Baltimore Orioles center fielder Cedric Mullins got some much-needed rest during the All-Star break. Even though he wasn’t selected to play in this year’s All-Star Game, Mullins has put together a productive season.
Cedric Mullins comes up huge! It's electric in Baltimore! pic.twitter.com/A8HkoeDKKH
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And he plans to make some noise during the second half of the season. Well, he’s certainly off to the right start on making that happen. The Orioles have had some success during the month of July, going on a 10-game winning streak at the beginning of the month.
There’s no question that the American League East is one of the toughest divisions in all of baseball this season, and the Orioles have held their own for the most part. And having a leader like Mullins on the team certainly helps.
The Orioles returned from the All-Star break taking on one of the best teams in the league, in the New York Yankees. In the first two games of the series, Mullins stepped up and reminded everyone why he’s one of the best in the league.
Mullins, a 2021 All-Star and Silver Slugger Award winner, went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in the first game of the series.
The next game he played a significant role in helping the Orioles come back and win 6-3. He finished the game with a 2-for-3 performance at the plate with two RBI and a run scored. He also had a stolen base.
He finished the series with a hit in each game.
Our MLBbro is not afraid of the big stage and when the game is on the line, you better believe he’s going to find a way to come through for his team. Throughout the season, there have been some trade rumors involving Mullins, but nothing has been verified.
Either way, Mullins is going to give full effort every time he steps on the field. This game is a business and at the end of the day, you can only control what you can control. And for Mullins, that is trying to put his team in a position to make a run at a Wild Card spot.
There’s no question that Mullins can provide value for any team he’s a part of.
If the Orioles do decide to keep Mullins around, the next few months for the talented outfielder will be crucial time.
Don’t let Mullins catch fire like he did last season, because it’s going to be bad for opposing teams. And he still has a shot at another 30-homer, 30-steal season, even though he’s only hit seven home runs on the season, with 20 stolen bases.
So don’t count him out just yet.
Mullins is a player who will continue to grow and will get better and better as his career progresses. It’s going to be exciting following him and seeing all the things he’s yet to do.