Ryan Mountcastle Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 230 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/18/1997 (26)
Ryan Mountcastle Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Ryan Mountcastle News
The Baltimore Orioles activated first baseman Ryan Mountcastle (shoulder) from the 10-day injured list on Wednesday and optioned outfielder Ryan McKenna to the minors in a corresponding move. Mountcastle didn't immediately return to Baltimore's starting lineup on Wednesday against the Washington Nationals, but he should make his first start on Thursday for the series opener against the Boston Red Sox. The 26-year-old should return to being the O's regular first baseman this weekend and into the postseason after missing just 10 days with a minor left-shoulder injury. In his fourth big-league season in Baltimore, Mountcastle is hitting .269 (111-for-413) with 18 home runs, 20 doubles, a triple, 67 RBI, three stolen bases and 63 runs scored in 111 games.
Baltimore Orioles first baseman Ryan Mountcastle (shoulder) was able to take batting practice ahead of Tuesday's contest. That is great news as Mountcastle continues to work his way back from a shoulder injury. Orioles' manager Brandon Hyde mentioned that Mountcastle could return from the injured list on Wednesday. However, it seems more likely that he'd return closer to the weekend. Regardless, it sounds like the 26-year-old will be back in action before the end of the month.
Baltimore Orioles first baseman Ryan Mountcastle (shoulder) was placed on the injured list on Wednesday, retroactive September 17. This is a tough blow to the O's roster that is heading towards the postseason. Luckily, Orioles' manager Brandon Hyde said on Saturday that he believes Mountcastle's injured list stint will be minimal. Mountcastle was able to take some batting practice on Saturday and field grounders as well. He won't be eligible to return until Wednesday, but will hopefully be back in the lineup soon. In the meantime, Ryan O'Hearn should continue seeing increased playing time at first base.
After hitting 33 homers in his first full season with the Orioles in 2021, it's fair to say no one suffered more from the Orioles' left-field alterations than Ryan Mountcastle. In 145 games last year, Mountcastle had 22 homers, 85 RBI, 62 runs and four stolen bases while hitting .250/.305/.423. His numbers were very similar to 2021 with the exception of the drop-in homers and his .423 SLG (dropping from .487). He had a 27.6 xHR total and would've hit 40 home runs if he played exclusively in Great American Ball Park last year but only 23 homers at Orioles Park. Mountcastle's contact numbers were excellent in 2022, ranking in the 94th percentile for Barrel% (15.0%), 96th percentile for xSLG (.509) and 93rd percentile for xwOBA (.362). Of his 22 homers, 12 were hit to center (five) or left (seven) field so his ability to hit for power the opposite way will help some at home. Mountcastle's 25.3% K% and 7.1% BB% mean he's less valuable in points leagues than in standard leagues. But with an improving Orioles lineup and still only 26 years old come Opening Day, Mountcastle should be able to provide value on his ADP (~159) with the chance to take another step forward in his blossoming career.