After redshirting the spring of 2012 at Florida Gulf Coast, southpaw Joeanthony Rivera has posted strong numbers in his first season of action at Barry University.
Continuing the North Adams-Barry pipeline that saw former ‘Cat stars Adrian English and Sheehan Planas-Arteaga enjoy stellar summers in 2012, Rivera will offer a strong option for the pitching staff this summer. A truly tough competitor, Rivera’s coaching staff boasts his ability to battle and show great composure on the mound, assets that will surely benefit the SteepleCats in 2013.
Rivera appeared in 15 games with four starts as a redshirt freshman at Barry. He finished the season with 23 strikeouts while walking only 11 over nearly 35 innings of work. The Buccaneers finished the season 31-19 and just missed out on a bid for the NCAA Regionals.
The son of Jose Rivera and Sylvia Gonzalez, Joeanthony has a younger brother, Josue, and is pursing a major in business administration.
2013 StatisticsYear ERA W-L APP GS SV IP H R ER BB SO B/Avg2013 5.97 3-2 15 4 0 34.2 46 26 23 11 23 .322
Favorite MLB Team: New York YankeesFavorite Athlete: Mariano RiveraFavorite Food: LasagnaFavorite Movie: Major LeagueFavorite TV Show: How I Met Your Mother