Category Archive: Orioles Player Profiles

Aug 02

Player Profiles: Bud Norris

Have yourselves some Buds because it is Bud Norris player profile time.  The Baltimore Orioles acquired Bud Norris from the Houston Astros in 2012 before the trade deadline, so far it has been a good trade for the Orioles.  The Orioles did have to give up one of their top local prospects in Josh Hader …

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Jul 27

Player Profiles: Miguel Gonzalez

The Baltimore Orioles had trouble finding starters all throughout the 2000’s, all the losing seasons could point to that.  That changed in 2012 and Miguel Gonzalez was one of the members of the Orioles rotation that really made it stable.  Gonzalez really helped the Orioles make the postseason with a 3.25 era and a nine …

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Jun 29

Player Profiles: Ryan Flaherty

Every team needs a super utility player that can play just about every position well.  That is what Ryan Flaherty is for the Baltimore Orioles, Flaherty is the Orioles super utility guy. The Chicago Cubs selected Flaherty with the 41st overall pick in the 2008 MLB draft.  The Orioles picked Flaherty up in the 2011 …

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Jun 27

Player Profiles: Nelson Cruz

It is rare that I profile a player that will likely only be with a team for a short time, but Nelson Cruz deserves a profile.  The Baltimore Orioles signed Cruz to a short one-year deal during the 2014 spring training.  The Orioles loved the signing ever since and that signing may be one of …

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May 19

Player Profiles: Brian Matusz

One of the “cavalry” Brian Matusz came to the Baltimore Orioles and Major Leagues with much fan fair.  The Orioles drafted Matusz fourth overall in the 2008 MLB draft, and he signed with the Orioles on the deadline day.  Matusz moved quickly through the Orioles minor league system and he made his debut in August …

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Apr 28

Player Profiles: Manny Machado

The Baltimore Orioles have had one of the best third baseman in the history of baseball in Brooks Robinson.  Enter Manny Machado who came up to the Majors at the young age of 19. The Orioles drafted Machado in the 2010 MLB draft, he was the third overall pick.  Machado made his Major League debut …

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Apr 16

Player Profiles: Darren O'Day

O DAY O DAY O DAY O DAY!!!! The Baltimore Orioles right-handed pitcher Darren O’Day has earned his own chants in Baltimore.  The Orioles aquired O’Day off waivers from the Texas Rangers during the offseason prior to the 2012 season and has become a fan favorite. Before coming to the Orioles, O’Day was a bit …

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Mar 25

Player Profiles: Tommy Hunter

Tommy goes BOOM!!! Meet Tommy Hunter the Baltimore Orioles right-handed pitcher that knows how to light up the radar. The Orioles acquired Hunter and Chris Davis for Koji Uehara from the Texas Rangers in 2011.  Hunter was drafted by the Rangers in the 2007 MLB draft in the supplemental first round. Hunter made his debut …

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Mar 17

Player Profiles: Matt Wieters

Switch hitting Jesus… that’s what they call Matt Wieters.  The Baltimore Orioles drafted Wieters in the first round of the 2007 amateur draft (fifth overall) and it did not take Wieters long to get to the Major Leagues.  Wieters was a very highly praised prospect for his ability to hit as a catcher. Wieters is …

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Mar 16

Player Profiles: J.J. Hardy

Power hitting, Gold Glove short stop, sounds like Cal Ripken Jr. but this player profile is on J.J. Hardy.  The Baltimore Orioles acquired Hardy in 2011 in a trade with the Minnesota Twins.  That trade included…. The Twins were willing to trade Hardy because he had a history of getting injured.  Hardy put his injury …

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