MLB, Aug 1, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper (left) and pitcher Stephen Strasburg against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Trumbo/Manny Machado

Many teams bit, but they couldn’t quite grab on to two-time All-Star Mark Trumbo who ultimately went back to the Orioles.

The Silver Slugger lead the league with 47 home runs last season, which helped the team land in the postseason and finish second in the American League East.

A .256/.316/.533 line as the season came to a close in 2016 with those home runs and a stellar lineup could make the O’s live up to their hype.

Manny Machado has to be mentioned when discussing the Orioles. That’s without question. He’s arguably a top-three player in all of baseball at the moment and that’s what lands you three All-Star roster spots.

The third baseman has a career .284/.333/.477 line with a bright future. That last part isn’t a stat, but it’s pretty cool.

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Jessica Kleinschmidt
Jessica is a sports writer with an obsession for baseball. You can catch her in the stands or in the media booth. She's the one with the big hair. In addition to Sportsnaut, Jessica has been featured on Bleacher Report, Fox Sports, and MLB Nation.