Mark Trumbo 1B/LF/RF/DH BAL 1 hour ago

Trumbo went 2-for-4 with two homers and three RBI in Tuesday's win over the Yankees.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The new Oriole is off to a blazing start, the best of his career, hitting .337/.381/.612 with eight home runs and 22 RBI. Trumbo is on pace to annihilate his best years in all of the major offensive categories. Unfortunately, his track record would indicate that his value is certain to decline as he has traditionally slowed down in May and June before picking things back up after the break. If he can continue his success through the beginning of the summer, Trumbo may be in line for a record-breaking year.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF/RF/DH BAL 4 hours ago

Trumbo launched two home runs in four at-bats against the Yankees Tuesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Trumbo is now third in the AL in home runs and second in RBIs. He may have fallen under the radar after an unhealthy 2014 and appearing to lose a bit of his power in 2015. Only three of Trumbo's home runs have come at home and he seems likely to take advantage of Camden Yards throughout the season. Five of Trumbo's home runs have come off left-handers in just 27 at-bats.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF/RF/DH BAL 5 days ago

Trumbo went 1-for-4 with his sixth homer of the year in Thursday's win over the White Sox.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Trumbo filled the backside of a back-to-back job with Chris Davis in the third inning to start the rout. He had gone homerless in his previous 10 games since blasting two on April 15 against the Rangers. Something for owners to keep an eye on would be the position Trumbo is playing when he hits home runs. So far, the first-year Oriole has blasted four when penciled in as the designated hitter and only two when starting in the outfield -- a simple stat that may become valuable in daily formats if it continues.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF/RF/DH BAL 1 week ago

Trumbo went 4-for-5 with a double and four RBI in a victory over the Royals on Saturday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 30-year-old is certainly finding a home in Baltimore this season. He currently has a nine-game hitting streak and is 11-for-31 (.355) with 10 RBI during that stretch. While it's unlikely that Trumbo will continue this pace, he is in a great spot to drive in plenty of runs batting out of the fifth spot in the Orioles powerful lineup.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF/RF/DH BAL 3 weeks ago1 Comment

Trumbo was 2-for-5 with two homers in the seventh inning and five RBI in Friday's 11-5 victory over the Rangers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran continued his torrid start to the season, and now has his batting average at .400 after the first 10 games. He also has homers in four of his last five contests, and is now sporting an astounding .604 w0BA on the road in 2016. He launched a two-run shot Friday off Rangers starter Martin Perez, and then blasted a three-run gopher ball later in the inning off reliever Andrew Faulkner with two on in what was a nine-run seventh for the Orioles. While the current pace is naturally unsustainable over the long haul, Trumbo's slot in the five-hole in what is a loaded Orioles lineup in front of him figures to shower him with an abundance of RBI opportunities throughout the season.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF/RF/DH BAL 3 weeks ago

Trumbo went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Rangers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The heavy hitting outfielder took lefty Cole Hamels deep in the top of the fourth inning Thursday, marking his third long ball in four days. While the power has always been there with Trumbo, his penchant for striking out has been a constant issue. However, he has trimmed his K rate down from 24.2% in 2015 to 11.8% this season. It's still early to be sure, and that K rate will come up as the season wears on, but if he can stay disciplined at the plate Trumbo he should be able to settle into a groove in the heart of Baltimore's order.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF/RF/DH BAL 3 weeks ago

Trumbo homered as part of a 3-for-4 game with two RBI Tuesday against the Red Sox.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Trumbo has two homers on the season and is hitting a robust .464/.500/.714 on this hot start. Perhaps most impressive about this start for Trumbo is his meager three strikeouts in 30 plate appearances. Especially playing half his game in homer-friendly Camden Yards, Trumbo will put up big power numbers if he can just make contact. So far, so good.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF/RF/DH BAL 1 month ago

Trumbo endeared himself to the Oriole faithful Monday, going 4-for-5 with a stolen base against the Twins

Competitive Edge Analysis

Trumbo, Baltimore's clean up hitter, was brought in to provide some big power behind Chris Davis, but ended up with four singles Monday. The power should come for Trumbo however, as he launched 22 homers a year ago and has two 30-home run seasons to his credit. The stolen base was a rarity for Trumbo, who went without a steal for all of 2015.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF/RF/DH BAL 2 months ago

Trumbo seems to be in store for a move to right field this season after the Orioles signed Pedro Alvarez on Monday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Chris Davis holding it down at first base, Alvarez is destined to be Baltimore's daily designated hitter which forces Trumbo into the outfield. Fortunately Trumbo played 88 games in the outfield between Arizona and Seattle last season, but was unreliable and seems best suited in a DH role. Nevertheless, the 30-year-old will now likely slot ahead of Nolan Reimold at right on Opening Day.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF/RF/DH BAL 2 months ago

Trumbo is struggling defensively in right field this spring, MASN Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Trumbo has played two balls very poorly this spring and his career peripherals in the outfield are not stellar. It seems like the best option is to peg him in the DH spot at this point and keep him on the ready to back up Chris Davis if an injury forces him into action at first base. Trumbo qualifies in the outfield from last year, but he may be a pure DH next year.