Dave DiNatale

Dave DiNatale


Parkland, Fla.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195


On DiNatale: Freshman outfielder who can play all three outfield positions ... highly acclaimed recruit who was a high school All-American ... middle of the order offensive player ... skilled defensive player with a strong arm and can cover plenty of ground.

Prior to UCF: Selected in the 22nd round by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft ... hit .463 with 10 home runs, 35 RBI, 38 runs and 20 stolen bases as a senior at Douglas for head coach Dean Florio ... also totaled four triples, six doubles and 25 walks ... .493 batting average as a junior at King's Academy ... sensational offensive season included 10 doubles, five triples, four home runs, 39 RBI, 16 stolen bases and 26 runs scored ... four-year high school letterman ... played his senior season at Douglas High School for head coach Dean Florio ... named All-American as a senior by Collegiate Baseball ... Sportslink All-American ... hit a home run in a national All-American game in New Mexico ... Miami Herald Player of the Year as a senior ... first-team all-county selection according to the Miami Herald and South Florida Sun-Sentinel ... MVP of the North Team in the BCAA Senior All-Star game ... rated the No. 55 prospect in the nation according to Prospects Plus prior to the 2005 MLB Draft ... hit a 505-foot home run at the National Powerhouse Showcase Home Run Derby ... rated No. 5 prospect at the World Showcase, where he also threw 91 MPH from the outfield ... second-team all-state selection following his junior season ... named an All-American by Collegiate Baseball and was rated the 22nd-best prospect nationally by Prospects Plus as a junior ... AFLAC All-American in 2004 ... Palm Beach County Player of the Year according to the Palm Beach Post and South Florida Sun-Sentinel as a junior ... rated the No. 1 prospect in Florida by Team One as a junior ... represented the United States in the 2002 Area Code Goodwill Games in Australia and led the team in batting.

Personal: David DiNatale was born Feb. 9, 1987 in Kansas City, Kan. ... son of Dave and Debbie DiNatale ... 12-year-old brother Dalton represented the United States at the Pan American Games in Columbia in baseball ... member of the National Honor Society in high school ... listed in "Who's Who Among American High School Students" ... chose UCF over Miami, Stetson, Vanderbilt, NC State and Long Beach State ... majoring in finance.

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