Matt Maradeo

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Matthew Joseph Maradeo

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 5", Weight 210 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Matt Maradeo pitched professionally for five years.

Maradeo was All-Conference both years in junior college and set the career records for wins and ERA. He went to Kutztown University in 2005-2006 and went 14-8 with a 2.72 ERA, the school record for career ERA (he was surpassed by Darin Gorski). He made All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference in 2006. Undrafted, he was signed by Chicago Cubs scout Billy Blitzer.

The right-hander was 1-1 with a save and a 10.24 ERA in 12 games for the 2006 AZL Cubs, allowing a .369 average. He was much sharper in 2007 with the Peoria Chiefs (0-3, 2 Sv, 2.96, .165 opponent average, 45 K in 45 2/3 IP). On August 25, he was the third pitcher in a combined no-hitter of the Beloit Snappers, succeeding James Russell and Chris Siegfried. He hit Wilson Ramos to load the bases after replacing Siegfried and walked one while fanning 3 in 1 2/3 IP before Jose Ceda finished the no-no.

Maradeo spent his final three seasons in the independent leagues. He was 1-1 with two saves and a 4.35 ERA in 27 games for the 2008 Washington Wild Things, with 28 walks and 41 strikeouts in 41 1/3 IP; he was second on the team in appearances. He fell to 1-0, 8.22 with 12 walks in 15 1/3 IP for the 2009 Wild Things. Moving to the Florence Freedom in 2010, he fared worse (6 H, 7 R, 5 BB in 4 1/3 IP) to end his career.

Overall, Maradeo had gone 3-5 with 5 saves and a 5.57 ERA in 84 relief outings as a pro. In 126 innings, he gave up 111 hits and 67 walks while striking out 115.