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Adley Rutschman

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Adley Rutschman
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Rutschman at Camden Yards in 2019
Baltimore Orioles
Born: (1998-02-06) February 6, 1998 (age 23)
Portland, Oregon
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Career highlights and awards

Adley Stan Rutschman (born February 6, 1998) is an American professional baseball catcher in the Baltimore Orioles organization. He played college baseball for the Oregon State Beavers.[1][2] He was named the Pac-12 Conference Player of the Year in 2019.[3] The Orioles selected Rutschman with the first overall selection in the 2019 MLB draft, and he signed for $8.1 million, at the time the highest MLB draft signing bonus ever.


Rutschman attended Sherwood High School in Sherwood, Oregon, and was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 40th round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft.[4][5] He did not sign with the Mariners and attended Oregon State University, where he played college baseball for the Beavers.[6]

Rutschman played college football for the Beavers as a placekicker his freshman year.[7] In baseball, his freshman year, he played in 61 games, hitting .234/.322/.306 with two home runs and 33 runs batted in (RBI).[8] After the 2017 season, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod Baseball League.[9] As a sophomore in 2018, he batted .408/.505/.628 with nine home runs and 83 RBIs and helped lead Oregon State to win the 2018 College World Series, their 3rd NCAA Division I Baseball National Championship,.[10][11] Rutschman had 17 hits, a College World Series record, and 13 RBIs in the series, for which he was named College World Series Most Outstanding Player.[12] In 2019, his junior season, he batted .411/.575/.751 with 17 home runs and 58 RBIs. That year, Rutschman was named the 2019 Collegiate Baseball Player of the Year by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.[13]

Rutschman was selected by the Baltimore Orioles with the first overall selection in the 2019 Major League Baseball draft.[14] He signed for $8.1 million, the highest signing bonus at the time.[15] He made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast League Orioles, and, after five games, was promoted to the Aberdeen IronBirds.[16][17] After three weeks with the IronBirds, Rutschman was promoted to the Class A Delmarva Shorebirds of the South Atlantic League.[18] Over 37 games between the three clubs, he slashed .254/.351/.423 with four home runs and 26 RBIs.[19]

At the start of the 2021 season, Rutschman was assigned to the Double-A level Bowie Baysox.[20]

Personal life

His grandfather, Ad Rutschman, was a football and baseball coach at Linfield College.[21]


  1. ^ "2019 Prospect Watch: 50 Draft". MLB Prospect Watch. Retrieved December 26, 2018.
  2. ^ Sakowski, Brian. "2019 Draft: Top 300 Prospects". Perfect Game. Retrieved December 26, 2018.
  3. ^ "Pac-12 announces 2019 baseball postseason honors". Pac-12 Conference. May 29, 2019. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  4. ^ Vance, Miles. "Sherwood's Adley Rutschman finishes on top".
  5. ^ "MLB Draft 2016: Sherwood's Adley Rutschman selected in 40th round by Seattle Mariners".
  6. ^ "Trevor Larnach rolls with his Oregon State baseball role, whether at DH or RF".
  7. ^ "Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman developing into two-way force".
  8. ^ Contributor, Mitch Monge, Multimedia. "The ultimate utility player".
  9. ^ "#34 Adley Rutschman - Profile". Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  10. ^ Eggers, Kerry. "Rutschman outstanding in his field".
  11. ^ Krupke, Nick. "OSU catcher ready for College World Series with talent, family legacy".
  12. ^ "Oregon State's Adley Rutschman wins 2018 College World Series Most Outstanding Player". June 28, 2018. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  13. ^ "OSU Catcher Adley Rutschman wins Collegiate Baseball Player of the Year award". NBC Sports. May 30, 2019. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
  14. ^ Shapiro, Michael (June 3, 2019). "Adley Rutschman selected by Orioles with MLB draft top pick - Sports Illustrated". Retrieved February 2, 2020.
  15. ^ R.J. Anderson (June 24, 2019). "Orioles sign top 2019 MLB Draft pick Adley Rutschman to record-breaking $8.1 million bonus". Retrieved February 2, 2020.
  16. ^ Trezza, Joe (July 26, 2019). "Adley Rutschman nearing promotion". Retrieved February 2, 2020.
  17. ^
  18. ^ "Rutschman earns promotion to Delmarva". August 20, 2019.
  19. ^
  20. ^ "Baysox Break Camp Roster Announced". April 30, 2021. Retrieved April 30, 2021.
  21. ^ "Sherwood football has weapon in foot of Adley Rutschman, grandson of legendary Linfield coach".

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