The asterisk next to 2020 and 2021 season bios indicate the NCAA’s decision to grant an extra year of eligibility for student-athletes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic; the student-athlete’s year of eligibility did not “advance” from 2020 to 2021 due to this NCAA ruling.
2021 USA BASEBALL GOLDEN SPIKES AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST
2021 BASEBALL AMERICA PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA, FIRST TEAM
2021 COLLEGIATE BASEBALL PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA, SECOND TEAM
2021 PERFECT GAME PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA, SECOND TEAM
2021 D1 BASEBALL PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA, THIRD TEAM
2020 COLLEGIATE BASEBALL PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA, SECOND TEAM
2020 BASEBALL AMERICA PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA, THIRD TEAM
2020 D1 BASEBALL PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA, THIRD TEAM
2020 PERFECT GAME PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA, THIRD TEAM
*Junior (2020): Started all 16 games at first base for the Hurricanes in shortened 2020 college baseball season…Batted .296 (16-for-54) with a double and a team-best five homers…Led Canes with 16 RBI and tied for team lead with 13 runs scored…Had team-leading .593 slugging percentage and was second on Canes with .435 on-base percentage…Ranked second on team with 13 walks…Tied for second on team with five multi-hit games and tied with team-best four multi-RBI games…Homered and drove in three runs in win over Kent State (Feb. 19)…Hit a home run and drove in two runs against No. 2 Florida (Feb. 22)…Had a home run and two RBI as part of a 2-for-3 day in win over Towson (Feb. 29)…Went 3-for-5 with two homers, including a walk-off blast, and a season-high four RBI in win over Pitt (Mar. 6)…Had two hits and scored two runs in sweep-clinching win over Pitt (Mar. 8)… Doubled home the game-winning run at No. 12 UCF (Mar. 11).
2019 ALL-STARKVILLE REGIONAL
2019 ALL-ACC ACADEMIC
2019 ACC HOME RUN LEADER
Sophomore (2019): Started all 61 games at first base…Hit .293 with six doubles and a team-high 24 homers…Led ACC and ranked third in Division I in home runs…His 24 home runs are the second-most by a Hurricane in a single season…Scored 47 runs and drove in 67 RBI…30 extra-base hits ranked second on Hurricanes…Posted 15 multi-hit games and a team-high 19 multi-RBI performances…Homered on Opening Night vs. Rutgers (Feb. 15)…Clubbed a home run in series-clinching win over Rutgers (Feb. 16)…Went 3-for-4 with first career-two-homer game in win over FAU (Feb. 20)…Homered in win at Florida (Feb. 22)…Went 3-for-5 with a home run and a double in win at FIU (Feb. 27)…Was 2-for-3 with a homer and four RBI in sweep-clinching win over UMBC (Mar. 3)…Drove in two runs in series opener vs. Georgia Tech (Mar. 8)…Homered in series-clinching finale vs. Georgia Tech (Mar. 10)…Hit three-run homer in win over Jackson State (Mar. 13)…Went 2-for-5 in series-opening win at North Carolina (Mar. 15)…Had a home run and two RBI at North Carolina (Mar. 16)…Homered in series opener vs. NC State (Mar. 22)…Hit a home run and drove in two runs in win at FAU (Mar. 27)…Doubled in series-clinching win at Pitt (Mar. 31)…Hit game-winning grand slam in series opener vs. Florida State (Apr. 5)…Tied season-high with three walks vs. FGCU (Apr. 9)…Went 3-for-3 with a home run in win at FGCU (Apr. 10)…Homered in all three games at Louisville (Apr. 18-20)…Went 3-for-3 with a grand slam in win at Louisville (Apr. 19)…Had game-winning sacrifice fly vs. Virginia Tech (Apr. 27)…Was 3-for-4 with three RBI in win over Bethune-Cookman (May 4)…Went 3-for- 5 with two RBI in win at Wake Forest (May 10)…Was 2-for-3 with a home in series-clinching win at Wake Forest (May 11)…Belted a homer in series finale at Wake Forest (May 13)…Hit two solo homers in series opener vs. Duke (May 16)…Was 2-for-5 with a home run vs.. North Carolina (May 24) in the ACC tournament…Made NCAA tournament debut vs. Central Michigan (May 31)…Was 2-for-3 with four RBI in win over Southern (June 1)…Belted two homers in four-hit win over Central Michigan (June 2).
True Freshman (2018): Saw action in 33 games with 28 starts in first season…Totaled four doubles, one home run and 11 RBI…Drew 20 walks and reached base at .322 clip…Had three multi-hit games…Became first Hurricane since Zack Collins (2014) to homer for first collegiate hit in 2-for-3 performance vs. Rutgers (Feb. 17)…Totaled career-high three RBI vs. Scarlet Knights…Set career mark with three hits (3-for-7) and came through with walk-off hit against Maine (March 3)…Scored two runs and doubled in series finale at Duke (March 18)…Went 2-for-4 with one run in come-from-behind win against Clemson (April 13)…Scored one run vs. FGCU (April 18)…Went 1-for-3 in Game 1 of doubleheader at Pittsburgh (April 21)…Had RBI at Virginia Tech (May 12).
High School/Prep: Four-year letterwinner at Archbishop McCarthy…Two-time Under-Armour All-American and Perfect Game All-American…Ranked No. 2 overall prospect among college freshmen by Perfect Game in September 2017…Ranked No. 199 MLB Draft-eligible prospect regardless of class by Baseball America…Ranked No. 198 MLB Draft prospect by MLB Pipeline.
Personal: Intends to major in business management…Honor roll student all four years of high school…Has one brother, Michael, and one sister, Katherine…Parents are Alejandro and Iliana.