|Evaluator:||Nick J. Faleris|
|Report Date:||June 9th, 2018|
Rutschman has been a standout this spring for one of the better offenses in the country, slashing .380/.479/.577 over 262 plate appearances for the Beavers. The Oregon State backstop brings to the plate a simple, balanced set-up with quick hands, an advanced approach and excellent feel for the barrel, regularly squaring up the ball. His medium-wide, strong build plays well in the box, as Rutschman displays easy pull power already with a chance to grow into at least average in-game pop at maturity. He generates high-impact swings from a strong core and firm wrists that generate above-average bat speed to go with good natural strength.
Behind the dish Rutschman moves well, displaying solid side-to-side movement and athletic actions. He has soft, strong hands that allow him to excel at presentation, sticking the corners and the low strike with impressive regularity. He’ll join Baylor standout Shea Langeliers this summer in handling an impressive Collegiate National Team staff, with a strong performance likely to lock him in as an early-round target for next spring.