Honors and Awards
- Drafted 1134th overall by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2018 MLB Draft
2018, Redshirt Sophomore season
Started in 55 of the 56 games he played in … Batted .322 (66-for-205) with 17 doubles, four home runs, one triple and 34 RBIs … Hit a home run on the first pitch he saw as a Jayhawk against Murray State (2/16) … Career-high four hits against Northwestern (2/25) … Hit first triple as a Jayhawk against Texas Southern (3/3) … Matched personal-best two doubles against then-No. 20 St. John’s (3/10) … Hit walk-off home run in bottom of 12th inning against Morehead State (3/29) … Doubled season home run total with two bombs against West Virginia (5/5) where he drove in a career-high five RBIs … Matched career-best four hits at Kansas State (5/13).
San Jose State
Batted .230 in 50 games played, making 46 starts … Connected for eight doubles, one triple, three homers and 26 RBIs … Scored 19 runs and swiped three bags … His 26 RBIs tied for the team high while his three stolen bases ranked second.
Played for Mike Sparrer at Leland High School in San Jose, California … Led the Chargers to the Central Coast Section Open Division championship in 2014 … As a junior in 2014, hit .443 with 10 doubles, two home runs and 26 RBIs … One of two selections to Cal-High Sports’ First Team All-State Catchers that season … Named the Most Outstanding Catcher at the 2014 Bay Area World Series … Capped off his Chargers career by hitting .421 with six doubles, five home runs and 20 RBIs as a senior in 2015 … Earned Blossom Valley Athletic League Mount Hamilton Division Junior of the Year honors in 2014 and Senior of the Year in 2015 … Was also a first-team all-league performer both seasons.
Born in Mountain View, California … Son of Scott and Melanie Citta … Has two siblings: brother, Andrew, and sister, Sarah … Grandfather, Ron, played baseball at San Jose State … Majoring in communications.