Calten Daal, 2B/SS
|All Levels (4 Seasons)||987||41||.280||.321||.317|
Daal is Jonathan Schoop's fellow country man from Curacao. Beyond being from the same place and knowing each other well, the similarities end there. Daal is very athletic and has made a name for himself with defense and a decent contact tool. He has no power to speak of and his arm is a bit fringy for shortstop, so projections have dropped him down to potential utility middle infielder. He was considered a potential breakout prospect last year due to increased weight training, but head and shoulder injuries limited his time in the field.
Jairo Beras, RF
|Minors (4 seasons)||Minors||1288||.262||.313||.432|
Basically, if you want a MLB ready right fielder then do not look in the Rule 5. Beras has a plus plus arm and is sometimes frightening with his route running. He has light tower power, but was swallowed whole by advanced pitchers in 2015 due to his long swing and poor pitch recognition. He might be worth a flyer just to see him first hand in Spring Training, but I am at a loss how he could survive a whole season in the Majors right now.
Daniel Gibson, LHRP
|Minors (4 seasons)||Minors||2.90||183.0||8.0||0.4||3.9||9.1|
Command has always been the issue with Daniel Gibson. If he has it, he is a potential late inning reliever. If not, then he might be a fringe situation specialist. He has a plus fastball that ramps up to 95 mph and an above average slider. In AAA, he faced hitters advanced enough to wait him out when he had some wild nights. For a club like the Orioles who are in need for more southpaw options, he might be worth a look in Spring Training.
Angel Perdomo, LHRP
Toronto Blue Jays
|All Levels (5 Seasons)||3.01||280.2||6.6||0.3||4.4||10.8|
Yes, the jump from single A ball to the Majors is extreme. However, Perdomo is a 6'6" lefty who as a starter was able to let it go as high as 95 mph and would be expected to sit at that velocity as a reliever. His breaking ball developed as a more true above average pitch and he ate up left handed batters last year. The move would be a stretch for him, but he benefits as being profiled as a left specialist for the Orioles who has the stamina to eat junk innings. There is a lot of potential to like, but the jump may remind some people of Jason Garcia.
Corey Black, RHRP
|Minors (5 seasons)||Minors||3.93||423.2||7.8||0.6||4.8||9.5|
Black is Rick Vaughn. He can dial it up to 100 mph with a plus plus fastball, but who knows where it will go. He carries a starter's repertoire, but command hurts those average offerings even more. If the Orioles somehow think they know a mechanical fix that the Cubs, who have made a name for fixing former Orioles, missed, then he could be a solid pickup.
Miguel Diaz, RHRP
|All Levels (5 Seasons)||3.51||236.0||7.9||0.4||3.4||8.5|
The Brewers have been slowly bringing Diaz along as a starter. Slowed by injuries, Diaz' fastball/slider combo is a solid foundation for a starter role, but also makes him a viable relief option. Stop me if you have heard this one, but he has some control issues.
Dylan Covey, RHRP
|All Levels (4 Seasons)||4.20||369.0||9.2||0.6||2.9||6.4|
Covey has a nice heavy fastball that runs into the mid 90s in short stints and a starter's arsenal. However, he spent most of the year on the DL, played rather mediocre in the AFL, and has always been knocked for having quality bullpen pitches that do not miss bats. Maybe someone still believes.