Mark Malaska

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Mark Malaska MLB Career Stats

3-2 3.75 36.0 29 1.61

Mark Malaska Bio

  • Full Name: Dennis Mark Malaska
  • Born: 1/17/1978 in Youngstown, OH
  • Draft: 2000, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 8th rd. (226th overall)
  • College: Akron
  • Debut: 7/17/2003
  • Last Game: 7/24/2004
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MLB Career Stats 3 2 3.75 41 0 0 36.0 29 1.61


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DENNIS MARK (MARK) MALASKA...attended the University of Akron from 1998-2000...played outfield exclusively as a freshman and sophomore before splitting his junior campaign between the outfield and the mound...batted .314 with 13 homers and 100 RBI for the Zips in his collegiate career, and posted a 3-1 record and a 1.13 ERA in 15 appearances on the hill in 2000...played for the Danbury (CT) Westerners of the New England Collegiate Baseball League in 1998 and 1999, and was recognized as the league's top prospect both summers...he led the league with a .356 average and slammed 11 homers in ' 1999, he batted .317 with 6 long balls and was named MVP of the NECBL All-Star Game...graduated from Cardinal Mooney High School in Youngstown, OH in 1996. 2004 SUMMARY: Split the season between Boston and Triple-A Pawtucket, going a combined 2-2 with one save and a 4.31 ERA in 52 games...enjoyed 3 stints in the big leagues...opened the year in the majors, and did not allow a hit in his first 3 games (4.0 IP) with Boston...was not scored upon in his first 5 outings (6.2 IP)...held the opposition to a .266 batting average, including a .188 (6-for-32) mark by left-handed hitters...was optioned to Triple-A May 15...was recalled again June 9 and stayed with the Sox until being optioned back to Pawtucket on June the Red Sox July 21-August 6...with the PawSox, fanned 31 in 36.1 innings, an average of 7.7 strikeouts per 9 innings...pitched shutout ball in 19 of 20 games for the PawSox from May 29-August 16, posting a 0.76 ERA (2 ER/23.2 IP) in that span.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: With Boston, went 1-0 with a 2.76 ERA (5 ER/16.1 IP) in 12 games at Fenway Park, but was 0-1 with a 12.27 ERA (5 ER/3.2 IP) in 7 games away from Yawkey Way...did not allow a home run through his first 14 big league games (13.0 IP), but was taken deep twice in his final 5 major league contests (7.0 IP)...issued 9 free passes in his final 12.0 innings (11 games) of the season after walking only 3 batters in his first 8.0 innings (8 games)...held the opposition to a .182 (2-for-11) average in close-and-late situations, and limited foes to a .235 (4-for-17) average with runners in scoring position and 2 outs...went 1-0 with a 3.18 ERA (4 ER/11.1 IP) and a .190 (8-for- 42) opponents batting average in 7 day games, but was 0-1 with a 6.23 ERA (6 ER/8.2 IP) and .351 (13-for-37) batting average against in 12 night contests...struggled against first batters faced, giving up 9 hits in 16 at-bats (.563)...with Pawtucket, surrendered only 3 long balls in his final 29 games (31.0 IP) after being taken deep 4 times in his first 4 games (5.1 IP).

SINGLE-GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Notched his lone big league victory in his 2nd game with Boston, tossing 2.0 perfect innings April 11 vs. Toronto...fanned a season-high 2 batters in 1.0 inning of work June 9 vs. San Diego...earned his only win with the PawSox June 1 at Louisville, striking out a season-high 6 over 3.0 shutout innings...also tossed 3.0 scoreless innings July 3 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre...earned his lone save with 0.2 innings of shutout relief July 16 at Indianapolis...allowed a season-high 5 runs in 1.2 innings of work August 30 at Rochester. 2003 Having pitched primarily as a starter in his previous 3 pro seasons, moved to the pen and advanced from Double-A Orlando to Triple-A Durham to Tampa Bay, going 2- 1 with a 2.81 ERA in 22 relief appearances for the Rays in his first taste of the majors...was 2-2 with a save and a 3.18 ERA in 34 minor league appearances before he was promoted July 17...went 1-1 with a save and a 2.16 ERA in 19 Double-A outings and 1-1 with a 4.30 ERA in his first 15 career Triple-A outings...allowed just 3 homers in 64.0 major league and minor league innings, none in 81 at-bats by left-handed hitters....Debuted with the Devil Rays on July 17 vs. Texas, allowing a run on a hit and 2 walks in 1.0 inning...was touched for 3 earned runs in 3.0 innings in his first 5 outings through the end of July, but posted a 1.38 ERA (2 ER/13.0 IP) over his next 17 appearances...did not allow a run over his final 10 outings (5.0 IP) beginning August 23...his 22 appearances from July 17 through the end of the season were 3rd-most on the club in that span...earned his first major league win July 26 at Chicago, when he allowed a run in 0.2 innings in a 10-6 Rays victory...pitching near his hometown of Youngstown, OH, fanned 2 in 1.1 perfect innings for his other win August 16 at Cleveland...was brought up from the minors to pitch 2.0 scoreless innings in the June 16 Hall of Fame Game against the Phillies at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY...Limited the opposition to a .232 (13-for-56) batting average, including a .219 mark (7-for-32) and 12 strikeouts by lefties...righties hit .250 (6-for- 24) with 5 K's...fanned 17 and did not allow a home run in 16.0 big league innings although he walked 12...registered 7 holds...allowed just one extra-base hit, a double, to the 70 big league hitters he faced...opponents hit .216 (8-for-37) with runners on base...logged a 1.17 ERA (1 ER/7.2 IP) in 10 games at Tropicana Field, where opponents hit just .200 (5-for-25)...worked 1.0 inning or less in all but 3 of his outings...worked less than a full inning in 14 of his 22 games...his longest stint was his final appearance of 2003, when he worked 2.0 innings of one-hit shutout ball September 21 vs. the Yankees...walked one and fanned one. 2002 Recorded a career-high 11 wins with Bakersfield (7) and Orlando (4), 2nd in the Rays organization...Was Rays Co-Pitcher of the Month for May (4-1, 2.17 ERA, 44SO, 5BB)...Tossed 2 CG shutouts: May 13 vs. San Bernadino (3H) and May 30 vs. High Desert (4H)...Struck out a career-high 14 batters 5/8 at San Jose, a Rays organization season high and T-4th in minor league baseball...owns 5 double-digit strikeout games in his career....recorded his first career save 8/4 vs.Tennessee in a 2-1Orlando win...he threw 3.1 innings of hitless was his first relief appearance since 2000...had the 3rd best walk/9.0 IP ratio in the CL (1.18)...In 2001, led the organization along with teammate Seth McClung with 165 strikeouts...Tossed 18 quality starts in 25 attempts...Struck out 10 batters on three occasions (5/17, 7/3, 7/19)...Named Pitcher of the Month for Charleston in April. 2001 Pitching for Single-A Charleston (SC) and Bakersfield, won 9 games, registered a 3.14 ERA and tied Seth McClung for the organizational lead with a career-high 165 strikeouts...his 28 starts and 174.2 innings pitched both represented personal bests...was 7-12 with a 2.92 ERA with Charleston, where 18 of his 25 starts were quality starts...was the team's Pitcher of the Month in April, when he finished 1-4 with a 2.79 ERA and 32 strikeouts against only 4 walks in 29.0 innings...had 3 games with 10 strikeouts: May 17 at Columbus, July 3 at Charleston (WV) and July 19 vs. Wilmington...finished the season with 3 Cal League starts for Bakersfield, going 2-1 with a 4.08 foes to a .219 (14-for-64) average and one homer in the Cal League. 2000: Made his professional debut with 12 appearances (5 starts) for Single-A Charleston (SC) and short-season Single-A Hudson Valley...fanned 39 and walked 14 in 42.1 combined innings...allowed 2 runs in 2.0 innings in 2 appearances for Charleston before being assigned to Hudson Valley, where he went 0-2 with a 4.91 ERA in 10 games (5 starts).