|Gabe Perez 47
A talented junior-college transfer with great size, strength and speed. ...Was an immediate force in the middle of the lineup last season...Hits with power and runs the bases very well...Will likely have an opening day spot in the outfield again after an All-MAAC season in his first year with the Green and Gold.
BEFORE SIENA: Selected First team All-MAAC...Batted .257 strating 49 of the 51 games he played...Had 16 extra basehits, including four homeruns...Drove in 27 runs and scored 30 times...Compiled a .315 batting average in MAAC games...Finished third on the team with 12 multi-hit games...Went 3-for-6 and blasted the game-winning homerun at Niagara (3/28)...Collected three hits in three at bats in Siena debut at Bethune-Cookman (2/24)...Went 3-for-4 with a homerun and three RBI in win over Iona (5/2).
BEFORE SIENA: Started 35 of Marin's 36 games, posting a team-best .376 batting average, a team-high six homeruns and 18 stolen bases...Reached base in over 47% of his at bats and boasted a .617 slugging percentage...For his efforts, Perez was Marin's lone representative on the Bay Valley West All-Conference Team.
ROSSI ON PEREZ: "Gabe stepped in and provided us with some much-needed pop in the middle of our batting order last season. He had an All-Conference season and showed his versatility at the plate and on the basepaths. We will look for him to take his game to the next level this year."