GENERAL: Walk-on...A lanky righthander who can throw three pitches for strikes...Mid-80s fast ball with solid command.
AS A FRESHMAN: Made nine appearances, posting 1-0 record and a 6.19 ERA...Struck out nine batters and walked eight in 16 innings of work...Finished the year with three straight scoreless outings (vs. Holy Cross, at Rider and vs. Fairfield)...Pitched very well at Liberty (2/25), tossing 3.1 innings and allowing just one earned run en route to his first collegiate victory.
BEFORE SIENA: A two-sport athlete at Simsbury, playing both baseball and soccer for four years...Went 7-2 for his American Legion team in 2011, posting a 2.05 ERA...Made the honor roll every quarter of his high school career.
ROSSI ON QUINTANA: "Matt got out of the gate strong last year, but as the year wore on he seemed to struggle with the pace of the game. He will need to continue to add strength and command the zone to help the team out of the bullpen this year. He can be a major factor with added experience."
GETTING TO KNOW MATT QUINTANA:
Major: Undecided business
Twitter Handle: @mr06quin
What I most like about Siena College: It is a small campus and you get to meet a lot of people
My favorite class at Siena is: Accounting
My favorite spot on campus is: The Baseball Field
My best Siena baseball moment has been: My first college win as a pitcher down South when we played Liberty
What is that one thing, you can't do without? Family
The best piece of advice I have gotten is: Effort equals results
Professional athlete: Derek Jeter
Quintana's Career Bests Debut: at Tulane (2-19-12) First win: at Liberty (2-25-12) Strikeouts: 3 - at UCF (3-2-12) QUINTANA'S CAREER STATS