Baltimore Orioles: August 2015 Top Seven Players

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Aug 11, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Baltimore Orioles pitcher Mychal Givens (60) throws against the Seattle Mariners during the sixth inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Mychal Givens – #4

Converting a position player to a pitcher usually does not work; it is most often a too-little-too-late situation. But it has worked for O’s reliever Mychal Givens.

For the month of August (including one outing also from 7/31), Givens pitched 14.1 innings to a 1.26 ERA. Batters hit just .173 off him while he tallied 17 strikeouts.

Givens has never even pitched at the AAA level. For AA Bowie this year, over 57 innings he had a 1.73 ERA and WHIP of 0.942.

There is not much to not like about Mychal Givens as a reliever. He could be a big part of the bullpen for a number of years.

Next: #3 is good, but even he can’t carry the team