Mickey Jannis

Mickey Jannis

Height/Weight: 5' 9"/195 lbs
Bat: R
Throw: R
Born: Carson City, Nevada
College: Cal State Bakersfield
Draft: 2010 44th round by the
  • Denver Post

    Orioles position preview: With few new names, bullpen hopes to continue 2022 success

    Orioles pitchers and catchers will report to Sarasota, Florida, next week, marking the official start to spring training after a tumultuous offseason. At times, the drama of the team's ownership situation, expiring lease and measured offseason approach has overshadowed the first season in half a decade that the Orioles begin the year with a playoff berth seen as a legitimate possibility. A mix of a core that has weathered the organization's rebuild, a wave of young talent that's the product of it and veteran additions have the club believing it can reach the postseason after unexpectedly being the best American League team to fall short in 2022. On the verge of the Orioles' first post-rebuild season, The Baltimore Sun is breaking down the roster position by position, examining the biggest questions at each spot and who could help carry the team back to the postseason, in 2023 and beyond.


    Orioles top prospect Gunnar Henderson still wants to prove himself entering spring training; 12 pitchers in rotation mix

    The situation Orioles infielder Gunnar Henderson will find himself in at spring training later this month is much different than in previous years. After his call-up in late August last season, Henderson has since become not just the near-consensus top prospect in baseball but also an everyday player in the Orioles' infield. The 21-year-old said Friday during the Orioles' Birdland Caravan, a replacement for FanFest, that he doesn't want his security on the roster and in the lineup to change how he approaches the spring. “It definitely takes a little pressure off, as if you're trying to make the team,” Henderson said in between packing boxes of food at the Maryland Food Bank, the Orioles' first stop on the tour Friday.


    From patience to pressure: Mike Elias, Brandon Hyde looking forward to Orioles' 'non-rebuild mode'

    Part of what made Mike Elias and Brandon Hyde the Orioles' choices to lead the organization through a rebuild is that each had been through one before. On Friday morning, both signaled the end of Baltimore's teardown, one that began in earnest when Elias was hired from the Houston Astros as executive vice president and general manager in November 2018 and soon after selected Hyde, then a coach with the Chicago Cubs, as the manager who would oversee a struggling team in the coming years. The Orioles' 2022 season offered many reasons to believe the rebuild had reached its end, with the club posting its first winning season since 2017 while finishing as the American League's best non-playoff team, but a verbal declaration hadn't been issued until Friday. “I believe that our rebuild is behind us,” Elias said before embarking on the Birdland Caravan's first full day.