Future Watch: Cedric Mullins Rookie Baseball Cards, Orioles – Cedric 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:
Follow him on Twitter @Cedmull30.
Future Watch: Cedric Mullins Rookie Baseball Cards, Orioles – Stats
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|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|
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