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Former Red Storm catcher Monaghan an Atlantic League All-Star

Rarely is Brendan Monaghan called by name at the ballpark. He goes by Kid, Rookie, Youngster or any other nickname that won't allow him to forget that he's one of the youngest players on the team.

In his first season in the Atlantic League, the 25-year-old has split time at catcher, his natural position, and first base and was named an All-Star after hitting a team-high .327. The New Jersey native graduated from St. John's University in 2007 and signed as an undrafted free agent with Baltimore. He spent the past three seasons with the Orioles' organization.

Q&A

What's been the most memorable moment of your career up to this point?

"I hit a walk-off grand slam in my first season with the Orioles in 2007 [Class A]."

What's something your teammates would be shocked to learn about you?

"I was an all-state football player in high school. I was a quarterback and a defensive back. I had a couple offers to play football and had a decision to make my senior year on which way I wanted to go. I just thought baseball gave me the better opportunity."

If you were the commissioner of MLB for a day, what would you do?

"I would put the World Series in a neutral site to get some better weather."

Who's the most famous person in your cell phone?

"My best friend from high school, Greg Olsen, is in the NFL with the Bears."

If you could have dinner with any three people, who would they be?

"Derek Jeter, Kate Hudson and the Beatles . . . I don't know if they count as more than one person."

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