Orioles Prospect Primer: Diaz in tow

Hays, Hall, Harvey set tone for ongoing rebuild in Baltimore

Yusniel Diaz batted .333 with a homer and seven RBIs in 14 Grapefruit League games. (David Monseur/MiLB)

By Chris Bumbaca | March 19, 2019 10:12 AM ET

With a new leadership group in charge, the Baltimore Orioles find themselves in the middle of a rebuild, making the development of their Minor Leaguers all the more important.

Chris Bumbaca is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @BOOMbaca. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Angels send Canning to Minor League camp

No. 63 overall prospect posted 13.50 ERA; O's reassign top pair

Griffin Canning struggled with command in Spring Training, allowing five hits and five walks over four innings. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)

By Rob Terranova | March 10, 2019 6:49 PM ET

The Angels sent right-hander Griffin Canning, their top pitching prospect, to Minor League camp on Sunday while the Orioles reassigned top prospects Yusniel Diaz and Ryan Mountcastle.

Rob Terranova is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter, @RobTnova24. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Hiura goes yard again for Brewers

No. 20 overall prospect clubs three-run homer, adds RBI single

Keston Hiura helped Peoria win the Arizona Fall League championship and was named MVP. (Elaine Thompson/AP)

March 9, 2019 5:43 PM ET

Top Brewers prospect Keston Hiura smacked a three-run homer, reached base three times and collected four RBIs in an 11-2 Cactus League victory over the A's on Saturday.

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Farm System Rankings: Overall (30-21)

Rockies, Royals lead back of pack; Red Sox, Cubs bring up rear

Rockies infielder Brendan Rodgers is the No. 10 overall prospect in MLB.com's rankings. (Albuquerque Isotopes)

By Sam Dykstra | March 4, 2019 10:16 AM ET

The Rockies and Royals lead the bottom 10 groups of prospects as MiLB.com ranks all 30 farm systems based on their overall Minor League talent.

Sam Dykstra is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @SamDykstraMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Rockies' De Avila, O's Rios suspended

Colorado pitcher to sit out 72 games, Baltimore hurler 50 games

Willie Rios is 3-13 with a 5.29 ERA in 32 games, including 23 starts, in three Minor League seasons. (Patrick Cavey/MiLB.com)

By Kelsie Heneghan | March 1, 2019 6:47 PM ET

Rockies left-hander Luis De Avila received a 72-game suspension, while Orioles southpaw Willie Rios was banned 50 games for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Kelsie Heneghan is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kelsie_Heneghan. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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O's Diaz continues torrid spring hitting

Top Baltimore prospect collects three hits, now batting .500

Top Orioles prospect Yusniel Diaz compiled a slash line of .285/.392/.449 at Double-A in 2018. (David Monseur/MiLB.com)

February 28, 2019 5:20 PM ET

Yusniel Diaz, the Orioles' top prospect, went 3-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and a run as Baltimore tied the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-5, in Grapefruit League action Thursday.

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Farm System Rankings: Pitchers (30-21)

Orioles rebuild around arms; D-backs' next wave almost ready

Orioles southpaw DL Hall put up a 2.10 ERA and 100 strikeouts over 94 1/3 innings with Class A Delmarva. (Joey Gardner/MiLB.com)

By Gerard Gilberto | February 18, 2019 10:25 AM ET

With Opening Day just around the corner, MiLB.com takes a look at the state of all 30 farm systems. Here are organizations 30-21 based on the strength of pitchers.

Gerard Gilberto is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @GerardGilberto4. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Farm system rankings: Position players 20-11

Pirates, Astros prospects excite; Rockies boast impressive infield

Pittsburgh's Ke'Bryan Hayes notched a career-high .819 OPS for Double-A Altoona in 2018. (Andy Grosh/agphotosports)

By Kelsie Heneghan | February 12, 2019 10:12 AM ET

With Opening Day just around the corner, MiLB.com takes a look at the state of all 30 farm systems. Here are organizations 20-11, based on strength in position players.

Kelsie Heneghan is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kelsie_Heneghan. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Orioles invite Diaz, Mountcastle to camp

Top two prospects in system combined for 24 homers in 2018

Yusniel Diaz has blasted 31 home runs in 296 Minor League games since the 2016 season. (David Monseur/MiLB.com)

By Andrew Battifarano | January 25, 2019 7:37 PM ET

Outfielder Yusniel Diaz and infielder Ryan Mountcastle, the Orioles' top two prospects, are among 18 non-roster invitees to Major League Spring Training.

Andrew Battifarano is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter, @AndrewAtBatt. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Twins' Schick, two Minor Leaguers suspended

Minnesota righty, Reds' Harding, O's Whitley out 50 games each

Alex Schick has made 13 career appearances in the Twins system. (Chris Robertson/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | January 25, 2019 5:30 PM ET

Right-hander Alex Schick (Twins), right-hander Junior Harding (Reds) and outfielder Trey Whitley (Orioles) have each been suspended 50 games for violating the Minor League drug policy.

Sam Dykstra is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @SamDykstraMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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