|High School:||Smithtown West|
2015: Started and played in 48 games after sitting out the previous season with a shoulder injury... Hit .309 on the year with 51 hits... Of those 51 hits, eight were hit for doubles, while two were triples and four home runs... He scored 37 times and drove in 22 runs... Had a slugging percentage of .455 and an on base percentage of .436 after drawing 27 walks and being hit by 11 pitches... Tied teammate Kevin Lachance for the most stolen bases in a single season with 29... Split time between first base and left field, and finished the year with a fielding percentage of .997... Went 2-2 with a home run against the Citadel in March... Had a walk-off home run in a 13 inning game against Binghamton at Alumni Field on March 28... Followed that up with a three RBI game and a two RBI game in the final two games of the same Binghamton series... Named to the America East All-Conference First Team... Named to America East Honor Roll.
2014: Redshirted the season after injuring his shoulder... Named to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
2013: Played and started in 41 games at first base as a sophomore for the Retrievers… Hit the team’s first homerun of the year, a solo shot, against College World Series participant Indiana at the season-opening Caravelle Resort’s Baseball at the Beach Tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C. … Went 3-for-4 against the Hoosiers… Collected eight multi-hit games during the year including three 3-hit games… Had a five-game hit streak from May 4-11… Knocked in multiple runs in three games… Stole a team-best 14 bases, the fourth-most in a single season in UMBC history… Recorded a .991 fielding percentage in his first season at first base… Registered a team-high 387 put-outs.
2012: Named to the America East All-Rookie Team as a two-way player for ther Retrievers in his freshman year... Played in 42 games while making seven appearances out of the bullpen... Hit .303, third-best on the team, recording 47 hits and leading the team with 12 doubles... Went 4-for-5 and hit his first career home run while knocking in four runs and scoring three more against Coppin State on Mar. 17... Was later named the America East Rookie of the Week after finishing the series 7-for-15 with seven RBIs, seven runs scored, two doubles, one triple, and one homerun against the Eagles... Recorded a season-best six-game hit streak from May 5-13, after picking up a hit in five consecutive games twice earlier in the season... Recorded 13 multi-hit games... Recognized on the America East Honor Roll.
Background: Named to the All-State, All-Long Island, All-County, and All-League teams in 2009, 2010, and 2011... Named a Newsday Rising Star/Top Player in 2011... Named the League 4 MVP three straight years... Also letter in football at Smithtown West... Holds the school record for touchdowns, sacks, interceptions, and four other categories... Played against Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals.
Personal: Son of Ronald and Annmarie Gatto... Has one young brother, Robert, and one younger sister, Gianna... Majoring in media and communication studies while earning a minor in American studies... Born Jan. 29, 1993.
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*As of 5/20/14