The biggest news this week for the top prospects of the Baltimore Orioles' was the promotion of Cuban outfielder Henry Urrutia on Friday. The 26-year-old Urrutia was tearing up the minors with his .365/.427/.531 combined batting line between Double-A and Triple-A.
The promotion came with the news that Orioles' OF/DH Nolan Reimold will undergo season-ending neck surgery, which puts Urrutia in line to get time as the designated hitter.
In his first appearance with the O's on Saturday, Urrutia went 1-for-4 with an RBI single.
The only top prospects who remain inactive, and thus are skipped in the following update, are pitchers Branden Kline (No. 8 prospect) and Dylan Bundy (No. 1 prospect)—both of whom are currently on the disabled list. Kline was slated to miss a minimum of six to eight weeks when he fractured his leg near the end of May, so his return could be coming up shortly. Meanwhile, Bundy continues to recover from Tommy John surgery.
Now with that covered, here's your weekly update on the rest of the Orioles' top prospects.
Players' rankings in slides based on MLB.com's ranking of the Orioles' prospects.