I recently had the opportunity to pose a few questions to Jordan Tuwiner of http://www.oriolesprospects.com/ about some of the young players in the Orioles system. Who has potential to make an impact in 2011? Who appears primed to be their top prospect heading into 2011? Let’s take a look at what he had to say?
1. Of the Orioles young starting pitchers, who do you think has the highest upside for the remainder of 2010? Would the answer be different for 2011? How about beyond?
Jordan Tuwiner: Brian Matusz has the stuff and ability to put up a sub 4 ERA season with a solid 8/K9 rate. If he can get his head straight he has the highest upside for this season because he has the ability to make adjustments quickly, while I don’t see the other young starters doing that. Chris Tillman and Brian Matusz are the only ones that have true “ace” potential. Tillman needs to make some mechanical adjustments before he can pitch successfully in the majors.
2. What type of impact do you see Josh Bell making both in 2010 and beyond?
Jordan Tuwiner: I don’t see Bell becoming a superstar type player. I see him as a solid regular who will hit around .250-.260 with 25-30 home runs. He’ll strikeout a lot. Read more