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Cameron Weston drafted by Baltimore Orioles


Heading into the 2022 MLB Draft, it remained unsure whether or not Michigan junior right-hander Cameron Weston can be drafted in any respect. 

However on Monday, on the second day of the draft, Weston’s title was known as. With the No. 227 decide within the eighth spherical of the MLB Draft, the Baltimore Orioles chosen Weston.

Going into the 2022 season, Weston was named the No. 4 general MLB Draft prospect within the Huge Ten Convention by d1baseball.com. This excessive regard was based mostly on a formidable sophomore season in 2021 by which Weston held a 7-3 document and a 2.81 ERA whereas limiting opposing groups to a .226 batting common. And he was capable of produce at that prime stage for 83.1 innings — probably the most by any Wolverine pitcher that season. 

Based mostly on what he displayed in his sophomore season, Weston was the unanimous option to be the Friday night time starter in 2022. Though a sluggish begin to the season pushed him to grow to be a Saturday starter, the change paid off for Michigan as he discovered some rhythm in direction of the tip of the season. By the final month of the season, Weston allowed simply 5 earned runs in his ultimate eight begins, with 4 of them coming within the ultimate sport of the season within the loss to Louisville. 

The place Weston left his mark on MLB scouts was this summer time within the Cape League the place he went 4-0 with two saves, and held a 0.84 ERA  and 21 strikeouts in 21.1 innings pitched. This efficiency not solely turned heads, however it earned him a contract.

For the Baltimore Orioles, Weston provides a mid-90’s fastball paired with a depraved slider with upside on velocity. He might want to work on his management and poise beneath strain to maneuver up the ranks within the minors, however he’ll be part of a farm system that ranks fourth within the MLB. Though the present pitching employees ranks within the backside half of the league, the well-run farm system provides a promising future for the workforce and Weston. 

Whether or not Weston decides to signal with the Orioles or return to Michigan stays undecided. He nonetheless has two years of faculty eligibility left and after ending the season on a excessive word following a sluggish begin, it’s unclear whether or not Weston will return to highschool or take his abilities to the skilled stage. 

For now, although, Weston will look to signify the orange and black from Camden Yards. 

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