Player Profiles: Adam Jones

Jones taking a big swing.

Another Baltimore Orioles outfielder and other player involved in the Eric Bedard trade with the Seattle Mariners meet Adam Jones.  Jones is one of the true five-tool players in the Major Leagues.

Since coming to the Orioles Jones has pretty much played everyday in center field.  Jones is a fan favorite and interacts with fans on twitter and is involved in the community.   Jones will be an Oriole for a very long time, in 2012 Jones signed a six-year $85.5 million contract extension with the Orioles.
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Orioles Look For Depth, Potentially Adding Johan Santana

370px-Johan_Santana_on_May_5,_2012The Baltimore Orioles are at it again hoping to bolster the roster for 2014.  This time, Dan Duquette is in talks with a former two-time AL Cy Young award winner, Johan Santana.  Santana, who has been riddled with injuries the past few years; not only brings a veteran presence to the mound, but a competitiveness.  When he is on, Johan can flat out dominate.
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Schoop starting spring hot, but who wins the second base battle?

472px-Jonathan_Schoop_on_September_26,_2013Jonathan Schoop is one of the Baltimore Orioles top prospects and many would say that he is the Orioles top position prospect.  Last season Schoop saw a little bit of action and played very well in only ten games.

Schoop is only 22 but the Orioles have not been shy about bringing players up because of age, just like Manny Machado.  Schoop has started off spring training on fire, he has hit for power and average.  Schoop hit two home runs in intersquad games.
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Player Profiles: Chris Tillman

478px-Chris_Tillman_on_July_29,_2009Chris Tillman came to the Baltimore Orioles in the same deal that brought Adam Jones to the Orioles.  Tillman was a second round draft pick in the 2006 draft and was selected by the Seattle Mariners.  In 2008 Tillman was traded to the Orioles for Eric Bedard.  Tillman is a tall right-handed starting pitcher.

The trade with the Mariners remains one of the Orioles best trades in history and really helped the Orioles turn back into a winning organization.  Tillman made his Orioles debut on 2009 but struggled in his three seasons.   In Tillman’s first three seasons he only had a combined seven wins.
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Player Profiles: Nick Markakis

Nick Markakis
Nick Markakis running the bases

This is my first player profile on a Baltimore Orioles player.  Who better to do a profile on then the Orioles longest tendered current Oriole that is why I selected Nick Markakis.  Markakis was the selected by the Orioles in the first round of the 2001 MLB draft.  Markakis made his Major League debut in 2006 and never looked back.

Since Markakis was a rookie he has been very consistent and holds a career batting average of .292 prior to the 2014 season.  Markakis really has no weaknesses in his game as he is a very good player overall.
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