Top prospect Gunnar Henderson scores a line double in first at bat of Baltimore Orioles home debut

The Baltimore Orioles called up top prospect Gunnar Henderson on Wednesday in their final game of the series against the Cleveland Guardians. It didn’t take long for Henderson to show why he was considered one of the top prospects. He homered in his Cleveland debut. Henderson ended up going 2-4 on the night of his MLB debut.

Today, Gunnar Henderson makes his debut in front of his Baltimore fans. The Baltimore Orioles take on the Oakland Athletics with Henderson starting at second base tonight. In his first plate appearance in Baltimore, Henderson connected on a 2-2 slider and sent it to the first base line. He ended up heading to second base for a standing double.

Henderson is off to a great start to the season. That 2-2 slider was the same pitch and number he took for a home run against Guardians pitcher Triston McKenzie. It also looks like Gunnar was able to find a helmet that would stay on his head ahead of tonight’s game.

Welcome to the show, Gunnar Henderson! His first hit is a home run!!!

Gunnar Henderson is going to be a special player. Hitting isn’t Henderson’s only forte; he already has a stolen base with the Orioles. Along with a stolen base, he also showed off his Stellar Glove and Rocket Arm.

Gunnar Henderson makes his shortstop debut

Prospects like Gunnar Henderson and Adley Rutschman transformed this Baltimore Orioles club

Chicago White Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles – Adley Rutschman
Chicago White Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles – Adley Rutschman

Henderson is a versatile five-tool player. He can do anything on the baseball field, which makes him dangerous. He, along with players like Adley Rutschman and Cedric Mullins, has made this Orioles team an exciting team to watch this year. They really succeeded in transforming the franchise.

The Orioles called Adley Rutschman in May of this year. The slugging receiver was the No. 1 pick in the 2019 MLB Draft. Since being called up, he’s been a mainstay in Baltimore’s roster.

The Baltimore Orioles have managed to turn their organization around with quality draft picks. Last year, the Orioles were 52-110, which was good for the end of the AL East. This year, the Orioles sit fourth in the AL East with a 69-61 record. They are one game behind the Toronto Blue Jays and are battling for an AL Wild Card spot.

As the Orioles look to close out their season, they’re hoping Gunnar Henderson can provide the spark they need to get into the playoffs. They have two series against the Toronto Blue Jays in September. These two series will more than likely decide the fate of Baltimore.

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