Heston Kjerstad

Orioles OF prospect Heston Kjerstad questionable for start of season with pulled hamstring; ‘very high percentage’ of roster vaccinated | NOTES

Among the highlights of the early intrasquads at the Orioles’ minor league camp was an inside-the-park home run from Adley Rutschman. But it came at the cost of another of Baltimore’s top prospects. Outfielder Heston Kjerstad, the Orioles’ second overall pick in the 2020 draft, pulled a hamstring on the play Friday, and executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias said Monday the ...

Catching up with Heston Kjerstad

Heston Kjerstad has outlasted the two hitters minicamps in Sarasota. The outfielder reports daily to the Ed Smith Stadium complex for workouts, slowly recouping those at-bats lost after a diagnosis of myocarditis in 2020. The facility is a second home to the University of Arkansas product, who first received an...

Prospect Profile: Heston Kjerstad

For more reasons than baseball,the most important note on Kjerstad is the one on his health. After battling myocarditis since late 2020, it seems he’s turned the corner and has now resumed normal baseball activities for the first time since the Orioles drafted him with the second overall pick in 2020. Welcome news for everyone.

Maryland TE Chig Okonkwo Can Be Inspiration For Orioles Prospect Heston Kjerstad

Maryland senior tight end Chig Okonkwo has some encouraging words for Orioles outfield prospect Heston Kjerstad, who is on the road back from myocarditis. Okonkwo also dealt with the same inflammation of the heart muscle and missed the entire 2020 season. He came back even stronger this year and has established himself as a legitimate NFL prospect.

Orioles 2021 #9 Prospect Heston Kjerstad – OF

Yet to play professional baseball due to complications from Myocarditis, the Orioles 2019 #1 pick is reportedly doing. Tools (current/future value) Ceiling: Starting right fielder, occasional All-Star. What we know: The Orioles 1st pick (2nd overall) in the 2020 draft has yet to play a professional game due to complications...

After facing ‘humbling’ heart condition, Orioles prospect Heston Kjerstad appreciative of return to baseball

Heston Kjerstad tried to adopt some new hobbies over the past year, but none of them succeeded in capturing his interest. He was too busy thinking about baseball, watching baseball, wishing for baseball. “The one thing I wanted to do was play baseball, and I couldn’t do it,” Kjerstad said. “Nothing else really satisfied that.” Since the Orioles selected him second overall in the 2020 draft, ...
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Heston Kjerstad set to get on a baseball field as Orioles announce fall camp roster

The long wait for Orioles top 2020 draft pick Heston Kjerstad to get into organized activities is finally about to be over. The team announced a roster for its fall instructional camp, running from today through November 20 at the team’s spring training complex in Sarasota, and among the 50 players set to appear in the camp is Kjerstad. This will mark his first significant group activity since being drafted last year, with his debut having been delayed this long due to Kjerstad developing myocarditis.

Heston Kjerstad, Orioles’ second overall draft pick in 2020, ‘finally back to swinging the bat’ after heart issue | NOTES

PHILADELPHIA — About a month ago, Orioles executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias announced that Heston Kjerstad, Baltimore’s second overall pick from the 2020 draft, would begin working out at the club’s Sarasota, Florida, complex. That work has progressed to the batter’s box. A slugging outfielder out of the University of Arkansas, Kjerstad posted a video Tuesday of him ...

Heston Kjerstad, Orioles’ top pick in 2020 draft, working out at Sarasota complex; Mike Elias still planning potential call-ups | NOTES

With the Orioles entering their series against the Atlanta Braves on a 15-game losing streak, there hasn’t been much good news around the organization of late. But executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias provided some Friday. Heston Kjerstad, the second overall pick in the 2020 draft, has started working out at the team’s complex in Sarasota, Florida, the latest step in his ...

Baltimore Orioles Prospect Profile: Heston Kjerstad

Here’s a deeper look at the Baltimore Orioles’ best outfield prospect, Heston Kjerstad. Drafted: Baltimore Orioles 1st round, 2nd overall in 2020 MLB Amateur Draft. The Major League Baseball midseason farm system rankings have just arrived and the Baltimore Orioles find themselves in the top spot in FanGraphs’ live rankings and number two in Baseball America’s rankings. The team’s 2020 first-round draft pick out of the University of Arkansas is another major piece in the evergrowing farm system of the Baltimore Orioles.

Orioles Minor League Notebook: Heston Kjerstad, D.L. Hall, Grayson Rodriguez And More

The Orioles are only going to have to wait a longer to get an idea of the potential of minor-league outfielder Heston Kjerstad. Kjerstad, who was the second overall pick in last year’s draft, was diagnosed with myocarditis — an inflammation of the heart muscle — that sidelined him in 2020. The hope was that Kjerstad could get back on the field this season, but there are still concerns with his condition.
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Orioles' Heston Kjerstad, No. 2 pick in 2020 MLB Draft, remains sidelined by myocarditis

Heston Kjerstad, the outfielder the Baltimore Orioles selected with the second overall pick in last June's draft, remains sidelined by "recurrent inflammation" of his heart, according to general manager Mike Elias, who provided an update on Wednesday to reporters (including Nathan Ruiz of the Baltimore Sun). Kjerstad, 22, has yet...
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Orioles GM: Prospects Heston Kjerstad, DL Hall Suffered Injury Setbacks

O's GM: Prospects Kjerstad, Hall suffered injury setbacks originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington. Outfield prospect Heston Kjerstad has yet to play a professional game since being drafted by the Orioles second overall last summer. His debut is going to have to wait a little longer after Baltimore GM Mike Elias announced Wednesday that Kjerstad has experienced “reoccurring heart inflammation” due to myocarditis.

Minor league baseball returns with Orioles prospects Heston Kjerstad, Michael Baumann away from affiliates

Two players who are expected to play significant roles in the Orioles’ rebuild will begin the minor league season away from the organization’s affiliates. Neither outfielder Heston Kjerstad, Baltimore’s No. 4 prospect according to Baseball America, nor right-hander Michael Baumann, its eighth-ranked prospect, were included on a roster of one of the Orioles’ four minor league teams. Instead, as ...
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Orioles 2021 prospect preview: Heston Kjerstad

After drafting collegiate catcher Adley Rutschman first overall in 2019, the Orioles’ encore the following year would be the second overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft. With it, they decided to choose another college bat, and unlike Rutschman, no one saw Heston Kjerstad’s selection coming. Although it’s going to...
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Report: O's top pick Heston Kjerstad cleared medically to return

For the first time since he was drafted with the second overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, Orioles fans are finally going to be able to follow Heston Kjerstad's journey as a prospect in the organization. Kjerstad hasn't played for the O's at any level since being drafted as...