Orioles' Colton Cowser hits the ground running in the minors


The future is what the Orioles continue to push to their fan base, who are about to endure another triple-digit loss season. With Baltimore selecting high in recent MLB drafts, they've accumulated prospects, one of whom is off to a good start in their professional career.

In the 2021 MLB Draft, the Orioles took Colton Cowser with the fifth overall selection, and the 21-year-old is making the transition from college baseball to professional look easy. 

Splitting time between the Rookie League and Low-A, the 21-year-old has made 79 plate appearances in 22 games and has hit the ground running. 

Cowser hit his first home run in Low-A with the Delmarva Shorebirds this weekend to go along with his batting .367 with two home runs and 23 RBI, along with a .532 slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of 1.032 in the minor leagues.

Cowser is Baltimore's fifth-ranked prospect and, as Orioles fans look to the future, the outfielder is one name many will follow as he makes his way through the system.