Revolution acquire infielder Steve Proscia
On May 17, the Revolution acquired the rights to infielder Steve Proscia from the New Jersey Jackals of the Can-Am League, in exchange for a player to be named later. He was officially signed on May 20. Proscia, who will turn 25 this season, is a fifth-year pro out of the University of Virginia. He has played both first and third base as a professional.
Drafted in the seventh round by the Mariners in 2011 as a junior, Proscia immediately began at A-Advanced High Desert in the California League, after a star-studded career at UVa. In three NCAA seasons, Proscia batted .322 in 196 games, with 28 home runs and 128 RBI. His professional debut was more of the same, hitting .303 with 12 homers and 42 batted in 44 games to end 2011.
Back at High Desert for all of 2012, Proscia hit .333 with 24 homers and 94 RBI in 106 games, all career highs. Last season at Rancho Cucamonga, a Dodgers affiliate also in the California League, Proscia smacked another 14 homers and drove in 60 runs, in 115 games. In 397 professional games, he’s collected 68 home runs (an average of 17 per season) and 251 RBI. Proscia reached Double-A Jackson on two occasions with the Mariners, 21 games in 2012 and 90 in 2013.
To make room for Proscia on the roster, York has released outfielder Brandon Jones. Jones batted .218 in 23 games with the Revolution, with three home runs and 10 RBI.