Orioles To Promote Adley Rutschman

The Orioles announced that they have selected the contract of top prospect Adley Rutschman. Anthony Bemboom has been designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

Of course, this is a day that baseball fans in Baltimore and elsewhere have been looking forward to for quite some time.

Even before he was a member of the Orioles organization, Rutschman was tantalizing the baseball world with his performance at Oregon State,

..shooting up draft boards and considered by many to be the top player available in the 2019 draft.

Baseball America, for instance, gave him the #1 slot that year, with their report noting that the switch-hitting catcher had essentially every skill necessary to succeed going forward.

Hitting for average, hitting for power, taking walks, strong arm, good receiving and blocking, he had all the tools except speed, which is hardly surprising for a catcher.

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