One for the future: Evaluating Orioles pitcher Jimmy Yacabonis

Baltimore Sun
One for the future: Evaluating Orioles pitcher Jimmy Yacabonis
One for the future: Evaluating Orioles pitcher Jimmy Yacabonis

Without much to look forward to this year in terms of the major league club, which is on its way to one of the worst seasons in baseball history, the Orioles' focus will shift toward the next generation of players they hope will help reverse that before long. The regular "One for the Future" feature, which began in mid-July, will highlight an Orioles minor leaguer who is on the radar for either prospect status, performance or pedigree. Next, a look at right-hander Jimmy Yacabonis, whose trajectory was changed some this year when the team tried to convert him from a hard-throwing reliever to a starter. A three-year reliever at Saint Joseph's in Philadelphia, Yacabonis was the Orioles 13th-round draft pick in 2013 and made a strong debut at Short-A Aberdeen that summer before getting off to an impeccable start the next year at Low-A Delmarva.

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