Richie Martin

Richie Martin

Height/Weight: 5' 11"/190 lbs
Bat: R
Throw: R
Born: Detroit, Michigan
College: Florida
Draft: 2015 1st round (20th pick) by the

    Orioles tender contracts to all 6 salary-arbitration eligible players, including Cedric Mullins, Anthony Santander

    The Orioles took the first step toward increasing their major league payroll this offseason, announcing they have tendered contracts to all six of their salary arbitration-eligible players ahead of Friday night’s deadline. Outfielders Cedric Mullins, Austin Hays and Anthony Santander, as well as shortstop Jorge Mateo and right-handers Austin Voth and Dillon Tate, were tendered contracts, allowing the Orioles to negotiate a deal with them over the next two months or wait for an arbitration hearing.


    With a focus on his changeup, left-hander Drew Rom hopes to make his case for an Orioles debut

    So instead, as Rom makes a push toward a major league debut in Baltimore, he’s focused on adding some velocity — just enough to have him sit in the mid-90s — while perfecting his changeup. It’s the latter pitch, Rom believes, that could make his fastball feel faster and leave batters off balance. It worked in Triple-A Norfolk, where he tinkered with the grip and found a rhythm with that pitch after his late-season promotion.

  • Pinstripe Alley

    Where the AL East stands heading into Thanksgiving

    With that in mind, for the first time in several years, expect Baltimore to go big-game hunting in free agency this year. To date, they’ve been linked primarily to left-handed bats and starting pitchers — not a surprise, given the fact that they specifically moved the left field wall back to make the stadium a better fit for free agent pitchers and to combat the proliferation of righty power bats currently in the league.