Where the O's top 30 prospects are starting the season

Where the O's top 30 prospects are starting the season

With the 2016 season getting started, here's a look at where the O's Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season:

1. Hunter Harvey -- Frederick Keys (A Adv)
2. Dylan Bundy -- Baltimore Orioles (MLB)
3. Jomar Reyes -- Frederick Keys (A Adv)
4. Mychal Givens -- Baltimore Orioles (MLB)
5. Chance Sisco -- Bowie Baysox (AA)
6. Trey Mancini -- Bowie Baysox (AA)
7. D.J. Stewart -- Delmarva Shorebirds (A)
8. Ryan Mountcastle -- Delmarva Shorebirds (A)
9. Chris Lee -- Bowie Baysox (AA)
10. Mike Wright -- Baltimore Orioles (MLB)
11. Tanner Scott -- Frederick Keys (A Adv)
12. Jason Garcia -- Bowie Baysox (AA)
13. Christian Walker -- Norfolk Tides (AAA)
14. Jonah Heim -- Frederick Keys (A Adv)
15. Gray Fenter -- Extended spring camp
16. David Hess -- Bowie Baysox (AA)
17. Joey Rickard -- Baltimore Orioles (MLB)
18. Tyler Wilson -- Baltimore Orioles (MLB)
19. Ofelky Peralta -- Delmarva Shorebirds (A)
20. Lazaro Leyva -- Extended spring camp
21. Parker Bridwell -- Bowie Baysox (AA)
22. Oliver Drake -- Norfolk Tides (AAA)
23. Joe Gunkel -- Bowie Baysox (AA)
24. Mike Yastrzemski -- Bowie Baysox (AA)
25. Ryan McKenna -- Extended spring camp
26. Jason Heinrich -- Extended spring camp
27. Garrett Cleavinger -- Delmarva Shorebirds (A)
28. Alex Murphy -- Delmarva Shorebirds (A)
29. Josh Hart -- Frederick Keys (A Adv)
30. Branden Kline -- Bowie Baysox (AA) -- DL

Team to watch
Though Baltimore had an MLB-high five Top 30 prospects crack their Opening Day roster, including former top prospect Dylan Bundy, the best collection of future Orioles are slated to begin the season at Double-A Bowie. Trey Mancini, the 2015 Eastern League MVP, will return to anchor Bowie's lineup for a second straight season, and 21-year-old catcher Chance Sisco will join him after showing well in his first taste of the level late last season. The Baysox projected starting rotation also offers plenty of intrigue with four Top 30 prospects in Chris Lee, Jason Garcia, David Hess and Joe Gunkel.

Top prospects' starting spots
Division Teams
NL East ATL, MIA, NYM, PHI, WAS
AL East BAL, BOS, NYY, TB, TOR
NL Central CHC, CIN , MIL, PIT, STL
AL Central CLE, CWS, DET, KC, MIN
NL West ARI, COL, LAD, SD, SF
AL West HOU, LAA, OAK, SEA, TEX
Top 100 Prospects

Teams on MiLB.TV
Norfolk Tides
Bowie BaySox
Aberdeen IronBirds

New faces
The Orioles added to their strong Rule 5 Draft track record this year with the selection of Joey Rickard from the Rays' system. The 24-year-old outfielder earned a spot on the Orioles' roster by hitting .397/.472/.571 with eight extra-base hits, eight RBIs and five steals during Spring Training, and then went 2-for-4 with a double in his big league debut on Opening Day.

On the shelf
Branden Kline, the Orioles' second-round Draft pick in 2013, is expected to miss the entire season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in early October. The 24-year-old righty pitched to a 3.66 ERA over eight starts at Bowie last season before he suffered the elbow injury.

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.