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Apr 14, 2024 0 0 0 0
Apr 13, 2024 2 1 1 1 7.5
Apr 11, 2024 1 1 0 0 2.5
Apr 10, 2024 2 2 0 0 5
Apr 9, 2024 1 1 0 0 2

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Ryan Mountcastle was batting .227/.264/.431 when he was put on the IL in early June with vertigo. He had been in a bad slump in the weeks leading up to illness but it's unclear if they were related. After returning a month later, Mountcastle went on a roll, posting a .326/.407/.492 line the rest of the way. He missed some time in September with a shoulder injury but was able to return for the playoffs. Taken as a whole, it appears Mountcastle improved across the board compared to the previous season, but his batted ball metrics, and expected average and slug were nearly identical both seasons. To his credit, Mountcastle fanned at the lowest rate since his rookie year, which was the pandemic season. Mountcastle undershot his expected homers for the second straight season, which could be due to the renovations in Camden Yards, or a hint there is latent pop. Mountcastle's cost of acquisition should be reasonable, though there are durability concerns since he's never played more than 145 games. Even so, there is a draftable floor, with a chance 2021 is not Mountcastle's apex season.

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2024 47.53.7 9 2 9 7 .314
2023 314.52.7 64 18 68 37 3 .270
2022 3592.5 62 22 85 43 4 .251
3y Avg. 356.52.6 68 24 81 40 4 .258
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  • Orioles' Ryan Mountcastle: Clubs second homer

    Mountcastle went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Saturday's 11-5 loss to the Brewers. Mountcastle opened the scoring with his first-inning blast off former Orioles prospect DL Hall. Mountcastle has hit safely in his last five games, going 9-for-21 (.429) in that span. He's batting .314 with a .912 OPS, two homers, nine RBI, nine runs scored and five doubles over 13 contests in a near-everyday role at first base.
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  • Orioles' Ryan Mountcastle: Takes seat Friday

    Mountcastle is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Brewers, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. Mountcastle started the first 12 games of the season and has an .832 OPS with five doubles in 55 plate appearances, and he'll receive a well-deserved rest day. Ryan O'Hearn will take over at first base while Anthony Santander serves as the designated hitter.
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  • Orioles' Ryan Mountcastle: Two doubles in three-hit effort

    Mountcastle went 3-for-4 with two doubles, one RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Pirates. Mountcastle had cooled off entering Sunday, going 1-for-16 over his previous four games before breaking out of the slump. He was involved in both of the Orioles' runs, hitting an RBI double and coming around to score on an Anthony Santander single in the fourth inning. Mountcastle is batting .294 with a home runs, eight RBI, four runs scored, five doubles and a 4:7 BB:K over nine contests. He looks to have a steady role at first base and a spot in the heart of the order.
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  • Orioles' Ryan Mountcastle: Hits homer, drives in three

    Mountcastle went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Monday's win over the Royals. Mountcastle crushed a two-run 408-foot home run off Michael Wacha in the fourth inning for his first of the season. The Orioles first baseman struggled in spring training with a .243/.256/.324 slash line and no homers, so this round-tripper was likely a welcome sight. Mountcastle will have to hit to keep his lineup spot in Baltimore with the bevy of young bats continuing to develop under general manager Mike Elias' watch.
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  • Orioles' Ryan Mountcastle: Drives in three runs

    Mountcastle went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a walk, three RBI and a run during Saturday's 13-4 win against the Angels. Mountcastle delivered an RBI double in each of the first and third frames, walked and scored in the sixth and capped Baltimore's scoring with a sacrifice fly in the eighth. The 27-year-old has typically been a slow starter in April and March with a career .624 OPS, but he's on his way to bucking that trend in 2024 after going 3-for-6 with four RBI and two walks in the first two games of the season.
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  • Orioles' Ryan Mountcastle: Playing Wednesday, as expected

    Mountcastle (neck) is starting at first base and batting cleanup in Wednesday's spring game against the Phillies, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. The 27-year-old hasn't been in the lineup since Friday due to neck stiffness, but he's ready to rejoin the starting nine Wednesday. The fact Mountcastle is playing defense instead of just serving as the designated hitter indicates there's not much concern over the injury.
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  • Orioles' Ryan Mountcastle: Set to return Wednesday

    Mountcastle (neck) expects to play in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. A return for Tuesday's exhibition had been mentioned as a possibility, though that was seen as a best-case scenario after Mountcastle reported neck stiffness over the weekend. He will instead stay back and take live batting practice to prepare for his return to action Wednesday. The 27-year-old has had a bit of a slow spring with a .592 OPS in nine games, but he appears on track to be ready for Opening Day and still projects to see a lot of playing time at DH to begin the season.
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  • Orioles' Ryan Mountcastle: Neck feeling better

    Mountcastle (neck) won't be in the lineup for either of Sunday's split-squad games but could return to game action as early as Tuesday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. The 26-year-old was scratched from Saturday's starting nine after his backed locked up on him while taking some swings, but he's apparently feeling much better a day later. The Orioles are likely to remain cautious so close to the start of the season, but at this point Mountcastle's availability for Opening Day doesn't appear to be in jeopardy.
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  • Orioles' Ryan Mountcastle: Dealing with neck stiffness

    Mountcastle reported neck stiffness Saturday, Jake Rill of MLB.com reports. Mountcastle's neck reportedly began bothering him when he woke up, and it will keep him out of the lineup for at least Saturday's contest. He's considered day-to-day.
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  • Orioles' Ryan Mountcastle: Rejoins lineup Friday

    Mountcastle (illness) will serve as Baltimore's designated hitter in Friday's spring game against Atlanta, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports. The 27-year-old was scratched from Thursday's lineup due to an illness, but he'll rejoin the starting nine just a day later. Mountcastle clubbed 18 homers in 115 games last season but is hitless through six at-bats during spring training.
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  • Orioles' Ryan Mountcastle: Battling illness

    Mountcastle was scratched from the Orioles' lineup ahead of Thursday's Grapefruit League game against Pittsburgh due to an illness, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. Mountcastle is expected to return to Baltimore's lineup within the next couple of days as he fights off his illness. The 27-year-old first baseman slashed .270/.328/.452 with 18 homers and 68 RBI last season and has been held hitless through six at-bats so far this spring.
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  • Orioles' Ryan Mountcastle: Scratched from lineup

    Mountcastle was scratched from the Orioles' Grapefruit League lineup for Thursday's game versus the Pirates, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports. The reasoning for the scratch is unclear at the moment, but the O's should offer some clarity soon. Tyler Nevin will sub in for Mountcastle at first base.
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  • Orioles' Ryan Mountcastle: Reaches deal with Orioles

    Mountcastle signed a one-year, $4.1 million deal with the Orioles on Thursday to avoid arbitration, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports. Mountcastle has developed into a steady player, posting a slugging percentage above .450 in three of his four big-league seasons. He may lose some playing time in 2024 due to the depth in the Orioles' lineup, but he projects to regularly serve as the team's designated hitter or first baseman.
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  • Orioles' Ryan Mountcastle: Out of lineup Sunday

    Mountcastle is not in Sunday's lineup against the Red Sox. Adley Rutschman is starting at designated hitter while Ryan O'Hearn mans first base. Mountcastle hit .231 with zero home runs in 13 games in September.
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  • Orioles' Ryan Mountcastle: Activated from 10-day IL

    Mountcastle (shoulder) was activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Wednesday's game against the Nationals, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. Mountcastle is not in the Orioles' lineup Wednesday versus Washington, but he should be available off the bench and is expected to make a full return in Thursday's series opener against the Red Sox. The 26-year-old wound up missing exactly 10 days because of left shoulder inflammation.
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  • Orioles' Ryan Mountcastle: Takes BP, nearing activation

    Mountcastle (shoulder) took batting practice on the field Tuesday and is likely a couple days away from being reinstated from the 10-day injured list, Cordell Woodland of 105.7 The Fan Baltimore reports. The 26-year-old will be eligible to be activated Wednesday, but the Orioles may give it an extra day or two before returning him to the active roster. Regardless, Mountcastle should be ready for game action before the end of the regular season Sunday.
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  • Orioles' Ryan Mountcastle: Minimum IL stint possible

    Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said Saturday he believes Mountcastle (shoulder) will be able to return from the injured list when first eligible, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. Mountcastle landed on the 10-day IL last Wednesday (retroactive to Sept. 17) with inflammation in his left shoulder. He stood in and took pitches during a Felix Bautista (elbow) bullpen session Saturday, and the first baseman has begun fielding grounders as well. Mountcastle won't be eligible to return from the injured list until Wednesday, but it's encouraging to see him trending in the right direction.
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  • Orioles' Ryan Mountcastle: Lands on injured list

    Mountcastle was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, retroactive to Sept. 17, with left AC joint inflammation, Jake Rill of MLB.com reports. The Orioles had consistently said Mountcastle wouldn't need an IL stint for the shoulder injury he suffered a week ago, but he simply hasn't recovered as quickly as anticipated. He'll be eligible for activation Sept. 27, but it's not clear at this time whether he will be ready then.
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  • Orioles' Ryan Mountcastle: Remains out Tuesday

    Mountcastle (shoulder) isn't in the Orioles' lineup Tuesday against Houston, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. Now sitting for the sixth time in as many games, Mountcastle remains day-to-day with a sore shoulder and should be able to avoid a stint on the 10-day injured list. Mountcastle's absence will allow Heston Kjerstad to serve as Baltimore's DH while batting sixth.
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  • Orioles' Ryan Mountcastle: Should avoid injured list

    Manager Brandon Hyde said Monday that Mountcastle (shoulder) is not a candidate to be placed on the injured list, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. Mountcastle will not start Monday for the fifth time in as many games, and he is still feeling soreness in his injured shoulder. However, he is showing improvement and remains day-to-day for the time being.
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