HIGH SCHOOL: Played two years of varsity baseball as a second baseman and shortstop under head coach Dennis Canale at Xaverian H.S. ... Named team captain his senior season ... Team was ranked 35th in the nation in 2008 ... Two-time All-Brooklyn selection (2008-2009) ... Batted .423 with a .527 on-base percentage over his career, also stealing 105 bases ... Selected to the CHSAA All-Star Senior Classic (2009) ... Team was the 2008 CHSAA City champions.
PERSONAL: Son of Luis and Elba Maldonado ... Has a brother, Iset ... Majoring in Biology.