DURHAM, North Carolina – Former Quinnipiac baseball first baseman Vincent Guglietti (East Haven, Connecticut) has signed a professional contract for the remainder of the Can-Am League season with the Garden State Grays, effective Monday, August 3rd.
"It's an honor to play for the Garden State Grays and to continue by baseball career in one of the best Independent Leagues in the country. Hopefully I will work my way into a Major League farm system in the future."
Guglietti is scheduled to start at first base for the Grays in his debut against the Sussex County Miners at 7:05 P.M. on Monday in Augusta, New Jersey. The Grays are a half season team, their first season with the Can-Am League, and will play every game on the road this season.
So far this season, the Grays are 8-22 and have racked up a three-game winning streak in the midst of going 5-5 in their last 10 games.
Guglietti's contract is the Grays is his second contract in the Can-Am League after he signed with the Quebec Capitales earlier this season. With the Capitales, Guglietti batted .224 with a .339 on base percentage and .327 slugging percentage in 18 games. He had two doubles, one home run, eight runs scored, four RBIs, one stolen base, six walks and three hit by pitches.
This past season, Guglietti led the Bobcats in batting average (.330), on base percentage (.414), slugging percentage (.589), runs (43), triples (3), home runs (10), RBIs (47), and walks (27). He was second on the team in doubles (15) and tied for second on the team in hits (65). Guglietti was named All-MAAC First Team, MAAC All-Tournament team, NEIBA All-New England Second Team and to the ACBA All-Northeast Second Team.
In his career, Guglietti posted a .309 batting average with a .376 on base percentage and .464 slugging percentage. He is the all-time Quinnipiac leader in doubles with 49, fourth in program history in hits with 228, fifth in program history and second in the Division I era with 132 RBIs, 14th in program history and 10th in the Division I era in home runs with 18, and 15th in program history and 11thin the Division I era with 116 runs scored.
In addition to this season's accolades, Guglietti was named to the All-Northeast Conference Second Team as a Designated Hitter in 2012 and All-MAAC Second Team as a First Baseman in 2014. During the summer of 2014, Guglietti was named the New England Collegiate Baseball League's Most Improved Player, All-NECBL second team and to the NECBL All-Star Team.
The current Can-Am League was reformed in 2005 after folding in 1951. It consists of seven teams located throughout New York, New Jersey and Southern Canada.