Hometown: Naples, FL
JOEANTHONY AT A GLANCE: Strong left-handed hurler with a three-pitch mix that includes a cut-fastball and a good changeup…Tough competitor that battles and shows great composure on the mound.
RED-SHIRT (2012-Florida Gulf Coast): Did not participate with the Eagles.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from St. John Neumann in 2011…Hit .368 for the Celtics while also compiling a 6-3 mark on the mound…Pitched 52 innings and struck out 90 batters to finish with a 1.35 earned run average.
PERSONAL: Son of Jose Rivera and Sylvia Gonzalez…Has a younger brother, Josue…Majoring in business administration.