The Baysox 20th season at Prince George's Stadium is just around the corner. During the past 19 years, hundreds of players have come through Bowie - some have stopped in for just a few weeks and others have been here for years before moving on with their careers. During the offseason, check back to baysox.com
to find out where some of those players are now.
Outfielder Val Majewski was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2002 First Year Player Draft out of Rutgers University. During the 2002 and 2003 seasons he played for four different Orioles affiliates, advancing as high as Frederick, where he batted .289 with 18 doubles in 41 games.
Majewski began the 2004 season with the Baysox, where he was extremely successful. He led the team with a .307 batting average in 112 games and also recorded 24 doubles and 80 RBI on his way to being named the Orioles Minor League Player of the Year. The Orioles took notice of his success and he made his Major League debut August, 20 2004, ultimately appearing in nine Major League games before injuring his shoulder.
After reinjuring his shoulder in Spring Training, Majewski missed the entire 2005 season and returned to play the 2006 season with the Triple-A Ottawa Lynx. In 2007, Majewski appeared in 91 games for the Baysox, where he hit .295 with 23 doubles and 43 RBI before being promoted to Triple-A Norfolk to finish the year.
At the conclusion of Spring Training in 2008, Majewski was released by the Orioles and he signed with the Houston Astros in June after playing 50 games with Newark of the Independent Atlantic League. He appeared in a total of 52 games with the Astros' Double-A and Triple-A affiliates. Majewski returned to the Atlantic League to start the 2009 season before finishing the year with Arkansas, the Double-A Affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels.
Majewski also began both the 2010 and 2011 seasons with York of the Atlantic League before signing with a Major League organization. He played in 82 games for the Oakland Athletics Double-A affiliate in 2010 and 36 games with the Texas Rangers Triple-A affiliate in 2011. After four years of starting in the Atlantic League, Majewski remained with the Rangers for the 2012 season. He played in 68 games with Double-A Frisco where he hit .221 with 26 RBI.
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