Current Roster

Marcus Mooney
#2

Position: IF
Height: 5' 10"   Weight: 170 lbs
College Experience: University of South Carolina
Bats: R
Throws: R

Biography:

2018
Went 1-for-4 in four games with the Atlanta Braves in MLB Spring Training before getting assigned to the Florida Fire Frogs (Class-A Advanced) for the MiLB season
Slashed .214/.302/.242/.602 with 29 runs, 46 hits, six doubles, 13 RBIs, 17 walks, 10 hit by pitches and one stolen base in 73 games with the Florida Fire Frogs
Started at three different positions (2B, 64; 3B, 1; SS, 6), posting a career-high .993 fielding percentage
Made a career-high three appearances as a relief pitcher

2017
Slashed .238/.310/.274/.585 with 53 runs, 99 hits, 13 doubles, one triple, 32 RBIs, 21 walks, 25 hit by pitches, 10 stolen bases and five sacrifice flies in 111 games with the Rome Braves (Class-A) of the South Atlantic League
Posted a career-high 111 games played, 474 plate appearances, 416 at-bats, 53 runs, 99 hits, 21 walks, one intentional walk, 25 hit by pitches, 10 stolen bases and five sacrifice flies
Hit safely in a career-best 12 straight games from 5/11-5/25
Played five different positions, posting a .980 fielding percentage

2016
Selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 10th round of the MLB Draft out of the University of South Carolina as a senior
Slashed .264/.356/.326/.683 with 44 runs, 13 doubles, one triple, 16 RBIs, 14 walks, 21 hit by pitches, six stolen bases and one sacrifice fly in 62 games with the Danville Braves (Rookie Affiliate) of the Appalachian League
Posted a career-high .264 batting average, .356 on-base percentage, .326 slugging percentage and .683 OPS
Started at three different positions (2B, 11; 3B, 12; SS, 39), posting a .963 fielding percentage
Went 0-for-5 with a run and an RBI in his professional baseball debut on 6/23 against the Pulaski Yankees and recorded his first pro hit on 6/26 against the Princeton Rays

Personal
Slashed .327/.389/.370/.759 with 56 runs, 83 hits, 11 doubles, 30 RBIs, 18 stolen bases, 19 walks, eight hit by pitches and two sacrifice flies in 62 games as a freshman at Palm Beach State College in 2013
Advanced to the NJCAA World Series in 2013 with Palm Beach State
Transferred to the University of South Carolina in 2014
Three-year starter at South Carolina from 2014-16
Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll after slashing .274/.380/.330/.710 with 32 runs, 59 hits, 10 doubles, one triple, 22 RBIs, two stolen bases, 28 walks, 10 hit by pitches and two sacrifice flies in 58 games as a sophomore at South Carolina in 2014
Slashed .213/.275/.296/.571 with 19 runs, 23 hits, six doubles, one home run, 12 RBIs, two stolen bases, seven walks, three hit by pitches and two sacrifice flies in 34 games as a junior at South Carolina in 2015
Committed just five errors and posted a .966 fielding percentage in 2015
Named the SEC Player of the Week after going 7-for-10 with three runs, two doubles, a home run and five RBIs in the Texas A&M Series in 2015
Slashed .281/.402/.340/.742 with 23 runs, 43 hits, nine doubles, 21 RBIs, 11 stolen bases, 14 walks, 17 hit by pitches and nine sacrifice hits in 43 games with the Wilson Tobs of the Coast Plain Summer Collegiate Baseball League in 2015
Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll and the SEC Player of the Week for the week of May 11 after slashing .314/.413/.377/.790 with 38 runs, 64 hits, 10 doubles, one home run, 29 RBIs, four stolen bases, 23 walks, 13 hit by pitches, 12 sacrifice hits and two sacrifice flies in 62 games as a senior at South Carolina in 2016
Son of Pete and Michelle Mooney; has two older brothers, Peter and Michael, both of whom played college baseball at Palm Beach State College
Brother, Peter played at South Carolina in 2011 before getting selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 21st round of the 2011 MLB Draft
Peter was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 27th round of the 2009 MLB Draft and again in the 46th round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals but didn’t sign with either organization
Peter currently plays for the Albuquerque Isotopes (Triple-A Affiliate of the Colorado Rockies) of the Pacific Coast League
2019 marks Peter’s ninth year of professional baseball (Toronto Blue Jays, 4; New Jersey Jackals of the Can-AM League, 1; Miami Marlins, 3; Colorado Rockies, 1)
Brother, Michael played at the University of Florida in 2009 before getting selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 23rd round of the 2009 MLB Draft
Michael spent three seasons in the Baltimore Orioles minor league system, reaching Class-A Advanced, before concluding his career with the Washington WildThings of the Frontier League in 2012

Catchers

# Name POS
16 Wilfredo Gimenez C
29 Danny De La Calle C

Infielders

# Name POS
2 Marcus Mooney IF
5 Andy DeJesus IF
7 Tom Walraven IF
17 Randy Santiesteban IF
18 Will Savage IF
34 Alex Crosby IF

Outfielders

# Name POS
1 John Price Jr. OF
8 Sean Guida OF
21 Colin Willis OF
22 Alex Boxwell OF
25 Ray Jones OF
41 Mj Rookard OF

Pitchers

# Name POS
4 Nick Floyd P
11 Frank Moscatiello P
14 Ryan Thurston P
37 Trevor Lubking P
39 Justin Sinibaldi P
40 Jack Alkire P
47 Christian DeLeon P
51 Seth Hougesen P
54 Felix Carvallo P
61 Jumpei Akanuma P

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