4 Zander Retamar
Zander  Retamar

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Boca Raton, Fla.

High School:
Pope John Paul II

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 181

Position:
C

Birthdate:
02/11/1995

Experience:
JR

Bats/Throws:
R/R


02/14/2015

Baseball vs. St. Peter's

Villanova hosted St. Peter's on March 15, 2014.

03/15/2014

Baseball vs. St. Peter's

Villanova defeated St. Peter's in walk-off fashion in its home opener on March 15, 2014.

On Retamar: Highly-skilled catcher who has gained a great deal of experience in his first two collegiate seasons … Showed improvement from an offensive standpoint last season and should continue to build on his overall potential … Possesses a strong and accurate throwing arm behind the plate … Very comfortable working with the Villanova pitching staff … Does a good job of receiving pitches and blocking balls in the dirt … Will be in the mix to compete for a share of a starting role behind the plate.

Career: Has played in 51 games with 41 starts in two seasons … A .240 hitter (25-for-104) with 10 runs scored and 10 RBI … Has four doubles, 15 walks, two hit by pitch and 19 strikeouts … Owns a .347 on-base percentage and a .279 slugging percentage … Has one stolen base and six sacrifice bunts … Has a .985 fielding percentage behind the plate with 216 putouts, 44 assists and four errors in 264 total chances … Has also thrown out 17 would-be base stealers.

2015: Played in 28 games with 25 starts behind the plate … Batted .269 (18-for-67) with a .372 on-base percentage and a .328 slugging percentage … Added to his 18 hits with 10 walks and a hit by pitch … Struck out 10 times … Had eight runs scored, seven RBI and four doubles … Tied for second on the team with six sacrifice bunts … Stole one base on one attempt … Reached base safely in 19 of his 25 starts … Pinch hit twice and was 1-for-1 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI in those two plate appearances … Went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored against Bryant … Threw out 13-of-43 would-be base stealers … Compiled a .975 fielding percentage with 125 putouts, 30 assists and four errors; BIG EAST: Started all 11 conference games he played in … Batted .250 (8-for-32) with four runs scored, six RBI and three doubles … Had five walks and only four strikeouts … Hit by a pitch once … Drove in two runs against both Xavier and Butler … Went 3-for-8 with two doubles, two walks and three RBI in the series against Xavier.

2014: Saw time in 23 games with 16 starts … Batted .189 (7-for-37) with two runs scored and three runs batted in … Had five walks and nine strikeouts … Was hit by a pitch once and posted a .302 on-base percentage … Started and recorded his first collegiate hit in the second game of the season at Charleston Southern … Went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs in a 16-8 win at Temple … Played flawless defense with 91 putouts and 14 assists behind the plate … Had a season-high 11 putouts against both St. Peter’s and Manhattan; BIG EAST: Played in four conference games with three starts … Went 0-for-6 with two walks and four strikeouts at the plate.

Club Baseball: Played three summer seasons for the South Florida Bandits … As a senior was chosen to play for a summer team that competed in the Big League World Series … Led that team to a state title and the Regionals, where the team was defeated by eventual World Series champion South Carolina in a Regional final game.

Pope John Paul II High School: Earned first team all-district honors at catcher as both a junior and a senior … As a senior was selected to play in the Palm Beach County Senior All-Star Game and also received Perfect Game All-Region honorable mention accolades … Was his team’s captain and MVP as a senior … Presented with the Varsity Baseball Coaches’ Award as a junior … Had a career .314 batting average with a .414 on-base percentage … As a senior threw out 64 percent of would-be base stealers and committed just two passed balls for the season … Played his first two years of high school ball at North Broward Prep and helped lead the team to the state final four as a sophomore … Member of the National Honor Society and as a junior won the Honors Analytical Geometry and Trigonometry Excellence Award.

Personal: Born 2/11/95 in Boca Raton, Fla. … Oldest of three sons of Richard and Susan Retamar … Has two younger brothers, Grant (17) and Spencer (11) … Enjoys watersports and fishing in his spare time … Chose to attend Villanova for its outstanding academic programs and for the chance to be a part of a successful baseball program … Criminology major.

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