Baltimore Orioles’ Starting Pitching Trade Candidates: Odds For Potential Deadline Acquisitions

Baltimore Orioles’ Starting Pitching Trade Candidates: Odds For Potential Deadline Acquisitions
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It has been an excellent start to the baseball season in Baltimore. The Orioles are 23 games over .500 as of June 17, and hold 99.9% odds of making the MLB playoffs for a second straight season, making them an enticing Maryland sports betting proposition.

Still, could the O’s make a move for more pitching? With that in mind, broke down some hypothetical odds on a handful of MLB starting pitchers that general manager Mike Elias might trade for ahead of the league’s July 30 deadline as he tries to get the Orioles back to the World Series for the first in 41 years.

Baltimore Orioles SP Trade Candidates



Percent Chance 

Angels P Tyler Anderson 



Marlins P Jesus Luzardo 



White Sox P Eric Fedde 



Mets P Luis Severino 



Nationals P Trevor Williams 



White Sox P Garrett Crochet 



Rockies P Austin Gomber 



The Field 



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With a plus-114 run differential and a host of young up-and-coming stars on their roster, the O’s are one of the most exciting teams in MLB. They lead the majors in slugging percentage (.451), are second in runs scored (364), 10th in batting average (.249) and 16th in OBP (.310).

Baltimore also has MLB’s second-best staff ERA at 3.07, the third best WHIP (1.13) and fourth-lowest batting average against (.217) ahead of this week’s three-game series against the New York Yankees, who are 1.5 games ahead of Brandon Hyde’s bunch in the American League East.

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Right now, arms appear to be at a premium. Many starters have gone down injured, including Baltimore’s Dean Kremer, Kyle Bradish, John Means and Tyler Wells.

That could force Elias to part with Baltimore’s top tier prospects to get starting pitchers like Tyler Anderson of the Los Angeles Angels, who is 6-6 with a 2.58 ERA and a WAR of 3.5 for the woebegone Halos this year.

Anderson is one of our two top picks to wind up in the Charm City, at +600 odds, alongside former Oakland Athletics and current Miami Marlins southpaw ace Jesus Luzardo.

Luzardo has been far from perfect this season, with a 5.00 ERA and a 0.8 WAR total in 12 starts for the last-place Marlins. But he has 559 strikeouts in 512 career MLB innings, which could entice Baltimore to make a move ahead of the late July deadline for the 26-year-old.

As of June 17, FanDuel Maryland Sportsbook lists the Orioles at +1000 odds to win their first World Series since 1983.

Other Possible Orioles Trade Targets

Former Washington Nationals farmhand Eric Fedde and New York Mets veteran Luis Severino are each at +700. We list Nationals righty Trevor Williams at +800.

Fedde (5-1 with a 3.4 WAR) is one of the few bright spots for the 18-53 White Sox this year. The 31-year-old is finally showing the form that many expecting when he was in the Washington Nationals’ system years ago.

Severino (4-2, 3.12) has a 1.1 WAR in 13 starts for the Mets and has had four quality starts out of his past five. That could inspire Elias – whose Orioles are +375 at Caesars Maryland Sportsbook to win the American League pennant – to make a move for the 30-year-old former Yankees ace out of the Dominican Republic.

Williams (5-0, 2.22) has shined in 11 starts for the region’s other MLB franchise, which is contending for an NL Wild Card spot at 35-36 (.493).

Longshot candidates to keep an eye on this year include Garrett Crochet of the White Sox and Colorado Rockies pitcher Austin Gomber, who both check in at +1250 to get traded to Baltimore. We list “The Field” at +400 odds, meaning any pitcher we did not list here.

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Christopher Boan

Christopher Boan writes for and has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, with experience at, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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