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- Tommy Hunter (R)
- Brian Matusz (L)
- Jake Arrieta (R)
- Zach Britton (L)
- Jason Hammel (R)
Tommy Hunter has a great chance to be this teams Opening Day starter. He is one of the only pitchers who hasn't been battling an injury in the offseason or Spring Training.
Brian Matusz has the most potential of anyone in this group. He showed two years ago that he could dominate major league hitters. He never returned to form last year after being hurt in the Spring. Now healthy, Matusz has his velocity back in the low-to-mid 90's range of two years ago. His most recent outing was four scoreless inning against the Phillies. A game where he surrendered just three hits, struck out four and walked none.
Jake Arrieta and Zach Britton were two of the more successful pitchers for the Orioles last season. Arrieta ended the season last year on the disabled list. He had surgery to remove a bone spur in his throwing elbow that caused him discomfort. In Arrieta's first Spring Training game, his fastball topped out at 97 mph. Britton has been battling a shoulder injury this Spring and could be replaced in the rotation by Wei-Yin Chen if he is not ready to go.
Jason Hammel was acquired from the Rockies as a part of the Jeremy Guthrie trade. Hammel may hold this position because he has the major league experience that the new Orioles Asian pitchers (Wei-Yin Chen and Tsuyoshi Wada) don't have yet.