By Jerry Del Priore
If outfielder Quinn Brodey’s first two games with the Columbia Fireflies (mid-level Single-A) is any indication of things to come, he’ll been a baseball force to reckon with going forward.
Brodey, a third-round selection of the New York Mets in the 2017 amateur June draft, blasted a two-run home run in his first at-bat with the Fireflies, after the Mets recently promoted him from short-season Brooklyn.
The former Stanford University product wasn’t finished, not by any stretch of the imagination. He cracked a base hit down the left field line that plated two more runners. Brodey completed his eventful night with a dinger, single, and four RBI in the Fireflies’ 11-7 loss to the Hickory Crawdads Saturday on the road.
The following day, the six-foot-one-inch Glendale, Californian slugged a two-run triple down the right field line in the first inning of Columbia’s 4-3 win over the Crawdads Sunday at Hickory.
Currently, Brodey is hitting a blistering 5-10 with a homer, triple, and six RBI in two contests with the Fireflies.
Brodey began his professional baseball career with the Cyclones this year, batting .257 with two long balls, 30 RBI and ten stolen bases in 210 at-bats in 54 tilts.