When the Orioles entered the 2010 offseason, their focus was to add power to a lineup that saw spurts from some players, but lacked an impact bat that could hammer mistakes. Mark Reynolds, Vladimir Guerrero and Derrek Lee entered, expected to change things. Lee is now in Pittsburgh and enjoyed a two home run debut for the Bucs, but the team has still seen a dramatic increase in power.
After ranking 21st in the majors in home runs in 2010 with 133, the Orioles mashed their way to 125 so far in 2011. That total puts them in 5th place in the majors, just ahead of Jose Bautista and his Toronto Blue Jays.
With the Orioles clearly on pace to shatter last year's number, let's take a look at the guys that have been the main contributors and who will contribute for the rest of the season.