Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman is the favorite to go No. 1 overall when MLB’s first-year player draft commences on Monday. And he’s already getting crazy respect from other teams. The Future MLB’er was intentionally walked, which is normally no big deal.
But he was intentionally walked with the bases loaded.
Potential #1 pick in Monday’s MLB Draft Adley Rutschman was just intentionally walked.
The bases were loaded. pic.twitter.com/lUSlDRYGLY
— Cut4 (@Cut4) June 1, 2019
This rarely happens.
In a 1998 game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, manager Buck Showalter did the unthinkable and gave Bonds first base with the bases loaded and his team leading 8-6, meaning the walk made it a one-run game.
Bonds was even shocked.
The only other instance this has ever occurred, was in 2008, when Josh Hamilton, in the midst of an incredible season, was intentionally walked with the bases loaded by Tampa Bay Rays closer Grant Balfour in the bottom of the ninth and the Rays leading 7-3 with two outs.
Yea, so pretty rare.
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