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Birth Date2-6-1998
Height6' 2"
Weight216 lbs
Age23 years, 3 months, 10 days
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MLB Statistics


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2019 DEL A SAL 12 47 .245 .320 .380 .138 88 -0.2 1.3 0 85 0 0.1 0.1 -0.6 0.1
2019 ABE A- NYP 20 92 .249 .331 .354 .387 98 9.1 2.5 -0.1 177 0 -0.2 -0.1 5.5 0.8
2019 ORI Rk GCL 5 16 .254 .352 .354 .091 101 -0.1 0.5 0 100 0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1

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2019 DEL A SAL 47 39 5 6 1 0 2 13 8 6 9 0 0 .154 .261 .333 .179 1 0
2019 ABE A- NYP 92 77 11 25 7 1 1 37 15 12 16 0 0 .325 .413 .481 .156 2 0
2019 ORI Rk GCL 16 14 3 2 0 0 1 5 3 2 2 1 0 .143 .250 .357 .214 0 0

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Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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2020-12-04 12:00:00 (link to chat)Any updates on Adley Rutschman? As a college player, his ascent to the Majors should be more rapid, correct?
(ironcityguys from daBurgh)
He probably could have been up this season? He looked very close to MLB-ready post draft in 2019, but based on the Orioles desire to "stay within the confines of the CBA" I'd expect to see him post Super-2 clawback in 2021. The 2020 alternate site reports were all good. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2020-10-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Last chat you talked about several catchers with high praise for Luis Campusano and Will Smith. If you were to predict, how does Adley Rutschman's future compare to these two adept catchers?
(ironcityguys from daBurgh)
I think I said Campusano was top of the heap as it pertains to prospect catchers, but, uh...I was forgetting Adley. I think Adley has the ability to be the best catcher in baseball. (Craig Goldstein)
2020-08-14 14:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of numbers are we looking at during peak years for Adley Rutschman and Spencer Torkelson? C and 1B are very very weak positions... are Bart and Vaughn even close to these guys?
(George from South Bend)
Rutschman: .295/.400/.520/25/0
Torkelson: .290/.370/.550/35/0

Bart is not particularly close to Rutschman. At least a grade gap in hit tool with less on-base ability. I see Bart as a .260/.320/.485/25/0 bat.

Vaughn, on the other hand, is neck-and-neck with Torkelson (they are back-to-back in our rankings for a reason). I think Vaughn has a slightly better hit tool with slightly less power than Tork. (Jesse Roche)
2020-02-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)1st pick in a returning, 16-team, keep-all, super-hyphenated, deep dynasty league. Andrew Vaughn, Adley Rutschman, Jasson Dominguez, CJ Abrams all available (the highest available four from BPs 2020 Top 101 Dynasty). I feel like Vaughn is the "safest" pick in terms of reaching his floor-to-ceiling range, is closest to the bigs, and catchers are weird. So my question is essentially this: which Jesse rolled out of bed this morning? The pragmatic, wise-beyond-his-years Uncle Jesse who reassures me that Vaughn is a solid play and future cornerstone that won't cost me the family farm? Or the cowboy renegade Jesse James who's about to talk me into going into my draft guns-a-blazing while dreaming on The Martian hype?
(BC from Fort Myers, FL)
Love the question! I do not think there is a clear answer this year. I prefer Vaughn due to his blend of upside/proximity. However, Dominguez is a fine pivot if you like throwing caution to the wind. He has the most upside among prospects in this FYPD. It is a really personal decision imo. Look in the mirror and ask yourself: who am I? Hopefully that will aid in deciding between Vaughn and Dominguez (I would not consider the other two absent 24+ teams or 2-catchers--Rutschman--or categories that specifically favor Abrams). (Jesse Roche)
2020-02-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)I have the 1st overall pick in my dynast draft should I take Adley Rutschman or Andrew Vaughn?
(Steven from Texas)
It probably depends on league size and scoring format, but, outside of 24+ team leagues or 2-catcher formats, I recommend Vaughn. (Jesse Roche)
2020-01-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which dynasty 101 guys make the biggest moves if you consider OBP vs. Avg?
(MK from Houston)
As an initial matter, I do not trust walk rates in short-season leagues or even the low minors. Player discipline can change dramatically between the minors and the majors as pitchers simply have better command/control and throw more strikes to challenge hitters. That said, I think the extreme cases do warrant attention (15%-plus walk rates and sub-5% walk rates)

Guys who move up include Andrew Vaughn, Adley Rutschman, and Nolan Jones.

Guys who drop some include Luis Robert and Ryan Mountcastle.

Of these players, Jones moves the most (easily into the Top 50, probably in the 30s). (Jesse Roche)
2019-11-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)If forced to rank players in terms of future value over the next 10 years of their MLB career, would Wander Franco occupy the same tier as Yelich, Acuna, Soto, Lindor, etc.? If not, who would be some fellows in his tier?
(Bill from Capitol Hill)
Man I love Wander Franco, but you can't rank him in the top tier of major league producers until there's some major league production. I made this point last year that by June or so, I would have take Juan Soto comfortably over Vlad jr and any other prospect. Look, it's perfectly plausible that he ends up as one of the 10-15 best players in baseball for a good stretch of his career, but you can't rank him with those guys yet. (The fellows in his tier are Jo Adell, Luis Robert, Adley Rutschman, those kind of names) (Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 Chat)
2019-11-01 12:00:00 (link to chat)good day Jeff!!!!!! Im in a scoresheet league where we can keep 5 rookies as keepers outside if 14 mlb players. Having Adley Rutschman,Emerson Hancock, Wander Franco,and Kristan Robinson im torn between Drew Waters and Miguel Amays as the 5 th?
(easterbrook from ontario canada)
Amaya has grown on me year over year, but given that catchers are weird and given Waters offensive upside, I'd feel pretty comfortable going with the outfield bat. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-09-27 12:00:00 (link to chat)How far is the offensive drop-off from the 2019 June Draft after Adley Rutschman, Andrew Vaughn, and Bobby Witt,Jr? Who are some other players from this draft worth keeping an eye on for their plate approaches?
(Ron from Texarkana)
Honestly the next three bats are all at least interesting, with Abrams having the scorching pro start. Good reports on Josh Jung as well. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-09-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you see as Adley Rutschman's trip to the Majors? next year- A/AA, ML appearance late in 2021? Also, is there any former catcher you'd compare him to? Does he profile similarly as a hitter to Ted Simmons (switch-hitter)?
(ironcityguys from urban area)
I got an interesting comp just now from our very own Jarrett Siedler who's seen him. "Jorge Alfaro but a switch hitter and with a real approach?" Don't hate that at all.

The O's are obviously awful and there's no need to rush him. But if he shows any semblance of what he could be in A next year, a trip to AA should be expected given his advanced approach at this juncture. At the earliest I could see him up in late 2021, but 2022 seems most reasonable for me. (Tyler Oringer)
2019-08-06 12:00:00 (link to chat)As an evaluator when it comes to recent draftees how much does the actual professional game performance after signing influence your thoughts on them? For example CJ Abrams even though a high pick seems to be destroying it out there. Does his performance although SSS make you reevaluate your opinion on him that you had on him from before the draft?
(David from Atlantis)
It matters sometimes. I'm on Adley Rutschman right now, and the "performance" hasn't been great, but all the underlying stuff looked fine. It's a long year for a college catcher. I wrote about Riley Greene for tomorrow, and that's a case where the performance has basically hewn exactly to Keanan's pre-draft report. I didn't have an opinion on Abrams pre-draft per se (Keanan was lower on him than the industry, yeah), but now that he is in the Midwest League we will get some looks an adjust as needed. Especially in the low minors performance (does not equal sign) stats all the time. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-07-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)When will Adley Rutschman take the field for an Oriole affiliate? The word is he heads to Aberdeen, but some say he could go directly to the Majors. Where would you place him to start his pro career?
(ironcityguys from urban area)
I'm sure they're in no hurry to push the recent no. 1 overall pick given the length of the college season and the physical demands of catcher. He's not going directly to the majors, that's absurd. It wouldn't serve him or the ballclub any good. I'd probably start him in High-A where his bat should be more than ready but he can get comfortable with the change in the demands of a pro catcher. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-05-24 15:00:00 (link to chat)Who's the more likely #1 pick in dynasty drafts next spring: Adley Rutschman or Andrew Vaughn?
(Rob from Alaska)
There's no wrong answer, but hoo boy I just checked out Rutschman's year at OSU, and I just don't know how you make any other argument right now. Kinda like the Trout/Betts debates for #1 overall this year: there's absolutely nothing wrong with #2, and yet any argument against the obvious #1 is just trying too hard. (Jon Hegglund)
2019-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Should I be picking up Adley Rutschman in my dynasty league ASAP?
(Craig from CT)
If you can get guys before they're in the affiliated majors, sure I guess. I tend not to play leagues like that. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-04-19 18:00:00 (link to chat)Should I be picking up Adley Rutschman in my dynasty league ASAP?
(Craig from CT)
There is plenty to like about this year's potential 1.1 and he would not be a bad guy to have. Being a catcher, though, leaves you with two main issues. If he is going to catch, there is a chance that slows down his charge through the minors (Joey Bart started this season in High-A). If he moves off the position, the bats gets a lot more pressure put on it. (Scott Delp)
2019-04-26 16:00:00 (link to chat)Should I be picking up Adley Rutschman in my dynasty league ASAP?
(Craig from CT)
If you don't have to wait for a first-year player draft, yep, I'm scooping him up. (Mark Barry)
2019-03-08 16:00:00 (link to chat)Better deep league high risk/high reward flyer Malcomn Nunez or Adley Rutschman?
(beringstorm from Tacoma, WA)
Nunez is interesting but is a long way off. Rutschman would be my choice. He's 21 and a catcher (for now at least). If he can give you top-5 value at that position or better, it's worth the gamble. (Kevin Jebens)
2019-02-06 21:00:00 (link to chat)Where would Adley Rutschman and Bobby Witt fall in your Top 101?
( from Concord, CA)
Rutschman would fall around the 50-60 range, and him being a catcher is the only thing keeping him from being the top pick in dynasty leagues next year. Witt would likely be in the 60-70 range, as so much can happen in the prep ranks between the winter and the draft, but the tools are 100 percent legit. -BS (Dynasty 101 Chat w/ Ben Carsley and Bret Sayre)
2019-02-18 16:00:00 (link to chat)Who is number 1 prospect next year?
(PM from Detroit)
See previous answer, but if you mean the 2019 Draft, early favorites are Bobby Witt Jr. and Adley Rutschman. (Kevin Jebens)
2019-02-18 16:00:00 (link to chat)Adley Rutschman or Riley Greene, who would you draft?
(Mr. Fister from Arlington)
High school and college players aren't my strong suit, but I'm always a bit wary of catcher prospects. Do they get moved off the position, hurting their fantasy value? Greene seems the safer play with the better bat. But outside of fantasy context, I suppose a potential star catcher has more value, so if I was an MLB team, Rutschman. (Kevin Jebens)
2018-12-12 17:00:00 (link to chat)Better pro career...Joey Bart or Adley Rutschman?
(Mr. Fister from Arlington)
somebody asked Jarrett Seider this question a few days ago and he wasn't confident enough to comment on a college bat and he has much more prospect experience than I do. As Little Nicky once said in the 2001 classic film "Little Nicky" "I'm going to take a mulligan on this one." (Mike Gianella)
2018-12-06 20:00:00 (link to chat)Would you rather have Joey Bart or Adley Rutschman in a keep forever dynasty league?
(Yusei Tomato from LA)
I don't follow college ball closely enough to answer this with great confidence. Rutschman seems like he has greater offensive upside. (Jarrett Seidler)
2018-09-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)I've got the top pick next year in a dynasty draft. It's too early, probably, but I'm eyeing India, Groshans, Victor Victor, Adley Rutschman. Who should I take, assuming the draft was today?
(Aaron from Minnesota)
I think India, Madrigal and Larnach are all 2018 draftees that should be options. (Mark Barry)

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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2019 afx .000 0.0 0 .000 0.0 3 -.027 -.004 0.1 0.1 0.1

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