Dominic

Piazza

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Catcher
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 186
Year: Freshman
City/State: Scottsdale, Ariz.
High School: Notre Dame Prep

Bio

  • 2006 MLB 49th-round Draft Pick (Arizona)
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2006)

2007 Outlook: Catcher Dominic Piazza (pronounced pee-ah-zah) is the only freshman in this season’s catching corps Earned second-team all-state honors in Arizona last season, hitting .529 with seven homers and 40 RBIs Drafted in the 49th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2006 MLB Draft Has a natural swing from the left side and has good plate approach Caught and also played first base during fall drills, as the coaches looked for ways to get Piazza’s bat in the lineup.

Notre Dame Prep: Piazza was a three-year performer on the diamond for Coach Guy Gianni Led Notre Dame Prep to a 24-9 record and a third-place finish at the 2006 Class 4A state tournament Named second-team Class 4A All-State by the Arizona Republic and Arizona Baseball Coaches Association (AzBCA) in 2006 after hitting .529 with seven homers, 44 RBIs and 11 doubles Ranked in the top 20 in the state in average, homers and RBIs Selected to the AzBCA Super 50 All-Star Game at Chase Park Named MVP of the Class 4A All-Star game over the summer Drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 49th round of the 2006 MLB Draft Led the Arizona Firebirds to the 2006 Connie Mack World Series title in Farmington, N.M. Paced the tournament with a .589 average en route to all-tournament honors Was a member of the Dean’s List and was on the honor roll all four years in high school Looked at several Division I programs including Arizona State, San Diego State, Oral Roberts and Texas Tech before selecting Nebraska.

Personal: Born on Feb. 22, 1988, in Phoenix Parents are Anthony and Lisa Piazza Is the oldest of eight children, including five brothers (Dino, Tony, Joe, Niko and Mike) and two sisters (Sophia and Terresa) Majors in fisheries and wildlife management Father played in the San Francisco Giants organization.

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