Jio Orozco

26-Year-Old PitcherP
 Free Agent  Foreign
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There was no outlook written for Jio Orozco in 2024. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a contract with the Mariners in June of 2015. Traded to the Yankees in August of 2016. Released by the Yankees in November of 2021.
Traded to Yankees
PNew York Yankees  F
August 31, 2016
Orozco was traded to the Yankees on Wednesday as part of a package that sent Ben Gamel to the Mariners.
Orozco is essentially the headliner for the Yankees in this trade, and it's easy to see what they like about the 19-year-old righty. He has 63 strikeouts in 48.2 innings this year with the Arizona League Mariners, thanks in large part to a fastball that sits in the mid-to-upper 90s. While he has not yet been converted fully to a relief role, that is the most likely outcome, and it could lead to him eventually sitting in the 97-98 mph range in short bursts. Look for him to move quickly through the Yankees' system if they do indeed make that transition.
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
Orozco came over from the Mariners at the end of August as part of the deal for International League MVP Ben Gamel. A thick right-hander with a lively fastball in the low-to-mid 90s, the 19-year-old Orozco flashed his strikeout potential in the Arizona League in 2016, fanning 63 batters in 48.2 innings. Still building up arm strength, Orozco pitched partly out of the bullpen and partly in the starting rotation. It remains to be seen where he will end up, but his emerging changeup and slider should give him the chance to start, at least for now. An assignment to Low-A Charleston could be aggressive, as Orozco posted a 4.07 ERA last season, though he is polished for his age and possesses a smooth, clean delivery.