Over the past few years, it seems as though the Baltimore Orioles end up getting a surprise contributor to their bullpen, and this year, Mychal Givens fell into that category. You may be surprised just how good he was for the Orioles.
Most know the story that he was drafted as a shortstop by the O's, but ended up being converted to a pitcher in 2013. He had done fairly well in the minors in 2013 and 2014, but wasn't spectacular by any stretch. Then 2015 happened.
Givens began the year with the AA Bowie Baysox and quickly became a dominant reliever for the eventual Eastern League Champions.
He pitched so well, that the Orioles, who had a need in their bullpen at the time, decided to call him up to the big leagues. They also essentially made him untouchable at the MLB Trade Deadline, which had some fans perplexed. We quickly found out why.
Givens ended up appearing in 22 games for the Orioles and went 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA and 0.87 WHIP over 30 innings pitched.Read more... Join the Conversation...