The 18 year-old infielder is also already currently ranked as the Mets top prospect at an extremely young age. However, the New York Mets prospect shortstop Ronny Mauricio has now also earned his High School Diploma.
“It’s really important, especially for a baseball player,” Mauricio said earlier this month through an interpreter. “Today, you’re a baseball player. Tomorrow, you never know what can happen. So I think it’s good to have your education down the line. It’s really important for me.”
I doubt Mauricio will ever have to worry much about life outside the realms of professional and Major League Baseball. However, while Ronny might be bound for superstardom in the next few years, the road to this point in his career has definitely not been easy.
“For me in the beginning, it was really hard, especially not being able to speak the language,” Mauricio said. “So then I wasn’t able to communicate. But I also think it’s problematic when you’re not accustomed to the food, either. You’re accustomed to the food back home. But eventually, you do figure out how to adjust and go on with living here.”
“I think there are a lot of people down in the Dominican and involved with MLB, and obviously involved with the Mets, who put a lot of effort into helping these guys get their educations,” said Mets farm director Jared Banner. “Mauricio has continuously strived to get better in all facets of his education, knowing how important that’s going to be to his future.”
Source: Anthony DiComo
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