Baltimore Orioles: Power Ranking The O’s Top 10 Prospects By Excitement Level
#2. INF, Gunnar Henderson
It’s hard to find a second round pick that has generated more excitement for a fan base than infielder Gunnar Henderson has.
Selected 42nd overall by the Orioles with the first pick of the second round of the 2019 draft many thought Henderson was a potentially risky choice. The reason he wasn’t taken in the first round was because he was unsure whether or not he was willing to pass up the opportunity to play college baseball at Auburn University or go pro.
After weeks of debate, Henderson signed with the Orioles leading to a rare press conference and a standing ovation from the Camden Yards crowd for the second round selection.
The 6’3 infielder from Alabama won the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s top prep baseball award after hitting .559 with 11 home runs and a .641 on-base percentage in his senior year of high school in 2019.
He has all the tools to be an outstanding infielder at the big league level. The next two to three years will be a lot of fun for Orioles fans to watch him develop into the player many think will be the star of the Orioles infield for a very long time.