In his first MLB recreation, Gunnar Henderson acquired off to an incredible begin.
The Orioles prospect, who’s ranked as baseball’s No. 2 prospect on MLB Pipeline, hit a house run vs. Triston McKenzie in his second profession at-bat.
Baltimore initially drafted Henderson within the second spherical of the 2019 MLB draft out of highschool, and the infielder soared up prospect rankings over the previous few years. Whereas he’s a shortstop by commerce, Henderson is enjoying third base in his MLB debut.
Henderson is certainly one of many Baltimore high prospects to make their debut this 12 months, following catcher Adley Rutshman, beginning pitcher D.L. Corridor and outfielder Kyle Stowers. The Orioles have been one of many biggest surprises of this MLB season partly as a result of members of their highly-regarded farm system are lastly reaching the large leagues.
Baltimore’s rookie is just not the primary high prospect to report his first hit and first dwelling run on the identical time this 12 months. Braves second baseman Vaughn Grissom did so vs. Boston, whereas Mets third baseman Brett Baty pulled it off in his first main league at bat vs. Atlanta.
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