This article is part of our Bernie on the Scene series.
This is my last article that digs deeply into MLB organizational prospects.
Today I look at teams in both East divisions.
With finances being tight for MLB clubs, prospects currently on rosters become crucial. Some of them may end up on our fantasy teams.
When a player has already made the 40-man roster, he is closer to the big leagues. I have marked those players accordingly.
45 = utility, part-time player with a platoon possible
50 = a regular player in the lineup daily with less probability of being platooned
55 = an above average player with multiple skills
American League East
Terrin Vavra, INF, Orioles
The Rockies drafted Vavra in the third round in 2018 out of the University of Minnesota. They traded him to Baltimore for reliever Mychal Givens.
A left-handed hitter, Vavra is long and lean at 6-foot-1, 185. I think the Orioles have a solid player in Vavra. Having turned 23 in May, Vavra is the type of hitter who can help an Orioles club that has long needed middle infielders. He can play both shortstop and second base.
Vavra has excellent pitch recognition and exudes patience at the plate. He hit a combined .349/.410/.507/.917 in college. Vavra has an outstanding career walk rate, and he keeps strikeouts to a minimum.
Vavra favors using the entire field with a level, measured swing that finds the barrel. A gap hitter, he doesn't project to hit more than 15 homers in a season. Even