Mondou is the 311th former Northwoods League player to debut in MLB
Rochester, Minn. – Former Wisconsin Woodchuck Nate Mondou made his Major League debut for the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, October 4, 2022. Mondou is the 311th former Northwoods League player to reach the Major League level.
Mondou, who played collegiately at Wake Forest University, played for the Woodchucks in 2014. He was drafted in the 13th round of the 2016 MLB draft.
In 2014 with the Woodchucks Mondou played in 57 games and hit .299 with two home runs, two triples and eight doubles. He drove in 24, stole 10 bases and scored 27 times.
Mondou began his professional career in 2016 with the Athletics Rookie level team in the Arizona League. After one game he moved up to the Vermont Lake Monsters of the Short-Season A New York-Penn League. For the season he played in 61 games and hit .297 with 11 doubles, two triples and 27 runs scored. He stole six bases and drove in 24.
Mondou moved up for the 2017 season to the Beloit Snappers of the Lo-A Midwest League. He played in 66 games in Beloit before a promotion to the Stockton Ports of the Hi-A California League. In 125 games between the two clubs, he hit .287 with two home runs, seven triples and 24 doubles. He drove in 59 and stole 16 bases.
In 2018 he started the season with Stockton and then was promoted, after 88 games, to the Midland RockHounds, of the AA Texas League. Over 136 games he had 27 doubles, five triples and eight home runs. He drove in 75, stole 10 bases and scored 79 times.
Mondou spent the full 2019 season in Midland. In 122 games he hit .248 with five home runs, three triples and 15 doubles. He had 45 RBI and stole seven bases.
In 2021 Mondou was promoted and spent the entire season with the Las Vegas Aviators of the AAA West League. He played in 87 games and hit .283 with eight home runs, 20 doubles and 53 runs scored.
Prior to his call-up to the Athletics, Mondou had played in 108 games with Las Vegas and was hitting .283 with seven home runs and 64 RBI. In his Major League debut against the Los Angeles Angels, he started the game at second base and went 0 for 2 at the plate with a walk.
The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 29th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 310 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (NYM), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website at watchnwl.com and on ESPN+. For more information, visit www.northwoodsleague.com or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.