* Selected by the Miami Marlins in the 32nd round of the 2014 MLB Draft *
2014 (Sr.): Appeared in 18 games on the mound and started in two contests… made first start on April 1 vs. Indiana Tech… pitched 25.1 innings with a record of 3-1 and a 3.55 earned run average... struck out season high four batters vs. Iowa (2/22) . . . started his second game of the season in the Mid-American Conference Tournament . . . second for the Cardinals in ERA . . . limited opponents to a team best .233 batting average
2013 (Jr.): Appeared in five games and started four contests . . . made first start of the season at Middle Tennessee State (Feb. 16) . . . struck out five vs. Northwestern (Feb. 22). . .pitched 16.2 innings and struck out 11
Appeared in 16 games, including seven starts, to earn his second letter ... Posted a 10.06 ERA in 34.0 innings of work as he had a 1-5 record on the year ... Struck out 31 batters while walking 23 ... Worked a career-high 7.0 innings against UAB (Feb. 25) as he shut out the Blazers on just two hits while striking out a career-high seven batters ... Tied his career-high with seven strikeouts at Indiana (April 4) ... Picked up his first career victory in relief against Eastern Michigan (April 22), working 1.2 innings of one-run baseball ... Appeared in eight Mid-American Conference games, including one start, while posting an 11.32 ERA in 10.1 innings of work.
Named the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters Most Valuable Player over the summer in the Northwoods League ... Made 14 appearances, including five starts, to earn his first letter ... Posted a 9.11 ERA in 27.2 innings of work as he finished the year 0-5 ... Recorded 19 strike outs while walking 12 batters ... Pitched a career-high 4.2 innings against Indiana (March 23) in a no decision ... Struck out a career-high five batters at Coastal Carolina (March 4) ... Appeared in four Mid-American Conference games and owned a 3.86 ERA in 7.0 innings ... Struck out five and only walked one MAC batter ... Was charged with his first MAC loss at Miami (April 2).
Four-year letterwinner at George Washington High School for coach Steve Mandl ... Helped George Washington post a 169-22 record during his four seasons ... Led his team to the New York State Championship in 2008 and to division titles in 2008 and 2010 ... Named to the Louisville Slugger All-America Team as a senior when he posted a 9-2 record with a 2.00 ERA and 96 strikeouts ... Two-time All-State selection and three-time All-New York City recipient ... Posted an 8-4 record with a 1.98 ERA and 90 strikeouts as a junior when he earned Honorable Mention Louisville Slugger All-America accolades ... Recorded an 8-3 record with a 1.25 ERA as a sophomore ... Also posted a .700 batting average to win his conference's batting title as a sophomore ... Posted a 7-3 record as a freshman.
Majoring in sports administration... cumulative GPA of 3.068 grade-point average on Ball State's 4.0 scale . . . Born May 13, 1992 ... Son of Maria Rivera and Nector Bautista ... Has two sisters, Carol and Natalie ... Full name is Nestor Andres Bautista.