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Trey Mancini – Steal of the 2013 MLB Draft?

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2013 MLB Draft

The 2013 MLB draft is highlighted with multiple big name prospects already making their mark in the big leagues. The biggest names coming from this draft are Kris Bryant  (NL MVP in 2016 and Rookie of the Year in 2015), Aaron Judge, Jon Gray, Hunter Renfroe, Tim Anderson, and Sean Manaea. The Baltimore Orioles first-round pick Hunter Harvey flashed his brilliance as only a 19 year old in single A (7-5 record with 87.2 innings pitched, 106 Ks, and an ERA of 3.18). However, Harvey has been dealing with a laundry list of injuries throughout his career, including a flexor mass strain, hernia surgery, a broken shin, and Tommy John surgery, placing his MLB debut on hold for now. Despite those unfortunate injuries to Harvey, the Orioles may have stole the best pick in the 2013 draft with their 8th round selection of Trey Mancini.

Trey Mancini

Mancini burst onto the MLB scene for the Orioles at the end of the 2016 season in a big way, launching a home run to break up Boston Red Sox’s Eduardo Rodriguez’s no-hitter in the fifth inning. From that point, Mancini has never looked back finishing the 2016 season batting .357 with 3 home runs in only 14 At-bats. So far this year, Mancini is hitting .294 with 7 home runs in only 33 games played. The struggle for the Orioles was finding a spot to play Mancini on the road in National League ballparks. After his hot start in 2016, Mancini began working at corner outfield positions, in addition to, first base in the offseason. With an already stacked outfield and Chris Davis playing first base, manager Buck Showalter had to find ways to have Mancini’s bat in the lineup.

What does the future holds for Mancini and the Orioles?

With only 38 major leagues games under his belt, Mancini must look to build off of his already successful career. In his 3 year career at Notre Dame, Mancini batted .345 with 28 home runs and 133 RBIs. Furthermore, Mancini is a .306 hitter with 54 home runs and 275 RBIs in four minor league seasons. In addition, Mancini was 1 of only 3 players in MLB history to homer 7 times in his first 12 games. Add that to his already successful numbers in the major leagues, and the sky is the limit for Trey Mancini and the Baltimore Orioles.