Mark Trumbo
RF/DH BAL
3 weeks ago

Trumbo will see the bulk of his at-bats at designated hitter in 2017, Buster Onley reports.

EDGE Analysis

With newly-acquired Seth Smith to man right field routinely, Trumbo will have to change his mindset heading into 2017. Last season, nearly 60 percent of the home run champ's at-bats came while he was penciled in on defense, and that number will be even larger in his upcoming campaign. Some would argue that playing the field distracts hitters from thinking too much about their next at-bat, while others would suggest taking hacks in the tunnel while your team is on defense is more beneficial. The former seems to hold more truth for Trumbo, who's three-year splits show a noticeable decline in production when he's not playing the field. Smith has struggled throughout his career against lefties, so Trumbo may wind up in the outfield more than the team's preseason plans suggest. He's also slated to see a slight uptick in time at first base.

Mark Trumbo
RF/DH BAL
3 weeks ago

Trumbo is expected to play more first base in 2017 in an effort to keep Chris Davis fresh, the Baltimore Sun's Peter Schmuck reports.

EDGE Analysis

Trumbo played just six games at first in 2016, but played over 100 games at the position for the Angels in 2011 and 2013. The 31-year-old enjoyed the best offensive season of his career in 2016, slashing .256/.316/.533 while adding 47 home runs and 108 RBI. While he may play more first base in 2017, he's expected to spend most of 2017 as the Orioles' primary DH.

Mark Trumbo
RF/DH BAL
1 month ago

Trumbo agreed to a three-year deal, pending a physical, with the Orioles on Thursday, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Per Bob Nightengale of the USA Today, the deal is expected to be worth $35-40 million. Trumbo had one of the best showings of his career in 2016 as he knocked 47 home runs and recorded 108 RBI. Although the deal is contingent upon Trumbo passing a physical, the slugger will look to bring his powerful bat back to the Baltimore lineup and split time between right field and the DH spot in 2017.

Mark Trumbo
RF/DH BAL
3 months ago

Trumbo rejected the Orioles one-year, $17.2 million qualifying offer Monday, Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Given the market for his services, it isn't surprising that the 30-year-old slugger turned down Baltimore's proposition. Trumbo will likely command a pretty penny after bashing 47 home runs last season, although some teams may be hesitant to sign him given the fact that he'll also cost a draft pick.

Mark Trumbo
RF/DH BAL
3 months ago

Trumbo received a qualifying offer from the Orioles on Monday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is a no-brainer for Baltimore given Trumbo's monster 47-home run season. That being said, odds are the 30-year-old will decline the offer and try to get a bigger deal in free agency, but this move could deter some suitors now that they will have to sacrifice a draft pick to sign him.

Mark Trumbo
RF/DH BAL
5 months ago

Trumbo went 4-for-4 with a double and run in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger's bat has caught fire just in time for the playoff run, with Saturday's effort representing his first four-hit day since Opening Day. Trumbo has also hit safely in five straight and seven of nine, with five multihit efforts over the latter span. His league-leading 47 homers have the Orioles on the verge of a wild-card spot, and his 108 RBI are a career high as well.

Mark Trumbo
RF/DH BAL
5 months ago

Trumbo went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in Friday's 8-1 victory over the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

The slugging outfielder blasted his majors-leading 47th round-tripper in the fifth, the second blast off Michael Pineda in the frame. Trumbo has now hit safely in six of his last seven games, with four multi-hit efforts, four homers and six RBI over that span.

Mark Trumbo
RF/DH BAL
5 months ago

Trumbo went 2-for-3 and hit a home run for the second straight day in a 6-1 victory over the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

That give Trumbo 45 homers this season and expands his lead in the category to three over Edwin Encarnacion. Trumbo is 4-for-8 with two homers and a double in the first two games of the weekend series versus Arizona. In addition to 45 bombs, Trumbo is hitting .250 with 104 RBI and 89 runs in 585 at-bats.

Mark Trumbo
RF/DH BAL
5 months ago

Trumbo went 2-for-5 with a double, game-winning solo homer in the 12th inning, and a walk in Friday's 3-2 victory over the D-backs.

EDGE Analysis

Trumbo picked a fine time for his 44th blast of the season, launching a 404-foot shot to left off Matt Koch to send the Orioles home with a much-needed victory. Despite a tough second half of the season in which he's slashed .187/.263/.430, Trumbo has career highs in homers (44) and RBI (103), and has been an essential cog in a potent Orioles offense throughout the campaign.

Mark Trumbo
RF/DH BAL
5 months ago

Trumbo (back) is in the lineup Sunday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Trumbo has sat out the last two games with a back issue, but will return to action and start in right field Sunday. He's struggled at the plate recently, as he's gone just 7-for-43 (.163) over the last 14 games, bringing his batting average down to .248 for the year.