메이저사이트The Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball (MLB) are set to call up the team’s second-best prospect and 14th-best prospect in the league to the big leagues.
According to MLB.com today (5th) our time, Baltimore has called up left-handed hitting outfielder Colton Cowher, 23, to the major leagues, effective tomorrow for the team’s current series against the New York Yankees.
Cowher is a highly touted prospect who was selected by Baltimore with the fifth overall pick in the first round of the 2021 draft, with a contract worth $4.9 million at the time.
Right out of the gate, Cousins lived up to the hype of a first-rounder. He started in the Rookie League, worked his way up, was promoted to Triple-A last year, and literally bombed the league this year with the Norfolk Tides (Triple-A), hitting 10 home runs, 40 RBIs, a .330 batting average, and a .996 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) in 56 games.
His MLB debut was a foregone conclusion, with Baltimore general manager Mike Elias saying on a recent broadcast that “it’s just a matter of roster spots, and he’s ready for the big leagues.”Baltimore is in a slump, losing six of its last seven games. They were comfortably in first place in the American League (AL) wild-card race, but have fallen back to within two games of the recently surging Yankees and Houston Astros.
With five games remaining before the All-Star break, a turnaround was urgently needed, and the call-up of top prospect Causer was made with that in mind.
However, Baltimore’s 40-man roster is currently full. To make room for Cowher, another player is expected to be designated for assignment (DFA).
It will be interesting to see if Cowher’s presence can breathe some life into a Baltimore batting order that has been stagnant of late.