Charlie Pagliarini ’23 Signs with Seattle Mariners after Historic Senior Season

Charlie Pagliarini ’23 Signs with Seattle Mariners after Historic Senior Season

Charlie Pagliarini '23 was the 21st Stag all-time to be chosen in the MLB First-Year Player Draft

The All-American and MAAC Player of the Year was drafted in the 19th round

After recording the best offensive season in Fairfield University Baseball history, Charlie Pagliarini ’23 capped his historic campaign as the 19th round pick of the Seattle Mariners in the MLB First-Year Player Draft. The All-America slugger signed with Seattle four days later to officially begin his professional baseball career.

Pagliarini produced an historic 2023 spring season that saw him break six program records, highlighted by 24 homers and a MAAC-record 97 runs batted in. His 1.76 RBI per game led the nation and rank 13th all-time in NCAA Division I history. He finished the year slotted third in the country with a .851 slugging percentage, third in RBI, sixth in on-base percentage (.528), and 11th in homers, all of which set new Fairfield single-season records. Pagliarini also won the MAAC Triple Crown with a .399 batting average to go along with his home run and RBI totals.

For his performance, Pagliarini was named the first All-American in program history, selected to third team by the American Baseball Coaches Association, and the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. He was also the New England, ECAC and MAAC Player of the Year, and was recognized across all sports as the MAAC Male Student-Athlete of the Year and the Fairfield Men’s co-Athlete of the Year.

Pagliarini graduated in May as Fairfield’s all-time home run king with 40 career long balls, while also holding the school's all-time standard for slugging percentage (.637). He ranks second in career on-base percentage (.455), third in RBI (147), third in walks (113) and eighth in total bases (313).

Pagliarini led the Stags to their third-straight MAAC Regular Season Championship in 2023, becoming the first MAAC team to win three consecutive outright regular season titles. Fairfield also won 30 games for the fourth straight season, including a program-record 34 regular season outings.

Pagliarini was the 21st Stag to be drafted—the seventh in 12 seasons led by Head Coach Bill Currier—and the 32nd player in program history to sign a minor league contract.

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