The Orioles knew that Gassaway would need time to develop after taking him in the 16th round of the 2013 Draft out of the Georgia prep ranks. He finally rewarded the organization's patience with a breakout performance in 2016, when he hit a robust .340/.384/.535 with seven home runs in 55 games, and then continued to make strides the following year by reaching the Double-A level for the first time.
A big, physical right-handed hitter, Gassaway began to tap into his raw power in '16 after connecting on just two home runs in his first 126 pro games. He has the strength and bat speed needed to drive the ball out of the park to all fields, and club officials believe he'll develop more consistent game pop once he refines his approach and develops physically. Defensively, Gassaway's below-average speed and arm strength limit him to left field.
Gassaway has a strong work ethic and desire to learn in addition to his promising offensive tools. That combination could make him a second-division player at maturity, while his knack for hitting left-handed pitching also speaks to a potential platoon role.
LF Randolph Gassaway assigned to Bradenton Marauders from West Virginia Black Bears.
LF Randolph Gassaway assigned to West Virginia Black Bears from Bradenton Marauders.
LF Randolph Gassaway assigned to Bradenton Marauders from Indianapolis Indians.
LF Randolph Gassaway assigned to Pittsburgh Pirates.
Indianapolis Indians claimed LF Randolph Gassaway off waivers from Frederick Keys.
Frederick Keys activated LF Randolph Gassaway from the 7-day disabled list.
Frederick Keys sent OF Randolph Gassaway on a rehab assignment to Aberdeen IronBirds.
Frederick Keys placed LF Randolph Gassaway on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to May 14, 2018.
LF Randolph Gassaway assigned to Frederick Keys from Bowie Baysox.
LF Randolph Gassaway assigned to Bowie Baysox from Frederick Keys.
LF Randolph Gassaway assigned to Frederick Keys from Delmarva Shorebirds.
LF Randolph Gassaway assigned to Baltimore Orioles.
LF Randolph Gassaway assigned to Delmarva Shorebirds from Aberdeen IronBirds.
OF Randolph Gassaway assigned to Aberdeen IronBirds from Delmarva Shorebirds.
Delmarva Shorebirds sent 1B Randolph Gassaway on a rehab assignment to GCL Orioles.
1B Randolph Gassaway assigned to Delmarva Shorebirds from GCL Orioles.