Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Interview Conducted by David Saltzer - AngelsWin.com Senior Writer 

Nick Maronde was the Angels 3rd round pick in the 2011 First-Year-Player draft out of the University of Florida.  The conversion from a closer in college to a starter in pro ball has been very smooth for Maronde.  In his first full season in the Angels organization, Maronde put up impressive numbers mostly between High-A ball, and Double-A.  His 2.26 ERA was by far the best ERA in the Angels minor league system, and his 19 walks in nearly 100 innings show his complete control of the strike zone.  Maronde, 23, has an impressive repertoire of pitches that few lefties possess.  He features a four-seam fastball that sits in the low 90s, a sharp slider that dives away from left-handed-hitters and an advanced change up that he sells extremely well. 

The Angels management showed huge faith in Maronde by promoting him to the big club this early in his development process.  Nick Maronde is knocking on the door, and he may be here to stay.

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