been in the Orioles organization since 2013 and hasn't been mentioned in any call-up scenarios I've ever heard, and Hector Daniel Rodriguez seems to be a career Mexican League/AAA guy.  

So there's my two cents on the Tides roster and how likely each player is to make it to Baltimore. What do you think? Do you care? I'm pretty sure that I might be the only one out here who is even aware of the pending milestone, well until I started writing about it and sharing it at least. 


Aaron said...

I knew 1,000 would be happening this year and was wondering myself who it was going to be. I'm going to go out on a limb and say it will be a new acquisition from a trade with another team who will be 1,000!

BTW, nice to see you've got the blog up and running pretty actively again, I've been following along of course! Hope the family is doing well!

I saw you're sending out some TTM on SCN, I'm starting to put a little research into some tougher ones myself and trying to upgrade some tough ones.

Orioles Magic said...

Always good to hear from you man, I hope to post at least a couple times a week over the course of the season. Especially as debuts happen. I'm with you though, thinking 1000 very likely could be someone not around the team right now. Theoretically will occur sometime around the trade deadline.

Good luck with SCN, please let me know if you dig up anything good! And I was just able to get Freddy Garcia done through a guy on there. He seems to be signing in Oklahoma City.