Jonathan Mayo

Where the Orioles' top 30 prospects are starting the season

Where the Orioles' top 30 prospects are starting the season

With the 2015 season officially under way, here's a look at where the Orioles' top 30 prospects are starting the season:

1. Dylan Bundy -- Bowie Baysox (AA)
2. Hunter Harvey -- Extended spring training (DL)
3. Christian Walker -- Norfolk Tides (AAA)
4. Zach Davies -- Norfolk Tides (AAA)
5. Chance Sisco -- Frederick Keys (A Adv)
6. Tim Berry -- Bowie Baysox (AA)
7. Mike Wright -- Norfolk Tides (AAA)
8. Tyler Wilson -- Norfolk Tides (AAA)
9. Patrick Connaughton -- Extended spring training
10. Mike Yastrzemski -- Bowie Baysox (AA)
11. Jomar Reyes -- Delmarva Shorebirds (A)
12. Jon Keller -- Frederick Keys (A Adv)
13. David Hess -- Frederick Keys (A Adv)
14. Drew Dosch -- Frederick Keys (A Adv)
15. Brian Gonzalez -- Delmarva Shorebirds (A) 
16. Mychal Givens -- Bowie Baysox (AA)
17. Parker Bridwell -- Bowie Baysox (AA)
18. Jonah Heim -- Delmarva Shorebirds (A)
19. Adrian Marin -- Frederick Keys (A Adv)
20. Derrick Bleeker -- Delmarva Shorebirds (A) 
21. Branden Kline -- Bowie Baysox (AA)
22. Josh Hart -- Frederick Keys (A Adv)
23. Trey Mancini -- Frederick Keys (A Adv)
24. Jason Garcia -- Baltimore Orioles (MLB)
25. Mitch Horacek -- Frederick Keys (A Adv)
26. Travis Seabrooke -- Extended spring training
27. Tanner Scott -- Extended spring training
28. John Means -- Delmarva Shorebirds (A)
29. Patrick Baker -- Delmarva Shorebirds (A)
30. Ofelky Peralta -- Extended spring training

Team to watch
With all of the Orioles' affiliates relatively close to each other, a fan could go and see just about any top prospect he or she wanted. But the Frederick Keys in the Class A Advanced Carolina League will give you the most bang for your buck, with eight of the Top 30 starting off there, headlined by catcher Chance Sisco (No. 5). No. 25 prospect Mitch Horacek will throw to him on Opening Day.

Teams on MiLB.TV
Norfolk Tides
Aberdeen IronBirds

New faces
The Orioles have six members from the 2014 Draft class in the Top 30 and four of them broke camp with full-season teams. Brian Gonzalez (No. 15), John Means (28) and Patrick Baker (29) are all part of Delmarva's pitching staff in the Class A South Atlantic League. David Hess (13) is up a level in Frederick while college hoops hero Patrick Connaughton (9) and Tanner Scott (27) will be in Extended Spring Training.

On the shelf
While top prospect Dylan Bundy is back from Tommy John surgery, the Orioles want to get No. 2 prospect Hunter Harvey healthy for a full season. He was shut down last July with a strained flexor mass in his right elbow. The elbow is fine, but a slight fracture to his right fibula shelved him during Spring Training. He's expected back at some point in May.

Jonathan Mayo is a reporter for and writes a blog, B3. Follow @JonathanMayoB3 on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.