By: Grays Press
Joe Donino, a pitching ace for the DC Grays in their 2012 inaugural season in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League, has signed a professional contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Donino is the first Grays player ever to sign a professional contract with an MLB-affiliated club.
After compiling a 10-4 record and a 3.94 ERA in his college career at Columbia University, Donino spent the summer of 2014 pitching professionally for the Rockland Boulders of the Can-Am League. He finished with a 5-4 record and a 4.31 ERA. He helped lead the Boulders to their first-ever Can-Am League championship. He was signed by the Diamondbacks at the conclusion of the season.
Pitching for the DC Grays in the summer of 2012, Donino was one of the top pitchers in the Ripken League. He lead the Grays in games started (7), innings pitched (47.2) and strikeouts (50). He pitched much better than his 1-3 record – his 4.15 ERA was good for tenth in the league.
All DC Grays fans will be following Joe’s professional career closely, and we look forward to seeing him in a Diamondbacks uniform soon!
Here are some press articles about Donino’s signing: