Former South Pasadena Little Leaguer drafted for New York Mets

Story by Lilian Zhu
Staff Writer

South Pasadena resident Casey Slattery was selected in the 38th round of the Major League Baseball draft for the New York Mets. The 20-year-old began his baseball career in South Pasadena’s Little League before attending Glendale Community College.

From 2006 to 2011 in South Pasadena, Little League is where Slattery began his love and devotion to baseball. He eventually transferred to Harvard-Westlake in 7th grade and continued his baseball career throughout high school and into college at UC Berkeley.

Slattery transferred to Glendale Community College in 2019, hitting eight home runs in 44 games while playing for the Glendale Vaqueros. The left-handed hitter and thrower is noted for his defense at first base, receiving the California Community College Athletic Association Western State Conference Gold Glove award. 

Slattery is now debating whether to sign with the Mets or to continue his college education in Glendale.

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