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MLB Draft Preview: Adley Rutschman

Joey Ricotta | May 26th, 2019

Adley Rutschman, C (Oregon State)

Height: 6’2″

Weight: 216 LBS

Age: 21

Bats: Switch

Throws: Right

2017 Stats: .234/.322/.306, 2 HR, 33 RBI, 27 BB, 39 SO, .988 FLD%

2018 Stats: .408/.505/.628, 9 HR, 83 RBI, 53 BB, 40 SO, .987 FLD%

2019 Stats (Through May 24, 2019): .426/.585/.778, 17 HR, 57 RBI, 72 BB, 36 SO, .990 FLD%

MLB Pipeline Grades: Hit: 60 Power: 60 Run: 40 Field: 60 Overall: 60

As you can see from the stats, Adley Rutschman has made significant improvements from his Freshman campaign in 2017 to where he is now. He was previously drafted in the 40th round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Seattle Mariners. But what makes Adley Rutschman so good? What are his weaknesses? And finally, where can we expect him to land come draft day on June 3rd?

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Most Important Player To Each MLB Team: AL East

Givanni Damico| May 4th, 2019

Every Major League Baseball club has that player that they just cannot thrive without. This series of articles will not always talk about the best player from each team, or even the player with the highest WAR from each team, but will discuss the one player who is a presence both on the field and in the clubhouse, and the player that the team can’t thrive without.

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Baltimore Orioles 2019 Preview

Daniel Corrigan | March 21st, 2019

If we are being honest, all I have to do is say “yikes” and that would be my preview of this team. Just an absolutely terrible ball-club. Hard to believe that only a few years ago, the Orioles had Manny Machado, Chris Davis (when he was good) Adam Jones, and Matt Wieters. This team reached the ALCS in 2014. So how were they this past season? 47-115 and finished dead last in the AL East for the second straight year. This will be a painful process, but let’s take a look at what the Orioles will field this season.

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Prospect Series: Baltimore Orioles

Logan Whaley | February 11th, 2019

The Baltimore Orioles are coming off a terrible season, one of the worst in recent memory for any team, and while the club is still a way away from being competitive, the future is undoubtedly bright. As a franchise, the Orioles have only two contracts greater than $10 million on their payroll currently: Chris Davis and Mark Trumbo. As the team is moving into the next wave of future talent, team brass and fans alike should be excited for the future of the franchise.  Continue reading

The Adam Jones Dilemma

Smith Brickner | January 20th, 2019

On February 8th, 2008, the Seattle Mariners pulled the trigger on a deal with the Baltimore Orioles to acquire Erik Bedard, a southpaw who finished 5th in the 2007 Cy Young voting. By all accounts, it was a good move for a Mariners franchise which was looking to end a long playoff drought. The price Seattle paid – pitching prospects Kam Mickolio and Chris Tillman, along with reliever George Sherrill and a young Adam Jones – seemed reasonable. That was 11 years ago. That trade is now considered one of the best in Orioles history, vice-versa for the Mariners.

Credit that to Adam Jones.

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HOF Case – Curt Schilling

Logan Whaley | January 3rd, 2019

As Hall of Fame votes continue to come out, Curt Schilling is next on our list. The former All-Star starting pitcher enjoyed an illustrious 20-year career between five different big league clubs. Looking at his seventh year on the ballot, how does Schilling stack up against the greats and what are his chances?

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