After Quinn Brodey graduated from Loyola High four years ago and enrolled at Stanford to play baseball, his coaches recommended he get ahead in his classes just in case he decided to leave early for a pro baseball career.
Well, Brodey, 22, was a third-round draft pick of the Mets in June, signed, played in low A ball and, come next Tuesday, he will finish his Stanford classes and earn a bachelor’s degree in management, science and engineering. Besides making his parents proud, he’ll be able to talk to fellow minor leaguers about finance, and they might actually listen to him, being he’s a Stanford grad.
“That was always important to me and my family,” he said about returning to Stanford this fall to take five classes and complete his degree requirements. “It’s been academics first and you have to take care of the classroom to be on the field. You’re doing yourself a disservice not to take advantage of the education.”