2013 Spring Stats: .231, 11 RBIs, 18 Rs, .286 OB%
Goldstein, a 6'0", 190-pound catcher from Highland Park, Illinois, will join the Mallards after his first season with the Illini.
Goldstein attended Highland Park High School in Highland Park, Illinois and was ranked as the No. 4 catcher in the country and the No. 71 overall prospect by Perfect Game in the class of 2012. Prep Baseball Report also had him ranked as the No. 8 overall prospect in the state of Illinois.
Goldstein played in the Area Code Games in 2011 and was named to the all-tournament team after hitting .363 in the tournament. He was also a member of the 2010 Cincinnati Reds scout team.
Goldstein hit .394 with 37 doubles, 11 home runs, 77 RBIs and a .650 slugging percentage during his three-year career with Highland Park High School. He was a captain of the team during his senior season and led the team to a pair of Central Suburban League Championships. He also holds the Highland Park High School record for career doubles, ranks third in career home runs and is fourth in career hits. Goldstein is majoring in industrial engineering.