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Alex Destino
Alex  Destino

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Weaverville, N.C.

High School:
North Buncombe HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 225

Position:
OF

Experience:
2L

B/T:
L/L

Major:
Public Relations


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AWARDS/HONORS/CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2017 Preseason All-America 2nd Team (NCBWA)
  • 2017 Preseason All-SEC Team (Perfect Game)
  • Rated No. 16 best prospect in the SEC for 2017 MLB Draft by Perfect Game
  • Rated No. 21 best prospect in the SEC for 2017 MLB Draft by D1Baseball
  • Rated No. 45 best overall junior in the nation by Perfect Game
  • 2016 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team
  • 2016 Preseason All-SEC by Perfect Game
  • Ranked by Baseball America as No. 4 best prospect in 2015 in the Coastal Plain League
  • 2015 Coastal Plain League All-Star
  • Spring 2015 Dean's List
  • 2015 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
  • 2013 USA Baseball 18U National Team


  • 2016 (SOPHOMORE)

    • Played in 60 games with 59 starts, hit .321 (75-for-234) with 40 runs scored, 14 doubles, a team-high 10 homers and 59 RBI; also a .373 on-base percentage and a .509 slugging mark
    • 2-for-5 with a two-run single, a double and two runs scored in 10-5 win over UNCW (6/7)
    • 3-for-4 with a homer, three runs scored and three RBI In 23-2 win over Rhode Island (6/5)
    • Two-run homer in 5-4 loss to Rhode Island (6/3)
    • 2-for-5 with a RBI and a run scored in 9-7 win over Alabama (5/21)
    • 2-for-2 with a RBI, two walks and three runs scored in 16-4 win over The Citadel (5/17)
    • 2-for-3 with a pair of solo home runs in 3-1 win over Presbyterian (5/10)
    • 2-for-6 with a double in 5-4 loss at Kentucky (5/8)
    • 2-for-4 with a double in 6-0 loss at Kentucky (5/7)
    • Homered, scored two runs and drove in four in 10-5 win at Kentucky (5/6)
    • Two-run homer in 5-4 loss to Florida (4/29)
    • 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI in 9-2 win over Missouri (4/24)
    • 2-for-4 with four RBI in 5-1 win over Missouri (4/23)
    • 2-for-4 with two RBI and a double in 5-3 loss at Georgia (4/17)
    • RBI and a run scored in 3-1 win at Georgia (3/15)
    • Game-winning RBI pinch-hit single in the eighth inning of a 4-3 win over Tennessee (4/10)
    • 2-for-2 with a RBI single in 4-0 win at Vanderbilt (4/1)
    • Tied a single-game school record with three doubles and finished 3-for-6 with two RBI in 6-5 loss to College of Charleston (3/29)
    • 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI in 10-6 win over Arkansas (3/18)
    • 2-for-4 with a double in 12-6 win at USC Upstate (3/15)
    • 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and three RBI in 5-4 win over Charleston Southern (3/12)
    • Solo home run, a walk and two runs scored in 5-4 win over Furman (3/9)
    • 5-for-5 with four RBI in 8-1 win vs. Clemson (3/4)
    • 3-for-6 with a double, two homers, two runs and a career-high seven RBI in 16-5 win over Penn State (2/27)
    • 3-for-4 with a pair of runs and four RBI in 16-4 win over Winthrop (2/24)
    • 2-for-5 with two runs scored in 10-1 win over Albany (2/19)

    2015 (FRESHMAN)

    • Played in 48 games with 42 starts at designated hitter, hit .251 (42-for-167) with 15 runs scored, six doubles, six homers and 35 RBI
    • Also made one appearance on the mound with 0.2 innings
    • 1-for-3 with a RBI and a run scored in 10-7 win over LSU (5/14)
    • A three-run homer and four RBI in 17-0 win over USC Upstate (5/12)
    • 3-for-6 with a homer and three runs scored in 15-14 loss at Texas A&M (5/9)
    • 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI in 5-3 win over Wofford (5/6)
    • 2-for-4 with a RBI single in 3-2 win over Vanderbilt (4/18)
    • 2-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI in 11-1 win over Appalachian State (4/7)
    • A pair of RBI in 7-5 loss at Mississippi State (4/3)
    • 2-for-5 with a double and a RBI single in 7-5 loss to Winthrop (3/17)
    • Two-run homer in 4-3 win over Kentucky (3/14)
    • 3-for-4 with a run scored, three-run double and four RBI in 13-3 win over Penn State (3/11)
    • 3-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI in 11-3 win over High Point (3/4); also pitched 0.2 innings in first career appearance on the mound
    • Grand slam in 10-4 win over Charleston Southern (3/3)
    • Strong series vs. Northeastern, hit .583 (7-for-12)
    • 3-for-4 with a three-run homer in 6-4 win over Northeastern (2/22)
    • 3-for-4 in 10-1 win over Northeastern (2/21)
    • 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in 8-3 win over College of Charleston (2/14)


    HIGH SCHOOL

    • 2014 Baseball America High School All-America Third Team
    • 2014 Louisville Slugger High School All-American by Collegiate Baseball
    • Rated No. 53 best high school prospect in the nation by Perfect Game USA
    • Rated No. 2 best high school prospect in the state of North Carolina by Perfect Game USA
    • Rated No. 68 best high school prospect in the nation by Baseball America
    • Rated No. 4 best high school prospect in the state of North Carolina by Baseball America
    • As a senior in 2014 went 10-1 with a 1.43 ERA in 73.1 innings with 116 strikeouts
    • Also hit .529 with 15 homers and 43 RBI
    • Played on 2013 USA Baseball 18U National Team that won gold medal at 2013 IBAF `AAA'/18U World Cup in Taichung, Taiwan
    • Starting and winning pitcher in 10-4 victory over Japan in pool play
    • Also hit .400 (4-for-10) with four RBI in four games played
    • Participated in USA Baseball's 2013 Tournament of Stars
    • Rated on, "25 More Players To Watch" list from Tournament of Stars by Baseball America
    • 2013 N.C. Baseball Coaches Association 3A All-State
    • Played for South Charlotte Panthers AAU team


    PERSONAL

    • Born on October 24, 1995
    • Parents are Tom and Charlotte Destino
    • Enrolled in College of Arts & Sciences
    • Major is public relations