Attended Seton Hall University as a Division 1 student athlete from 1996-2000. Following my 14 year career in professional baseball, I returned to campus to complete my degree in Communications and graduated
Seton Hall University in May of 2016.
My professional baseball career included time in the Pittsburgh Pirates, Houston Astros, New York Mets and Long Island Ducks organizations. My playing days included time competing all over the United States as well as in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Mexico. I have had the privilege of competing against some of the best players in the world; including current and former Major Leaguers and Hall of Famers. This list includes Craig Biggio (Houston Astros), Barry Larkin (Cincinnatti Reds), Ken Griffey Jr. (Seattle Mariners) and Derek Jeter (New York Yankees). One of my favorite moments of my career came when I got to play against the New York Yankees in a Major League spring training game and had the opportunity to dig into the batters box and take my best swings against future Hall of Famer, Mariano Rivera.
I founded Digmi, a lifestyle fashion brand in 2004, where I began selling our first collection of t-shirts and hats in minor league clubhouses. With an incredibly talented team and a ton of hard work and perservence, Digmi has built a brand that has resonated with the general public; promoting passion, personality and encouraging people to chase their dreams. Over the years, I have led the design direction of our product catalog as well as establishing relationships with numerous professional athletes and celebrities who have come to wear and support our product. They include star pitchers Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom (New York Mets), Eddie Alvarez (UFC) and Kevin James (actor/comedian). Digmi has been seen or promoted on numerous media platforms such as ESPN, MTV (Off The Bat) and MLB Network.
Digmi is now available in national retailers Bloomingdales, Tilly's and Lids.
Following my career as a professional athlete and transitioning into the business and fashion world, I have held numerous speaking engagements. From team building seminars with travel baseball organizations to motivational sports presentations with NCAA baseball programs. My journey is one that provides a great example of how much can be accomplished with...
PASSION, PERSONALITY and PERSEVERANCE
Professional Baseball Accolades
6x Professional Baseball - Minor League All- Star ('02, '04, '07, '08, '09, '10, '12)
2009 Atlantic League (MVP) - Player of the Year.
5x Professional Baseball Champion ('02, '05 '07 '12, '13)
#16 Jersey Retired by Long Island Ducks in Aug of 2015