Former Campbell University outfielder Cedric Mullins was featured in the Baltimore Sports Report after spending most of this past summer batting leadoff for the Aberdeen Ironbirds (Rookie-Ball) in the Baltimore Orioles Organization. The 13th round draft pick played under head coach Justin Haire this past season, scoring a team-high 59 runs along with recording 23 stolen bases.
Mullins remains a threat on the bases with 16 stolen bases for the Ironbirds, hitting .252 with 20 RBI, but says the biggest adjustment to the minor leagues has been adapting to the constant action.
“They emphasize that from this point on it’s small developments that we’re working on. You don’t necessarily have to take 100 extra swings after a game, they don’t like that. You’re just tiring yourself out when you have to play the next day and the day after that.” -said Cedric Mullins
Mullins was named Second Team All-Big South, also earning Big South Player of the Week honors (April 6) while at one point during the season carried a 16-game hitting streak for the Camels, who finished 32-25 last season. For updates on your Fighting Camels in the MiLB ranks, follow the account: @GoCamelsBSB.