Ryan Mountcastle

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Ryan Mountcastle
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Mountcastle with the Norfolk Tides in 2019
Baltimore Orioles
Infielder
Born: (1997-02-18) February 18, 1997 (age 22)
Winter Springs, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Ryan Lee Mountcastle (born February 18, 1997) is an American professional baseball infielder in the Baltimore Orioles organization.

Career[edit]

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] He signed with the Orioles and was assigned to the GCL 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 batted .212 in ten games to finish the season. Mountcastle spent 2016 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, he 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] He began 2019 with the Norfolk Tides.[9] He was switched to first base in 2019.[10][11]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Orioles prospect Ryan Mountcastle wrapping successful first full season in Delmarva
  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. ^ https://www.mlb.com/news/orioles-ryan-mountcastle-top-3b-prospects-c265169618
  7. ^ https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/bs-sp-orioles-future-ryan-mountcastle-20180710-story.html
  8. ^ https://www.masnsports.com/steve-melewski/2019/01/after-strong-double-a-year-ryan-mountcastle-is-closer-to-the-majors.html
  9. ^ https://www.dailypress.com/sports/dp-spt-tides-mountcastle-20190420-story.html
  10. ^ https://www.mlb.com/news/ryan-mountcastle-plays-1b-at-orioles-camp-c304157854
  11. ^ https://pilotonline.com/sports/baseball/norfolk-tides/article_57b2fe9e-62d3-11e9-b98c-4bcaab8dfd28.html

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