As a sophomore in 2018, Rutschman helped lead Oregon State to win the 2018 College World Series, their 3rd NCAA Division I Baseball National Championship. Rutschman had 17 hits, a College World Series record, and 13 RBI in the series, for which he was named College World Series Most Outstanding Player.
Rutschman was selected by the Baltimore Orioles with the first overall selection in the 2019 Major League Baseball draft and is widely considered baseball's best prospect since Bryce Harper. He signed for $8.1 million, the highest signing bonus ever. He made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast League Orioles, and, after five games, was promoted to the Aberdeen IronBirds. After three weeks as a member of the IronBirds, Rutschman was promoted to the Class A Delmarva Shorebirds of the South Atlantic League.
This Rawlings bat was signed in silver by Rutschman and includes a JSA sticker and COA.