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One of the names I’ve been falling in love with this offseason is Baltimore Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini.
The 27-year-old outfielder is under team control for three more seasons and is coming off a 2019 season in which he hit .291 with a .364 OBP to go along with 35 home runs and 97 RBI on a very bad Orioles team.
In his career, he’s a .276 hitter with 86 home runs, an OBP of .335, and an OPS of .819.
Again, he’s a right-handed hitter, but he’s actually hit better against righties (.279) in his career than lefties (.267).
FanGraphs has him as a below-average defensive player over his career, but I can get over that if he’s putting up those numbers at the plate.
It’s unclear if Mancini is even available, but with the Orioles in a long rebuild, I don’t see why they wouldn’t be looking to trade him for some prospects.
And I’m sure they could get a nice return for him after the season he just had.
There isn’t really much else on the Orioles roster that intrigues me expect maybe a bullpen arm like Mychal Givens.
Dylan Bundy was once a can’t-miss prospect who the Padres could buy low on and hope a change of scenery does him some good.
But Mancini is the main target here.