Cedric Mullins is a professional baseball player from the United States of America. He plays in Major League Baseball (MLB). Since 2018, he has been playing for the Baltimore Orioles. In 2021, he joined the 30-30 club, was named an All-Star, and also won his first Silver Slugger award. During that season, he had a batting average of 0.265 and he hit 37 home runs.
Mullins was born Boyce Cedric Mullins on October 1, 1994. His hometown is Greensboro, North Carolina. He stands 173 cm tall and his last listed weight is 79 kilograms. He plays the position of centerfielder and outfielder. He is left-handed and he throws and bats with his left hand. Prior to the 2021 season, he was a switch-hitter.
Mullins played baseball for Brookwood High School. In college, he played baseball for both Louisburg College and Campbell University.
He was drafted into the MLB in 2015 by the Baltimore Orioles. He spent some time in the Minor Leagues and played for the Aberdeen IronBirds. He also played for the Delmarva Shorebirds and the Bowie Baysox. In 2018, he also played for the Norfolk Tides.
In 2018, he was promoted to the Majors by the Orioles in a game against the Boston Red Sox. In his debut game, he made three hits. He finished that season with a batting average of 0.235. He played 45 games in total.
By 2019, he was the team’s starting centerfielder. He was later demoted after some struggles. He was moved to play with Norfolk again and was further demoted to play for the Bowie. At this time, he was a switch-hitter. In early, February, the team announced that Mullins was giving up switch-hitting and would instead bat and throw with his left. Things started to change for the better after that.
He had a stellar 2021 season. He was named to the 2021 All-Star game and he served as the starting centerfielder. He replaced Mike Trout who was out with an injury. He was also awarded the Silver Slugger Award. In the same season, he had a multi-home run game. He also made history by becoming the first Orioles player to make 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in a season, which saw him join the 30-30 club.
- 2021 – All-Star
- 2021 – Silver Slugger Award
- 2021 – 30-30 Club