Adley Rutschman (Falmouth '17) selected #1 in MLB Draft

by Andrew in

The 1st overall pick of the 2019 Major League Baseball (MLB) First-Year Player Draft was Adley Rutschman (Oregon State). Rutschman, selected by the Baltimore Orioles, played 21 games for the Falmouth Commodores in 2017 and is touted as a better overall catcher than Buster Posey.

Adley Rutschman press conference after he was selected #1 overall in the 2019 draft.

Is he that good? Well - he was intentionally walked by the Cincinnati Bearcats with the bases loaded on Friday night, May 31st.

It’s the second year in-a-row where the 1st overall pick was a Cape leaguer.

The Cape had 14 alumni selected in the first round, compared to 16 last year (including Casey Mize). The league reported they had 60 alumni in the first four rounds. Andrew Vaughn (Wareham ‘18) was selected third overall by the Chicago White Sox, and J.J. Bleday (Orleans ‘18) was selected fourth overall by the Miami Marlins.

Falmouth Raises Money to Renovate Press Box

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Steve Cishek On January 10th, the Falmouth Commodores hosted a fundraiser for renovating the Eric Palmer Memorial Press Box at Guv Fuller Field. The event was held at the New Seabury Country Club in Mashpee and featured incoming Red Sox manager John Farrell, Miami Marlins closer and Falmouth High School grad Steve Cishek, 2011-2012 Red Sox relief pitcher and free agent Rich Hill, former Commodores manager Jeff Trundy, and Cape Codder/Yankee scout Matt Hyde.

WickedLocal Yarmouth posted a great summary of the event, written by Sarah Murphy. Sarah explained John Farrell's association with the CCBL:

Farrell, who pitched for the Hyannis Mets in 1982, said his family’s connection to the Cape Cod Baseball League, particularly the Commodores, runs deep. All three of his sons, Jeremy, Shane and Luke, played for Falmouth, and Luke also played for the Wareham Gatemen. Tim Schorer of Falmouth housed the Farrell boys, and his relationship with the family made Farrell’s appearance at the event possible.

Additional photos of the event can be found on the Falmouth Commodores website.