2021 marks PressBox’s fifth annual Best Of edition celebrating the top people, performances and moments of the year.
In August, MLB Pipeline updated its top prospects list to identify Adley Rutschman as the top prospect in all of baseball AND Grayson Rodriguez as the game’s top pitching prospect.
It was just the second time in the history of the lists that the same franchise boasted both.
Rutschman slashed .285/.397/.502 with 23 home runs between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk (and was named a Minor League Gold Glove winner), while Rodriguez pitched to a 2.36 ERA and 0.825 WHIP between High-A Aberdeen and Bowie.
It is difficult for Orioles fans to not get carried away with their excitement.
Originally published on Dec. 15, 2021.
Photo Credit: William Vaughan/Bowie Baysox
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Originally published Dec. 15, 2021