Mark Trumbo
RF/DH BAL
4 days ago

Trumbo went 2-for-4 and scored a run in Wednesday's 2-0 win over Cincinnati.

EDGE Analysis

Unfortunately for his owners, the 31-year-old has yet to resemble anything close to the home run king that he was in 2016. Trumbo hasn't gone deep since Opening Day, and has just six RBI through 13 games. In comparison, by this time last season, he owned a .373 batting average with five homers and 11 RBI. However, he may just be blooming a bit late year. Wednesday marked Trumbo's third consecutive two-hit performance, which has bumped his batting average 70-plus points over the small stretch.

Mark Trumbo
RF/DH BAL
7 days ago

Trumbo went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles and scored a run in Sunday's 11-4 win in Toronto.

EDGE Analysis

The slugger had just one extra-base hit (a home run) through his first 39 at-bats of the season, but found some power in his team's 15-hit effort on Sunday. Trumbo is slashing .205/.239/.318 through his first 11 games of the campaign. Last year at this point, the 31-year-old was hitting .386/.413/.750 with five bombs, so (albeit early in the season) he's well behind the pace of his career year in 2016.

Mark Trumbo
RF/DH BAL
2 weeks ago

Manager Buck Showalter said that he plans to use Trumbo across multiple defensive positions as the season progresses, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Trumbo has served as the DH in four of five contests while manning right field in his one game of defensive duty so far. However, Showalter wants to make sure that his slugger stays active in all phases of the game. "I want to keep Mark involved defensively," the manager said. "He's going to play some first base this year, he's going to play some right field, he might play some left field." Trumbo, who's currently eligible to fill right field and DH slots on fantasy rosters, will receive a nice boost to his already strong value once he gains eligibility at more positions.

Mark Trumbo
RF/DH BAL
2 weeks ago

Trumbo went 2-for-3 with an RBI, a run scored and a walk during Sunday's 7-3 loss to the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Trumbo walked and scored in the second inning before singling in each of his next two at-bats, the second of which knocked in Adam Jones. He has driven in five runs through five games this season and seems to be content to take what opposing pitchers are giving him, which could boost his batting average in the short term while eventually playing into his excellent power production.

Mark Trumbo
RF/DH BAL
3 weeks ago

Trumbo finished 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI during Monday's 3-2 victory over the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Trumbo drove in his first run of the season when he laced a double to right field in the third inning and signaled the fireworks when he lined a walkoff home run to left off of Jason Grilli in the bottom of the 11th. The slugger enjoyed a terrific 2016 campaign with the Orioles, leading the majors in home runs, and his power stroke seems to be right where he left off, if Monday's results are any indication.

Mark Trumbo
RF/DH BAL
1 month ago

Trumbo admitted to feeling frustrated with his spring performance, but he's confident that a minor adjustment will get him "rolling," Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Trumbo, who signed a three-year deal this offseason to remain in Baltimore, is hitting a measly .162 (6-for-37) with just one extra-base hit (a double back on March 5). "The results haven't been there," Trumbo said. "I've been through things like this more times than I can count in my career, and it's something that will improve." Expecting the slugger to repeat last season's performance -- one in which he led MLB with 47 homers -- is a bit bullish, but owners shouldn't worry about a savvy veteran like Trumbo based on unimpressive spring stats.

Mark Trumbo
RF/DH BAL
2 months ago

Trumbo is hitless in eight at-bats this spring and has two strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

Last season's home run champion has appeared in three Grapefruit League games and has reached base just once (via walk). It's awfully early in spring to be concerned, but with the consensus projecting a regression from Trumbo in 2017, it sure would be encouraging for owners to see the slugger round into shape sooner rather than later.

Mark Trumbo
RF/DH BAL
3 months 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 months 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
3 months 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.