Orioles Call Up Baseball's No.1 Prospect

The time has arrived for the No. 1 prospect in all of baseball. The Baltimore Orioles have called up catcher Adley Rutschman. 

Rutschman was the No. 1 pick in the 2019 June Draft and came into 2022 as the game's top prospect. He missed the first few weeks with a triceps injury but in 19 games since returning has hit .309 with a .942 OPS across three minor league levels. 

He's a switch-hitting catcher, who, according to the MLB.com Prospects report, "has raw power from both sides of the plate and thanks to an advanced approach that saw him walk in 14.5 percent of his plate appearances and strike out in just 16.6 percent of them, he gives himself every opportunity to do damage."

And on the defensive side of the ball, he's impressed through his rise as well: "He threw out 27.8 percent of potential basestealers while showing plus receiving skills and continuing to get very high marks for his rapport with his pitchers. As much as his plus tools stand out, his humility and work ethic get even higher marks, giving him every chance to become the superstar people expect to see."

The 24-year-old should make his debut Saturday night as the Orioles take on the Tampa Bay Rays.

The future in Baltimore has arrived. 

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