Adley Rutschman Baltimore Orioles

Age: 23 (February 06, 1998) | 6' 2" | 216lbs. | Bats: Switch
BAL R 2019 5 14 3 2 2 2 0 0 1 3 1 0 .143 .250 .357 13 13 .091 n/a
BAL A- 2019 20 77 11 25 12 16 7 1 1 15 0 0 .325 .413 .481 13 17 .387 n/a
BAL A 2019 12 39 5 6 6 9 1 0 2 8 0 0 .154 .261 .333 13 20 .138 n/a
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Takes over the top on Baseball America's revised Top 100 Prospects. AL has the first five and eight of the first ten.

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 13

What's even crazier than comparing Rutschman's age to Tatis's, is that he's also older by 8 months than Juan Soto, who is still 9th youngest in baseball this year.  Soto was 2nd in NL Rookie of the Year balloting in 2018.  It's Soto's 4th season. He's already amassed 313 walks, 88 HR, 84 2B, and a 156 OPS+ in 417 games.

Players with 300+ walks through their age 22 seasons:

Mel Ott 362

Ted Williams 350

Juan Soto 313 and counting

Ott came up at 17 so he had about 850 more PA than Soto by the end of his age 22 season (COVID last year played a big factor too).

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Aug 13

Oriole catcher Adley Rutschman, the consensus top prospect in baseball, was just promoted to Triple-A. He is eleven months older than Fernando Tatis, Jr.

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Aug 13

He's been in AAA the past couple days. I missed the announcement of his promotion.  AAA runs through September this year because it started a month late.  I wouldn't expect to see him in Baltimore this year unless it's for a feel good cup of coffee.  More likely we will see him for the first time the third or fourth week of April next season.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Aug 13

Adley Rutschman, Double-A Bowie (Orioles) — Martinez wasn't the only high-end prospect to drop a pair of bombs on Wednesday. Rutschman, the game's top catching prospect, did the same in Bowie. As if to up the ante, Rutschman hit one homer from each side of the plate. According to Bowie broadcaster Paul Fritschner, Rutschman's rockets went a combined 819 feet.

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 22

Adley Rutschman, C, Double-A Bowie (Orioles) — Rutschman’s May has been good, but his low batting average has somewhat masked the fact that his name carries quite the rep—he’s walking nearly as often as he strikes out and his on-base percentage has been above .400 for the past 10 days. Rutschman has had two three-walk games already this year, but Sunday was his first three-hit game of the year. He went 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored.

Alex Patton Alex
May 24

Aside from seeing John Means pitch - there really isn't a lot of reason for anyone to want to watch the O's play these days.  And the C position has been particularly a black hole.

If he does to AA what he's probably capable of ... Rutschman might be a useful second half player.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
May 3

The first four picks in my league's supplemental draft were - Rutschman, Torkelson, Rodriguez, and Witt.  I took Torkelson with the #2 pick.  I see him as a high average, high power 1B, something that I usually don't have on my roster.  I see Rutschman as the most valuable baseball player, but likely not in Rotisserie b/c he will likely develop slower at the plate b/c of catcher defense being a priority.  I think Witt has the highest upside in our game because of the possibility to steal even though I don't think he'll be more than a 15-20 SB player. Rodriguez is likely the first to arrive.  I think my league's order is correct.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Apr 6