Lost password?

Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!


Receive free daily analysis


Already have an account? Log In


Forgot Password


Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Draft Rankings
Draft Simulator
Enter League Settings
Player Comparisons
Rookies & Call-Ups
24x7 News and Alerts

Baltimore Orioles Top MLB Prospects for 2017 Dynasty Leagues

Hello RotoBallers! The baseball season may be over, but as all y'all dynasty owners out there know, the offseason for us is arguably one of the most important times of the year. This is when you'll need to study which prospects to target in your draft, who to keep, who to drop, and which ones may be sleepers that other owners are undervaluing.

You will notice that we are rolling out a new format for these articles. Instead of discussing every prospect in depth, I am highlighting the ones that are most important and then providing an overview of the system at the bottom of the article. Some systems will include more commentary than others. It is probably more important to discuss the guys at the back of the Red Sox Top 10 list than it is to discuss the guys at the back end of the Angels list. I mean really, who doesn't already know that the Anaheim farm system is a complete dumpster fire?!

Just as a heads up, I am going in order of division from AL East to AL Central to AL West and then same order within the National League. Within the division, the order will be alphabetical. So without further ado, I hope you all enjoy reading about the first team for the 2016/2017 offseason, the Baltimore Orioles!

By the way, if you are interested in more MLB prospects columns, head on over to our 2017 fantasy baseball rankings dashboard. Throughout the offseason, you will find the rest of our team prospect breakdowns, fantasy baseball prospect rankings, tiered positional rankings, keeper values articles, and more - all in one easy place.


Baltimore Orioles Top Prospects for Dynasty Leagues

Top Overall Talent: Chance Sisco

Top Prospect to Play in 2017: Chance Sisco
Sisco does not possess an explosive bat offensively, but he looks very likely to become the next starting catcher for the Orioles. He has a reliable eye at the plate that has never seen him strikeout more than 20% at any level with more than 50 plate appearances. He will probably never hit 20 home runs, but Sisco could very possibly bat .280 with upwards of 10 home runs per season. And with the Orioles searching for a new catcher to replace Matt Wieters, it looks like Sisco (who reached Triple-A in 2016) will have a chance to see plenty of playing time in the 2017 season.

Top Prospect Who Won’t Debut in 2017: Cody Sedlock
I was tempted to put Ryan Mountcastle here, but overall I just love Sedlock’s high floor. I think the Illinois product has a very good chance to become a middle-of-the-rotation, Mike Leake-type starter for the Orioles thanks in large part to his heavy sinking fastball. A reliever in college, Sedlock may take some time to adjust to the increased workload of a full season as a starter, but I still think he reaches the majors before the end of the 2018 season.

Boom or Bust: Hunter Harvey
Harvey has always been regarded as having insane upside, but injuries have dominated the early part of his career to this point. Harvey’s elbow has been unable to give him any reliability and he has only one professional season with more than 15 innings under his belt since being drafted in 2013. That one season in 2014 at Class-A gave fantasy owners a glimmer of hope. Who knows if he will ever make it to the big leagues given his injury history.

Biggest Sleeper: Austin Hays
Hays was taken in the third round of the 2016 draft out of Jacksonville University and impressed in his first taste of professional baseball. In 38 games, Hays matched his four home runs with four stolen bases while hitting well above .300 and striking out only about 20% of the time. Scouts were low on him because he dominated a weak conference in college baseball, but he may have the tools to hit 10 home runs and swipe 10 bags per season.


Top Prospect Hitters

Best Power Hitter: Trey Mancini
Between Double-A and Triple-A in 2016, Mancini hit a combined 20 home runs in 142 games played and also mashed three in his first five big league games. His power is legit and he seems like the only guy who can hit over 20 dingers in this system.

Most Likely to Hit over .300: Chance Sisco
As discussed earlier, Sisco has a very promising eye at the plate and a sweet swing that will surely deliver plenty of doubles in his career.

Best Burner on the Bases: Ryan McKenna
McKenna stole 17 bags in 2016 at Low-A in only 62 games. However, he also struck out 23.4% of the time and hit only .241 despite his speed. If he can cut down on the swings-and-misses, he could be a potential bottom of the order speedster and provide fantasy owners with 25 steals per season. But that is a big if for now.


Top Prospect Pitchers

Strikeout Machine: Hunter Harvey
If Harvey can ever stay healthy, he certainly has the stuff to be an elite pitcher. He has an elite fastball/curveball combination and a plus changeup that could be a better pitch moving forward. But all those evaluations were done before Tommy John surgery so it awaits to be seen how he recovers.

Best Command: Cody Sedlock
This was a tough one between Sedlock and Harvey, but ultimately I stuck with Sedlock. He pitches mostly to contact with his sinker and will probably continue to improve on that moving forward. Expect him to continue to improve his command as he receives more development time.


Top 10 Dynasty Prospects for the Baltimore Orioles

1. Chance Sisco (C, AAA)
ETA: 2017

2. Trey Mancini (1B, MLB)
ETA: 2017

3. Cody Sedlock (SP, A-)
ETA: 2018

4. Ryan Mountcastle (SS, A)
ETA: 2018

5. Jomar Reyes (3B, A+)
ETA: 2019

6. Keegin Akin (SP, A-)
ETA: 2019

7. Hunter Harvey (SP, A-)
ETA: 2020

8. Austin Hays (OF, A-)
ETA: 2018

9. D.J. Stewart (OF, A+)
ETA: 2019

10. Christian Walker (OF, AAA)
ETA: 2017



Overall, there is really not too much to get overly excited about in the Orioles’ farm system. I think Mountcastle and Harvey both possess intriguing upside and I really like the high floors for Sisco, Sedlock and Mancini, but no one here is an elite prospect. The top three are the only guys I really consider worth owning in most dynasty leagues.


Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Draft Rankings
Draft Simulator
Enter League Settings
Player Comparisons
Rookies & Call-Ups
24x7 News and Alerts


Lauri Markkanen1 hour ago

Questionable Versus Blazers
James Harden1 hour ago

Dealing With Achilles Soreness
Anthony Edwards1 hour ago

May Play Against Houston
Karl-Anthony Towns2 hours ago

Officially Questionable Against Atlanta
Ja Morant2 hours ago

May Come Off The Bench In Return
Robert Williams2 hours ago

III To Come Off Bench Tuesday
Brandon Nimmo2 hours ago

Tests His Ankle/Knee
Noah Syndergaard2 hours ago

Pitches Through Blister Issue Tuesday
Drew Pomeranz2 hours ago

Unlikely To Be Ready For Opening Day
Julio Urías2 hours ago

Julio Urias Likely To Start Opening Day For Dodgers
Dakota Hudson2 hours ago

Matthew Liberatore, Dakota Hudson Optioned Tuesday
Zac Veen2 hours ago

Rockies Reassign Zac Veen To Minor-League Camp
Juan Soto2 hours ago

Getting An MRI On Tuesday
Taylor Montgomery3 hours ago

A Hard Fade In Austin
Sam Burns3 hours ago

Hard To Trust At WGC Dell Match Play
Jarrett Allen4 hours ago

Cleared To Play Tuesday
Kirby Dach5 hours ago

Returns To Action Tuesday
Evgeny Kuznetsov5 hours ago

A Game-Time Call Tuesday
Ryan Lindgren5 hours ago

Back For Rangers Tuesday
Jordan Greenway5 hours ago

Won't Play Tuesday
Marcus Foligno5 hours ago

Returns On First Line
Tyler Seguin5 hours ago

Could Be Back This Week
Roman Josi5 hours ago

Remains Out Tuesday
Tyrese Haliburton5 hours ago

Tagged As Questionable Against Toronto
Lauri Markkanen6 hours ago

A Full Participant At Practice On Tuesday
Kevin Gausman6 hours ago

Dominating Spring Training Foes
Arizona Cardinals6 hours ago

Cardinals Agree With L.J. Collier On One-Year Deal
Luka Doncic6 hours ago

Uncertain To Play On Wednesday
Kyrie Irving6 hours ago

Questionable Again On Wednesday
Ja Morant6 hours ago

Status Still Up In The Air For Wednesday
Kyle Schwarber6 hours ago

A Mixed Bag In WBC
Dallas Cowboys6 hours ago

Cowboys To Re-Sign Dante Fowler To One-Year Deal
Caleb Martin6 hours ago

Added To Injury Report Against Knicks
Pittsburgh Steelers6 hours ago

Steelers Re-Sign Cornerback James Pierre
Kyle Lowry6 hours ago

Receives Another Questionable Tag For Wednesday
Max Homa6 hours ago

A Strong Contender In Austin
Randy Arozarena6 hours ago

Has Blistering WBC
Atlanta Falcons6 hours ago

Falcons Planning To Host Calais Campbell
Dejounte Murray6 hours ago

Downgraded To Out On Tuesday
Emmanuel Clase6 hours ago

Having Below-Average Spring
Dorian Finney-Smith6 hours ago

Is Available Against Cleveland
Denver Broncos6 hours ago

Broncos Expected To Draft RB This Year
J.T. Realmuto6 hours ago

Wielding Hot Bat In WBC
Ronald Jones6 hours ago

Cowboys Agree To Deal With Ronald Jones
Austin Ekeler6 hours ago

Would Like To Stay With Chargers
Ilya Sorokin6 hours ago

Guarding The Cage Against Toronto
Lamar Jackson6 hours ago

Ready To Move On From Ravens?
Magnus Hellberg7 hours ago

Tending Twine Versus St. Louis
Carson Kelly7 hours ago

To Miss Time With Fractured Forearm
John Gibson7 hours ago

Minds The Crease For Anaheim
Joey Daccord7 hours ago

In Goal Tuesday
Brandon Crawford7 hours ago

Mitch Haniger Improving
Joel Hofer7 hours ago

Between The Pipes Tuesday
Eloy Jiménez7 hours ago

Eloy Jimenez Scheduled To Play Wednesday
Tyler O'Neill7 hours ago

Hopes To Play Wednesday
Filip Gustavsson7 hours ago

Starting Tuesday Against New Jersey
Shohei Ohtani7 hours ago

Available To Pitch In WBC Final
Byron Buxton7 hours ago

Making Spring Debut Tuesday
Gabriel Moreno7 hours ago

Hitting Ninth Against Angels
Brandon Drury7 hours ago

Back In Tuesday's Lineup
Minnesota Vikings9 hours ago

Vikings Re-Sign Jonathan Bullard
Miami Dolphins9 hours ago

Dolphins Re-Sign Andrew Van Ginkel
Miles Sanders9 hours ago

Viewed As Three-Down Back In Carolina
New England Patriots9 hours ago

Dont'a Hightower Announces His Retirement
Bijan Robinson9 hours ago

Taking Pre-Draft Visit With Eagles
Isaiah McKenzie9 hours ago

Signing With Colts
Philadelphia Eagles9 hours ago

Nicholas Morrow Agrees With Eagles
DeAndre Hopkins9 hours ago

Interest In DeAndre Hopkins Ramping Up
Michael Lorenzen10 hours ago

Has Mild Groin Strain
Tom Hoge10 hours ago

A Bracket-Buster In Match Play
Hideki Matsuyama10 hours ago

Doesn't Perform In Match Play
Kamaru Usman10 hours ago

Unsuccessful In Bid To Recapture Title
Leon Edwards10 hours ago

Defends Crown At UFC 286
Viktor Hovland10 hours ago

Has Struggled In Match Play
Rafael Fiziev10 hours ago

Has Strong Showing But Takes Loss
Justin Gaethje10 hours ago

Puts On Another Highlight-Reel Performance
Tyrrell Hatton11 hours ago

The Favorite In His Group
Ochai Agbaji13 hours ago

Leads The Jazz Offense Monday
De'Aaron Fox13 hours ago

Pours In 37 Points Against Utah
Stephen Curry13 hours ago

Cooks Up A Full Line Monday
Julius Randle13 hours ago

Racks Up Career-High 57 Points Monday
Taurean Prince13 hours ago

Pops Up With A 35-Point Effort
Adrian Kempe14 hours ago

Records Three Points Against Calgary
Bryan Barberena14 hours ago

Suffers Second Straight Submission Loss
Denis Malgin14 hours ago

Tallies Three Points In Monday's Victory
Gunnar Nelson14 hours ago

Scores Impressive Finish At UFC 286
Alexandar Georgiev14 hours ago

Continues Winning Streak With Fifth Shutout
Dylan Ferguson14 hours ago

Frustrates The Penguins Monday
Aleksander Barkov14 hours ago

Becomes Florida's All-Time Leading Scorer
Matthew Tkachuk14 hours ago

Continues Scoring Tear Against Detroit
Sam Bennett14 hours ago

Injured On Monday
Will Zalatoris15 hours ago

Needs Birdies At WGC Match Play
Jordan Spieth15 hours ago

Can Advance At WGC Match Play
Matt Fitzpatrick15 hours ago

May Struggle At WGC Match Play
Chris Kirk15 hours ago

Draws A Bit Unlucky At WGC Match Play
Patrick Cantlay16 hours ago

Has Good Chance At WGC Match Play
Brian Harman16 hours ago

Has Putter's Chance To Contend At WGC
Tommy Fleetwood16 hours ago

Has Challenge At WGC Match Play
Atlanta Falcons23 hours ago

Mike Hughes Lands Two-Year Deal With Falcons
Lamar Jackson23 hours ago

Colts In The Mix For Lamar Jackson?
Cam Sims1 day ago

Signing With Raiders
Keelan Cole1 day ago

Remaining With Raiders
Joshua Dobbs1 day ago

Joins Browns
Jack Campbell1 day ago

Returns To Oilers Crease
Casey O'Neill1 day ago

Takes First Defeat Against Former Champion
Jennifer Maia1 day ago

Earns Decision Win Over Undefeated Opponent
Roman Dolidze1 day ago

Suffers Setback With Decision Loss
Marvin Vettori1 day ago

Picks Up Decision Win
Kyle Busch1 day ago

Finishes In Top 10 At Atlanta
Ty Gibbs1 day ago

Finishes Strong In Atlanta
Erik Jones1 day ago

Gets His First Top-10 Finish Of The Season
Ryan Blaney1 day ago

Bounces Back From Speeding Penalty
Denny Hamlin1 day ago

Has A Strong Showing
Tyler Reddick2 days ago

Hangs in For Fifth Place At Atlanta
Corey Lajoie2 days ago

Corey LaJoie Uses Course To Advantage On Sunday
Christopher Bell2 days ago

Ends Up With Another Top Five Result
Christopher Bell2 days ago

Brad Keselowski Noses Christopher Bell Out For Second
Joey Logano2 days ago

Goes From Pole To Win Sunday
Todd Gilliland3 days ago

Starts 23rd
Ryan Preece3 days ago

Starts 24th At The AmBetter Health 400
AJ Allmendinger3 days ago

Eyes Another Strong Finish
NASCAR3 days ago

Ricky Stenhouse Eyes Back-To-Back Superspeedway Wins
Tyler Reddick3 days ago

May Be Overlooked
Erik Jones3 days ago

Is A Value Play At Atlanta
Denny Hamlin3 days ago

Seeks Better Results
Noah Gragson3 days ago

Might Surprise At Atlanta Motor Speedway
Austin Dillon3 days ago

Looks To Bounce Back At Atlanta
Ty Dillon3 days ago

Hoping To Keep Car Running At Atlanta
NASCAR3 days ago

J.J. Yeley Starts 34th Sunday At Ambetter Health 400
Kamaru Usman4 days ago

Seeking Second Title Run
Leon Edwards4 days ago

Looks To Defend Crown On Saturday
Rafael Fiziev6 days ago

Earns Huge Co-Main-Event Showdown
Justin Gaethje6 days ago

Set For Another Co-Main-Event Showdown