Baltimore Orioles: The 2010s All-Decade Team

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: A general view of the Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 22, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: A general view of the Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 22, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /
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All-Decade Baltimore Orioles Bullpen

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Mychal Givens (Middle Relief) burst into the scene in 2015 and demonstrated an elite level of performance over 22 appearances and 30 IP. in that time, he posted a 1.80 ERA while striking out 38 batters. It gave the O’s the confidence they needed in a middle reliever, making him their everyday reliever over the next five seasons.

Between 2016-2019, Givens wasn’t quite the same, but he still demonstrated some value to the organization. In that time, between 2016-2019 he appeared in 262 games, tossing 293 IP and punching out 349 batters. His 3.56 ERA and 1.171 WHIP aren’t exactly what you want out of a shutdown reliever, but he is still reliable enough to take the ball in a tough situation.


Darren O’Day (Set-Up Man) pitched for the Orioles between 2012-2018 earning the title of the most consistent arm on the team’s bullpen. In that time, he posted a 2.40 ERA and a 0.994 WHIP in 391 appearances. He struck out 424 batters in 374.1 innings with the O’s.

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You’d be hard-pressed to find a more dominant season like the one Zack Britton (Closer) had in 2016. That season, in 69 appearances, Britton led the league in saves with 47. That season, he’d earn a second All-Star selection and placed fourth in the AL Cy Young voting. His 0.54 ERA would be the lowest posted by a reliever in baseball history.