Gil Zayas
Gil  Zayas


West New York, N.J.

High School:
St. Joseph's

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 220




As a Freshman (2005): Appeared in 24 games and made nine starts ... hit .203 with three doubles, 10 RBI and six runs in 59 at-bats ... had the second-most pinch-hit appearances on the team with 10 ... had hits in four of his first five games of the season and RBI in three of his first five ... drove in a run or scored a run in each game he had at least one hit (nine games) ... had five hits and five RBI in a four-game stretch between March 26 and April 6 ... was 1-for-4 with an RBI in each of the first two games of the season, against Northwestern State (Feb. 18) and at Florida International (Feb. 26) ... reached base three times, drove in a run and scored a run against LaSalle (March 7) ... hit a game-tying, two-run single in the second game of a doubleheader against Boston College (March 26) ... was 2-for-4 with a double, RBI and run in a start against St. Francis (April 5).

At St. Joseph's: Played four years on the varsity team ... Named Hudson County Player of the Year in 2002 and 2004 ... Earned first team all-county honors during his final three years ... Named first team all-state as a senior ... Took home second team state honors as a sophomore and a junior ... Named the MVP of the county championship game in 2002 ... St. Joseph's won the county title in 2001 and 2002 ...Batted .605 with five home runs and 42 RBI as a sophomore ... During his senior year, he hit .595 with 10 home runs, 27 RBI and 27 intentional walks.

Personal: Born Nov. 16, 1985 in Cuba ... son of Gilberto and Esperanza Zayas .... moved to the U.S. when he was 10 years old ... has a younger brother, Gianni ... lists coming to the United States as the most thrilling non-athletic moment in his life ... lists his father as the most influential person in his career ... enjoys exercising and swimming ... majoring in education ... hopes to play professionally.

Career Statistics


Career Highs
Hits: 2, three times (last vs. St. Francis (NY), 4/5/05)
At-Bats: 5, twice (last at Oregon State, 6/6/05)
RBI: 2 vs. Boston College (3/26/05)
Runs: 1, six times (last vs. Fairleigh Dickinson, 5/14/05)


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