Baltimore Orioles Pick out Arkansas Outfielder For Next All round Decide In MLB Draft
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Kimi Robinette, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM one zero one.five
The Baltimore Orioles picked Arkansas outfielder Heston Kjerstad as the No. 2 over-all decide on in the MLB draft Wednesday.
Kjerstad is a still left-handed energy hitter who played centre subject for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks.
Prior to the coronavirus shut down school sports in March, Kjerstad batted .448 with a 1.304 OPS and 6 home operates all the when strengthening his strikeout-to-wander price, according to The Baltimore Sunshine.
“I believe the matter we like about him the most, other than the bat and his make-up, other than who he is and exactly where he will come from, is the truth that his energy is genuinely foul pole to foul pole — all fields, all forms of pitches. He’s a monster and we’re genuinely thrilled to develop him in our technique and get him in the center of our lineup a person working day,” Mike Elias, Orioles’ govt vice president and general supervisor, claimed just after the draft, The Sunshine reports.
“I’m likely to be an effects player for positive,” Kjerstad claimed, according to The Sunshine. “I’ll bring a still left-handed bat to the lineup that has energy to all sections of the subject — still left, proper and centre. I also bring a good glove to the outfield, whether or not it’s still left or proper or anywhere they put me. I’ll be a reliable defender. And also, a person of the things that genuinely contributes to aiding a group earn, which is the most critical matter, is my camaraderie that I’m able to develop with my teammates and the variety of teammate I am. The variety of teammate I am to them genuinely will be a major component for me in the clubhouse.”
For the No. thirty decide on, the Orioles picked Mississippi Point out shortstop Jordan Westburg.
The Sunshine claimed Westburg is a occupation .282 hitter with an .822 OPS.
The Orioles have four draft picks remaining, which begins with the 2nd decide on of the 2nd spherical on Thursday.