The Orioles have been beating PECOTA projections since 2012, but a bullpen full of injuries and disappointment has put them right on track in 2017. The Orioles under Buck Showalter have long been making preseason PECOTA projections look as clueless as the Orioles lineup against a rookie junk pitcher. PECOTA has been off by more than 10 wins when predicting the Orioles final record in four out of the last five years.
“I used to catch the ball and then take my glove off and put it on the ground and then get the ball out of my glove, and I was like, ‘That’s too slow,’” Terry explained to the Baltimore Sun. “So I was in my backyard, just trying to figure that out one day. And I was doing something and I was like OK, I’ll try that. And just over the years, I’ve perfected it and it comes easy now.” The eighth-grader from Tennessee not surprisingly impressed Russell, not to mention Orioles catcher contingent of Welington Castillo and Caleb Joseph. Russell originally learned of Terry by viewing a YouTube video highlighting the teen’s inspirational catching prowess. Russell, who also serves as the Orioles catching
We know computers hate the Orioles, and national broadcasters hate the Orioles, but do the folks who make power polls/rankings hate the Orioles? After last week, I fear to look... MLB.com (14th; LW: 13th) MLB.com drops the O’s to the outer reaches of the top half of the league. USA Today Power Rankings (N/A; LW: 12th) The Nation’s Newspaper didn’t update their rankings in time to be included this week. Bleacher Report Power Rankings (15th; LW: 13th) B-R drops the O’s to the bottom of the top half of MLB. CBS Sports (19th; LW: 10th) Matt Synder lifts the O’s to the top position … in the bottom half of the league. “The Orioles now hold the AL record, having allowed at least five runs in 17 straight