CANES BASEBALL ALUM AND MLB VETERAN PLAYER DANNY VALENCIA TALKS ABOUT HIS TIME AT UM, PLAYING FOR 7 DIFFERENT MLB TEAMS AND HIS UPCOMING TRIP TO THE SUMMER OLYMPICS IN TOKYO WITH TEAM ISRAEL ON THE BEHIND THE U PODCAST

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University of Miami Athletics
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Alex McFarlane

position

Right-handed Pitcher

Height

6-4

Weight

212 lbs.

Class

Freshman

Hometown

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

High School

Habersham Central

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.

*True Freshman (2020): Appeared in six games, making four starts on the mound for the Hurricanes in shortened 2020 college baseball season…Went 2-2 with a 5.25 ERA…Struck out 14 batters over 12 innings pitched…Set a career-high with three strikeouts over two scoreless innings in Miami debut vs. Rutgers (Feb. 15)…Made first career start vs. Kent State (Feb. 19), striking out three over two shutout innings to earn first career win…Struck out three batters over two innings in start against USF (Feb. 26)…Earned second win after tying career-high three strikeouts over a career-high 3.2 shutout innings.

High School: Was drafted in the 25th round, 755th overall by the St. Louis Cardinals…Struck out 69 batters as a pitcher and hit .479 with 33 runs scored in lone season playing for Habersham Central High School …Named team MVP and best hitter in senior season at Habersham Central.

Personal: Parents are Roy McFarlane and Tami Noel…Has two brothers, Griffin and Whitney…Intends to major in sport administration.