Baltimore Orioles prospect Jordan Westburg is hitting .308 with 15 home runs and five stolen bases in just 208 at-bats for the Triple-A Norfolk Tides. Over the last few years he's excelled at every level in the minors, but the 24-year-old third baseman seems blocked from Major League action.
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"I don't know where you play Westburg," Keith Law of The Athletic told The Vinny & Haynie Show on Tuesday. "I love Westburg. He's an everyday player for somebody right now."
With Gunnar Henderson occupying third base for the Orioles and Jorge Mateo at shortstop, Westburg just might be ready for the big leagues, but his path might not travel through Baltimore.
"The Orioles have this strange commitment to Jorge Mateo, who simply might be the worst hitter in Major League Baseball," Law said. "If they're going to continue to play him it's occupying a spot that either [Joey] Ortiz or Westburg could potentially play. I wonder if Westburg ends up traded."
If blocked, Law wonders what Baltimore might do with Westburg and what the Orioles could potentially get.
"He'd be really valuable to put out there in a trade," Law said. "To maybe get another starting pitcher."