The 3rd Man In

Ricky DeVito develops into MLB draft prospect

Ricky DeVito

Ricky DeVito hoped to continue his baseball career at a Power Five school after he completed his four-year high school career in Staten Island, New York. He had confidence in his pitching abilities but received little exposure playing in the Northeast.

Seton Hall offered DeVito a scholarship before he even delivered a pitch at the varsity level. He was unsure about Seton Hall at first, thinking he could play at a major baseball school. But after examining the opportunity closer, he realized it was the right fit for him.

He verbally committed to Seton Hall as a high school junior in Jan. 2015. He hadn’t played varsity baseball until a couple of months after accepting Seton Hall’s offer.

“I committed and never looked back,” he said. “I’ve never regretted it. I love being here.”

DeVito isn’t an unknown prospect anymore. The right-handed pitcher won Big East Pitcher of the Year honors last year and is one of the top arms in college baseball this season.

Read the rest of the story on Ricky DeVito at BaseballProspectJournal.com here.

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