28. Baltimore Orioles — Second-Year Star
Bold Prediction: Ryan Mountcastle is named an AL All-Star
Career years from Jose Iglesias, Anthony Santander, and Renato Nunes (among others) fueled Baltimore’s offense in 2020, but the emergence of a 23-year-old signifies the O’s future. As a rookie, Ryan Mountcastle generated a 1.1 offensive WAR in just 140 plate appearances. He’ll have no trouble finding playing time as he can play either 1B or LF for the O’s. Mountcastle showed a refined level of patience in Year 1, and his power numbers improved every year he spent in the minors.
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