By: Matt Rothman
North Broward Prep’s Gian De Castro is officially committed to playing college baseball at Arizona State University.
De Castro started playing baseball at three when he was three and competed for X Team, Gold Culture, Chi-Town Cream, and Florida Hurricanes. He has been on varsity for three years, won a pair of State Championships, and reached the final of another while hitting .306 with five home runs and 46 RBIs. He also recently played in the Perfect Game Showcase at Chase Field in Arizona.
“It’s an awesome feeling to commit to a school, especially one of this caliber,” De Castro said. “Playing college baseball has always been a dream of mine, and to end up in a place that has such deep roots in the baseball world at the collegiate level and pro level is priceless.”
When deciding on where to play, De Castro says everything lined up with his goals and values.
“You got to hate to lose more than you love to win,” De Castro added. “At ASU, they hate to lose. That culture of winning that Coach Bloomquist is bringing back to Sun Devil baseball is something I’ve always wanted to be a part of in college.
Heading into his senior year, De Castro hopes to improve his mindset.
“Consistency is the most rare human trait,” De Castro said. “The elite of the sport know how to be consistent with routines and mindsets, so that is my focus this year.”
The Sun Devils had eight players selected in the 2023 MLB Draft after going 32-23 a season ago.
- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student.
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