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Apr 20, 2024 2 1 0 1
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Simba famously told us in The Lion King he laughed in the face of danger, and Adley Rutschman certainly did the same in the face of those wondering if there would be a sophomore slump for the young catcher. The 25 year old backstop was a key cog of the AL East champion Orioles lineup finishing as the eighth-most valuable fantasy catcher and the only catcher who could claim at least 20 homers, 80+ RBIs as well as 80+ runs on their resume. If not for the misconfiguration of left field in Camden, Rutschman would have joined Cal Raleigh as the only catcher with 30 homers but that monstrosity is where most pulled flyballs go to die. Rutschman has already earned a reputation for a very discernable eye at the plate as he walks nearly as often as he strike out which is a rarity for both his age and his position. Baltimore values the bat and gave him 46 games at DH so he provides plenty of volume with the added bonus of hitting first or second in the lineup. Simply put, the acquisition cost is worth it.

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2024 553.1 13 2 11 6 .297
2023 463.53 84 20 80 92 1 .277
2022 3232.9 70 13 42 65 4 .254
3y Avg. 3902.9 77 16 61 78 2 .268
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  • Orioles' Adley Rutschman: Hits grand slam in defeat

    Rutschman went 3-for-5 with a grand slam during Friday's loss to the Royals. While the rest of Baltimore's lineup was unable to find consistent success against the Royals, Rutschman accounted for three of the team's eight hits, and his seventh-inning slam was the only way the Orioles were able to put runs on the board. The 26-year-old backstop is now 7-for-21 across his last five games and remains one of the more reliable offensive catchers in baseball.
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  • Orioles' Adley Rutschman: Socks first homer of 2024

    Rutschman went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's 11-5 loss to the Brewers. The 26-year-old catcher took former battery mate DL Hall deep in the third inning, one of three Orioles long balls on the afternoon. It was Rutschman's first homer of the season, and while his power hasn't fully arrived yet, he's still had a solid start to the campaign with a .283/.339/.377 slash line, seven RBI and nine runs through 13 games.
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  • Orioles' Adley Rutschman: Receives rest day

    Rutschman is out of the lineup for Friday's game versus the Brewers, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. Rutschman started Baltimore's first 12 games of the season (eight at catcher, four at designated hitter), but he'll get a breather Friday for the series opener versus Milwaukee. James McCann will step in behind the plate to catch for Tyler Wells.
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  • Orioles' Adley Rutschman: Productive on Opening Day

    Rutschman went 2-for-4 with a walk, two RBI and three runs scored in Thursday's 11-3 win over the Angels. Rutschman's Opening Day effort was highlighted by a two-run single in the second inning, and the catcher scored each time he got aboard. He hit a reasonable .257 in spring training, but Rutschman has the upside to be the No. 1 catcher in fantasy. At the very least, he should see ample playing time this season after slashing .277/.374/.435 over 154 games (687 plate appearances) in 2023.
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  • Orioles' Adley Rutschman: Slow start in spring

    Rutschman has gone 1-for-9 over his first four Grapefruit League games. On the bright side, that one hit is a home run. Rutschman's spring numbers will ultimately mean very little -- he's the Orioles' No. 1 catcher and will likely focus on getting back in sync with the pitching staff more than his performance at the plate for now. He hit .277 with an .809 OPS and 20 homers over 154 contests in 2023.
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  • Orioles' Adley Rutschman: Returns to lineup

    Rutschman (illness) is starting at catcher and batting second Saturday against Boston. Rutschman was scratched from the lineup ahead of Friday's game due to illness, but the issue seems to have subsided ahead of Saturday's contest. The 25-year-old backstop has gone 7-for-17 with a homer and four RBI over his last five games and will attempt to remain hot as the Orioles prepare for a postseason run.
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  • Orioles' Adley Rutschman: Likely available Saturday

    Manager Brandon Hyde said Rutschman (illness) will probably be available for Saturday's game against the Red Sox, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports. Rutschman was scratched from the lineup Friday because he was feeling under the weather the day after the Orioles clinched the AL East title. James McCann filled in at catcher and went 0-for-2 with a walk and two strikeouts in Baltimore's sleepy 3-0 loss to Boston.
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  • Orioles' Adley Rutschman: Homers, collects three RBI

    Rutschman went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Wednesday's win over the Nationals. Rutschman jumped on a hanging four-seamer from Patrick Corbin in the bottom of the third and crushed it over the wall in left-center field to put the Orioles on top 2-0. The star catcher would then tack on another run with an RBI single in the fifth as Baltimore went on to win its fourth straight. Rutschman has now recorded multiple hits in four of his last six games while the home run marked his fourth this month and 20th on the season. He's also drawn at least one walk in four consecutive games.
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  • Orioles' Adley Rutschman: Gets breather Tuesday

    Rutschman isn't in the Orioles' lineup Tuesday versus Houston, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. Despite collecting five hits across his last three games, Rutschman will take a seat to begin Tuesday's contest. James McCann will instead start behind the plate and bat eighth.
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  • Orioles' Adley Rutschman: Three hits, homer in win

    Rutschman went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, two RBI and an additional run scored in Sunday's 5-4 victory over the Rays. Rustchman cut Baltimore's deficit to 3-2 in the eighth inning with his 19th homer of the year, a solo shot off Pete Fairbanks. He added a second RBI with a base hit in the 10th before scoring the winning run in the 11th. It's Rustchman's first multi-hit game since Sept. 8 -- he'd been slumping a bit of late, going 4-for-29 (.138) over his previous eight games. Overall, the 25-year-old catcher is batting .270 with a .789 OPS, 79 runs scored and 73 RBI through 639 plate appearances this season.
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  • Orioles' Adley Rutschman: Slugs 18th homer

    Rutschman went 2-for-4 with a walk, a home run, two runs scored and three RBI in Friday's 11-2 win over the Red Sox. The backstop played a big role in the rout, and he capped his night by hooking a solo shot off John Schreiber just inside Pesky's Pole in the eighth inning. Rutschman is having a strong finish to his second MLB season, slashing .290/.367/.443 through 33 games since the beginning of August with four of his 18 homers and 23 of his 70 RBI on the season.
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  • Orioles' Adley Rutschman: Gets rare day off

    Rutschman is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the White Sox. Rutschman often serves as a designated hitter on days that he doesn't catch, but he'll get a proper day off Wednesday in what marks just his third absence from the lineup since the All-Star break. With James McCann stepping in behind the dish, Ryan Mountcastle will get a look as the Orioles' designated hitter. The day off comes while Rutschman has been running hot at the plate, as he's recorded at least one hit in eight of his last nine starts while slashing .333/.366/.359.
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  • Orioles' Adley Rutschman: Stays warm Thursday

    Rutschman went 3-for-4 with a run scored in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Blue Jays. Rutschman logged his fifth multi-hit effort in his last seven games. Over that span, he's gone 13-for-29 (.448) with three doubles and three RBI. The catcher was batting .265 on Aug. 15, but he's up to .277 with an .800 OPS, 16 home runs, 61 RBI, 67 runs scored, a stolen base and 22 doubles through 122 games this season. Since the Orioles are finding success with Rutschman batting leadoff, he should continue in that spot as long as his bat remains hot.
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  • Orioles' Adley Rutschman: Picks up first steal

    Rutschman went 2-for-5 with a double, a stolen base and one run scored in Tuesday's 6-3 extra-inning loss to the Blue Jays. Rutschman collected his fourth multi-hit effort in his last five games. He also logged his first steal of the season on his second attempt -- he's run less in 2023, as he had four thefts last season. The catcher is at a .273/.369/.430 slash line with 16 home runs, 59 RBI, 66 runs scored, 22 doubles and a triple through 120 contests overall, maintaining his place as one of the best backstops in baseball.
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  • Orioles' Adley Rutschman: Gets on base four times

    Rutschman went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk and a run scored in Friday's 9-4 win over the Athletics. Rutschman recently endured a 1-for-21 skid, but he's collected five hits over his last two games to get back on track. The catcher is slashing .272/.367/.430 with 16 home runs, 58 RBI, 61 runs scored, 21 doubles and a triple over 117 contests. He's been hitting out of the leadoff spot lately, even with speedier options like Cedric Mullins and Gunnar Henderson available.
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  • Orioles' Adley Rutschman: Clubs homer in win

    Rutschman went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional RBI in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Astros. Rutschman has multiple hits in six of his nine games in August, going 13-for-36 (.361) with two homers and 10 RBI for the month. The catcher's blast Thursday came on Houston starter Hunter Brown's third pitch of the game. Rutschman is up to a .276/.373/.440 slash line with 16 homers, 57 RBI, 58 runs scored, 19 doubles and a triple over 110 contests this season.
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  • Orioles' Adley Rutschman: Extends RBI streak

    Rutschman went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and an additional run scored in Tuesday's loss to Houston. Rutschman tagged Framber Valdez for a two-run shot in the second inning, bringing James McCann around to score and marking Rutschman's seventh consecutive game recording an RBI. Over that stretch, he's hitting 9-for-27 (.333) with five runs scored and has struck out just once in 32 plate appearances.
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  • Orioles' Adley Rutschman: Gets aboard four times

    Rutschman went 3-for-4 with a walk, one RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 9-3 win over the Yankees. Rutschman was at leadoff for the second game in a row, and he set the tone well by logging two of his hits in the first inning. He's gotten on base in six of his eight plate appearances atop the order over the last two contests. The catcher is slashing .272/.374/.427 with 14 home runs, 47 RBI, 52 runs scored and 17 doubles through 100 games this season. Aside from a lack of speed, Rutschman's strong plate discipline makes him a solid option to stay at leadoff for as long as manager Brandon Hyde is interested in him being there.
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  • Orioles' Adley Rutschman: First leadoff nod

    Rutschman is leading off for the first time in his career Saturday against the Yankees. Gunnar Henderson will switch spots with Rutschman, moving to the two hole against righty Clarke Schmidt. Rutschman is tied for second with Jonah Heim for runs (49) at the catcher position and is tied with Danny Jansen for sixth among catchers with 46 RBI. Will Smith paces all catchers with 52 runs.
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  • Orioles' Adley Rutschman: Launches 14th homer

    Rutschman went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Wednesday's 6-4 loss to the Phillies. He opened the scoring in the top of the third inning by taking Ranger Suarez deep, but the game was just about all Philly after that. Rutschman set a new career high in homers in the process with 14, topping the 13 he hit as a rookie in 2022, and his heavy workload this season doesn't seem to be wearing down the 25-year-old -- through 20 games in July, he's slashing a solid .269/.337/.462 with three home runs, 11 RBI and 12 runs.
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