Rylan Bannon

Position: 2B
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Bowie Baysox
League: Eastern League
Born: 04/22/1996 (Age: 23)
Height: 5'10
Weight: 180
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 8th Rd., 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (LAD); Traded to BAL 7/19/2018

Prospect Spotlight

Bannon was one of the prospects Los Angeles sent to the O’s for Manny Machado. The diminutive infielder packs a surprising punch at the plate, with 50-grade raw power paired with above-average strikeout rates. He isn’t a true shortstop, but moves around the infield otherwise and is known as a high-energy gamer. This type of prospect bumps their head at the 3A/4A line sometimes—lacking the stick for an everyday role in the big leagues and unable to play a true center-diamond position—but Bannon’s sneaky pop and defensive versatility give the upside of a useful bench piece.