Adley Rutschman could be the most decorated college baseball in Oregon State history. Last night the American Baseball Coaches Association hands him a 2019 Gold Glove award. Check out the official release below. So many awards!!
Now the next thing on Adley's agenda must be the signing process with the Baltimore Orioles. He has until July 12th to sign according to an article in the Balitmore Sun newspaper. The Delmarva Shorebirds a single-A team in the South Atlantic League is one possibility. Delmarva is in Salsbury, Maryland and is on the Delmarva Peninsula.
Here is the official release on the Gold Glove Award:
Oregon State junior catcher Adley Rutschman has been named a 2019 Gold Glove winner by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and Rawlings, it was announced Wednesday night.
Rutschman becomes just the second Oregon State Gold Glove winner, joining Nick Madrigal in 2017. Gold Glove winners are selected by a national vote of collegiate baseball head coaches.
The Sherwood, Ore., native was 13-for-27 (48.1 percent) on stolen-base attempts against and he committed just four passed balls. He posted a .989 fielding percentage, mainly behind the plate while also starting eight games at first base.
Rutschman was recognized in May by the Pac-12 Conference’s coaches as the league’s Co-Defensive Player of the Year. He was also named to the conference’s All-Defensive First Team.
The honor adds to a growing list for Rutschman, who was selected first overall in the 2019 MLB First-Year Player Draft on June 3 by Baltimore. He has since been named the Golden Spikes Award winner and Dick Howser Trophy recipient. He is a unanimous First-Team All-American and the National Player of the Year by D1Baseball.com, Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game. Rutschman was named the Player of the Year in the Pac-12.
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