Monday, August 23, 2010
2003 Topps Total, Matt DeMarco
#958 Matt DeMarco
Here is the final 2003 Topps Total card that I have to show for now. This one features former Marlins and Cardinals farmhand, Matt DeMarco. This card was given to me by Paul, of Paul's Random Stuff.
Matt was drafted by the Marlins out of high school in the eleventh round of the 1998 draft. He made his professional debut the following year with the GCL Marlins and he hit .218 in 46 games. He must have got injured during the season or during the off-season because he only played in 30 games in 2000.
But, he came back healthy in 2001 and he spent the season playing A ball before getting moved up to high A for the '02 and '03 seasons. Finally, after 18 games of high A ball in '04, Matt finally made it up to AA. He hit .273 at the AA level that season, but it wasn't meant to be. The following season, Matt played with four different teams in three leagues with two different organizations.
In 2006, it was off to the Atlantic League and the Camden Riversharks. He spent two seasons with them, and hit a career high .317 in 2007, before calling it quits.
With the Riversharks in 2006, Matt was part of he longest game in Atlantic League history. The game lasted eighteen innings and six hours and twenty minutes. Matt was one of three Camden fielders to pitch in the game that they eventually won.