Could Henry Urrutia start in left field for the Baltimore Orioles?

Jul 24, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Henry Urrutia (51) at bat against the Kansas City Royals during the second inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Orioles no doubt have one of the most talented group of players on their Major League roster.

There were around five or so players that were up for a Golden Glove when awards were being handed out. Adam Jones, Baltimore’s center fielder was one of those guys who were a finalist.

Right now left field is pretty much up for grabs for those on the depth chart. Adam Jones obviously has center field on lock, while Nick Markakis also have his position on lock.

The leading guy on the depth chart right now is Nolan Reimold going into 2014. Reimold batted .195/.250/.336 across the line with five home runs and 12 RBI’s in just 40 games.

Now according to Steve Melewski of MASN Sports, he believes that 26 year old Cuban outfielder Henry Urrutia has a chance to start in left field for the Orioles in 2014.

Something that could very well happen. Urrutia tore up the Minor leagues with a batting line of .347/.406/.506 with nine home runs and 50 RBI’s in just 81 games between both Double-A and Triple-A affiliates.

Urrutia made his Major League debut on July 20th of this year.

If Urrutia has any shot at making this happen, the soon to be 27 year old (February 13th) will have to prove himself defensively in Spring Training.

Topics: Baltimore Orioles, Henry Urrutia

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