Date of Birth: 01/18/1992
Height: 5' 8" Weight: 185 lbs
Hometown: New Hartford, N.Y.
Selected by the Houston Astros in the 47th round (1413rd overall) of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft.
College Information - 2012
Sophomore infielder for head coach Steve Owens at Bryant University....Played in 29 games for the Northeast Conference's Bulldogs...Limited to just 65 at-bats...Tallied 12 hits including two doubles, drove in seven runs and scored three times...Recorded one RBI in seven different games...Went 1-for-3 with one RBI in season opener against St. Joseph's (Pa. (Feb. 17)...Had a season high two hits versus Central Conn. State (Apr. 6).
Appeared in 41 games for the Bulldogs as a true freshman and started 36...Batted .218 and drove in 11 runs...Posted 24 hits, 16 runs scored, two doubles, one triple, 12 walks and four stolen bases...Totaled six sacrifices with four sacrifice hits and two sacrifice flies...Tied for second on the team in triples...Batted lead-off and played second base in collegiate debut at Oklahoma State; went 1-for-3 with a base hit in first official at-bat (Feb. 18)...Scored two runs in a single inning against Long Island (Apr. 22)...Socked a season high three hits and drove in two runs versus Quinnipiac (May 6).
Attended New Hartford High School in New Hartford, N.Y....Earned all-state accolades on the football field and the baseball diamond for the Spartans...Posted a .429 prep batting average...2010 New York State Sportswriters Association Class A All-State first team...2010 Syracuse Post-Standard All-Central New York first team...2010 All-Tri-Valley League East first team...Senior season, set a personal best with a .552 batting average and led the Spartans in almost every offensive category...2009 NYSSWA Class A All-State fourth team...2009 Tri-Valley League East Player of the Year...Batted .412 and stole 22 bases...2008 Utica Observer-Dispatch All-Mohawk Valley first team...2008 All-Tri-Valley League East first team...2007 All-Tri-Valley League East first team...On the gridiron, set a school career rushing record with 3,704 rushing yards over four varsity seasons...2009 NYSSWA Class A All-State first team...2009 Utica Observer-Dispatch All-Mohawk Valley Co-Player of the Year...2009 Syracuse Post-Standard All-CNY first team...2009 WKTV NewsChannel 2 High School Football All-Star...Scored 26 touchdowns and ran for 1,528 yards...2008 NYSSWA Class A All-State fourth team...Broke the school record with 1,745 rushing yards and led Spartans to first Section III Class A championship since 1993.
Brother, Carmen, is a scout for the Miami Marlins...Carmen, a former head coach at Dowling and asst. coach at Maryland, was the 2002 Cape Cod League Manager of the Year while the head coach fo the Orleans Cardinals...Has taken part in several Perfect Game events including the 2010 World Wood Bat Association 2010 Grads or 18U National Championship, 2009 PG WWBA Northeast Qualifier #2, 2009 PG WWBA Northeast Qualifier #1 and the 2009 PG WWBA 2010 Grads or 17U National Championship.