Brahiam Maldonado

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Brahiam Maldonado

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 205 lb.

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Brahiam Maldonado won a minor league home run title in 2009, his sixth season in professional baseball.

Maldonado went to the New York Mets in the tenth round of the 2004 amateur draft. They assigned him to the GCL Mets, where he batted .185/.272/.238 with 49 strikeouts in 151 at-bats while fielding only .913 in the outfield. He split 2005 between the GCL Mets (.256/.363/.361 in 33 G) and St. Lucie Mets (5 for 16, 2B, 2 BB). In 2006, he improved to .281/.363/.530 for the Kingsport Mets. He was second in the Appalachian League in slugging (behind Travis Snider) and extra-base hits (28).

Maldonado put up a .310/.349/.500 line for the 2007 Savannah Sand Gnats and stole 11 bases in 15 tries. Had he qualified, he would have tied Mitch Hilligoss for 10th in the South Atlantic League in average. In '08, Brahiam fell to .232/.284/.327 for St. Lucie and went 6 for 18 with three doubles for the GCL Mets.

With St. Lucie again in 2009, Maldonado hit .273/.348/.466 with 18 home runs, 73 RBI and 13 steals in 17 tries. He fielded .971 in the outfield. He led the Florida State League in home runs and was second in RBI, two behind Brandon Laird. He was .001 behind slugging leader Kirk Nieuwenhuis.

In 2010, Maldonado had played for St. Lucie and the AA Binghamton Mets, with 17 homers after 89 games.