• Triton Baseball Q&A (1/31/19)
Round 35 selection (No. 1039) of Kansas City Royals during 2019 MLB First-Year Player Draft (6/5) ... Signed first professional contract on June 18 ... Along with Ted Stuka and Logan White, Jr., one of three Tritons on 2019 roster who have previously earned selection in Major League Baseball (MLB) First-Year Player Draft (2015).
AS A SENIOR IN 2019
Earned winning decision in relief in season debut in home opener vs. Concordia Irvine (2/3), going 3.0 innings (3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB) with a pair of strikeouts.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2018
CCAA All-Academic ... Made 15 appearances, the first 14 of them starts.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2017
Made team-high 23 appearances, all in relief ... Posted 3.74 ERA and earned three saves to share team lead ... Did not give up a run in 14 of 23 outings ... Season highs of 3.0 innings and four strikeouts in home win vs. Cal State San Marcos (2/24) ... Did not allow a single earned run over 13 stints and 20 frames between Feb. 5 and April 15 ... One hit and no runs against in 2.1 innings over three games at NCAA Championship in Grand Prairie, Texas.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2016
Made 13 appearances, with four starts ... Drew start in CCAA Championship opener vs. Cal State Monterey Bay (5/11).
Selected in 2019 MLB First-Year Player Draft in 35th round (No. 1039) by Kansas City Royals ... Selected in 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft in 38th round (1155) by Los Angeles Angels.
Pitched for Yakima (Wash.) Valley Pippins of West Coast League during 2017 summer ... Pitched for Wisconsin Woodchucks of Northwoods League during 2016 summer in Wausau, Wis. ... Named Northwoods League Pitcher of the Night (7/12) after striking out 12 over 6.0 one-hit innings (R, ER, 5 BB) in 4-2 win vs. Battle Creek (Mich.) Bombers ... Played for Trombly Baseball (2014-15), as well as Southern California scout team of New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels Elite Scout Ball Team in 2014.
A 2015 graduate of Newport Harbor High School in Newport Beach ... 2015 Perfect Game Preseason High School Senior All-America honorable mention ... 2015 Perfect Game Preseason California Region All-High School Senior Second Team ... 2015 RLF Senior Showcase ... Sailors' 2013 Pitcher of the Year ... Threw complete-game victory in rain in final appearance.
Born Sept. 3 in Queens, N.Y. ... Parents are Jerry and Tamra Dipoto ... Father played college baseball at VCU before pitching for three clubs (Indians, Mets, Rockies) over eight MLB seasons (1993-2000), and is now an MLB executive, currently serving as executive vice president and general manager for Seattle Mariners following front-office stints with Diamondbacks, Angels and Red Sox ... Mother attended Nebraska ... Has two older siblings named Taylor and Jordan ... Political science major at Sixth College ... Career goal is to continue on to play professional baseball ... Most memorable baseball moment is winning back-to-back West Region titles ... Enjoys guitar and video games ... Roots for Seattle Mariners ... Listens to the late David Bowie, The Smiths, Wu-Tang Clan, Farruko, Childish Gambino, Jack White, Tchami and Nick Cave.
CAREER PITCHING HIGHS (current through 2018 season)
Innings Pitched: 6.0, 4/14/18 vs. Stanislaus State-2
Hits: 9, 2/18/18 vs. San Francisco State
Runs: 8, 5/6/17 vs. Cal State San Bernardino-2
Earned Runs: 7, 5/11/16 vs. Cal State Monterey Bay
Walks: 5, 2 times (last 3/26/18 at Cal State Monterey Bay-1)
Strikeouts: 6, 2/18/18 vs. San Francisco State
CAREER PITCHING STATISTICS (current through 2018 season)
2016: .750 (0-3-1)
2017: .750 (1-5-2)
2018: 929 (5-8-1)
TOTALS: .846 (6-16-4)