Date of Birth: 08/06/1985
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 210 lbs
Resides: Ashton, PA
Antonini enters his second season with the Somerset Patriots and fifth in the Atlantic League. He pitched for the Patriots last year and also made appearances in the league with the Camden Riversharks (2013) and Bridgeport Bluefish (2015-2016). The southpaw went 2-1 with a 1.62 ERA over nine starts with the Patriots last year while he was held on an innings limit. Antonini struck out 47 batters against just 10 walks over his 39 innings pitched last year. The 10.8 K/9 ratio he set last year was a career-high.
The Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania native did not allow more than two runs or five hits in any of his nine regular season starts. His best start came on August 13, 2017 against the Lancaster Barnstormers where he tossed five shutout, one-hit innings with just one walk and a team-high 10 strikeouts to earn his first win of the year. His lone loss – which came in his next start on August 19th at Southern Maryland – occurred after he tossed six innings of a seven-inning game without allowing a hit.
Antonini appeared in 13 games with the Riversharks in 2013 before he pitched for the Bluefish in 2015 and 2016. His previous best Atlantic League season came in 2015 with the Bluefish when he posted four wins over 11 starts with a 2.79 ERA and 62 strikeouts in 67.2 innings of work.
The Georgia College and State University alumnus also enjoyed a solid season for the New Jersey Jackals (Can-Am) in 2014 with a 9-3 record, 2.84 ERA and 115 strikeouts in 117.1 innings pitched. That included a Can-Am record 15-strikeout performance on July 12th, 2014 against the Lincoln Saltdogs.
Antonini spent the first four years of his professional career in the New York Mets organization, and reached the Triple-A level in both 2009 and 2010. He was then traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers and was named a 2011 MiLB.com Organizational All-Star with Double-A Chattanooga. He appeared in 30 games with Triple-A Albuquerque in 2012 and was twice called up to the Majors, but never appeared in a game.
The 2007 18th-round draft pick is 62-65 in his 11-year professional career with a 4.00 ERA.
|44||Fox Beyer||First Base Coach|
|23||Jon Hunton||Pitching Coach|
|6||Glen Barker||Third Base Coach|