Sep. 7—ROCHESTER — Rochester’s Mac Horvath continues to move up the ranks in the Baltimore Orioles‘ minor-league system in a rapid time since being drafted in July.
Horvath was selected in the second round of the
2023 Major League Baseball draft
signed with the Orioles for $1.4 million.
The 22-year-old right-handed hitter was recently promoted to Baltimore’s high Class A organization, the Aberdeen IronBirds. The team is located in Aberdeen, Maryland.
played in 18 games since being drafted,
but he has already been promoted twice and has shown the ability to hit for power.
He started with the FCL Orioles, a league for rookies in the Florida Complex League. Horvath played just three games in the Florida Complex League and batted .556 (5-for-9) with a homer and three RBIs.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder then moved to low Class A and played in 14 games for the Delmarva Shorebirds. He batted .308 (16-for-52) with two homers and five RBIs.
Horvath was recently called up to Aberdeen for the final few games of the regular season. He made an immediate impact and
he slugged two home runs in his very first game
In 18 career games as a pro, Hovrath is off to a torrid start. He is batting .354 (23-for-65) with five homers, six doubles, 11 RBIs and 20 runs scored. He is also 10-for-11 in stolen bases. He is slugging a lusty .677 and has a gaudy OPS of 1.146.
Horvath, a former Rochester Century standout who finished his prep days at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., hit 47 home runs in three seasons playing college ball at the University of North Carolina. He set a single-season school record with 24 homers as a junior this spring and was a First Team All-American during the 2023 season prior to being drafted.
Mac Horvath’s career stats