VIDEO: Orioles Tweet Heartwarming Moment Adley Rutschman Found Out He Was Going to the Big Leagues
It's always every baseball player's dream to eventually make their MLB debut, whether they're a high-end prospect or a minor-league journeyman. That's why it's always special anytime we get a glimpse of the exact moment when a player hears they're getting promoted to the Big Leagues.
The Baltimore Orioles have announced that the MLB's No. 1 prospect catcher Adley Rutschman will make his debut on Saturday against the Tampa Bay Rays. After the announcement, the club tweeted a video of the 24-year-old's reaction to the news.
You can check out the video below. It's sure to warm your heart on a Saturday morning.
The best part of the video is that Rutschman went into it, thinking that it was just a typical discussion about his playing time. Suddenly, he gets a grin on his face when he knows where the conversation is heading and then it's all topped off when his teammates pour into the room, celebrating.
The first overall pick in 2019, Rutschman has looked great this season playing across the three minor-league levels. Despite dealing with injuries, he's managed to record three home runs, nine RBIs, 11 walks and a .309/.427/.515 slash line in 68 at-bats over 19 games.
Rutschman might need a big game if the Orioles are going to pull off an upset in his MLB debut. The Rays are currently the -138 moneyline favorites for Saturday's matchup, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, while the O's sit at +118 to win at home.
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