The Orioles enter 2012 with expectations low. The team has been a perennial basement dweller in the AL East, and after four straight fifth-place finishes, there is no expectation that they could move up.
This leaves the bar fairly low for most of the Orioles' players. Most are young and still looking to develop. Others have been added to complement the young core. Japanese imports also have joined the club to solidify the pitching staff, which was the worst in the majors in 2011.
Here's a look at what the individual numbers could look like for the Orioles' starting lineup, pitching rotation and closer.