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.