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 21)
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] The Orioles selected Rutschman with the first overall selection in the 2019 MLB draft. He was named the Pac-12 Conference Player of the Year in 2019.[3]


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] As a sophomore in 2018, he helped lead Oregon State to win the 2018 College World Series, their 3rd NCAA Division I Baseball National Championship,.[9][10] Rutschman had 17 hits, a College World Series record, and 13 RBI in the series, for which he was named College World Series Most Outstanding Player.[11]

Rutschman was selected by the Baltimore Orioles with the first overall selection in the 2019 MLB draft.[12] He signed for $8.1 million, the highest signing bonus ever.[13]

Personal life[edit]

His grandfather, Ad Rutschman, was a football and baseball coach at Linfield College.[14]


  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. ^ Eggers, Kerry. "Rutschman outstanding in his field".
  10. ^ Krupke, Nick. "OSU catcher ready for College World Series with talent, family legacy".
  11. ^ "Oregon State's Adley Rutschman wins 2018 College World Series Most Outstanding Player". June 28, 2018. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
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  14. ^ "Sherwood football has weapon in foot of Adley Rutschman, grandson of legendary Linfield coach".

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