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As first of Orioles' new wave in majors, Cedric Mullins learned to lead and bring 'pressure offense' to lineup

As first of Orioles' new wave in majors, Cedric Mullins learned to lead and bring 'pressure offense' to lineup

Cedric Mullins' first taste of the majors was just as significant to the Orioles as an organization as it was to him, with his Aug. 10 debut signifying a passing of the torch in center field from longtime star Adam Jones and making Mullins the first homegrown prospect to debut since the now-famous rebuild began a month earlier.

What was an exciting start to his big league career, including six multi-hit games with three home runs in his first 18 games, ended slowly for Mullins, who had two hits in the final week of the season to send him home for the winter batting .235 with a .671 OPS.

But before he headed home at the end of the season to break down what can make next year...

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