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Graphic Highlights Must-See Power Of The Orioles Offense

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OPS, a combination of on-base percentage and slugging, is a fantastic way to have an idea about a player’s offensive ability in a specific timespan.

However, it doesn’t tell the story of how much a specific player was affected by external factors.

For example, there are different ballpark dimensions, altitude conditions, and more.

OPS+ adjusts for those factors and give us a number that tells us how much better or worse than the league-average hitter a batter has performed.

OPS+, therefore, will tell you that the Baltimore Orioles have a myriad of weapons, a large number of above-average hitters currently thriving.

They have six regulars (or at least players with semi-regular playing time) with an OPS+ of 130 or higher.

What does that mean?

It means they have six regulars who are 30 percent more productive than the league-average hitter.

That’s fantastic.

The bats are out in full force in #Birdland

— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) May 10, 2024

They are Ryan O’Hearn (165), Colton Cowser (162), Gunnar Henderson (161), Jordan Westburg (142), Adley Rutschman (138), and Ryan Mountcastle (134).

To qualify for this specific graphic, hitters need a minimum of 80 plate appearances.

With the six offensive stalwarts, the O’s are second in MLB in players with at least a 130 OPS+.

The Los Angeles Dodgers (with seven) are first.

The scary thing is that Cedric Mullins and Anthony Santander have been somewhat cold and could very well join that group in a few weeks.

Oh, and the O’s have the best prospect in baseball, Jackson Holliday, in Triple-A.

This organization will be competitive for a while, especially with Heston Kjerstad, Connor Norby, Coby Mayo, Kyle Stowers and other top prospects on the way.

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