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kyle manzardo, cleveland guardians

Player: Manzardo, Kyle

Card: 2022 Topps Heritage Minor Leagues #77

Position: 1B/DH

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Kyle Thomas Manzardo (born July 18, 2000 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho) is an American baseball first baseman who has played for the Cleveland Guardians. According to Geneanet.org, the surname Manzardo hails from the Vicenza region of northern Italy.

Manzardo attended Lake City High School, where he played baseball and basketball. As a senior, he batted .594 and was named the Inland Empire League MVP after batting .471 as a junior. Manzardo attended Washington State University and played college baseball for the Washington State Cougars for three seasons. He hit for a .272 average as a freshman and led the team with 31 runs batted in (RBIs). After the season, Manzardo played collegiate summer baseball for the Portland Pickles of the West Coast League. He hit .435 through 16 games as a sophomore before the season was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. During the summer, he played for the Willmar Stingers of the Northwoods League. As a junior, he batted .365 with 11 home runs and 60 RBIs and was named a first team All-American by Collegiate Baseball.

The Tampa Bay Rays selected Manzardo in the second round of the 2021 Major League Baseball draft. He signed and made his professional debut with the Rookie-level Florida Complex League Rays, slashing .349/.440/.605 with two home runs, eight RBIs, and five doubles over 13 games. Kyle began the 2022 season with the High-A Bowling Green Hot Rods, slashing .329/.436/.636 with 17 home runs in 63 games before being promoted to the Montgomery Biscuits of the Double-A Southern League.

On July 31, 2023, the Rays traded Manzardo to the Cleveland Guardians for starting pitcher Aaron Civale after being named to the 2023 Futures Game. After the trade, he played for the Columbus Clippers of the Triple-A International League. As the team's #2 prospect, Kyle was called up the the major league Guardians on 5/6/24 after an injury to star player Steven Kwan. Kyle is on Twitter @KyleTMazardo

(excerpted from Baseball AlmanacBR Bullpen & Wikipedia)



2022 Bowman Sterling #PA-KMA (autographed)
Image courtesy of SI.com
Image courtesy of SI.com


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