Orioles by Position: Starting Pitchers

In the starting pitching entry of this series, we go with a bit different format in assessing what the Orioles will need from their starters in order to succeed this season.  This is a group lacking a true star but with quality in spots #1 all the way through #6.  As other teams - notably the 2013 Cleveland Indians - have show, sometimes that is enough for a postseason berth.

Orioles by Position: First Base

If healthy, there is little reason to doubt that Chris Davis will once again be the cornerstone of the Orioles offense in 2014, even factoring his likely regression from his ridiculous 2013 numbers.  The Orioles better hope Davis stays on the field, because there is little quality first base depth behind him.

Orioles by Position: Catcher

Over the next few weeks, we will go around the diamond and take a position by position look at the Orioles organization.  First up is catcher.  With Matt Wieters setup for an offensive bounce back after a down 2013 season and a pair of capable backups in Steve Clevenger and Johnny Monell, the Orioles are better positioned behind the plate at the upper levels of the organization than in recent years.