How Colton Cowser Became the Surprise Top-Five Pick of the MLB Draft
Jay Sirianni, the head baseball coach at Sam Houston State University, lists many of the usual plaudits when asked about the Baltimore Orioles making his star outfielder, Colton Cowser, the fifth overall pick of the 2021 MLB Draft on Sunday. Cowser checks every box, the coach said: polished hitter, exceptional speed, excellent work ethic, and the quiet confidence not to be overwhelmed by the soaring expectations that come with the millions of dollars he’s about to make. Cowser was projected as a top-fifteen pick, so him going fifth overall isn’t a complete shock. But few, if any, draft experts expected him to be selected in the top five. Instead, Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas shortstop Jordan Lawlar was widely projected to be the first…View Original Post
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