2001: Started all 68 games in which he played as a true freshman, all at second base...earned first-team Freshman All-America honors from Baseball America and honorable-mention Freshman All-America recognition from Collegiate Baseball...named to Conference USA All-Freshman squad after finishing second on the team in assists (164), tied for fourth in hits (93), fifth in runs scored (72) and stolen bases (11), and sixth in batting average (.352)...ranked tied for fifth in C-USA in hits, tied for sixth in runs scored, eighth in assists and 10th in batting average...was even more impressive in the postseason when he hit .474 (28-for-59) with three doubles, a home run and 12 RBI...went 8-for-12 in the NCAA Super Regional vs. LSU (June 1-3)...had 32 multiple-hit games and 12 multiple-RBI contests...hit safely in 53 of 68 games, and ended the year with a 13-game hitting streak during which he hit .482 (27-for-56)...earned C-USA All-Tournament honors after hitting .360 (9-for-25) with three RBI and eight runs scored...earned All-New Orleans Regional honors one weekend later when he hit .500 (6-for-12), including a three-hit performance against Southern (May 25) and a two-hit outing vs. Oklahoma State (May 26)...tallied a career-high five hits vs. LSU in the opening game of the Super Regional (June 1)...posted a personal-best five RBI vs. Georgia State (March 2) on 2-for-3 hitting with a double, a home run and three runs scored.
Summer Ball: Spent summer 2001 as a member of Team USA where he started at shortstop and second base until dislocating his non-throwing shoulder seven games into the season...hit .250 (5-for-20) with one RBI and a pair of walks before being injured...helped Team USA to a 7-2 win over Japan in Okinawa by collecting four of the team's 10 hits.
High School: Three-year starting shortstop at Christian Brothers Academy for coach Martin Kenney... listed in Baseball America's Top 100 High School Prospects and Super 25 Prospects, and the USA Today Fabulous 50 Prospects as a sen-ior...named to Carpenter Cup team his final three prep seasons and was an All-Monmouth honoree as a senior...as a junior, listed as the No. 27 prospect by Baseball America after hitting .484 with 45 hits, 42 RBI and 51 runs...also earned second team all-conference and all-Parochial honors as a junior...hit .456 with 16 RBI as a sophomore, earning third-team all-county honors...played the 1998 and 1999 summers with the Bayside Yankees where he hit .407 with 49 RBI and 17 doubles to earn team MVP honors in 1999...earned a spot on the Yankee's "Team of the Decade"...off the diamond, was a member of the honor roll all four years.
Personal: Full name is Anthony James Giarratano...born Nov. 29, 1982 in Queens, N.Y...son of James and Frances Giarratano...has one sister, Christina...undecided on major.