With the first pick in the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft, the Baltimore Orioles selected Adley Rutschman, a power-hitting catcher from Oregon State. He’s also the 2018 College World Series champion and 2019 Pac-12 Baseball Player of the Year.
They subsequently awarded him an $US8.1 million signing bonus, the largest ever MLB Draft signing bonus at the time. Needless to say, great things were (and continue to be) expected from Rutschman, now 23 and the top-ranked prospect in all of baseball. Rutschman could become a Big League player sometime in 2022.
For now, that’s all on hold due to yet another MLB offseason work stoppage, but that’s not stopping Rutschman from working on the finer points of his game… golf game that is.
The fact the TopGolf nets are set at 200 yards (183 metres) can make your drives seem far more impressive than they actually are, but we know a bomb when we see one, and this is a bomb.And to make things even more impressive, he did it all in sneakers and jeans.