Andrew A. Salvo
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 170 lb.
- School University of Delaware
Andrew Salvo played for six years in the minors.
Salvo hit .316 with 7 home runs and 51 runs as a college sophomore in 1999; he was only four runs shy of the America East Conference lead. In 2000, he hit .419 and led the AEC in average, hits (91), doubles (26) and steals (31). He was second with 64 runs, trailing Peter Maestrales. Salvo was named the All-Conference second baseman and Player of the Year. He ranked 21st in NCAA Division I in average. Undrafted, he returned for his senior year and hit .372, third in the America East. He led with 90 hits and also stole 14 bases. He was again All-Conference at second base. The Chicago White Sox took him in the 22nd round of the 2001 amateur draft.
In his pro debut, Salvo batted .297/.387/.396 for the Bristol White Sox. He just missed the Appalachian League's top 10 in average. He led the league's second basemen in putouts (106) and double plays (35). In 2002, he hit .252/.360/.337 for the Kannapolis Intimidators and .326/.417/.404 for the Winston-Salem Warthogs, serving as a utility infielder. In the early part of 2003, he appeared with Kannapolis (.235/.359/.306 in 37 G) and Winston-Salem (2 for 14, 2 BB). Chicago then dealt him with Edwin Almonte and Royce Ring to the New York Mets for future Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar and cash.
Assigned to the Capital City Bombers, Salvo hit .260/.384/.308 with 21 walks in 40 games for the remainder of 2003. Salvo spent his last three seasons as a player in the independent leagues. He hit .299/.402/.368 for the 2004 Long Island Ducks. He split 2005 between the Brockton Rox (.280/.342/.369 in 49 G) and Chico Outlaws (.269/.412/.323 in 30 G). The New York native ended his career with the 2006 Pensacola Pelicans (.222/.303/.269 in 37 G).
Overall, Salvo had a .275/.375/.348 batting line with 216 walks in 447 games in professional baseball. He later became a San Diego Padres scout. He signed Hunter Renfroe, Jorge Reyes and Dan Robertson.
Sources include 2000-2005 Baseball Almanacs