Former #Seawolves All-American Tissenbaum named FSL All-Star

Maxx Tissenbaum batting for the Charlotte Stone Crabs (Credit: A.J. Riedel)

June 12, 2014

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Maxx Tissenbaum, an integral member of the Stony Brook University baseball team that reached the College World Series in 2012, was recently named to the Florida State League (FSL) South Division All-Star team. The former SBU standout is batting .274 with 17 RBI in 37 games as a catcher for the Charlotte Stone Crabs, the Class A Advanced affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays.

Tissenbaum, who played second base for the #Seawolves from 2010-12, was a career .362 hitter at Stony Brook, ranking sixth in school history in hits and sixth in doubles. A two-time, first-team All-America East selection and 2012 American Baseball Coaches Association third-team All-American, Tissenbaum was the Seawolves' leading hitter at the 2012 College World Series, collecting three hits in six at-bats against perennial powers UCLA and Florida State.

Tissenbaum was selected by the San Diego Padres in the 11th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. After hitting .277 for the the Padres Class A affiliate Fort Wayne TinCaps last season, he was dealt to the Rays organization, where he was converted to catcher and is now thriving in his new role. Tissenbaum also writes a blog for the MLB Blog Network called "Red, White and the 3-0 Green Light."