By CBS Baltimore Staff

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore Orioles selected outfielder Colton Cowser from Sam Houston State University with their fifth overall selection for the 2021 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

Cowser, 21, hit .374/.490/.680 with 16 home runs, 10 double, two triples, 61 runs, 52 RBI and 42 walks in 55 games during his junior season in 2021.

He earned All-SLC First Team, SLC All-Defensive Team, and SLC All-Tournament team honors, leading Sam Houston to the SLC title game.

He was ranked no. 10 overall draft prospect by and the No. 11 prospect by Baseball America.

CBS Baltimore Staff