In a journey filled with detours, Joe Zanghi has straightened the wheel and is well on track, entering his fourth season in the New York Mets organization at Double-A Binghamton after nearly missing out on a chance to go pro.
Though he admits to playing with a chip on his shoulder, the 24-year-old right-handed reliever is pleased with he is at but driven to push even further.
“I’m really happy with how I’m progressing,” said Zanghi. “I’m still learning. I’m still young as far as pitching goes. There’s a lot of stuff that you have to learn as you go. I’m learning from a lot of guys. I couldn’t be happier, honestly.”
His baseball story begins on the fields of Milford, Conn., where he starred at catcher for Foran High School, pitching just once.