One can make the argument the modern-day Orioles are the product of prospects. They lost 100+ games in multiple years and used those high draft picks to amass their next core of young superstars. Gunnar Henderson, Adley Rutschman, Jordan Westburg are already wreaking havoc at the big-league level.
More are coming. Jackson Holliday gets a lot of hype, and not just because he is the son of former MLB player Matt Holliday. Holliday is the top ranked prospect in baseball who shot up the minor league system in 2023. With only 18 games at Triple-A, he will be playing at Camden Yards in 2023, with the only question being when. He has a solid offensive makeup that has already been showcased in only 150 professional games so far.
Others to watch include Coby Mayo with a positive outlook heading into 2024. Mayo is 22 years old and slashed .290 at the two highest levels while also making huge improvements defensively. Heston Kjerstad is an outfielder who is a little further behind his counterparts but has since carved out his unique path.
Baltimore is so stocked with these players it makes you wonder how good this team can be if ownership was willing to financially invest in taking this team to the next level.