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Orioles draft Oregon State C Rutschman at No. 1

The Baltimore Orioles selected Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman with the No. 1 pick in the 2019 MLB draft Monday night.

He is the fifth catcher to be taken first overall, the most recent being Joe Mauer in 2001.

A switch-hitter with defensive skill and power potential, Rutschman batted .411/.575/.751 for the Beavers in 2019 with 17 home runs in 185 at-bats and twice as many walks as strikeouts.