Future Watch: Cedric Mullins Rookie Baseball Cards, Orioles

Future Watch: Cedric Mullins Rookie Baseball Cards, OriolesFuture Watch: Cedric Mullins Rookie Baseball Cards, OriolesCedric Mullins was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 13th round of the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft. This 5-8 centerfielder is the little engine that could, and Orioles fans won’t have to wait long for him.

In 2015, he played in lower A-ball with the Aberdeen IronBirds. He had 15 doubles, five triples, two homers and 32 RBI with 17 steals. His .264 batting average was solid, and he was on his way.

In 2016, he played for the Delmarva Shorebirds in A-ball. He lit it up there crushing 37 doubles, 10 triples, 14 home runs, and 55 RBI. He had 30 steals and a .273 average. What a year.

In 2017, he played with the Bowie Baysox in Double-A. There he smacked 19 doubles, one triple, 13 homers and 37 RBI with nine steals. His .265 average was good, and his progression was solid.

In 2018 he played in Double-A, Triple-A Norfolk and eventually the Baltimore Orioles. He had 12 homers and 47 RBI with a .289 batting average in the minors. With the big club, he had nine doubles, four home runs, 11 RBI and a .235 average. Not bad for his big-league audition.

According to his MLB.com draft profile

Mullins’ game is built on his plus speed and feel for hitting. He’s more advanced from the left side of the plate, with enough bat speed to turn on plus velocity and barrel control that enables his use of the entire field. He’s also an adept bunter. And while he stands just 5-foot-8, Mullins has above-average raw power to all fields and consistently pounds the gaps. His wheels and instincts make him a threat on the base paths as well as a slightly above-average defender in center field, where he shows below-average arm strength.

Collectors can find his rookie card in 2019 Bowman Priority Baseball.

Here’s a look at him after he had a two-triple game:

Mullins played with the Orioles early in 2019 and then he was sent back to Triple-A. He’s 24, that’s not too old, he’ll be back, and fans should keep him on their list.

Follow him on Twitter @Cedmull30.

Future Watch: Cedric Mullins Rookie Baseball Cards, Orioles – Stats

Register Batting
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2015 20 -1.1 Aberdeen NYPL A- BAL 68 309 277 34 73 15 5 2 32 17 4 22 33 .264 .333 .375 .709 104 2 7 3 0 0
2016 21 -0.5 Delmarva SALL A BAL 124 559 517 79 141 37 10 14 55 30 6 37 101 .273 .321 .464 .785 240 7 1 1 3 0
2017 22 -2.2 Bowie EL AA BAL 76 346 309 53 82 19 1 13 37 9 7 27 58 .265 .319 .460 .778 142 2 0 4 6 1
2018 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA BAL 109 487 443 77 128 29 8 12 47 21 1 37 67 .289 .346 .472 .818 209 2 3 2 2 1
2018 23 -5.2 BAL AL MLB BAL 45 191 170 23 40 9 0 4 11 2 3 17 37 .235 .312 .359 .671 61 1 2 2 0 0
2018 23 -3.5 Norfolk IL AAA BAL 60 269 242 41 65 17 3 6 19 12 0 22 39 .269 .333 .438 .771 106 2 2 2 1 1
2018 23 -1.3 Bowie EL AA BAL 49 218 201 36 63 12 5 6 28 9 1 15 28 .313 .362 .512 .875 103 0 1 0 1 0
2019 24 -4.2 BAL AL MLB BAL 22 74 64 7 6 0 2 0 4 1 0 4 14 .094 .181 .156 .337 10 2 3 2 1 0
2019 24 -3.1 Norfolk IL AAA BAL 18 89 78 12 19 1 2 2 7 5 1 9 14 .244 .322 .385 .706 30 1 0 2 0 0
MLB (2 seasons) MLB 67 265 234 30 46 9 2 4 15 3 3 21 51 .197 .276 .303 .579 71 3 5 4 1 0
Minors (5 seasons) Minors 395 1790 1624 255 443 101 26 43 178 82 19 132 273 .273 .330 .446 .776 725 14 11 12 11 2
All Levels (5 Seasons) 462 2055 1858 285 489 110 28 47 193 85 22 153 324 .263 .323 .428 .751 796 17 16 16 12 2
AAA (2 seasons) Minors 78 358 320 53 84 18 5 8 26 17 1 31 53 .263 .331 .425 .756 136 3 2 4 1 1
AA (2 seasons) Minors 125 564 510 89 145 31 6 19 65 18 8 42 86 .284 .336 .480 .816 245 2 1 4 7 1
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/17/2019.

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