Former Menlo Baseball Standout Chris Mazza Called up to the New York Mets

Chris Mazza

For the first time ever, a draft product out of Menlo College has been called up to the big leagues. Chris Mazza, who played for the Oaks from 2008-11, had his contract selected by the New York Mets and reported to the club on Wednesday, June 26th. Mazza spent three seasons as a standout infielder and closer before being selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 27th round in 2011. Mazza has spent the past eight seasons in the minor leagues, pitching in the Twins, Marlins, and Mariners organizations before lending with the Mets in last winter’s Rule 5 draft. In 12 starts with AAA Syracuse, Mazza is 3-5 with a 3.59 ERA. Mazza, now a 29-year old rookie, will work out of the bullpen for the Mets.

During his three seasons at Menlo, Mazza did it all for the Oaks. He is currently still top-10 in the Menlo Baseball record book in eight different categories including: hits, doubles, triples, home runs, RBI, runs scored, stolen bases, and saves. Mazza was the first Oak selected in the MLB draft. Since he was selected in 2011, Menlo has had an additional seven players chosen in the draft.