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Dean’s Dozen: Our updated O’s prospects list heading into Thursday’s minor league start

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No. 9: Ofelky Peralta, RHP, Frederick

2016 statistics: 8-5, 4.01 ERA, 101 Ks, 60 BBs in 103 1/3 innings (Delmarva) Player Page

Believe it or not, Peralta is the youngest player in Dean’s Dozen. He won’t turn 20 until April 20 – two months and two days after Mountcastle. He caught my attention during his first shot with a full-season affiliate in 2016. The Dominican Republic native struck out roughly one batter per inning and found success with a mid-90s fastball. With a lot of other big names at Frederick to start 2017 – including Akin and Sedlock alongside him in the rotation – Peralta can continue to work on his secondary stuff without much pressure or attention.



  1. Stacey

    April 5, 2017 at 10:01 am

    How far off this list is Hunter Harvey? Most lists I’ve seen include him in the top 10 despite his injuries.

    • Dean Jones

      April 5, 2017 at 11:30 am


      Great question. I talked a little bit about Harvey in my initial write-up back in November. Here’s what I wrote…

      “Although Baseball America referenced a scout who said, ‘a healthy Harvey showed everything you want in a top-of-the-rotation starter – talent, poise and mound presence,’ you need to keep in mind that the 2013 first-round pick (22nd overall) probably won’t pitch in a game again until 2018. Factor in that Harvey has thrown only 12 2/3 innings since July 2014, and there just isn’t enough on-field production for me to include him. Sure, Harvey still has ‘prospect’ status based on how Baseball America defines it. And he’ll only be 23 years old on Opening Day in 2018, but he has a long road back to prominence.”

      And that’s basically it. I think if he were healthy, he’d definitely be on the list. But the fact remains that he hasn’t pitched much over the past few years due to injuries. It’ll be a big step if he can make it back later this year as some are saying and stay healthy. We’ll see.

      Thanks for commenting,


      • ZantiGM

        April 7, 2017 at 11:42 am

        Harvey might be pitching in games in late july

      • ZantiGM

        April 7, 2017 at 11:50 am

        Good top 10, except i think Lee is an over rated prospect…Adrian Marin will be a late bloomer watch him this season .270 12-HR 50-RBI and finishes the season with a promotion to AAA……Hays should be in top 5……………Meisinger? Cleavinger? Reyes?

  2. steveboothe12

    April 5, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Disagree with DJ Stewart being on the list.

    Having attended 12 Spring Training games & watching Daniel Ynoa pitch, I’d rate him much higher….ahead of both Sedlock and Akin.

    • Dean Jones

      April 5, 2017 at 11:28 am


      Thanks for the reply. I look forward to seeing how Ynoa fares. It’s almost certain that he’ll contribute to the Orioles before Sedlock and Akin, given that he’s already at Norfolk and has been in the major leagues before. I ranked Akin/Sedlock on their future potential. But obviously, for Orioles fans, it’d be great if all of them pan out.

      As for DJ Stewart, I know a lot of people are down on him. And as I’ve said before, he hasn’t lit the world on fire yet. But his bounce-back play at Frederick last year was encouraging. So I’m willing to hold out hope on him and see how he does at Bowie. If he struggles, I’ll likely replace him at the All-Star break.

      Thanks again,


  3. LarryBS

    April 6, 2017 at 2:33 am

    Does anyone here stream Minor League games using MiLB? I thought about getting it, but it looks like it only works with Apple devices, not with Android, which I use. Anyone know if there is a workaround?

    • Steve Cockey

      April 7, 2017 at 10:31 am

      Hi Larry,

      I’ve never done MiLB.TV and don’t have an Android, but this link (for whatever it’s worth) says that 2017 will work with Android for the first time:

    • LarryBS

      April 8, 2017 at 6:10 am

      Much thanks, Steve! I had searched around a bit, but never found any mention of Android, only IOS. It appears the MiLB FAQ is out of date. And thanks for your contributions to this site, which I love.

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