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Name: Mancini, Trey
Card: 2020 Panini Diamond Kings #159
Joseph Anthony “Trey” Mancini III was born in Winter Haven, FL. He made his MLB debut in 2016. His nickname “Boomer”, originally “Boom Boom” after Ray Mancini, had morphed into its current form while at the University of Notre Dame.
Trey homered in his major league debut for the Baltimore Orioles against the Boston Red Sox on September 20, 2016. He connected for a solo shot off Eduardo Rodriguez in the 5th inning, but the Orioles lost the game, 5-2. He then homered in his next two games as well to become the first player in Orioles history to accomplish the feat. The next year, Trey was named to the 2017 Topps All-Star Rookie Team. Trey finished third in the Rookie of the Year voting in 2017.
In 2018, he slumped to .242 and 55 RBIs although he did hit 24 homers again, playing the same three positions as the year before. In 2019, he moved over to right field, but also saw time at first base and DH as he was in the starting line-up nearly everyday. In a year when home runs were flying out of the park at Camden Yards in record numbers, he hit 35 long balls, to go along with 38 doubles, 97 RBIs and a .291 batting average. His OPS+ was 135, although he went largely under the radar given how bad his team was.
Trey hit 35 home runs and knocked in 97 runs on a very bad Orioles team in 2019 and is clearly on the ascent despite a health setback in 2020. In 2021, he was was awarded the AL Comeback Player of the Year.
On 8/1/22, Trey was traded to Houston as part of a deadline deal, as the Astros sought to improve for the pennant stretch.
He is on Twitter @TreyMancini.
Trey is part of the MLB Current Players Tour – Go To The Next Stop
Trey has also been an IABF Honoree – Go to the Next Stop
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