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#17 Dalton DiNatale
Position: Infielder
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 205
Year: Junior
Hometown: Parkland, Fla.
High School: Calvary Christian Academy
Experience: 2 Letters

Overview:

  • Four-time Scholar Baller
  • Has started 87 games and appeared in 99 in two seasons at ASU
  • Career .297 hitter with 61 RBI, 96 hits, 55 runs scored and 10 stolen bases
  • Started the majority of the season at third base as a sophomore and at first base as a freshman 

Sophomore (2014):

  • Started 51 games, second most on the team, including 47 at third base, three at first base and one at designated hitter
  • Second Team Pac-12 All-Academic
  • Moved to third base at the beginning of the season after spending the majority of his freshman season at first base
  • Recorded a .294 batting average, .411 slugging percentage and .367 on-base percentage
  • Put together a team-high 14-game hitting streak between March 22 and April 15
  • Ended the regular season with a hit in nine of the final 10 games, including five games with multiple hits
  • Tallied a team-high 12 multi-RBI games, including two with three RBI…
  • Added 16 multi-hit games
  • Drove in 36 runs, second most on the team, on 16 extra-base hits, including 12 doubles, and scored 29 runs
  • Hit three home runs, all of them to lead off an inning…stole seven bases, third most on the team
  • Ranked second on the team with 16 two-out RBI
  • Tied a career high with four hits in a win over Cal (4/11)
  • Drove in four runs on two hits in two wins at No. 4 Oregon State (3/22-3/23)
  • Hit a two-out RBI single through the right side in the top of the ninth to tie the game at two in an eventual 10-inning win over No. 4 Oregon State (3/22)
  • Tied a career-high with three RBI in a win over No. 4 Oregon State (3/23)
  • Tallied 11 hits and seven RBI in a six-game stretch (4/6-4/15), including 2-for-3 with two runs scored in a win over No. 20 UNLV
  • Drove a two-run bloop single to tie the first postseason game against Sacramento State (5/31)
  • Knocked a drove in three runs on two hits in a win vs Wright State (2/23)
  • Went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in a win over Utah (5/18)
  • Went 2-for-3 with a double and a solo home run vs Tennessee (3/7)
  • Two-time Scholar Baller (Fall ‘13 and Spring ‘14)

Freshman (2013): 

  • Appeared in 44 games and led all freshmen with 36 starts, including 35 at first base and one at third base
  • Batted .302 on the season, which was fourth-best on the team and ranks among the top freshmen in school history
  • Secured a .397 on-base percentage, third-best on the team
  • Added 38 hits, including seven doubles and two homes, and 25 RBI
  • Had six multi-hit games, including a season-best four hits vs. Valparaiso April 20, and seven multi-RBI games
  • His first career homer was a two-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to send an eventual loss to UCLA into extra innings March 30
  • Scored a season-high three runs at Washington May 25
  • Had three RBI in three games, including a pair of Pac-12 contests
  • Was walked four times at Arizona April 16
  • Two-time Scholar Baller honoree (Spring '13, Fall '12)
  • Joined teammate RJ Ybarra as the fourth pair of freshmen teammates since 2006 to bat over .300 in a single season and joins a list of other Devil freshmen that includes Ike DavisBrett WallaceDustin Pedroia and Willie Bloomquist
  • Competed for the Ocean State Waves in the New England Collegiate League during Summer 2013
High School:
  • Named a Perfect Game World Showcase Top Prospect in 2011 and 2012
  • Perfect Game Preseason All-American
  • 2011 All-County team
  • Led the Spring League in stolen bases
  • 2011 Boston Red Sox scout team
  • Under Armour Preseason All-American
  • Hit .340 with two home runs and led the league in runs scored (47), walks (43), stolen bases (40) and OBP (.512) his senior year
  • Most exciting moment in sports was hitting three home runs back-to-back-to-back his junior year
  • Runs a 6.70 60-yard dash
  • Can throw 90 from third base
  • Was on Principal's All-Academic list all four years
  • Graduated with a 4.09 GPA.

Personal: Majoring in business communications...says he chose ASU because it is the best baseball program in the nation and it's business school is highly ranked...his parents and his brother have had the biggest influence on his baseball career...his favorite athletes are Evan Longoria and Josh Hamilton...favorite person to follow on Twitter is Conan O'Brien...enjoys making beats, playing the drums, surfing, ping pong and working out...would love to learn how to fly a helicopter...parents are David Sr. and Deborah DiNatale...brother David played three years of baseball at Miami (Fla.), and was drafted by the Colorado Rockies and played several years in the minor leagues...born on March 26, 1993...full name is Dalton Christopher DiNatale.
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