Who is Adley Rutschman, the Orioles' No. 1 draft pick?
By Baltimore Sun staff
Jun 03, 2019 | 11:20 PM
Who is Adley Rutschman, the catcher the Orioles made the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 Major League Baseball draft?
» A front-runner for this year’s Golden Spikes Award, which is given to the nation's top college baseball player. He hit .437/.584/.772 with 16 home runs and 69 walks against 36 strikeouts for Oregon State.
» The most outstanding player of the 2018 College World Series. He had a tournament-record 17 hits in leading the Beavers to the national championship.
» A sound receiver and thrower whose pop times to second base last summer were in the 1.9-second range. He threw out 13 of 27 runners attempting to steal this season.
» A 40th-round (final-round) selection of the Seattle Mariners three years ago.
» The seventh catcher taken with top pick — and first since the Minnesota Twins selected Joe Mauer in 2001.
» The second Oregonian picked as the first overall selection in the MLB draft, joining Dave Roberts, of Corvallis High School and University of Oregon, the No. 1 pick of the San Diego Padres in 1972.
» The third Oregon State athlete to go No. 1 in a professional sports draft. Terry Baker went No. 1 in the 1963 NFL draft, and men's soccer's Danny Mwanga was the top pick of 2010 Major League Soccer draft.