Don wrote:Wil Meyers and those higher are off the wish list. I like Guthrie, but that return is too steep.
If I am the Orioles, I would target Jake Odorizzi, Jeremy Jeffress, and Jason Adam.
Odorizzi might be able to pitch second half of next season. Jeffress is a power bullpen arm that could replace JJ, if he goes to the rotation. Adam is the prize IMHO, but long way away, pure projection power arm.
I would absolutely love a deal with a return like that. I am a huge fan of Jeffress.
Sickels on the 3:
4) Jake Odorizzi, RHP, Grade B+: He has been a favorite of mine for three years and I see no reason to change that opinion, although he needs to work a bit lower in the zone.
14) Jason Adam, RHP, Grade C+: You could make a case to rank him ahead of the guys who haven't pitched yet. Seems overlooked and I think he could break through at Wilmington.
19) Jeremy Jeffress, RHP, Grade C+: Still trying to figure out how to use that fastball, but seemed to go backwards this year despite making opening day roster.