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Baltimore Orioles

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September 25, 2021 09:28 PM
Orioles' Spenser Watkins: Recalled by Orioles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watkins was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday.

The 29-year-old rookie owns an 8.42 ERA in 10 starts and four relief appearances so far this season, striking out just 13.6 percent of opposing batters. It looks as though he's up as a reliever this time around, taking the bullpen spot that had belonged to Tyler Wells, who landed on the injured list with a shoulder injury.

September 19, 2021 01:00 PM
Orioles' Spenser Watkins: Sent to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watkins was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday.

Watkins has an 8.42 ERA, 1.75 WHIP and 33:19 K:BB over 51.1 innings this season and will head back to the minors. Recent waiver claim Brooks Kriske was added to the major-league roster in a corresponding move.

September 11, 2021 08:08 PM
Orioles' Spenser Watkins: Recalled by Baltimore
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watkins was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk ahead of the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays.

Watkins was sent to Norfolk at the end of August, but he'll be available out of the bullpen in Saturday's nightcap. The right-hander allowed a run on three hits and no walks while striking out three in three innings during his lone minor-league appearance after his demotion. Right-hander Marcos Diplan was sent to the Triple-A club to make room in the bullpen.

August 29, 2021 05:20 PM
Orioles' Spenser Watkins: Sent down following loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watkins was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Watkins was charged with his seventh loss of the season Sunday when he allowed six runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out four in five innings against the Rays. The right-hander had posted a 1.65 ERA in 16.1 innings across his first four major-league appearances of the season, but he recorded a 10.57 ERA in 30.2 innings across his last seven outings. It's not yet clear who will take his place in the rotation.

August 24, 2021 11:48 PM
Orioles' Spenser Watkins: Tagged for eight runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watkins surrendered eight runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out three across two innings during Tuesday's loss to the Angels. He did not factor into the decision.

Aside from not serving up any free passes, Watkins failed to show any improvements Tuesday. The 28-year-old has now allowed 22 earned runs in 16 innings over his past four starts. His ERA is 12.38 in that time. If granted another opportunity to start, Watkins projects for a Sunday matchup against Tampa Bay.

August 19, 2021 02:20 AM
Orioles' Spenser Watkins: Handed fifth straight loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watkins (2-5) surrendered four runs on eight hits and two walks with two strikeouts in four innings, taking the loss versus Tampa Bay on Wednesday.

The right-hander has now lost his last five starts, and he's been limited to four innings in three of those outings. Watkins' strong start to his major-league career continues to seem more like an aberration. He now has a 5.63 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 25:16 K:BB through 40 innings across nine appearances (eight starts). If the 28-year-old gets another turn in the rotation, he lines up to face the Angels next week.

August 14, 2021 08:00 PM
Orioles' Spenser Watkins: Stumbles again in fourth loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watkins (2-4) allowed six runs on seven hits and three walks with only one strikeout in four innings Friday, taking the loss versus Boston.

After a decent first inning, Watkins gave up four runs in the second and one more in the third and fourth each. The right-hander's performance is trending the wrong way -- he's allowed four or more runs in each of his last four starts, all losses. He now has a 5.25 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 23:14 K:BB in 36 innings. If he remains in the rotation going forward, a tough road start in Tampa Bay awaits next week.

August 8, 2021 12:32 PM
Orioles' Spenser Watkins: Takes third straight loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watkins (2-3) allowed five runs (four earned) on eight hits and struck out four in six innings, taking the loss Saturday versus Tampa Bay.

While the right-hander avoided issuing a walk for the first time in his six starts, it ended up not being that great of an outing. Watkins gave up home runs to Yandy Diaz and Nelson Cruz to account for three of the five runs he yielded. After a promising start to his major-league career, Watkins has now given up at least four runs in each of his last three starts, losing all of them. He has a 4.22 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 22:11 K:BB across 32 innings. He lines up for another tough matchup in Boston during next weekend's three-game series.

August 3, 2021 12:36 AM
Orioles' Spenser Watkins: Dealt second loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watkins (2-2) allowed four runs on three hits and two walks with four strikeouts in 5.2 innings, taking the loss Sunday versus Detroit.

Sunday was the second start in a row in which Watkins gave up four runs. Baltimore took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but the right-hander gave it all back by the end of the first. He's posted a 3.81 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 18:11 K:BB in 26 innings to begin his major-league career. The 28-year-old lines up for a tough start versus Tampa Bay next weekend.

July 28, 2021 02:44 AM
Orioles' Spenser Watkins: Struggles in loss to Miami
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watkins (2-1) allowed four runs on nine hits and a walk with one strikeout in four innings, taking the loss versus Miami on Tuesday.

Watkins had put in strong efforts through his first three major-league starts, but he ran into trouble versus Miami on Tuesday. He allowed a three-run blast to Sandy Leon in the second inning and an RBI single to Starling Marte in the fourth. Watkins was likely pitching a little better than expected as a 28-year-old rookie. He projects to make his next start this weekend versus Detroit.

July 20, 2021 09:08 AM
Orioles' Spenser Watkins: Stifles Rays in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watkins (2-0) picked up the win Monday, allowing one run on four hits and two walks over six innings in a 6-1 victory. He struck out seven.

It's the first quality start of the 28-year-old's young MLB career, but Watkins has been impressive ever since getting promoted at the beginning of July. Through four outings and 16.1 innings, he sports a 1.65 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 13:8 K:BB, and the O's have little to lose by locking him into a rotation spot for the rest of the season.

July 12, 2021 09:12 PM
Orioles' Spenser Watkins: Another strong outing Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watkins didn't factor into the decision Sunday against the White Sox after allowing one run on four hits and three walks across 4.1 innings, fanning four.

The rookie right-hander has made just two starts and three appearances during his rookie campaign, and while the sample size is small, he's allowed just one run in each of his two starts and sports a 1.74 ERA through 10.1 innings. He'll likely come back down to earth a bit eventually, especially since he posted a 3.58 ERA in the minors before being promoted, but so far, he has done enough to remain in the rotation for the foreseeable future.

July 8, 2021 09:12 AM
Orioles' Spenser Watkins: Awarded another start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watkins is listed as the Orioles' probable starter for Sunday's game against the White Sox.

The rookie right-hander will unsurprisingly get a second turn through the rotation after he limited the Blue Jays to one run on three hits and three walks across five innings in his first MLB start Tuesday. Watkins has a modest track record in the upper levels of the minors and generated only eight swinging strikes among his 89 pitches Tuesday, so fantasy managers may want to tread carefully with him.

July 7, 2021 12:32 AM
Orioles' Spenser Watkins: Notches first career win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watkins (1-0) earned the win Tuesday against the Blue Jays after allowing a run on three hits with three walks and two strikeouts over five innings.

The right-hander gave up a run on a hit, a walk and a sacrifice fly during the opening frame, but he blanked Toronto for the next four innings. Watkins tossed a scoreless inning out of the bullpen last week in his MLB debut, and he followed that up with a strong performance in his first start Tuesday. The 28-year-old should receive another turn through the rotation and tentatively lines up to start the final game before the All-Star break Sunday versus the White Sox.

July 6, 2021 04:36 PM
Orioles' Spenser Watkins: Steps into rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watkins will make his first career big-league start Tuesday against the Blue Jays, Rich Dubroff of reports.

Since receiving a call-up from Triple-A Norfolk last week, Watkins has made one appearance out of the Baltimore bullpen, tossing a scoreless inning Friday against the Angels. The 28-year-old had previously been working as a starter for Norfolk, compiling a 3.58 ERA and 1.12 WHIP across 32.2 innings. Watkins will slot into the Orioles' rotation as a replacement for Travis Lakins, who suffered a significant elbow injury in his first turn as Baltimore's No. 5 starter.

June 30, 2021 04:48 PM
Orioles' Spenser Watkins: Earns first big-league call-up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Orioles will select Watkins' contract from Triple-A Norfolk prior to Wednesday's game against the Astros, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

Baltimore is in need of a fresh arm out of the bullpen for the series finale in Houston after starter Travis Lakins recorded just five outs in Tuesday's win before exiting with an elbow injury, so Watkins will move up to the big leagues to provide some reinforcement. The 28-year-old right-hander, who had considered retirement this offseason before signing a minor-league deal with Baltimore, will reach the majors for the first time in his career. He had been serving in a starting role for Norfolk, posting a 3.58 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 27:11 K:BB across 32.2 innings.

Last 7 Games
10/02@ TORL 1-102.11001
09/29vs BOSL 0-61.01101
09/17@ BOSL 1-72.02011
09/14vs NYYL 2-72.03200
09/12vs TORL 7-220.17710
08/29vs TBL 8-1215.07614
08/24vs LAAL 8-1412.07803
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Baltimore Orioles

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