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Baltimore Orioles first baseman/outfielder Trey Mancini produced both of the team's runs in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Rays, going 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk. Mancini golfed a third-inning Ryan Yarbrough offering into the left-field corner for his 12th HR of the season and 46th and 47th RBI. Mancini has been excellent for the O's, slashing .278/.353/.493. He is one of the few bright spots for the team and should continue to be a bright spot for fantasy managers' lineups as well.
Baltimore Orioles pitcher Keegan Akin took his first loss of the season in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Rays. Akin pitched four innings, allowing three runs on five hits (including a two-run home run) and three walks with two strikeouts. It was just Akin's third start of the season, so it is not that surprising that he did not pitch deep into the game. The 26-year-old now has a 4.13 ERA on the season. He will look to rebound in his next start in a decent matchup at Cleveland.
Baltimore Orioles outfielder Austin Hays was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Friday and will bat fifth against the Rays. Hays has been out of action while recovering from a hamstring injury. The 25-year-old has slashed .252/.319/.455 over 32 games, so both the O's and fantasy managers will be happy to see him back. Ryan McKenna was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday to make room for Hays.
Baltimore Orioles shortstop prospect Gunnar Henderson went 3-for-5 on Thursday at the Low-A level. He had a single, double, and triple in the game. The breakout prospect now has three multi-hit games through seven June contests. Selected 42nd overall in 2019, the 19-year-old has eight doubles and eight home runs through 27 games. He's been much better than his older opponents at the level and has a 172 wRC+. Henderson has been prone to the strikeout at times. His whiff rate sits at 28% which isn't terrible considering the power he's generated. He's worthy of some dynasty league consideration although you can probably wait a little while before pulling the trigger on him given that he's still flying under the radar.
Baltimore Orioles catching prospect Adley Rutschman stayed red hot in Thursday's 7-4 win over Double-A Binghamton, going 1-for-4 with a two-run home run. The number 2 overall prospect now has a six-game hitting streak and a 19-game on-base streak. He also has nine HR on the season, three of which have come in the last five games. O's fans, baseball fans in general, and fantasy managers in dynasty leagues cannot help but be very excited by what Rutschman has done so far, as his OPS now sits at 1.021 with Double-A Bowie.