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MIKE SALVATORE

#16

Mike Salvatore

(Updated July 2019)
position
Infielder
height
6'0"
weight
186
year
Senior
hometown
Ewing, N.J.
high school
Ewing
other college
Northwest Florida State College

ACCOLADES:

  • 2019 MLB Draft: 9th Round (276), Seattle Mariners
  • 2019 All-Athens Regional Team (MVP)
  • 2015 MLB Draft: 19th Round (565), Cincinnati Reds

SENIOR (2019):

Led Florida State with a .340 average, 90 hits, 23 doubles and four triples while sporting a 40 to 30 walk-to-strikeout ratio…added seven home runs, 51 RBI and six stolen bases…started all 127 games over his two seasons at FSU…named the Athens Regional MVP, hitting .643 (9-for-14) with a double, home run, eight runs scored and four RBI without striking out, leading FSU to a road regional win for the first time in 23 years…scored the winning run in the Baton Rouge Super Regional that sent FSU to the College World Series for the 23rd time in school history…it was FSU’s first road Super Regional victory in six chances…his 90 hits led the ACC…also ranked top 10 in the league in doubles (2nd), triples (4th), total bases (142, 7th) and average (10th)…hit for the cycle at NC State on March 16, the first cycle for a Seminole since 2010…he set career highs with four hits, three runs scored and four RBI in the game…hit .322 in ACC play…first Nole since John-Ford Griffin in 2001, and just the sixth in FSU history, with five four-hit games in one season…joined Reese Albert and Nander De Sedas with four hits against Maine on February 16, the first time in 10 years that FSU had three players with at least four RBI in the same game…only career walk-off hit was an RBI single against Boston College for a 4-3 FSU win.

JUNIOR (2018):

Started all 62 games at shortstop, hitting .244 with 58 hits, eight doubles, a triple and a home run…drew 28 walks and struck out just 20 times…hit his lone home run against Louisville (3/30), a grand slam that set a season-high for RBI in a game (four)…his triple came in the opener of the NCAA Tournament against Samford (6/1), scoring two FSU runs…joined Drew Mendoza and Cal Raleigh as the only players to start every game in 2018…scored a season-high three runs against Xavier (2/17)…had three hits in four different games, including twice against Georgia Tech and a 3-for-3 game against No. 4 NC State…had a team-high eight assists at North Carolina…played his summer ball for the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod League.

PERSONAL:

Salvatore led Northwest Florida State College in 2017 in hits (53), runs (39) and stolen bases (12) while hitting .293…taken in the 19th Round of the 2015 MLB Draft out of Ewing High in Ewing, N.J….majored in social science…born December 27, 1996.