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  • Writer's pictureGrant DeVivo

Several Players to Miss 2024 Season

Updated: Apr 3

Numerous Minor Leaguers placed on full season injured list

*Cover Photo Credit: The Baltimore Banner


The Orioles have announced that several Minor Leaguers are going to miss the entire 2024 season, perhaps more, due to injuries. Among some of the notable names to be placed on the full season injured list include:


Jean Pinto signs autographs before a Baysox game last season.

I was sad to hear this one because I was looking forward to seeing the 23-year-old Pinto take the next step forward this season. He is a completely under-the-radar pitching prospect who had an incredible 2023 season. He struck out 101 batters in 81.1 innings, all while posting a 1.253 WHIP and a 3.10 ERA. Sadly, Pinto will miss the 2024 season due to Tommy John surgery. Let’s hope this does not derail his progression because Pinto has a ton to offer for the organization long term.

 

Adam Crampton with Low-A Delmarva last season. Photo: John Topoleski

Like Pinto, Crampton underwent successful Tommy John surgery as well. The two of them should return around the same time in the middle of 2025. Crampton, a 22-year-old infielder from Taiwan, may not necessarily light it up with the bat (.196 BA, .528 OPS). However, he will light it up with the glove. Crampton displays great range in the middle infield and is a vacuum of his own out there. He is one of the smoothest fielding infielders in the entire Orioles organization, and it will be exciting to see his defensive prowess on display once he

heals up and returns.

 

We already knew that Denoyer would miss the season after having undergone Tommy John surgery last September. However, the Orioles now just put him on the Minor League full season injured list. Denoyer, once ranked within the Orioles’ Top 30 prospects, has reached the highest level of Minor League ball at Triple-A in hopes of breaking into the Orioles’ bullpen one day. After posting solid numbers through AA ball, Denoyer struggled with the Tides last year, posting a 5.61 ERA and walking 38 batters in 51.1 innings.  This led to him being eventually being outrighted off the Oioles’ 40-man roster. Upon return, he will look to return to his old form and move forward in his efforts to get the call from GM Mike Elias.

 

Other Moves

In addition to these three, pitchers Hugo Beltran, Andry Mercedes, and Trey Nordmann were also placed on Low-A Delmarva’s full season injured list. Infielder Maikol Hernandez also joined that list. Pitchers Daniel Federman and Reese Sharpe will be on the same list for the Ironbirds. The cause of injuries for all of these players remains unknown.


The Tides placed pitchers Jakob Hernandez and Nathan Webb on the 60-day injured list, while Bowie did the same for righty Conner Loeprich. Again, the cause of injuries is unknown.

 

I wish everyone a safe and speedy recovery, and we all look forward to seeing you in action again upon your return.

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