Mequon, WI – This week, former Chinook, Mark Kolozsvary, made his debut with the Cincinnati Reds becoming the 13th alumni to make it to the MLB.
Mark Kolozsvary played college baseball at the University of Florida. In the summer of 2015, Kolozsvary made his debut with the Lakeshore Chinooks. During his time with the organization, Mark would appear in 29 games and hit .214 with two doubles and six runs score. He also recorded seven RBI’s with three stolen bases.
After continuing his playing career with the Florida Gators, Kolozsvary was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the seventh round. During his first year in the minors, he spent time with the Billings Mustangs of the Rookie Level Pioneer League. He would spend all of 2018 with the Dayton Dragons, a Single-A club with the Reds. The following year he would stay in Single-A ball with the Daytona Tortugas. He would round out his minor league career in 2021 with stops at Chattanooga (Double A) and the Louisvill Bats (Triple A).
Kolozsvary was also part of Team USA for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. He started all six games at catcher. Team USA would go on and win the silver medal.
In his MLB debut, Mark entered the game at catcher as a defensive replacement in the 7th inning although he did not record a plate appearance.
We wish Mark the best of luck as he begins his career with the Cincinnati Reds.