Princeton Teammates Coming to Albany

By: Joey Palatsky

(ALBANY, NY) – The fourth group of Albany Dutchmen player announcements for the 2022 season features a set of Ivy League teammates, as Kyle Vinci (Princeton) and Caden Shapiro (Princeton) will be joining the squad.


Kyle Vinci comes back to Albany after a 2021 campaign that saw him on a hot streak in mid-June before a season ending injury that cut short a promising summer. Vinci’s freshman season at Princeton was canceled, but Vinci made a quick adjustment to the top tier Division I arms of the PGCL. After starting 0-16, the New Jersey native caught fire, going 6-17 with two home runs and four RBIs across his final five games of the summer, a streak he attributes to his pregame work.


“I was working with Coach Davey on my swing and my approach, just working in pregame on a timing mechanism with my swing and eventually I figured it out and started to hit the ball well,” Vinci said.


Caden Shapiro will be joining his Princeton teammate in the Capital Region this summer as a two-way pitcher/outfielder for the Dutchmen. On the mound in his current school ball season, Shapiro has thrown 4.1 shutout innings, and at the dish he carries a .240 average and a .355 on base percentage. Caden grew up around baseball, as his father, Mark is the President and CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays, being around the game at its highest level has only made Shapiro appreciate it more.


“I’ve had some amazing experiences and been blessed with incredible opportunities, growing up around the game has only increased my love for it, and what I’m willing to do, watching guys at the highest level work and compete gives me such a respect for the game,” Shapiro said. 


Stay tuned for group five, coming soon!


Search Archive »

Browse by Month »

April 2024
March 2024
August 2023
July 2023
June 2023
May 2023
April 2023
August 2022
July 2022
June 2022
May 2022
April 2022
March 2022
January 2022
July 2021
June 2021
March 2021
May 2020
March 2020
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
November 2018
October 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
February 2017
January 2017
November 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
October 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
Ignite Business Solutions