Ryan Mountcastle Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 230 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/18/1997 (24)
Ryan Mountcastle Season Stats
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Ryan Mountcastle News
Baltimore Orioles first baseman/outfielder Ryan Mountcastle continued to put his power on display in Thursday's 6-2 win over the Red Sox, going 1-for-3 with a three-run home run, a walk, and two strikeouts. Mountcastle turned on a third-inning Nick Pivetta fastball, launching it into the O's bullpen to put them ahead. The 24-year-old has had quite the season after a very slow start, slashing .257/.312/.494 with 33 HR and 89 RBI. He has a chance to win Rookie of the Year and has definitely been a fantasy asset for those who stuck with him.
Baltimore Orioles first baseman/outfielder Ryan Mountcastle went yard again in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Red Sox, going 1-for-4 with a two-run HR and three strikeouts. The 24-year-old rookie destroyed a sixth-inning Chris Sale offering into the left-field seats to tie the game. Mountcastle has had a great season for the O's and fantasy managers, slashing .258/.311/.492 with 86 RBI. He could be in Rookie of the Year contention if he can finish the season strong.
Baltimore Orioles first baseman/outfielder Ryan Mountcastle went 1-for-5 with a solo home run and two strikeouts in Thursday's 3-2 extra-innings win over the Yankees. Mountcastle demolished a sixth-inning Jordan Montgomery pitch over the center-field wall for his 29th HR of the season. The 24-year-old now holds the O's record for most HR by a rookie. He has ended up being a fantasy contributor after a slow start to the season and owns a .261/.311/.496 slash line with 81 RBI. It looks like Mountcastle will definitely be a fantasy asset down the stretch for this season and potentially for many more to come.
The Baltimore Orioles eventually called up first baseman/outfielderRyan Mountcastle to the major league team midway through the 2020 season, and he promptly demonstrated why hes considered a major league-ready bat, hitting .333/.386/.492 with five homers in 35 games. That came on the back of a breakout Triple-A season in 2019 in which he hit 25 homers in 127 games with a .312/.344/.527 slash line. The issue for Mountcastle was where he'd play at the next level, with the Orioles utilizing him mainly in left field before shifting him to first base for the final part of the season. If Mountcastle hits, hell be in the everyday lineup with dual-position eligibility boosting his fantasy value. With only a small MLB sample size to draw from, it is easy to overvalue Mountcastle for the 2021 season. But his .333 batting average was a career best at any professional level, despite being inflated due to a .398 BABIP. Mountcastle has the tools to have a solid first full season in the majors and a very productive career, but a lack of speed and a pretty weak lineup around him will limit his fantasy value this year. His ADP around 140 drains away almost all of the upside he has for the 2021 season and ignores the likely growing pains that he'll experience more often than not. Don't avoid Mountcastle in drafts, just don't reach for unobtainable numbers.