Cedric Mullins had a breakout year last season. He was the only player to finish with 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases and he was the first Baltimore Orioles player to do so.
Mullins let the league know that he means business. This season, he hasn’t had the success he had last year, but our MLBbro is still making an impact for his team. He’s been seeing the ball really well during the month of June and this is what Orioles fans have been waiting to see all season.
Through 22 games this month, he has 26 hits with a home run and 11 RBI.
He’s currently riding a four-game hitting streak and had a tremendous series against the Chicago White Sox where he had three multi-hit performances.
Mullins has had some of his best offensive performances this season during June. On June 12, he had a four-hit performance against the Kansas City Royals.
It was his second four-hit performance of the season, the first one coming back in May against the St. Louis Cardinals. After his impressive 2021 season, Mullins put himself in an elite category as one of the top outfielders in the game.
He hasn’t showcased his home run power that much this season, only hitting six home runs through 71 games, but he’s still shown that he’s one of the top hitters on the team.
Let’s not forget how talented he is in the field as well.
Cedric Mullins is not from planet earth pic.twitter.com/YDCnb8AKdU
— Orioles on MASN (@masnOrioles) June 26, 2022
He’s one of the best at tracking balls down and taking hits away from batters. His all-around game is very impressive and there’s a lot of games left to be played this season, so don’t be surprised if Mullins catches fire and starts hitting home runs.
Earlier this month, Mullins talked about his performance at the plate this season and the mindset he has had.
“The balls that I typically do good damage to I’m just missing,” Mullins said in an article from masnsports.com. “That is just baseball. Do what you can with it. Continue to put the work in, make small tweaks to continue to get better and make adjustments to the pitchers and keep playing hard.”
One important thing to note is Mullins is having fun out there with his team. He’s evolved into a leader and when he’s playing like he knows how to, his energy rubs off on the entire team.
“It’s been awesome,” Mullins said. “It’s interesting looking at the record. We’ve had a lot of close games that could have went our way and we could be looking at a totally different situation right now. This group is always playing hard and we’ve obviously shown that we are not a quitting team and we don’t falter just because we are behind. That is something the team will need to be a winning club.”
Mullins is getting into a rhythm at the plate and that’s a great sign for Orioles fans. Look for him to have a strong second half this season.