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Mack Adjusting Quickly

Mack leads SI in batting average and doubles

In the short-season New York-Penn League, Deangelo Mack has found a comfortable position in the Staten Island outfield as well as one of the league's leading hitters. Mack, part of Staten Island's corps of heavy hitting outfielders, has been able to buckle down after a whirlwind draft and quick entry into professional baseball.

"It's a big difference coming from college because now we play everyday, we show up earlier, we work harder, it's like a job," Deangelo Mack said. "We are constantly working on stuff to get better." A very level-headed individual, Mack sees the game purely and knows he had his work cut out for him from day one. This preparation allowed him to mentally adjust when he arrived ready to play with...

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