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
*Junior (2021): Played in all 54 games, making 53 starts as Miami’s primary first baseman…Was one of three team captains in 2021…Hit. 264 with seven doubles, seven homers and 29 RBI…Scored 19 runs while slugging .436 and posting a .834 OPS…Had a season-long nine-game hitting streak and ended the year on a 17-game on-base streak…Posted nine multi-hit games and six multi-RBI performances…Had three walks in season opener at preseason No. 1 Florida (Feb. 19)…Went 2-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored in extra-innings win at Florida (Feb. 20)…Singled and scored a run in series opener at NC State (Mar. 5)…Went 3-for-4 with a double and a homer and two RBI in win over Wake Forest (Mar. 12)…Singled and drove in a run in victory over Wake Forest (Mar. 13)…Walked and scored a run in win at FGCU (Mar. 17)…Doubled in series opener vs. Florida State (Mar. 19)…Went 3-for-5 with a double, a homer and six RBI in win at FAU (Mar. 23), becoming the first Hurricane to drive in six runs in a game since Jacob Heyward in 2015…Had a single and two RBI in win at Virginia (Mar. 26)…Singled in series-clinching win at Virginia (Mar. 28)…Went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI in win at FIU (Mar. 31)…Homered and walked twice in win over Duke (Apr. 2)…Singled and drove in a run in victory over Duke (Apr. 3)…Went 2-for-3 with an RBI in series finale at Pitt (Apr. 11)…Homered in a 2-for-3 game vs. FGCU (Apr. 14)…Hit two homers and scored three runs in win over Clemson (Apr. 16)…Went 2-for-4 with an RBI in victory over Clemson (Apr. 17)…Doubled in both games of a doubleheader at North Carolina (Apr. 23)…Went 2-for-3 with two RBI in win at North Carolina (Apr. 25)…Singled in win over FGCU (Apr. 27)…Had two walks and a run scored in win over App State (May 8)…Singled and scored a run to clinch sweep over App State (May 9)…Had a hit and an RBI in series opener vs. Georgia Tech (May 14)…Singled and drove in a run in win over Georgia Tech (May 15)…Went 1-for-3 with an RBI in series opener at Louisville (May 20)…Went 1-for-2 in win at Louisville (May 21)…Doubled vs. Duke in ACC tournament opener (May 27)…Singled in NCAA tournament win over South Alabama (June 4)…Went 1-for-3 vs. USF in NCAA tournament (June 5)…Homered in final at-bat as a Hurricane, hitting solo shot vs. South Alabama (June 6).
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.