Baltimore Orioles Select Arkansas Outfielder For Second Overall Pick In MLB Draft

Baltimore Orioles Pick Arkansas Outfielder For 2nd General Select In MLB Draft

Thursday, June 11, 2020
Kimi Robinette, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM a hundred and one.5

The Baltimore Orioles selected Arkansas outfielder Heston Kjerstad as the No. two in general select in the MLB draft Wednesday.

Kjerstad is a still left-handed energy hitter who played heart field for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks. 

Right before the coronavirus shut down college or university sporting activities in March, Kjerstad batted .448 with a one.304 OPS and six property runs all the when strengthening his strikeout-to-stroll price, in accordance to The Baltimore Sunlight. 

“I believe the point we like about him the most, other than the bat and his make-up, other than who he is and wherever he will come from, is the actuality that his energy is seriously foul pole to foul pole — all fields, all sorts of pitches. He’s a monster and we’re seriously enthusiastic to create him in our system and get him in the middle of our lineup a person working day,” Mike Elias, Orioles’ govt vice president and typical manager, stated immediately after the draft, The Sunlight reports. 

“I’m heading to be an impact participant for positive,” Kjerstad stated, in accordance to The Sunlight. “I’ll convey a still left-handed bat to the lineup that has energy to all areas of the field — still left, correct and heart. I also convey a excellent glove to the outfield, irrespective of whether it’s still left or correct or where ever they put me. I’ll be a stable defender. And also, a person of the matters that seriously contributes to assisting a staff win, which is the most crucial point, is my camaraderie that I’m ready to create with my teammates and the kind of teammate I am. The kind of teammate I am to them seriously will be a large portion for me in the clubhouse.”

For the No. 30 select, the Orioles picked Mississippi State shortstop Jordan Westburg. 

The Sunlight stated Westburg is a occupation .282 hitter with an .822 OPS.

The Orioles have four draft picks remaining, which starts with the next select of the next spherical on Thursday. 


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