The Baltimore Orioles might just be the team to beat in the American League.
After acquiring Jack Flaherty from the St. Louis Cardinals at the trade deadline, their rotation is set to do some damage down the stretch.
One man who is part of that strong rotation is top pitching prospect Grayson Rodriguez.
In his last four starts, Rodriguez has been nothing short of impressive.
According to Orioles writer Nathan Ruiz, the young right-hander owns a 3.57 ERA in those starts and has held opponents to a .195 batting average, surrendering just nine earned runs without allowing a home run.
Ruiz posted these stats on Twitter.
In four starts since returning to the Orioles’ rotation, Grayson Rodriguez has a 3.57 ERA, with four of the nine runs he’s given up being runners he left on that an Orioles reliever allowed to score. He’s held opponents to a .195 average and surrendered no home runs.
— Nathan Ruiz (@NathanSRuiz) August 3, 2023
This is certainly an encouraging sign for the Orioles.
Rodriguez has been highly touted by the organization and is somebody they believe can help them in the future.
The young right-hander didn’t have his best outing on Wednesday night against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre, allowing three runs on two hits over 5.2 innings.
However, he gave the team a chance to win the game and has been nothing short of impressive over his previous four starts, which of course is a good sign for the Orioles, who have the best record in the American League.
In 14 starts this season, the 23-year-old is 2-3 with a 6.09 ERA over 68 innings of work and has recorded 76 strikeouts.
His stats for the season aren’t great, but he has pitched better over his past four starts and could be a key piece of the Orioles’ starting rotation down the stretch.NEXT: Gunnar Henderson Makes A Key Prediction For The Future