For Orioles to fly high, 4 prospects could be key

Bundy, Harvey among promising talent primed to make difference in organization

For Orioles to fly high, 4 prospects could be key

BALTIMORE -- MLB.com continues its preview series in anticipation for Spring Training by looking at some prospects to watch. The Orioles didn't make a lot of offseason moves and are banking heavily on their core players to perform as well as the development of some of their most promising prospects. Here are a few Minor League players to keep an eye on this season.

OF Dariel Alvarez: Considered a fantastic defender with a plus arm, Alvarez's time in Baltimore is coming soon. The Cuban prospect is highly regarded within the organization and all eyes will be on him this spring.

RHP Dylan Bundy: Expected to be fully healthy in Spring Training after spending last year's Minor League season coming back from Tommy John surgery, Bundy is ranked No.20 on MLB.com's Top 100 Prospects list. The right-hander is a former top Draft pick and could help the Orioles this season.

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RHP Hunter Harvey: Harvey also made MLB.com's Top 100 list, at No. 41, and he was dominant in his first pro season. The son of former All-Star closer Bryan Harvey was named a South Atlantic League All-Star and pitched in the Futures Game. His season ended early, however, due to a strained right flexor mass in his right elbow in July. Like Bundy, Harvey was also given a clean bill of health this winter.

1B Christian Walker: Walker made his Major League debut last year, and with first baseman Chris Davis suspended for Opening Day, he has an outside chance of making the Orioles coming out of camp. Even if he doesn't, the young infielder is on the team's radar.

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.