Q&A - C - Cam Maron


Mets catcher Cam Maron and I talked briefly last week.

Cam was a 34th round draft pick in 2009 out of Hicksville High School, in Long Island. H edidn’t get to play much in 2009 (41 at bats for the GCL Mets), but he showed he was worth the pick: .293/.408/.415/.823. Trust me; the Mets love catchers with an .823 OPS.

The GCL Mets actually had four decent catchers in 2009 (Maron, Nefli Zapata, Amauris Valdez, and Juan Torres) so it’s hard to guess where Maron will wind up in the spring. Hopefully, it is somewhere he can be a starter.

Mack: So, what are you doing in the off-season? Winter assignment? Instruction League? Rehab? Or just good old fashioned rest and relaxation?

Cam: Mack, how's it going? Best of luck with the website and the blogs. After the season I went home and worked out in preparation for Instructional League, which was from Oct 26-Nov 20. After that, I'll be back at it, working out daily, and preparing for the 2010 season.

Mack: What was your analysis of your 2009 season?

Cam: 2009 was a tough year for the organization as a whole, up and down the entire ladder, from the Majors down to Rookie ball. A lot of injuries occurred throughout and it was very hard to overcome them. Personally, being in Rookie ball this season taught me a lot of small things, and hopefully I can move forward next year.

Mack: What are your hopes and desires for the 2010 season? Working on anything new to pump up the volume?

Cam: For 2010, my goal is to be in Kingsport at the minimum. Working on defensive skills and my mental game, especially with the coordinators in Instructs. Take those drills and skills home for the off-season and come back ready to compete for a starting position in Spring Training.

Mack: Lastly, anything you want to share with your fans out therin Met-land?

Cam: Met Fans, I grew up on Long Island, being a Met fan since the day I was born. I been through the ups of the 1999, 2000, and 2006 playoffs, and the downs of the 2001-2004, 2007-2008 seasons. Keep pulling for us, don't ever lose faith. We're working extremely hard in the minors to be prepared for the Major Leagues when our names are called. GO METS!! Thanks for your time Mack.

Cam Maron


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