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Meet the Malm!
Patchogue-Medford baseball alumnus Brad Malm has signed with the New York Mets and will soon begin play with the organization’s Single-A affiliate, the St. Lucie Mets, in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The Medford resident inked a free agent deal with the club after playing five seasons of college ball with Albany.
“I am so excited to begin my professional baseball career with the New York Mets,” Malm, a 2017 graduate of Pat-Med high school, told his alma mater. “My family, friends, coaches and teammates have all helped me get to where I am today. I am only going to work harder from here to make everyone proud.”
Playing shortstop, the student-athlete mashed big-time for the Great Danes in 2022, particularly early on in the season, when he slugged eight home runs in Albany’s first seven games. In 47 games, he hit .340 and finished with 15 homers and 49 RBIs, earning All-Conference honors.
Malm, 22, also led the conference during the regular season with 131 total bases and a .655 slugging percentage. He finished in the top five in OPS (1.058), at-bats (200), runs (53), hits (68), and RBIs (49).
Malm’s high school coach, longtime Pat-Med skipper Anthony Frascogna, is thrilled with Malm’s signing.
“So excited that I got an incredible midnight text…. Brad Malm signed with the METS!!!” he posted on Facebook today.
Two other former Raiders who played for Frascogna are playing pro ball. Pitcher Marcus Stroman, a former Met playing his ninth Major League season, is 2-5 with a 4.69 ERA this year for the Chicago Cubs. Matt Vogel, a relief pitcher on the Baltimore Orioles’ Triple-A affiliate, is 2-1 with a 4.84 ERA.
Top photo: University at Albany