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Orioles Draft Outfielder Colton Cowser

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- The Baltimore Orioles selected outfielder Colton Cowser from Sam Houston State University with their fifth overall selection for the 2021 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

Cowser, 21, hit .374/.490/.680 with 16 home runs, 10 double, two triples, 61 runs, 52 RBI and 42 walks in 55 games during his junior season in 2021.

He earned All-SLC First Team, SLC All-Defensive Team, and SLC All-Tournament team honors, leading Sam Houston to the SLC title game.

He was ranked no. 10 overall draft prospect by and the No. 11 prospect by Baseball America.

Welcome to #Birdland, Colton!

Posted by Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, July 11, 2021
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