2022 Utica Blue Sox Roster

Pitchers

Alex Canino


Position: RHP

Throws/bats: R/R

College: Limestone University

School Year: Junior

Height: 5-7

Weight: 155

Hometown: Blythewood, South Carolina

Personal: Nicknams are Nino, Big Al, and Dirty Al... Majoring in Cyber Security... Instagram is Alex.canino... Twitter is @Alex_Canino... Became a pitcher because he started pitching in summer ball and really liked it... Most excited about winning a championship this summer... Wrestled during his childhood... Walkup Song is Russian Cream and Bad Man... Describes himself as quiet and supportive... Working on his slider and throwing harder... He can do a one-handed cartwheel... Favorites: movie is Space Jam, Food is sushi, TV Show is That 70's Show, MLB team is the Philadelphia Phillies, player is Roy Halladay, Ballpark Snack is nachos, Baseball Moment is when Roy Halladay threw a perfect game against the Marlins

Alex Markus


Position: RHP

Throws/bats: R/R

College: Roanoke College

School Year: Junior

Height: 6-1

Weight: 185

Hometown: Richmond, Virginia

Personal: Majoring in Physics... Instagram is Alex.Markus1... Became a pitcher because his high school coaches put him there... Most excited for meeting a bunch of baseball players from around the country this summer... Played basketball during his childhood... Walkup Song is Waves by Kanye West... Describes himself as a power pitcher... Working on getting ahead in counts... He can hacky sack well... Favorites: movie is Rookie of the Year, Food is steak, TV Show is Outer Banks, MLB team is the St. Louis Cardinals, player is Adam Wainwright, Ballpark Snack is a pretzel with cheese, Baseball Moment is watching David Freese during the 2011 World Series

Andrew Smithson


Position: LHP

Throws/bats: L/L

College: Central Connecticut State University

School Year: Freshman

Height: 5-11

Weight: 185

Hometown: Andover, Maryland

Personal: Nickname is Smitty... Majoring in Exercise Science/PT... Instagram is andrewsmithson_34... Became a pitcher because he was better at pitching than hitting... Most excited for getting the chance to be put into competitive situations this summer... Played basketball, lacrosse, hockey, soccer, and football during his childhood... Walkup Song is Married to the Game by Future... Describes himself as confident, composed, and competitive... Working on his mechanics... Favorites: movie is Field of Dreams, Food is sushi, TV Show is Pesky Blinders, MLB team is the Boston Red Sox, player is Nestor Cortes, Ballpark Snack is hotdogs, Baseball Moment is watching David Ortiz hit his 500th career home run

Brandon Peterson


Position: RHP

Throws/bats: R/L

College: NJIT

School Year: HS Senior

Height: 6-0

Weight: 190

Hometown: Utica, New York

Personal: Nickname is BP... Majoring in Sports Management... Instagram is BPfrm315... Became a pitcher because he throws hard... Most excited for having fun with the guys this summer... Played basketball and football during his childhood... Walkup Song is Walk Thru by Rich Homie Quan... Describes himself as confident... Working on being more mature... Favorites: movie is Benchwarmers, Food is a bacon cheeseburger, TV Show is All American, MLB team is the New York Mets, player is Giancarlo Stanton, Ballpark Snack is Snickers, Baseball Moment is throwing a no-hitter his freshman year on varsity

Bryce Brownlee


Position: RHP

Throws/bats: R/R

College: Army West Point

School Year: Freshman

Height: 6-0

Weight: 185

Hometown: Hot Springs, Arizona

Personal: Majoring in Civil Engineering... Instagram is Bryce_Brownlee1... Twitter is @BrownleeBryce... Became a pitcher because he just started playing there... Most excited about making memories and playing baseball this summer... Played football and wrestling during his childhood... Walkup Song is Pretty Boy Swag... Describes himself as someone who gives 100% all the time... Working on commanding the zone... He is good at ping pong... Favorites: movie is Baseball, Food is fried pork chops, TV Show is Peaky Blinders, MLB team is the St. Louis Cardinals, player is Yu Darvish, Ballpark Snack is a churro, Baseball Moment is watching the Cardinals win the World Series in 2011

Chris Campanella


Position: RHP

Throws/bats: R/R

College: Wabash Valley College

School Year: Freshman

Height: 6-0

Weight: 170

Hometown: Marshall, North Carolina

Personal: Nickname is Campy... Majoring in Marketing... Instagram is Campyy39... Twitter is @Campyy39... Became a pitcher because he threw the ball so hard it was inevitable... Most excited to win the PGCBL championship this summer... Played basketball during his childhood... Walkup Song is Run This Town... Describes himself as intense... Working on his slider location... Favorites: movie is Happy Gilmore, Food is anything his mother cooks, TV Show is Narcos, MLB team is the New York Mets, player is Jacob deGrom, Ballpark Snack is sausage and peppers, Baseball Moment is hitting a walk-off home run

Christian Hile


Position: RHP

Throws/bats: R/R

College: Marshall University

School Year: Freshman

Height: 6-0

Weight: 190

Hometown: Lovettsville, Virginia

Personal: Nickname is Chile... Majoring in Finance... Instagram is Christian.hile11... Twitter is @Cthile17... Just transitioned into being a PO... Most excited about winning a championship this summer... Played basketball during his childhood... Walkup Song is Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana... Describes himself as crafty... Working on strength and mobility... He can juggle... Favorites: movie is Greater, Food is salmon, TV Show is Yellowstone, MLB team is the Washington Nationals, player is Max Scherzer, Ballpark Snack is a cheeseburger, Baseball Moment is watching Stephen Strasburg strike out 12 batters in game 3 of the 2019 NLCS

Dalen Stewart


Position: LHP

Throws/bats: L/L

College: Jefferson College

School Year: Freshman

Height: 6-0

Weight: 175

Hometown: Springfield, Missouri

Personal: Nickname is Dale... Majoring in Business... Instagram is Dalen_stewart33... Twitter is @Dalenstewart1... Became a pitcher because he feels more comfortable on the mound instead of the batter's box... Most excited for meeting cool people and winning games this summer... Played football, basketball and soccer during his childhood... Walkup Song is The Hum... Describes himself as high focus and tons of energy... Working on being able to throw all pitches in any count... He can cook... Favorites: Movie is The Sandlot, Food is chicken, TV Show is Rick and Morty, MLB team is the St. Louis Cardinals, player is Max Scherzer, Ballpark Snack is a cheeseburger, Baseball Moment is pitching in the regional championship

David Thurman


Position: RHP

Throws/bats: R/R

College: Wayne State University

School Year: Sophomore

Height: 6-3

Weight: 195

Hometown: Southfield, Michigan

Personal: Nickname is D-Thurm... Majoring in Business Management... Instagram is David.thurman3... Twitter is @Bosskingdavid... Became a pitcher because he was better at it than he was at other positions... Most excited about the fans and traveling this summer... Played basketball during his childhood... Walkup Song is You Know How We Do by Ice Cube... Describes himself as poised... Working on his pitch sequence... He can solve a Rubik's cube... Favorites: Movie is Cars, Food is fried chicken, MLB team is the Detroit Tigers, player is Marcus Stroman, Ballpark Snack is nachos, Baseball Moment is throwing 90 mph for the first time

Derek Langfelder


Position: RHP

Throws/bats: R/R

College: Bergen Community College

School Year: Freshman

Height: 6-0

Weight: 180

Hometown: Wyckoff, New Jersey

No bio for Derek Langfelder yet!

Evan Esch


Position: LHP

Throws/bats: L/L

College: University of St. Thomas

School Year: Freshman

Height: 5-10

Weight: 185

Hometown: Woodbury, Minnesota

Personal: Majoring in Business Real Estate... Nickname is Fresh Esch... Enjoys pitching because it reminds him of chess... Excited to play loose and to have fun this summer...Can play the trumpet... Working towards throwing his slider with more conviction... Describes himself as calm and level-headed... Favorite ballpark snack is a hotdog... Favorites: food is steak, TV show is Always Sunny in Philadelphia, MLB team is the Minnesota Twins, player is Jacob deGrom

Gehrig Spradlin


Position: RHP

Throws/bats: R/R

College: Limestone University

School Year: Senior

Height: 6-2

Weight: 195

Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia

Personal: Nickname is G... Majoring in Psychology and Strength & Conditioning... Instagram is g_sprad... Twitter is @g_sprad14... Became a pitcher because he always pitched at a young age... Most excited to win the PGCBL championship this summer... Played basketball and football during his childhood... Walkup Song is In Da Club by 50 Cent... Describes himself as a competitor... Working on getting a better feel for his off-speed pitches in the strike zone... He is a pretty good cook... Favorites: movie is Remember the Titans, Food is pasta, TV Show is Family Guy, MLB team is the New York Yankees, player is Aaron Judge, Ballpark Snack is hotdogs and peanuts, Baseball Moment is beating Seton Hall when they were ranked #9 in the country

Itai Spinoza


Position: LHP

Throws/bats: L/L

College: Elon University

School Year: Freshman

Height: 5-7

Weight: 180

Hometown: Fayetteville, New York

Personal: Nickname is Spino... Majoring in Finance... Instagram is itaispinoza... Twitter is @SpinozaItai... Became a pitcher because he realized he threw hard and enjoyed striking kids out... Most excited to win and experience the best fan base in the league this summer... Walkup Song is Swag Surfin by F.L.Y. ... Describes himself as a bulldog... Working on developing a third pitch... He can speak 3 different languages... Favorites: movie is Miracle, Food is chicken alfredo, TV Show is Breaking Bad, MLB team is the Toronto Blue Jays, player is Marcus Stroman, Ballpark Snack is a soft pretzel, Baseball Moment is winning the U18 championship

Jack Zupfer


Position: RHP

Throws/bats: R/R

College: University of St. Thomas

School Year: Freshman

Height: 6-0

Weight: 185

Hometown: Mounds View, Minnesota

Personal: Nickname is Zup... Majoring in Mechanical Engineering... Instagram is jzupfer_3... Twitter is @JackZupfer... Became a pitcher because he decided that pitching would give him an opportunity to play at the highest level in college... Most excited about being on a team with a bunch of great guys this summer... Played football and basketball during his childhood... Walkup Song is Save A Horse by Big & Rich... Describes himself as someone who holds himself to a high standard regarding effort and work ethic... Working on developing a two-seam fastball and changeup... He can play the trombone... Favorites: Movie is Moneyball, Food is Italian, TV Show is The Office, MLB team is the Minnesota Twins, player is Luis Arraez, Ballpark Snack is chicken tenders, Baseball Moment is the Twins played in game 163 in 2009

Jacob Roettgen


Position: LHP

Throws/bats: L/L

College: Jefferson College

School Year: Freshman

Height: 6-3

Weight: 235

Hometown: Holts Summit, Missouri

Personal: Nickname is Puma... Instagram is jacob.roettgen... Twitter is @JacobRoettgen40... Became a pitcher because he got on the mound and was a natural... Most excited about playing in front of the amazing fans and meeting new people this summer... Played football during his childhood... Walkup Song is the theme song from Top Gun... Describes himself as quiet... Working on his velocity... He is cracked at Fortnite... Favorites: movie is Banchwarmers, Food is oranges, TV Show is Stranger Things, MLB team is the St. Louis Cardinals, player is Randy Johnson, Ballpark Snack is hemlet nachos and a water, Baseball Moment is X

Joe Miceli


Position: RHP

Throws/bats: R/R

College: University of Virginia

School Year: Junior

Height: 6-0

Weight: 170

Hometown: Oakland, New Jersey

Personal: Nickname is Joe... Majoring in Sociology... Instagram is Jmiceli25... Twitter is @Joe2547... Became a pitcher because he couldn't hit... Most excited about just playing baseball and having fun this summer... Played football and basketball during his childhood... Walkup Song is Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi... Describes himself as composed... Working on pick-offs and control... Favorites: movie is Rookie of the Year, Food is Rigatoni Bolognese, TV Show is SpongeBob, MLB team is the New York Yankees, player is Luis Severino, Ballpark Snack is popcorn, Baseball Moment is committing to play Division I baseball

Jonathan Rosario


Position: LHP

Throws/bats: L/L

College: Bergen Community College

School Year: HS Senior

Height: 6-1

Weight: 185

Hometown: Paterson, New Jersey

No bio for Jonathan Rosario yet!

Logan Wenzel


Position: LHP

Throws/bats: L/L

College: Central Connecticut State University

School Year: Freshman

Height: 6-1

Weight: 200

Hometown: Middletown, Connecticut

Personal: Nickname is LoBrazy... Majoring in Journalism... Instagram is L.Logan.W... Twitter is @LoganRAWenzel... Being a left-handed thrower helped him become a pitcher... Most excited for competing with the boys this summer... Played basketball during his childhood... Walkup Song is Lord Kniws... Describes himself as a gamer... Working on improving his health... He can cut hair... Favorites: movie is 1000 to 1, Restaurant is Chipotle, TV Show is The Office, MLB team is the New York Yankees, player is Luis Severino, Ballpark Snack is a soft pretzel, Baseball Moment is his 14 strikeout performance

Nick Casaleggio


Position: RHP

Throws/bats: R/R

College: Bergen Community College

School Year: Sophomore

Height: 6-2

Weight: 180

Hometown: Oakland, New Jersey

Personal: Nickname is Ledge... Majoring in Sports Management... Instagram is nickcasaleggio22... Twitter is @nickcasaleggio... Became a pitcher because it was the first position he ever tried in baseball... Most excited about winning this summer... Played basketball during his childhood... Walkup Song is Los Dioses by Anuel AA and Ozuna... Describes himself as someone who stays in the moment, slows the situation down, and keeps calm... Working on his velocity... Favorites: movie is 42, Food is steak, TV Show is SpongeBob, MLB team is the New York Mets, player is Jazz Chisholm, Ballpark Snack is a cheeseburger, Baseball Moment is watching the Mets going to the World Series in 2015

Nick Davis


Position: RHP

Throws/bats: R/R

College: Roanoke College

School Year: Junior

Height: 6-2

Weight: 215

Hometown: Woodbridge, Virginia

Personal: Nickname is Davey... Majoring in Economics... Instagram is nick.davis_... Twitter is @nicckd13... Fell in love with pitching because his father played pro ball... Most excited for improving his game playing with great ballplayers this summer... Played basketball and football during his childhood... Walkup Song is Oh What a Night... Describes himself as passionate... Working on fine tuning his pitching presence and command... Is very good at Clash Royale... Favorites: movie is Bad News Bears, Food is steak, TV Show is Blacklist, MLB team is the Detroit Tigers, player is Justin Verlander, Ballpark Snack is Dip n Dots, Baseball Moment is watching the Tigers win the ALCS in 2012

Ryan Cook


Position: RHP

Throws/bats: R/R

College: Central Connecticut State University

School Year: HS Senior

Height: 6-3

Weight: 180

Hometown: Utica, NY

Personal: Nickname is Cook... Majoring in Education... Instagram is rpcookie.21... Twitter is @Rpcook21... Became a pitcher because his father and brother were both pitchers... Most excited for Pink in the Park this summer... Played basketball during his childhood... Walkup Song is I'm So Paid by Akon... Describes himself as a guy who gets its and trusts his defense to make plays behind him... Working on being able to get hitters out without overpowering them... He rarely loses arguments... Favorites: movie is Remember the Titans, Food is either spaghetti or fish, TV Show is Blue Mountain State, MLB team is the Pittsburgh Pirates, player is Tyler Glasnow, Ballpark Snack is hotdogs and fries, Baseball Moment is winning sectionals

Sam Thompson


Position: LHP

Throws/bats: L/L

College: Marshall University

School Year: Freshman

Height: 6-2

Weight: 180

Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky

Personal: Nickname is Tommy Boy... Majoring in Business... Instagram is _sam.thompson... Twitter is @22samthompson22... Transitioned into a P.O.... Most excited about the crowd atmosphere this summer... Played football and basketball during his childhood... Walkup Song is Invincible by Pop Smoke... Describes himself as crafty... Working on attacking the zone... He can hit nukes... Favorites: Movie is The Blindside, Food is chicken, TV Show is Criminal Minds, MLB team is the Los Angeles Dodgers, player is Clayton Kershaw, Ballpark Snack is a burger, Baseball Moment is winning a state championship

Infielders

Brady Short


Position: SS

Throws/bats: R/L

College: Central Connecticut State University

School Year: Sophomore

Height: 5-9

Weight: 180

Hometown: Hurley, New York

Personal: Majoring in Physical Education... Instagram is Bshort_3... Twitter is @Bshort_3... Became a shortstop because of his brother... Most looking forward to winning a championship this summer... Played basketball during his childhood... Walkup Song is Low Down... Describes himself as someone who plays the game hard... Working on consistency... Favorites: movie is Creed, Food is a cheeseburger, TV Show is Suits, MLB team is the New York Mets, player is David Ortiz, Ballpark Snack is chicken fingers and fried, Baseball Moment is watching his brothers have success

Carson Applegate


Position: SS

Throws/bats: R/R

College: University of Kentucky

School Year: HS Senior

Height: 5-11

Weight: 190

Hometown: Columbus, New Jersey

Personal: Nickname is App... Majoring in Business... Instagram is Carson_applegate... Has been playing shortstop since little league... Most excited about competing with a bunch of new kids and building new relationships this summer... Played basketball and soccer during his childhood... Walkup Song is Grove St. Party... Describes himself as scrappy... Working on hitting line drives in the gaps and getting extra-base hits... He can play the piano... Favorites: movie is Talladega Nights, Food is Chicken Cacciatore, TV Show is Ozark, MLB team is the Philadelphia Phillies, player is Bryce Harper, Ballpark Snack is a hot dog, Baseball Moment is winning the first ever Mercer County Tournament in school history this year

Daedrick Cail


Position: 3B

Throws/bats: R/R

College: Arkansas State University

School Year: Freshman

Height: 6-1

Weight: 212

Hometown: Marion, Arkansas

Personal: Nickname is D... Majoring in Physical Education... Instagram is TheDaedrickCail... Twitter is @Daedrick3... Has played third base his whole career... Most excited about getting better and winning games this summer... Played football during his childhood... Walkup Song is Jersey by Future... Describes himself as gifted... Working on everything... He can juggle... Favorites: Movie is Million Dollar Arm, Food is Italian, TV Show is All American, MLB team is the Toronto Blue Jays, player is Matt Chapman, Ballpark Snack is nachos, Baseball Moment is everything about the game

Dewey Roden


Position: 1B

Throws/bats: R/L

College: Le Moyne

School Year: Senior

Height: 6-5

Weight: 220

Hometown: Sherril, New York

Personal: Nickname is Dewey... Majoring in Business Management and Leadership... Instagram is Dewey_roden... Twitter is @Dewey_roden5... Became a first baseman when he was a young kid... Most excited for home games this summer... Played basketball during his childhood... Walkup Song is Soul Survivor... Describes himself as unique... Working on rehabbing from his Tommy John surgery... He can sing opera... Favorites: Food is chicken wings, TV Show is Outer Banks, MLB team is the New York Yankees, player is Bryce Harper, Ballpark Snack is popcorn, Baseball Moment is Cooperstown

Edwin Tavarez


Position: 1B

Throws/bats: R/R

College: Felician University

School Year: RS Junior

Height: 6-1

Weight: 230

Hometown: Garfield, New Jersey

Personal: Nickname is El Platano... Majoring in Business Administration... Instagram is Edwinelplatano... Twitter is @Tavarez_edwin... Became a first baseman because his coach told him to play there... Most excited for the pro set up this summer... Played football during his childhood... Walkup Song is Woo Tang Wit It... Describes himself as fun to watch... Working on hitting curveballs... He can do a backflip... Favorites: movie is 42, Food is mangu, TV Show is One Piece, MLB team is the New York Yankees, player is Adrian Beltre, Ballpark Snack is bananas and apples, Baseball Moment is hitting his first walk-off this season

Luke Odden


Position: SS

Throws/bats: R/S

College: Wabash Valley College

School Year: Freshman

Height: 6-0

Weight: 170

Hometown: Scottsdale, Arizona

Personal: Majoring in Business... Instagram is luke_odden... Twitter is @LukeOdden... Became a shortstop because his coach from the Dominican Republic put him at shortstop and the rest is history... Most excited about winning a championship this summer... Played basketball and football during his childhood... Walkup Song is Smooth by Santana... Describes himself as scrappy... Working on flattening his left-handed swing... He can roll his stomach... Favorites: movie is Miracle On Ice, Food is a medium-rare ribeye steak, TV Show is The Office, MLB team is the Houston Astros, player is Dustin Pedroia, Ballpark Snack is a hotdog, Baseball Moment is making a diving play

Ryan Enos


Position: 2B

Throws/bats: R/R

College: SUNY Oswego

School Year: Senior

Height: 5-9

Weight: 175

Hometown: Oriskany, New York

Personal: Nickname is Ryno... Majoring in Wellness Management... Instagram is renos_15... Twitter is @renos_15... Has played infield throughout his career... Most excited about playoffs this summer... Played football and basketball during his childhood... Walkup Song is Levitating by Dua Lipa... Describes himself as well-rounded and someone who just wants to win... Working on fielding... Favorites: movie is Remember the Titans, Food is a fried chicken sandwich, TV Show is It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, MLB team is the New York Yankees, player is Derek Jeter, Ballpark Snack is a hot dog, Baseball Moment is playing in the College World Series

Troy Hamilton


Position: 3B

Throws/bats: R/R

College: USC Upstate

School Year: RS Sophomore

Height: 5-11

Weight: 170

Hometown: Royal Palm Beach, Florida

No bio for Troy Hamilton yet!

Outfielders

Avery Lee


Position: OF

Throws/bats: R/R

College: Marshall University

School Year: Freshman

Height: 5-10

Weight: 180

Hometown: Woodgrove, West Virginia

Personal: Nickname is Ave... Majoring in Psychology... Instagram is Averylee4... Twitter is @avery04lee... Became an outfielder because he became really fast a couple of years ago... Most excited for meeting all the fans this summer... Played basketball during his childhood... Walkup Song is Suavemente... Describes himself as gritty, fast paced, and someone who plays very hard... Working on building strength... He can deal Blackjack... Favorites: Movie is Benchwarmers, Food is White Rice, TV Show is The Office, MLB team is the Pittsburgh Pirates, player is Fernando Tatis, Ballpark Snack is skittles, Baseball Moment is when he hit a walk-off to go to states

Chris Fernandez


Position: OF

Throws/bats: L/L

College: Felician University

School Year: RS Junior

Height: 6-1

Weight: 190

Hometown: Boca Raton, Florida

No bio for Chris Fernandez yet!

Easton Brenner


Position: OF

Throws/bats: R/R

College: Lafayette College

School Year: Freshman

Height: 5-9

Weight: 175

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Personal: Nickname is E... Majoring in Economics... Instagram is bigboye_1... Twitter is @brennereaston... Became an outfielder because he played center field really well in one game in summer ball... Most excited for experiencing the atmosphere of PGCL games this summer... Played basketball, football and track during his childhood... Walkup Song is Old Time Rock And Roll... Describes himself as quick and scrappy... Working on his two-strike approach... He can play the guitar... Favorites: movie is Moneyball, Food is a breakfast sandwich, TV Show is Last Man Standing, MLB team is the Detroit Tigers, player is Miguel Cabrera, Ballpark Snack is peanuts, Baseball Moment is winning the state championship 3 years in a row

Lukas Schramm


Position: OF

Throws/bats: R/R

College: University of Kentucky

School Year: HS Senior

Height: 6-3

Weight: 220

Hometown: Apex, North Carolina

No bio for Lukas Schramm yet!

Matt Clark


Position: OF

Throws/bats: R/R

College: Arizona University

School Year: Freshman

Height: 6-2

Weight: 200

Hometown: Upland, California

Personal: Majoring in Communication... Instagram is mattyclark... Twitter is @mattyclark02... Became an outfielder because he wanted to chase fly balls... Most excited about hanging with his teammates this summer... Played football and track during his childhood... Walkup Song is Replay by Iyaz... Describes himself as a well-balanced player... Working on improving his swing... He is a solid chess player... Favorites: Movie is Moneyball, Food is steak, TV Show is The Office, MLB team is the New York Yankees, player is Carlos Gonzales, Ballpark Snack is a pretzel, Baseball Moment is hitting a grand slam and pitching a no-hitter in the same game

Ryan Maka


Position: OF

Throws/bats: L/L

College: Valparaiso University

School Year: Freshman

Height: 6-2

Weight: 205

Hometown: Oak Forest, Illinois

Personal: Majoring in Exercise Science... Instagram is ryanmakaaa... Twitter is @Maka18R... He has been an outfielder throughout his career... Most excited about playing baseball all summer and meeting new people this summer... Played basketball and football during his childhood... Walkup Song is Mr. Boombastic by Shaggy... Describes himself as tough and disciplined... Working on getting faster and more extra-base hits... Favorites: movie is Friday Night Lights, Food is steak, TV Show is Stranger Things, MLB team is the Chicago Cubs, player is Juan Soto, Ballpark Snack is a burger, Baseball Moment is receiving national player of the week honors in college

Catchers

Brandyn Durand


Position: C/OF

Throws/bats: R/R

College: University of Kentucky

School Year: HS Senior

Height: 6-2

Weight: 230

Hometown: Somerset, Massachusetts

Personal: Majoring in Kinesiology... Instagram is Brandyndurand... Twitter is @Brandyndurand... Became a catcher because in little league his team didn't have a catcher and someone needed to step in... Most excited about playing baseball and meeting new people this summer... Played football, basketball, soccer, and track during his childhood... Walkup Song is Bad to the Bone... Describes himself as competitive, a hard worker, fun, and loose... Working on letting the ball travel more in his swing... He can touch his nose with his tongue... Favorites: movie is Remember the Titans, Food is Buffalo Wings, TV Show is SpongeBob, MLB team is the Boston Red Sox, player is Manny Ramirez, Ballpark Snack is chicken tenders with ketchup, Baseball Moment is hitting a game-tying home run in the bottom of the 7th inning with 2 outs in the state championship

Clark Burroughs


Position: C/1B

Throws/bats: R/R

College: Limestone University

School Year: RS Sophomore

Height: 6-3

Weight: 245

Hometown: Swan Point, Maryland

Personal: Majoring in Business Administration... Instagram is cburroughs_... Twitter is @clark_burroughs... Became a catcher because his coach put him there when he was 10 and has played there ever since... Most excited about building new relationships this summer... Played basketball during his childhood... Walkup Song is Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen... Describes himself as fun... Working on his confidence while hitting... He can cook... Favorites: movie is Semi-Pro, Food is steak, TV Show is Breaking Bad, MLB team is the Washington Nationals, player is Trea Turner, Ballpark Snack is nachos, Baseball Moment is hitting his first home run

Joseph DiMasse


Position: C

Throws/bats: R/R

College: MVCC

School Year: Sophomore

Height: 5-8

Weight: 205

Hometown: Utica, NY

Personal: Nickname is Mad Dog... Majoring in Physical Education... Instagram is joey_dimasse... Twitter is @dimasse_J... Became a catcher because he loved watching catchers on television... Most excited to win this summer... Played football during his childhood... Walkup Song is Crazy In Love... Describes himself as an absolute dog... Working on his overall catching mechanics and mobility... He is a pool shark... Favorites: movie is Moneyball, Food is chicken riggies, TV Show is Peaky Blinders, MLB team is the Boston Red Sox, player is Mike Trout, ballpark snack is popcorn, Baseball Moment is breaking up a no-hitter in his varsity debut

Kade Reinertson


Position: C

Throws/bats: R/R

College: Valparaiso University

School Year: RS Freshman

Height: 6-2

Weight: 200

Hometown: Huxley, Iowa

Personal: Nickname is Dizz... Majoring in Sports Administration... Instagram is reinertson_kade... Twitter is @Reinertson_kade... Became a catcher because his mom caught her entire life... Most excited about meeting new people and playing against kids from all over the country this summer... Played basketball during his childhood... Walkup Song is UCLA... Describes himself as a gritty player who does the little things to help his team win... Working on his throwing footwork... Favorites: movie is Moneyball, Food is Chicken Alfredo, TV Show is Almost Got Away With It, MLB team is the Chicago Cubs, player is J.T. Realmuto, Ballpark Snack is peanuts and a hot dog, Baseball Moment is watching the Cubs win the World Series in 2016

Will King


Position: C

Throws/bats: R/R

College: Eastern Kentucky University

School Year: Sophomore

Height: 5-9

Weight: 185

Hometown: New York, New York

Personal: Majoring in General Business... Instagram is Willking16_... Twitter is @Willking16_... Became a catcher because he was trained to be a catcher at IMG... Most excited about playing baseball every day with a good group of guys this summer... Played hockey and football during his childhood... Walkup Song is Shoot to Thrill by ACDC... Describes himself as locked in... Working on getting stronger... He can snowboard... Favorites: movie is The Sandlot, Food is pizza, TV Show is Breaking Bad, MLB team is the New York Yankees, player is Yadier Molina, Ballpark Snack is a hot dog, Baseball Moment is getting his first collegiate hit in his first at-bat