GENERAL: Will compete for playing time in the outfield... Playing time will be determined by how quickly he adjusts to college pitching.
BEFORE SIENA: Named All-Dade County in high school after leading Ferguson in home runs and RBI... Led all of South Florida in home runs as a senior... Strong student who aspires to be a physical therapist.
ROSSI ON TAPIA: "Carlos is another member of the southern Florida connection that the saints have been tapping into recently. An outfielder from John A. Ferguson High School, he led all of south Florida in homeruns his junior year of high school. He will compete for playing time and is another one of those freshmen whose playing time will depend on how quickly he adjusts to Division I pitching."
GETTING TO KNOW CARLOS TAPIA:
Nickname: Tap Major: Psychology Twitter handle: @29ctapia What I like most about Siena College: Ability to play at a Division I program and get a great education. What I like most about my sport: How competitive it is in every aspect. If I could travel anywhere, I would go to: Italy If I could meet anyone, It would be: Barry Bonds My dream car: Lamborghini Veneno Future Plans: Graduating from Siena College with a degree in psych, going to PT school, open and own my own practice.
Reality TV show: Impractical Jokers Vacation spot: Dominican Republic Twitter account: @therock Sports Team: Miami Heat Food: Churrasco with white rice Pro athlete: Mike Trout