The Orioles plan to promote two of their best prospects to Triple-A, as The Baltimore Sun’s Andy Kostka reports (Twitter link) this catcher Madeleine Rochman and left DL . Hall They will be on their way to the team’s largest sub-league branch.
Had it not been for the triceps strain he experienced during spring training, it’s entirely possible that Rutschman would have already been in the majors by now, perhaps even as early as opening day. Rutschman already hit .312/.405/.490 in over 185 board appearances with Triple-A Norfolk last season, and he doesn’t seem to have much to prove in the minors. Even over 24 PA in Single-A and Double-A levels so far, the Rutschman has a 1.167 OPS.
Arguably the best in baseball, Rutschman has been tasked with a very rapid rise to the majors since Baltimore made him the first overall pick for the 2019 draft. Rutschman is the crown jewel of the Orioles rebuilding plan, is considered both an outstanding hitter and defender, and is widely regarded As a star in the making. It seems likely that Rutschman’s MLB debut is before May ends, and it could only be days if the young catcher continues to rip Triple-A.
Hall was the 21st overall pick for the 2017 draft and has struggled with a few injury issues throughout his professional career, including a stress reaction in his elbow that limited him to 31 2/3 Tour last season. The Oriole was somewhat wary with Hall to start the season, but they moved him to Double-A after one outing in a high ball A, and Hall is now heading to Triple-A after just one outing for Double-A Bowie (that start came today, with Hall allowing Two runs over 3 and 2/3 runs). The focus may remain on strengthening Hall fully, so it remains to be seen if he can be on Baltimore’s radar as a late-season call-up before the 2022 season ends.
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