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 MLB.com and the No. 11 prospect by Baseball America.