About Antonelli... Sensational athlete with the ability to play all over the diamond... named second team Preseason All-American by Baseball America... rated by Baseball America as the No. 27 prospect in the junior class across the country... named Cape Cod League All-Star each of the past two summers for the Falmouth Commodores... a legitimate first round prospect heading into his draft eligible year... a 19th round draft pick of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2004 MLB Draft... a three-sport prep superstar... the Massachusetts Player of the Year in football and hockey and the runner-up in baseball... a communications major... born April 8, 1985.
In 2005... One of four players to start all 58 games in 2005, but only to start at the same position (third base)... batted .332 with five home runs and 35 RBI... led the team in batting average, runs scored (68), walks (57) and on-base percentage (.475)... batted .352 with 10 doubles, three home runs and 19 RBI in ACC play... batted in the lead-off spot in 47 games... had a career-best 12 game hit streak from March 2 to March 25... recorded 23 multi-hit games, including streaks of four and five games... went 3-for-4 with two RBI and five runs scored against Virginia on March 5... went 4-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored at Georgia Tech on March 12... went 4-for-7 with three runs scored and five RBI at Appalachian State May 11... hit a remarkable .424 for the year against left-handed pitching... drew walks in 41 of the teams 58 games... established a new school record for bases on balls.
In 2004... Appeared and started in all 50 of the team's games at third base... batted .305 with two home runs, 51 runs and 37 RBI... led team in runs scored, second in stolen bases, third in batting average and was fourth on the team in RBI... stole 18 bases in 20 attempts... owned a .937 fielding percentage at third base... had a season-long hitting streak of nine games... registered eight consecutive games with at least one RBI... went 4-for-5 with two runs and two RBI in just his third collegiate game against Cal State Northridge... registered another four hit effort against High Point which included two runs, three RBI, a home run and a stolen base... the day before stole three bases... hit the game-tying home run against Georgia Tech in the bottom of the ninth sending the game into extra innings and finished the game with four RBI... finished the series against the Yellow Jackets going 4-for-10 with four runs, four RBI, four walks and a home run... in the next game, batted 3-for-3 against Davidson with three RBI, one run, and two stolen bases... went 7-for-13 against Maryland series scoring five runs, knocking in four RBI, with two doubles, and two more stolen bases... closed out the ACC regular season by hitting 5-for-14 against Florida State scoring two runs and hitting in three RBI... against Maryland in the ACC Tournament hit 1-for-3 with two runs, two RBI, two walks, and a stolen base.
Prior to Wake Forest... Rated as the 63rd-best player nationally by Perfect Game Scouting Report... named All-Scholastic by the Boston Herald... led St. John's Prep in average, stolen bases, slugging percentage and on-base percentage... finished high school as a 12-time letterwinner... played for the prestigious summer league team, Ohio Warhawks.