Pembroke Pines, Fla.
2014 CORAL GABLES REGIONAL ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
2013 LOUISVILLE REGIONAL ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Drafted by Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 21st round of 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (No. 629 overall)…Served as team captain…Started 62 of 63 games in outfield…Batted .294 with 33 RBI…Recorded career-best totals with 70 hits, 15 doubles and four triples…Led team with 19 steals…Ranked second on team with 47 runs scored…99 total bases ranked third…19 multi-hit games were second-most…Went 3-for-4 with home run in season opener against Maine (Feb. 14)…Set career high with four RBI in 2-for-6 showing against Georgia Tech (March 14)…Scored career-high-tying three runs in win over NC State (March 30)…11-game hitting streak from April 19 – May 7 was second-longest of any player and marked career-best stretch…Finished 3-for-4 in defeat to Notre Dame (April 20)…Recorded five hits and five runs scored in sweep of Clemson (April 25-27)…Set career high with five hits in 16-inning win over North Carolina (May 16)…Went 3-for-6 with three runs in NCAA Coral Gables Regional matchup with Bethune-Cookman (June 1)…Finished 2-for-4 with two runs in come-from-behind win over Texas Tech at Coral Gables Regional (June 1).
Saw action in 48 games with 36 starts, including final 25 games of season…Started at four different positions: second base, third base, left field and right field…Recorded 38 hits in 142 at bats (.268 average) with 24 runs scored, fourth-most on team…Swiped 11 bases in 15 attempts (.733), third-most on the team…Registered seven multi-hit games on season…Named 2013 Louisville Regional All-Tournament, finishing 5-for-11 (.455) with five runs and two doubles in three games…Tied career high with three hits and three runs in 8-3 win over Wake Forest (May 10)…Went 3-for-4 with two runs in 7-0 win over Oklahoma State at Louisville Regional (May 31).
Saw action in 46 contests, including 44 starts…Started at four different positions, including first base, third base, right field and designated hitter…Finished the year with 38 hits in 152 at-bats (.250 average), ranking third with 30 runs scored…Tied for third on the team with four homeruns…Drove in 20 runs and swiped 10 stolen bases, tied for second-most on the team…Recorded the fourth-longest hitting streak of any player with an impressive seven-game stretch from Feb. 19-March 2…Set career-highs with three runs scored and three RBI’s in a win over Albany (Feb. 26)…Belted his second homerun of the year against his former team, a solo shot against Florida (March 2)…Went 2-for-4 with a double in a midweek win over Miami-OH (March 7)…Recorded two runs scored and one homerun in a midweek win on the road over Central Florida (March 14)…Set a career-high with three hits in a win over then-No. 3 North Carolina (April 7)…Recorded a hit in each of the team’s three games on the road at Florida State (April 20-22), including two doubles…Went 2-for-3 with three RBI’s in a series-opening win over Wake Forest (May 11)…
Transferred into Miami after spending his freshmen season at the University of Florida… Played in nine games, with four starts at third base, and batted.286 (4-for-14) with three runs… Was 1-for-4 (.250) in four SEC games… Collected his first hit and first RBI in league play with a ninth-inning pinch-hit double in game two at Georgia… Started the opener versus South Carolina at third base and was 0-for-2 with an error… Had a pair of pinch-hit singles in the two-game series with Winthrop… Collected first career RBI with a bases-loaded walk in game one… Started games one and three against Rhode Island and was 1-for-5 (.200)… Did not commit any errors on the hot corner… Legged out an infield single for his first hit… Made his collegiate debut by starting at third base at USF on March 9…
Infielder/outfielder from the University School of Nova Southeastern University who played for head coach Richie Palmer… Ranked No. 50 in the state of Florida according to Prospectswire.com and was the fifth-best shortstop on the list… Was named High Honorable Mention on Rawlings’ Preseason All-America Team… Earned first-team All-Broward Country as a senior after hitting .610 with 37 RBI, 24 stolen bases and six homers… Was his team’s Most Valuable Player during his final two prep seasons…
Majoring in Exercise Physiology… Parents are Gaspar and Mary Palmer… Has one brother, Richie…