GENERAL: A tall right-handed pitcher with a fastball that touches 90 miles per hour...Versatile talent who pitched and played outfield in high school...Showed great improvement as sophomore year advanced. AS A SOPHOMORE:Made nine appearances and three starts, posting a 4.80 ERA in 15 innings of work...Allowed just one earned run in nine innings of work in last five starts of the season (after team returned north)...Pitched three scoreless innings to earn first collegiate win at Cornell (4/17).
AS A FRESHMAN:Made three appearances, including one start...Went 0-1 with a 19.29 ERA in 2 1/3 innings pitched...Did not allow an earned run in his collegiate debut at Dayton (3/18).
BEFORE SIENA:A two-time letter-winner at Old Bridge High School...A two-time Coaches Award recipient, and a two-time All-County selection...Was also a two-year member of the swim team and a one-year member of the soccer team.
ROSSI ON MEINDL: "Jim showed some improvement over his freshman season, but there is still room to grow. He is coming off a summer where he did a lot of pitching and gained much-needed reps, and came back this fall much improved. He has an electric arm and the hope is that he figures it out and has a breakout season, where he can give the staff quality innings."
GETTING TO KNOW JIM MEINDL:
Twitter Handle: @Slimmy_Jim17
Where do you see yourself in another five years? Working as a financial planner.
My favorite spot on campus is: Saga
What I like most about Siena baseball: There is a very high level of competition, which allows us to play some of the best teams in the country.
If I didn't play baseball, I would: Swim
My most embarrassing sport moment: Slipped on the mound and fell in the middle of a game.
What is that one thing you can't do without? My cellphone.
My biggest fear is: Losing a loved one.
The best piece of advice I have gotten is: Stay positive.
Food: Steak and mashed potatoes
Flavor of ice cream: Mint chocolate chip
Iphone App: Snapchat
Meindl Career Bests Debut: Dayton (3-18-11) First win: at Cornell (4-17-12) Strikeouts: 3 - vs. Holy Cross (4-25-12)