One of Baseball America's Top 300 players ... Played in the AFLAC All-American High School Baseball Classic, regarded as a platform for the top 40 players in the nation ... Triple Crown Sports Northeast Player of the Year in 2005 ... Baseball Coaches Association District 1 First Team ... Louisville Slugger 2006 Preseason All-American ... Led World Yacht Clippers summer team to 2004 Triple Crown Sports Las Vegas National Championship ... Named MVP of that tournament and Most Valuable Hitter in 2003 TCS Myrtle Beach Eastern Regional ... 2004 Triple Crown Sports Northeast Player of the Year ... Three-time Triple Crown Sports All-Northeast Team ... Threw out 12-of-14 runners stealing in 2005 and 14-of-15 in 2004 action for Kennedy, while picking off 18 runners combined those two seasons ... Hit .467 in 2005 with 23 RBI and a .727 on-base percentage ... Batted .403 with 19 RBI and a .600 OBP in 2004 ... Led Clippers to the 2004 College Select Rhode Island Tournament Championship ... Earned 11 varsity letters - four each in baseball and soccer, and three in basketball.
Born February 18, 1988 ... Parents are Joseph and Suzanne Mercurio ... Enrolled in the College of Business ... Has a sister, Katie (21), and a brother, Michael (15) ... Lists his favorite athlete as Albert Pujols, because he is the best hitter in the Major Leagues and is a great role model ... Past summer jobs have included working at the Dynamite Diamond Baseball Camp and painting for Renegades.