Stock Up: Mark Trumbo
Of all the great hitters to don an Orioles uniform, who is the only one to hit two home runs in one inning? Did you guess Eddie Murray, Brady Anderson, Raphael Palmeiro, Cal Ripken Jr., Adam Jones, or Chris Davis? Makes sense to guess those names and possibly some of the other stars of Baltimore, but it is the guy who has played only 11 games with the team, Mark Trumbo.
After being a solid power contributor for the Angels for years, Trumbo has bounced around from Arizona, to Seattle, and now found himself in Baltimore. He has settled in quite nicely with the Orioles and if he continues this torrid pace he is on, the fans will undoubtedly have no problem with him sticking around.
In Trumbo’s last seven games he has hit five bombs, driven in 11, and has an on-base percentage of .367.
Batting fifth in this insanely loaded O’s lineup bodes very well for Trumbo, and there will never be a lack of RBI opportunities for him. Expect a big season from him, the Orioles have a tendency to bring in power hitters to find their resurgence, i.e. Nelson Cruz.