Orioles Add Tyler Colvin To Outfield Competition

Tyler Colvin - Baltimore Orioles outfielder

What’s longer: My receipt at the self checkout in Giant when I purchase milk and a Clif Bar or the number of outfielders on the Orioles roster competing for the for a starting job in left field?

Wednesday night, the O’s added Tyler Colvin to that list.

Colvin was the 13th overall draft pick in in 2006 and was ranked by Baseball America as baseball’s 75th-best prospect after the 2007 season. He spent 27 games last season with the Rockies where he hit a brisk .160/.192/.280 and played 67 games in the Pacific Coast League where he hit .275/.377/.480 with Triple-A Colorado Springs.

The lefty batted .290/.327/.531 with Colorado in 2012 posting a 2.1 WAR. Colvin will join eleven other outfielders at Orioles Spring Training at Sarasota.

  1. Nick Markakis
  2. Adam Jones
  3. Nolan Reimold
  4. Henry Urrutia
  5. Steve Pearce
  6. Jemile Weeks (played a game in CF last season)
  7. David Lough
  8. Quintin Berry
  9. Delmon Young
  10. Francisco Peguero
  11. Xavier Paul

Twelve outfielders does seem a bit excessive, but MASNSports.com’s Steve Melewski tweets, that it’s the same number the Birds brought to Spring Training last season.

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Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of BaltimoreSportsReport.com and host of the BSR Podcast. He's a loyal Orioles, Ravens and Capitals fan who is obsessed with baseball, loves traveling, In-N-Out Burger and Walt Disney World.

2 Comments

  1. MGW

    January 16, 2014 at 6:53 am

    Remember the year they brought all the pitchers to camp? Throw them all against the wall and see who sticks.

  2. 9inchnails

    January 16, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    First of all Zach, you should not be shopping at Giant. Their prices are way too high for a young man like yourself. Find a Super Thrift, there’s one in Park Heights over near Mondawmin mall. Their prices are much cheaper, selection is small though. Too many outfielders mean not enough at bats for someone. The same thing happened last year with Russ Somedoy, MGW’s boy travon Jackson, etc.