The Baltimore Orioles outfielder Cedric Mullins is having himself a solid year in 2020.
I remember watching Cedric Mullins when he first debuted for the Baltimore Orioles back on August 10th, 2018. When he debuted, the Orioles were bad, so bad that they have the 2019 first-round draft pick.
The past couple of years were tough for Orioles fans as the team declined into one of the worst teams in the game. With the 2020 season, the Orioles might finally be on the track to winning seasons, and Mullins might just be the solid player the team needs to get them there.
Currently, Mullins is batting .273 with two home runs and six RBI in his 99 plate appearances. He also has an OBP of .327 and six stolen bases. With Ryan Mountcastle and DJ Stewart swinging for the fences, Mullins has been the quiet, but steady player that’s been a bit under the radar.
Mullins barely played in the 2019 campaign and had a batting average of .094. His third year in the League has been his best yet, but some people might be wondering how Mullins would’ve done if the season wasn’t shortened by COVID-19.
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Baltimore currently sits in fourth place in the AL East. It’ll take hard work for the team to move up in the standings and get into the expanded playoffs.
If the Orioles do indeed get into a winning streak, I believe Mullins will be the key with his steady play.
Mullins is in his mid-20s and has a bright future ahead of him. Baltimore should highly consider keeping Mullins on the roster for the next few years to help the O’s. He came up through the O’s farm system, which is one of the best farm systems in the MLB, so I feel confident that Mullins will indeed having a long and steady career in Baltimore.
People will consider the 2020 season with an asterisk because it was shortened, but the season is still happening.
The O’s have gotten a lot of backlash for how they have performed the previous three years. But the prospects are starting to show up and proving that patience matters. Mullins came up through the farm system and even though he did not have a hot start from the first at-bat, he is improving. He’s even got one of the rare 2020 triples. Check out the video thanks to MLB.com:
Mullins may not be a All-Star player yet. But when he comes to the plate, it is easy to feel confident that he will produce a great at-bat. Brandon Hyde clearly feels the same way, too, otherwise Mullins would not be the lineup’s lead-off batter.