Chris Maldonado - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#8 Chris Maldonado


Class Freshman
Height 6'1"
Weight 190
Hometown Short Hills, N.J.
High School Seton Hall Prep

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Head coach Tim Corbin on Maldonado: Chris is mature, low maintenance, driven to be good, smart, self-motivated and wants to learn. Very easy to coach and be around. Presents a lot of good tools offensively and defensively. Impacts the baseball with his bat and shows good versatility throughout the infield. Chris shows a good understanding for the game and uses his intelligence to anticipate well on the field. He has winning qualities as a player.”

As a Freshman (2023)
• 3-for-5 with a home run in 12-2 win over #3 Ole Miss (March 16)
• Nine of his first 16 hits as a Commodore went for extra bases (seven doubles, two home runs)
• First collegiate home run vs. LMU (March 12)
• First collegiate hit was an RBI double vs. Minnesota (March 5)

The Maldonado File
• Attended Seton Hall Prep (West Orange, N.J.)
• Top 150 prospect according to Perfect Game and No. 9 overall prospect from New Jersey
• 2022 Perfect Game Preseason All-Northeast Region first team
• Hit .353 with five home runs, eight doubles, two triples and 21 RBI as a senior
• 2021-22 Team Captain
• Helped lead team to county tournament championship, conference championship and North Jersey Final appearance in 2022
• Made academic honor roll all four years
• Son of Frank and Gina
• Brother to Alexa, Frank and Chris
• Father, Frank, played baseball at Manhattan College
• Sister, Alexa, played softball at Notre Dame (2009-12)
• Brother, Frank, played baseball at Pittsburgh (2014-18)
• Brother, Nick, is current teammate at Vanderbilt (2020-pres.)
• Full name is Christopher John Maldonado
• Hobbies include fishing