General: An extremely hard worker ... Needs to work on physical development ... Will begin in the bullpen ... Mound time will depend on level of improvement throughout the year.
High School: Posted 1.23 ERA with 70 strikeouts in 40 innings and one no-hitter as a senior for coach Jim Diguisseppe ... Four-time All-District honoree.
Personal: Born 10/1/83 ... Son of Paul Kurtz and Colette Buccella ... Has not decided on a major ... Enjoys lifting weights, swimming and listening to music.