Ryan Mountcastle

Ryan Mountcastle

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Position: Shortstop
Entered League: 2015 Amateur Draft (1st round – 36th pick)
Signing Bonus: $1,300,000

Article Title: Baltimore Orioles Top 10 Prospect Chat
Author: Staff Report (Chat Responder: Steve Melewski)
Publication: Baseball America
Publication Date: December 14, 2015
Rank / Grade: #7 Orioles
Relevant Excerpts:

“Orioles will continue to develop at shortstop..some project he will wind up a left fielder”

“quick release with good hands, but a below-average arm”

One scout: “good game clock to compensate for the lack of arm strength”

“able to turn on some good fastballs”


Article Title: Baltimore Orioles [Prospect List] 
Author: N/A
Publication: Prospect361
Publication Date: November 24, 2015
Rank / Grade: #10 Orioles
Relevant Excerpts:

“pleased with his progress that they promoted him to the New York Penn League for the last two weeks in August”

“chance to be an above-average offensive player…plus bat speed…ability to square-up…approach needs work…average runner”

“arm is weak and the footwork is sloppy…Second base or leftfield seem to be a better fit [than shortstop]”

Article Title: Kiley McDaniel Prospects Chat – 10/6/15
Author: Kiley McDaniel
Publication: FanGraphs
Publication Date: October 6, 2015
Rank / Grade: N/A
Relevant Excerpts:

“projectable frame, above average raw power [“trouble getting it into games], average to slightly above runner, makes a lot of contract”

“most scouts say LF fit, but BAL thinks he can play 3B”

“fringy arm and just okay feet/hands”

Article Title: 2015 MLB Draft: Shortstops
Author: Matt Garrioch
Publication: Minor League Ball
Publication Date: May 10, 2015
Rank / Grade: N/A
Relevant Excerpts:

“not a future shortstop…probably 3B or a corner OF spot;

“doesn’t have cleanest swing but hits line drives”

“a lot of faith that he will be one of the better hitters in the draft”

“good arm, good enough for 3B and has enough foot speed to be useful as a corner OF”