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Orioles top prospect Adley Rutschman was promoted to Triple-A Norfolk.
Rutschman was recently anointed as the No. 1 prospect in baseball according to MLB Pipeline. He's more of a top 5-10 prospect for fantasy purposes given the position he plays, but he's an extremely exciting player to roster in dynasty leagues. Rutschman hit .271 with a .900 OPS, 18 homers, 55 RBI, and a 57:55 K:BB through 80 games in Double-A. There's a non-zero chance he debuts before the end of 2021.
Adley Rutschman went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and two walks for Double-A Bowie on Wednesday.
The homer was his second of the year. This was the first game that Rutschman didn't strike out, which has been a problem for him so far. The top catching prospect in minor league baseball, Rutschman is expected to arrive in Baltimore early on in 2022.
Adley Rutschman went yard for the first time for Double-A Bowie on Thursday, finishing the night 2-for-4 with the long ball and a double.
The No. 1 pick from the 2019 draft, Rutschman is easily considered the top catching prospect in the sport. He has a chance to debut by the end of '21 if he keeps hitting, but a more realistic arrival date for him is early-2022. Rutschman will certainly be fantasy viable whenever he gets the call.
Orioles' top prospect Adley Rutschman will report with the Orioles pitchers and catchers.
The future is bright for the Orioles, especially at the catcher position. Given that he has plus raw power, a potential plus hit tool, and a plus defender, Rutschman projects as a fantasy catcher to target in the future. If he makes the team, then his ADP should spike and he's someone to target in drafts.
Orioles GM Mike Elias says he envisions top prospect Adley Rutschman opening the 2021 season in Double-A.
Rutschman the No. 1 pick in the 2019 amateur draft and is widely considered the best catching prospect in baseball. He has yet to play in Double-A and missed some important development time this past summer with the cancellation of the minor league season. Still, it isn't out of the question to think that Rutschman can make his big league debut by the end of next year. He's a highly coveted asset in dynasty leagues right now.