|Kyle Barbato 25
Junior college transfer from Moorpark JC in California...2010 will be second season at Siena...Adds depth to catching corps...Expected to challenge for playing time behind the dish.
AS A JUNIOR: Started 19 out of 30 games he appeared in...Went 3-for-4 with a double three RBI in first start at Dallas Baptist (2/28)...Hit first career home run at Saint Peter's (4/4)...Committed just two errors behind the plate.
BEFORE SIENA: Earned two letters in high school at Chatsworth and one at Moorpark JC...Named Second Team All-City at Chatsworth...Chatsworth High Baseball Award...Chatsworth team was ranked #1 nationally by USA Today and Baseball America during 2003-04 season...Honorable mention at Moorpark...Led Moorpark with .375 batting average and .520 on-base percentage.
ROSSI ON BARBATO: "Kyle is a hard worker, and will need to continue to work defensively as well as offensively to receive quality time. He is experienced and with improvement in both of those areas he could see more time this coming spring."
BARBATO CAREER BESTS
First Hit: Dallas Baptist (2-28-09)
At Bats: 4 - Four Times
Hits: 3 - Dallas Baptist (2-28-09)
Doubles: 1 - Dallas Baptist (2-28-09)
RBI: 3 - Dallas Baptist (2-28-09)
Longest Hit Streak: 3 games