The Baltimore Orioles called top prospect Gunnar Henderson on Wednesday in the final game of the series against Cleveland Defenders. It didn’t take long for Henderson to show why he was considered a top prospect. He went home for his debut in Cleveland. Henderson finished 2-4 on his MLB debut night.
Today, Gunnar Henderson will make his debut in front of the Baltimore fans. The Baltimore Orioles will attend the Oakland Athletics with Henderson starting at second campus tonight. During the first disc appearance in Baltimore, Henderson connected on a 2-2 slider and sent it down the first base line. He ended up flying into second base for a standalone double.
Henderson is having a great start to his season. That 2-2 slider was also a pitch and the score he made in a home run against Guardians pitcher Triston McKenzie. Looks like Gunnar was able to find a helmet to wear before tonight’s game.
Gunnar Henderson will be a special player. Hitting isn’t Henderson’s only strong point; he had a stolen base with Orioles. Along with a stolen base, he also showed off his gauntlet and rocket arm.
Prospects like Gunnar Henderson and Adley Rutschman have made this Baltimore Orioles club a success
Henderson is an all 5 instrument player. He can do it all on the baseball field, and that makes him dangerous. He, along with the likes of Adley Rutschman and Cedric Mullins, has made this Orioles one to watch this year. They were really able to turn the franchise around.
Orioles called Adley Rutschman in May of this year. The slug catcher was the number one pick in the 2019 MLB Draft. Since being called up, he has been a mainstay on Baltimore’s roster.
The Baltimore Orioles were able to transform their organization with quality draft picks. Last year, the Orioles had a 52-110 record, which was good for their last in East AL. This year, Orioles finished fourth in the AL East with a 69-61 record. They are one game behind the Toronto Blue Jays and are fighting for the AL Wild Card spot.
As the Orioles draw close to the end of their season, they hope Gunnar Henderson can provide the spark they need to get into the post-season. They have two series against Toronto Blue Jays in September. Those two series will most likely determine the fate of Baltimore.