The Rockland Boulders and the CanAm League announced today that outfielder Joe Maloney has been named the CanAm League’s Player of the Year.
Maloney, a 2017 CanAm League All Star, had an amazing 2017 season so far, in his second go round with the team.
On August 26th, 2017, Maloney hit his CanAm League record breaking 32nd home run, breaking the previous
record of 31 held by former Quebec Capitale Eddie Lantigua. This past Wednesday in game two of the
doubleheader against the Jackals, Maloney earned his ninety fifth RBI on the season, breaking the Boulders record
of ninety four, held by Marcus Nidiffer set in 2015. His thirty five home runs and 101 RBI’s not only lead the
Boulders this season, but lead the entire CanAm League in those respective categories as well.
Over the last four games of the season, Maloney hit an astonishing .455, with two home runs, and 6 rbi. He
finished the regular season with an unbelievable .282 avg, thirty five home runs, 101 RBI’s, 105 hits, of which 24
were doubles, in 373 at bats.
A native of Aston, Pa, Maloney, was originally drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 10th round of the 2011 MLB June
Amateur Draft, reaching as high as high A ball with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans of the Carolina League, before being
released. Maloney would spend the next two seasons after with the Boulders, before being picked up by the
Minnesota Twins organization in 2016, reaching as high as double A with the Chattanooga Lookouts of the
Maloney and the rest of the Boulders will return home on Friday, September 8th, as they play home game number
one of the playoffs against a to be determined opponent at 7:05pm at Palisades Credit Union Park. Numerous
playoff ticket packages are currently on-sale and can be purchased by visiting the box office or calling (845) 364-
0009. For more information, slide to Rocklandboulders.com