From Sunset High to the New York Mets: Journey of Michael Paez

Michael Paez's Journey to the Pros

With the 4th Round Pick in the latest MLB Draft the New York Mets drafted Michael Paez, shortstop Costal Carolina University. But Michael’s journey did not began on June 30 at Paez’s field of dreams at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. The explosive shortstop from Miami Sunset High, whom both FIU and the University of Miami overlooked, led long shot Coastal Carolina to its first national championship in any sport with a tense 4-3 win over Arizona in the College World Series final.

Holmes bypassed the dog-pile that was starting to form on the mound and ran with no particular direction in mind before accidentally colliding with the 5-7 Paez.“He saw me and slipped trying to avoid me,” Paez said. “He undercut me, and I flipped in the air a couple of times. It was all over Twitter. Everyone was asking me how I didn’t tear my ACL on that, but I had so much adrenaline … I didn’t feel a thing.“I got up, we looked at each other, and we both yelled, ‘Who cares!’ and jumped in the dog-pile.”