2021 FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA, Collegiate Baseball
2021 ACC ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM, 3B
2021 ALL-GAINESVILLE REGIONAL, 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 an .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 a 2-for-4 collegiate debut at preseason No. 1 Florida (Feb. 19)…Tripled, scored two runs and drove in a run as part of a 3-for-5 day to take series at No. 1 Florida (Feb. 21)…Had a hit and RBI in home debut vs. Virginia Tech (Feb. 26)…Went 2-for-3 with an RBI in win over Virginia Tech (Feb. 27)…Hit first career home run as part of a 2-for-3, 3 RBI game vs. Virginia Tech (Feb. 28)…Doubled and drove in a 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 an 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 a 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 a run in win over Duke (Apr. 2)…Went 2-for-4 with a 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 a double and an RBI at Pitt (Apr. 10)…Walked twice, drove in a run and scored a run in series-opening win over Clemson (Apr. 16)…Went 2-for-5 with a homer and 2 RBI in victory over Clemson (Apr. 17)…Homered in sweep-clinching win over Clemson (Apr. 18)…Doubled and drove in a run in second game of doubleheader at North Carolina (Apr. 23)…Doubled and scored a 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 an RBI and two runs scored in win over App State (May 8)…Was 2-for-3 with a double and a season-high four RBI in sweep-clinching win over App State (May 9)…Went 2-for-5 with an RBI in win over Georgia Tech (May 15)…Doubled in series-opening win at Louisville (May 20)…Went 1-for-2 with a homer and two RBI in victory at Louisville (May 21)…Had a base hit and a run scored in sweep-clinching win at Louisville (May 22)…Had two doubles and an RBI in ACC tournament debut vs. Duke (May 27)…Doubled vs. Florida State in ACC tournament (May 28)…Had a base hit in NCAA tournament debut vs. South Alabama (June 4)…Singled and drove in a run vs. USF (June 5)…Went 2-for-2 with a homer in season finale vs. South Alabama (June 6)…Named to All-Gainesville Regional team after batting .444 with a homer, a run scored and two RBI.
High School: Four-year varsity letterman at Braddock, where he was a three-time captain…Named a 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 a junior…Posted a .415 batting average with eight doubles and two homers as a 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 a member of the Cuban National Team and played in the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox organizations…Majoring in sport administration.