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Ryan Mountcastle

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ryan Mountcastle
Ryan Mountcastle (cropped).jpg
Mountcastle with the Norfolk Tides in 2019
Baltimore Orioles – No. 6
First baseman
Born: (1997-02-18) February 18, 1997 (age 24)
Winter Springs, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 21, 2020, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
(through July 20, 2021)
Batting average.271
Home runs19
Runs batted in75
Teams

Ryan Lee Mountcastle (born February 18, 1997) is an American professional baseball first baseman for the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2020.

Career

Amateur career

Mountcastle attended Hagerty High School in Oviedo, Florida.[1] He was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the first round of the 2015 MLB draft.[2]

Professional career

He signed with the Orioles and was assigned to the Gulf Coast League Orioles to begin his professional career. After batting .313 with three home runs and 14 RBIs in 43 games in the GCL, he was promoted to the Aberdeen IronBirds, where he batted .212 in ten games to finish the season. In 2016, Mountcastle spent the season with the Delmarva Shorebirds where he posted a .281 average with ten home runs and 51 RBIs along with a .745 OPS in 115 games.[3] In 2017, Mountcastle spent time between the Frederick Keys and the Bowie Baysox, batting a combined .287 along with a career high 18 home runs and 62 RBIs in 127 games between both teams.[4] After the season, he played in the Arizona Fall League and played in the Fall Stars Game.[5]

MLB.com ranked Mountcastle as Baltimore's third best prospect going into the 2018 season.[6] He spent 2018 with Bowie, slashing .297/.341/.464 with 13 home runs and 59 RBIs in 102 games.[7][8] In 2019, Mountcastle spent the season with the Norfolk Tides, and switched to first base.[9][10] After slashing .312/.344/.527 with 25 home runs and 83 RBIs over 127 games, he was named the International League Most Valuable Player.[11] Following the season, he was added to the Orioles 40–man roster.[12]

On August 21, 2020, Mountcastle was promoted to the major leagues and made his MLB debut same day.[13] On August 22, 2020, Mountcastle had his first major league hit against the Boston Red Sox in the bottom of the 9th inning.[14] On August 30, he hit his first MLB home run.[15] On the season for Baltimore, Mountcastle slashed .333/.386/.492 with 5 home runs and 23 RBI.[16]

On June 7, 2021, Mountcastle was named AL Player of the Week, after hitting safely in all six games he played in, and going 11-for-24 (.458) with 4 home runs, 3 doubles, 10 RBI and a 1.563 OPS.[17] On June 19, Mountcastle had his first career three-home run game against the Toronto Blue Jays, launching two off of Toronto starter Alek Manoah and one off of reliever Anthony Kay.

References

  1. ^ "USABaseball.com: News: Ch-ch-ch-changes: Mountcastle willing to switch". usabaseball.com. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  2. ^ "Baltimore Orioles expected to announce signings of Ryan Mountcastle, other draft picks". Baltimore Sun. June 16, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  3. ^ Meoli, Jon. "Orioles prospect Ryan Mountcastle wrapping successful first full season in Delmarva". baltimoresun.com.
  4. ^ "Ryan Mountcastle Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  5. ^ https://www.latimes.com/bs-sp-orioles-afl-2017103017-story.html
  6. ^ "Mountcastle among MLB's Top 10 3B prospects". MLB.com.
  7. ^ Meoli, Jon. "One for the future: Evaluating Orioles prospect Ryan Mountcastle".
  8. ^ https://www.masnsports.com/steve-melewski/2019/01/after-strong-double-a-year-ryan-mountcastle-is-closer-to-the-majors.html
  9. ^ "Mountcastle tries 1B as O's preach versatility". MLB.com.
  10. ^ Hall, David. "O's prospect Ryan Mountcastle already making noise with Norfolk". pilotonline.com.
  11. ^ Hall, David. "Tides' quiet Mountcastle speaks loudly with his bat". dailypress.com.
  12. ^ Meoli, Jon (November 2019). "Orioles protect top prospects Ryan Mountcastle, Keegan Akin, two others from Rule 5 draft". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  13. ^ Joe Trezza (August 22, 2020). "Mountcastle has solid debut, with pranks". MLB.com. Retrieved August 31, 2020.
  14. ^ "Ryan Mountcastle's first MLB hit". MLB.com. August 22, 2020. Retrieved March 22, 2021.
  15. ^ Joe Trezza (August 30, 2020). "Mountcastle's 1st 2 HRs travel a tidy 830 feet". MLB.com. Retrieved August 31, 2020.
  16. ^ "Ryan Mountcastle Stats, Fantasy & News". MLB.com.
  17. ^ https://www.mlb.com/news/ryan-mountcastle-patrick-wisdom-named-players-of-the-week#:~:text=Patrick%20Wisdom%20is%20named%20NL,the%20Week%20presented%20by%20Chevrolet.&text=Called%20up%20from%20Triple%2DA,start%20to%20his%20Cubs%20career.

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