The 24-year-old seemed like a lock to make the rotation earlier in the offseason, but the additions of Andrew Cashner and Chris Tillman complicate his role for the regular season. Ynoa struggled last season at Triple-A (5.25 ERA, 1.44 WHIP) and offers little strikout upside, but he held his own in 34.2 major-league innings last season (4.15 ERA) while exhibiting good control (2.1 BB/9). Miguel Castro and Mike Wright are also in the mix for a starting role, so Ynoa will need to perform well this spring to solidify his spot.
Ynoa (2-3) took the loss against the Pirates on Wednesday, giving up four runs on five hits and a walk over three innings while striking out three.
The righty wasn't able to follow up his impressive start last week against the Rays with one final strong effort, instead serving up his first two homers in September. Ynoa will end 2017 with a 4.15 ERA in the majors, and he'll head into next spring as a possible starting candidate for an Orioles team in need of a lot of help in their rotation.
Ynoa is scheduled to start Wednesday's game against the Pirates, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.
Ynoa has started three games for the Orioles this season. He's shown improvement in each effort and is coming off an eight-inning outing against the Rays, over which he allowed just one run on five hits and two walks. However, those that are looking for a reliable source of strikeouts as the season winds down will want to look elsewhere, as Ynoa has fanned just 23 batters over 31.2 innings this season.
Ynoa (2-2) earned the win with a masterful performance Thursday against the Rays, allowing just one run on five hits with two walks and three strikeouts over eight innings.
Ynoa's K/9 fell from 7.61 at the start to 6.54, but he'll still be ecstatic with this effort considering his ERA dropped from 4.18 to 3.41. The 24-year-old righty always posted atrocious strikeout numbers while coming up through the Mets organization, so he's never going to be much of a contributor in that category. Length also seemed to be an issue for Ynoa after he failed to get through five innings in either of his first two starts with Baltimore, but this efficient 94-pitch outing gives him hope in that department. He'll get a road rematch with these same Rays in what should be his final appearance of the season next Friday.
Ynoa (1-2) allowed three runs, two of which were earned, on five hits and two walks while striking out five over 4.1 innings to take the loss Friday against the Yankees.
Ynoa kept the Orioles in the contest, though he only received two runs of offensive support, leading to his second loss of the season. He's allowed five earned runs over his last nine innings covering two outings, and he may not have shown enough for fantasy owners to trust him during the stretch run. He'll make his next start Thursday against the Rays.
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