Orioles' Adley Rutschman is a must-add in fantasy

Chris Crawford highlights Adley Rutschman's recent callup to Baltimore's roster, emphasizing that fantasy managers should scoop him up where available.

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CHRIS CRAWFORD: It took a little longer than anticipated, but Adley Rutschman is finally here, folks. Rutschman made his MLB debut over the weekend. And just like Manny Machado and Matt Wieters, he picked up his first hit as an Oriole with a triple. You shouldn't expect many more three [INAUDIBLE] from Rutschman, but there's a lot to be excited about here in terms of fantasy potential. Rutschman was the first overall pick in the absolutely loaded 2019 draft class, and he's a switch hitter who can hit for average, hit for power, and draw walks with an excellent approach at the plate and the ability to recognize pitches at a level that's impressive for anyone, regardless of age.

The only real concerns here are the Baltimore lineup will give him an overwhelming number of RBI chances. In history, most young catchers struggle because of how much demand goes into the position. Rutschman has an excellent chance to be an exception to that rule, however. And unless you have an elite backstop on your roster, he is a must add if still available in your league.