SARASOTA, Fla. (WJZ) — The Orioles are displaying progress in creating their younger gamers.
Some made their Main League debuts final season, and now, they’re preparing for an encore.
Ryan Mountcastle has graduated from prospect to time to point out he’s a big-time professional.
He confirmed loads of promise with a robust Main League debut within the pandemic-abreviated season final 12 months.
Mountcastle’s been on the radar and on the rise for the reason that Orioles picked him as a first-round draft alternative six years in the past when he was an 18-year-old excessive schooler.
Drafted as a shortstop, he’s transitioned to outfielder and might play some first base.
However most of all, Mountcastle can hit. His batting common, residence runs and runs pushed in have been all spectacular in his first 35 video games as a giant leaguer.
Mountcastle is projected to be the Orioles’ beginning left fielder, and since he performed in simply 35 video games final season, he’s labeled as a “rookie” this 12 months.