Catching up with Joe Mahoney – MASN Sports
Before Joe Mahoney was Director of Operations, he was playing in the big leagues alongside UP17’s roster of ProCoaches. A recent column by sportswriter Steve Melewski for MASN explores Mahoney’s path to the pros, his time with the Orioles and the Marlins, and how he’s involved with the game after retirement.
After being drafted in the sixth round in 2007, Mahoney gained professional experience on a number of Baltimore affiliate teams. In 2010, the season he took home the Brooks Robinson Award as the Oriole’s Minor League Player of the Year, Mahoney hit .307 with 30 doubles, 18 homers, 78 RBIs with an .864 OPS between Single-A Frederick and Double-A Bowie. He then went on to play in the Majors for both Baltimore and Miami, before retiring in 2013.
Mahoney’s now in the business of helping youth baseball players reach their own hitting and pitching potential by connecting them with former Major League pros through the UP17 app.
“It’s just giving kids the ability to get the ultimate advice and instruction from guys that have played at the highest level,” explains Mahoney. “The nice thing about our app is you can do it anywhere. You don’t have to travel 50 miles to get a retired Major League player to be your hitting coach or pitching coach. We provide kind of a mobile coach.”
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