When I was floating around on milb.com the other day, basically looking for cool stuff to cover (maybe), I noticed that Patrick Mazeika (Waynesboro 2013) has played in almost exactly 162 minor league games in his career since he was drafted in 2015. The major leagues play 162 games, of course, and the minors play less, but I thought it would be interesting to take a look at Patrick’s total numbers through what would be a complete “season.”
(By the way, Patrick killed it in the VBL in ’13. In 76 at-bats, he hit 382/552/566, with 7 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home runs, and a 18/17 BB/K ratio.)
After being popped in the 8th round in ’15 by the Mets, Patrick was assigned to Kingsport of the Appalachian League. He moved up to Columbia, the Mets’ Low-A affiliated in the South Atlantic League, and he has moved up another level, to High-A St. Lucie of the Florida State League, in 2017.
Drum roll please………
In his first 162 games and 575 at-bats in professional baseball, Patrick Mazeika is hitting 337/433/497, with 99 runs, 110 RBIs, 194 hits, 53 doubles (53!!), 13 home runs, and 72 walks against 79 strikeouts.
That, ladies and gentlemen, is a solid “season.” Here’s to hoping you keep in up, Patrick!