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The eldest son of former U.S. Congressman and Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi has quietly made his New York Mets debut during spring training in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Joe Suozzi, 25, flied out to right field in his only at bat and subbed in at first base during New York’s 6-3 win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday. Primarily an outfielder, the Glen Cove native made a fielding error in the ninth inning that allowed the Nationals to score a run.
Joe Suozzi signed with the Mets in 2020 as an undrafted free agent out of Boston College. He is working out in the organization’s minor league camp, but was temporarily assigned to the big league club for the afternoon contest at Clover Park.
Last year, he played for the Brooklyn Cyclones, the Mets’ single A affiliate, slugging eight home runs with 32 RBIs in just 232 at bats. He hit just .221, but put up a solid .325 on base percentage.
In two minor league seasons with the organization, Joe Suozzi has totaled 11 home runs, 55 RBIs and a .234 batting average.
A team MVP with Chaminade High School, Joe Suozzi earned a spot on Boston College’s roster as a walk-on. He moved into the Eagles’ starting lineup midway through his sophomore season in 2018.
As a junior in 2019, he was named to the ACC All-Tournament Team. And in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, he hit .414 across 15 games.
Back in June 2020, Boston College Baseball proudly announced Suozzi’s signing with the Mets.
Suozzi’s dad was a Long Island congressman from 2017 to 2023 and the Nassau county executive from 2002 until 2009. He served as mayor of Glen Cove from 1994 to 2001. He unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2006 and 2022.