Matt Wieters, Catcher
The Os prized homegrown catcher will break out and hit 30 home runs this season.
His run production has been getting better since he's broken into the bigs, and with this being his fifth season, Matt Wieters will continue to grow offensively while maintaining his fantastic defense and hit 30 homers for the first time in his career.
Chris Davis, First Baseman
Chris Davis will drive in 100 runs for the first time in his career.
The big left-handed hitter showed his ability to provide consistent power over the course of a full season during 2012, and led the team in RBI with 85. Davis will maintain a similar average and home run total in 2013, but he will tack on at least another 15 RBI before the season is finished.
Brian Roberts, Second Baseman
The longest-tenured Oriole, Brian Roberts will play in at least 81 games this year.
Roberts has struggled to stay on the field the last three seasons due to various injuries. This will finally be the year where Roberts can be a contributor for a winning Orioles team, even if he has to rest more often than other regulars to prevent injuries.
Manny Machado, Third Baseman
The 20-year-old Manny Machado has hefty expectations to live up to, and this is the year he'll begin to live up to them. During his first full big-league season, Machado will hit 20 home runs while batting at least .270 and driving in around 65 runs.
It'll be a successful season for Machado.
J.J. Hardy, Shortstop
After a down offensive year in 2012, J.J. Hardy (pictured) will rebound. His home run and RBI numbers will remain relatively the same, but his average will creep up to .260 or better, and his OBP will be around .315, at the lowest. Not overwhelming numbers, but much better than what he displayed last season and good enough for a Gold Glove shortstop with some pop batting in the lower portion of the order.
Nate McLouth, Left Fielder
Nate McLouth will be given the chance to play all season unless a poor performance forces him to the bench or off of the club, but I don't see that happening.
McLouth will provide a solid offensive attack, similar to what he did when he was called up by the O's last season, but he'll also steal at least 30 bases. His career high is 23, so it will take a lot of getting on base and running for McLouth to accomplish that, but he certainly has the ability.
Adam Jones, Center Fielder
Adam Jones will drive in 100 runs for the first time in his career this season. His average will climb a few points to allow him to do so, and his home run total will remain around where it was in 2012. But the face of the franchise will declare himself a top run-producer.
Nick Markakis, Right Fielder
After getting off to a good start last season, Nick Markakis got injured and missed much of the season. Should he remain healthy this year, Markakis will hit 20 or more home runs for the first time since 2008.
Nolan Reimold, Designated Hitter
Here's two bold predictions for Nolan Reimold: He'll stay healthy for most or all of the season, and he'll hit 25 to 30 home runs.
He's always had the batting ability but has never been able to stay on the field long enough to make it happen. He started off really hot last season only to suffer a season-ending injury. This will be the year he finally proves himself. And if it isn't, he may not be given another chance.