PressBox’s third annual Best Of is here, featuring more than 60 honorees, including best win, best save, best dynasty, best atmosphere and much more.

Best Orioles Minor League Player

Ryan Mountcastle, who was selected by the Orioles with the 36th overall pick of the 2015 MLB Draft, made a strong case to be part of the big-league roster in 2020. The 22-year-old slugger slashed .312/.344/.527 with 25 home runs and 83 RBIs for Triple-A Norfolk and was named International League MVP.

The biggest question is where Mountcastle might fit into the Orioles’ everyday lineup. He was groomed this past season to play first base and left field. If he continues to hit, manager Brandon Hyde will certainly find a spot for him.

Photo Credit: Scott Sears/Norfolk Tides

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Plus: Check out PressBox’s 2019 Sportsperson of the Year, Mo Gaba, and Athlete of the Year, Lamar Jackson.

Issue 260: December 2019 / January 2020  


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