2022 USA BASEBALL COLLEGIATE NATIONAL TEAM
2022 ABCA/RAWLINGS SOUTHEAST ALL-REGION SECOND TEAM, 3B
2022 ALL-CORAL GABLES REGIONAL TEAM, 3B
2022 ALL-ACC SECOND TEAM, 3B
2022 COLLEGIATE BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK (5/9)
2022 ACC PLAYER OF THE WEEK (5/9)
Sophomore (2022): Started all 60 games at third base…Led Hurricanes with 17 doubles, 18 home runs, 59 RBI, 65 runs, .650 slugging percentage and 1.061 OPS…Ranked third on team with .329 batting average…Totaled 13 multi-RBI performances and 21 multi-hit efforts…Became first Hurricane since Zack Collins in 2015 and 2016 to register double-digit dingers in consecutive campaigns…Smacked first home run of season vs. Towson (Feb. 19)…Tallied trio of knocks, highlighted by triple, vs. Harvard (Feb. 26)…Launched go-ahead two-run homer in 5-2 win over No. 14 Florida (Mar. 5)…Belted three-run blast at No. 18 Clemson (Mar. 20)…Reached base in all five plate appearances and recorded first career four-hit performance vs. No. 13 North Carolina (Mar. 25)…Mashed solo shot at Duke (Apr. 2)…Reached safely five times and drove in three runs at Duke (Apr. 3)…Delivered game-winning homer in 6-2 victory over No. 3 Virginia (Apr. 8)…Crushed game-winning jack against third-ranked Cavaliers (Apr. 9)…Smacked solo shot vs. Pitt (Apr. 24)…Matched career-high with four knocks at Georgia Tech (May 1)…Registered second straight four-hit performance and scored career-best five times vs. North Dakota State (May 6)…Homered as part of three-hit day in 16-1 rout over Bison (May 7)…Recorded first multi-home run performance of season, highlighted by game-winning blast vs. North Dakota State (May 8)…Launched two-run homer at No. 21 Florida State (May 14)…Socked solo shot against No. 14 Notre Dame (May 19)…Belted go-ahead three-run jack vs. NC State in ACC Tournament (May 25)…Smacked three home runs and plated season-high five runs in four-hit game in Coral Gables Regional opener against Canisius (Jun. 4)…Became only fourth Hurricane all-time with trio of home runs in postseason game, joining Lale Esquivel (1998), Kevin Brown (2001) and Scott Lawson (2010).
2021 FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA Collegiate Baseball, 3B
2021 ACC ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM, 3B
2021 ALL-GAINESVILLE REGIONAL TEAM, 3B
Freshman (2021): Made 53 starts primarily at third base…Led Miami with 13 doubles, three triples, 11 home runs and 45 RBI… Batted .284 with team-high 44 runs scored…Led team with .532 slugging percentage and posted .874 OPS…Ranked second on team with 17 multi-hit games and led team with 13 multi-RBI performances…Tied for team-best 11-game hitting streak…Doubled and scored twice in 2-for-4 collegiate debut at preseason No. 1 Florida (Feb. 19)…Tripled, scored two runs and drove in run as part of a 3-for-5 day to take series at No. 1 Florida (Feb. 21)…Had hit and RBI in home debut vs. Virginia Tech (Feb. 26)…Went 2-for-3 with RBI in win over Virginia Tech (Feb. 27)…Hit first career home run as part of 2-for-3, 3 RBI game vs. Virginia Tech (Feb. 28)…Doubled and drove in run in win at NC State (Mar. 6)…Had first multi-homer game of career in win at NC State (Mar. 7), going 3-for-5 with two RBI and two homers…Singled and drove in two runs in win over FAU (Mar. 9)…Had two hits and RBI in two-game sweep of Wake Forest (Mar. 12-13)…Doubled twice and drove in three runs in win at FGCU (Mar. 17)…Homered and drove in two runs in series opener vs. Virginia (Mar. 26)…Hit homer and drove in two RBI in win at Virginia (Mar. 28)…Doubled, tripled and drove in two runs in win at FIU (Mar. 31)…Tripled and drove in run in win over Duke (Apr. 2)…Went 2-for-4 with homer in sweep-clinching victory over Duke (Apr. 4)…Homered and drove in two runs in win over FIU (Apr. 7)…Went 2-for-5 with double and RBI at Pitt (Apr. 10)…Walked twice, drove in run and scored run in series-opening win over Clemson (Apr. 16)…Went 2-for-5 with homer and two RBI in victory over Clemson (Apr. 17)…Homered in sweep-clinching win over Clemson (Apr. 18)…Doubled and drove in run in second game of doubleheader at North Carolina (Apr. 23)…Doubled and scored run in win over FGCU (Apr. 27)…Went 2-for-4 in win at Boston College (May 1)…Drove in two runs in finale at Boston College (May 2)…Went 1-for-4 with RBI and two runs scored in win over App State (May 8)…Was 2-for-3 with double and season-high four RBI in sweep-clinching win over App State (May 9)…Went 2-for-5 with RBI in win over Georgia Tech (May 15)…Doubled in series-opening win at Louisville (May 20)…Went 1-for-2 with homer and two RBI in victory at Louisville (May 21)…Had base hit and run scored in sweep-clinching win at Louisville (May 22)…Had two doubles and RBI in ACC tournament debut vs. Duke (May 27)…Doubled vs. Florida State in ACC tournament (May 28)…Had base hit in NCAA tournament debut vs. South Alabama (June 4)…Singled and drove in run vs. USF (June 5)…Went 2-for-2 with homer in season finale vs. South Alabama (June 6)…Named to All-Gainesville Regional team after batting .444 with one homer, run scored and two RBI.
High School: Four-year varsity letterman at Braddock, where he was three-time captain…Named 2019 Under Armour and Perfect Game All-American…Selected to 2019 18U USA National Team…Hit .359 with 19 doubles, three triples, eight homers and 50 RBI in four-year varsity career…Batted .500 with two doubles, four homers and 14 RBI in shortened 2020 season…Hit .321 with five extra-base hits as junior…Posted .415 batting average with eight doubles and two homers as sophomore.
Personal: Son of Andy Morales and Daiyana Castillo…Has two siblings: brother, Yandy, and sister, Angie…Brother, Yandy, plays baseball at Barry University…Father, Andy, was member of the Cuban National Team and played in New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox organizations…Majoring in sport administration.