By: Matt Rothman
Coby Mayo is once again on the move after the former Marjory Stoneman Douglas star infielder was promoted from Rookie Ball to Low A with the Delmarva Shorebirds.
In his first professional year in rookie ball after last season was shut down due to COVID-19, Mayo was drafted in the fourth round of the 2020 MLB draft by the Baltimore Orioles and is currently the 14th best prospect in the organization. Mayo has played 25 games there and hit .329/.440/.566. He has also hit four home runs and has driven in 19 RBI’s before his promotion.
Mayo, who resides in Margate, says his first professional season has been everything he could have asked for so far.
“Playing professional baseball is an honor, but being successful while doing it makes it a hundred times better,” he said. “The opportunity of being brought up to Delmarva is such a privilege, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the next stage of my professional career.”
As a member of the varsity baseball team in Parkland, Mayo hit 13 home runs over three seasons and scored 61 runs with the Eagles. He was successful on 17/18 stolen bases while having a slick glove at shortstop.
He arrived in Maryland Sunday morning and is expected to make his debut Tuesday night against the Fredericksburgh Nationals at 6:05. The Shorebirds are currently 52-37 on the season and have a chance to continue their season in the playoffs after their final game on September 19.
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- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student. He also works for the Mohave Valley Daily News in Bullhead City, Arizona covering high school sports.
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