MISCELLANEOUS: Talented outfield prospect within Army's junior class ... hard-nosed competitor ... plays with a great will to win ... runs the bases well ... possesses good baseball instincts ... continues to develop defensively ... tough out at the plate ... hard worker who wants to get better ... two-year letterman ... spent parts of his summer as a Platoon Sergeant during Summer Guard Regiment at West Point ... also worked with the Acquisition Corps on aviation simulators in Orlando, Fla. ... spent a week at Fort Riley, Ks., flying simulators.
MILESTONES: Named Patriot League Rookie of the Week following huge weekend series versus Sacred Heart early in the season ... went 5-for-11 with six runs scored and one RBI opposite the Pioneers ... established an Army record with 40 walks as a freshman ... obliterated the Academy freshman record with those 40 walks.
2013: Alternated between left field and designated hitter before an injury derailed his sophomore campaign ... appeared in 21 games with 20 starts ... totaled 10 hits in 69 at-bats (.145 batting average) ... drove in nine runs and scored 10 times ... lone multiple-hit game was against NYIT (March 23) when he finished 2-for-6 with two runs scored and one RBI ... had a pair of runs batted in versus North Dakota State (March 16).
2012: Started 54 games, all in left field, during solid freshman season ... hit .274 with 23 runs batted in ... led the team with an Army-record 40 walks ... ranked second on the club with 45 runs scored ... listed third with 15 stolen bases (15-for-18) ... was fifth on the team with a .410 on-base percentage ... recorded 12 multiple-hit showings, including four three-hit games ... batted .333 (9-for-27) in the postseason ... hit safely in six of Army's seven postseason games ... went 4-for-8 with two runs scored and one RBI in the Black Knights' two-game sweep of Lafayette in the Patriot League Semifinal Series ... turned in 3-for-4 effort in first game of the doubleheader sweep ... was 3-for-11 with three runs scored versus Holy Cross in the Patriot League Championship Series ... recorded base hits against both Virginia and Oklahoma during the NCAA Charlottesville Regional ... went 1-for-4 in both games ... laced a double opposite the Cavaliers in Army's NCAA opener ... went 2-for-3 with a career-high four runs scored, a career-best three walks and a career-high two stolen bases in early-season victory over George Washington ... hit safely in six of Army's seven games during the Black Knights' annual spring break trip to Florida ... hit .455 (5-for-11) with six runs scored as Army began the trip by sweeping a three-game series from Sacred Heart ... exploded offensively in series finale versus Lehigh, going 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, two runs scored and two RBI ... came back two days later with a huge day versus Siena, going 2-for-4 with a double, a career-best three RBI and three runs scored as Army crushed the Saints, 14-1 ... batted .333 (5-for-15) during the Black Knights' four-game series versus Lafayette during the regular season ... collected two hits and was on base three times opposite Marist at the Hudson Valley Baseball Classic ... went 2-for-5 with three runs scored in the first game of Army's doubleheader sweep of Bloomfield.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Allen Tuttle at Lake Mary High ... earned all-conference honors as a senior ... also named to the conference's all-academic team following senior campaign ... captained squad as a senior ... finished high school with a 4.3 grade point average.
PERSONAL: Given name is Daniel Cortes ... born July 30, 1993, in Hialeah, Fla. ... parents' names are Angela and Jesus Cortes ... has two brothers, Jesse and Alex ... has one sister, Gaby ... both of his parents are immigrants ... father, Jesus, is from Cuba ... mother Angela, is from Colombia ... enjoys spending time with his family ... majoring in Engineering Management.