|Hometown:||East Greenbush, N.Y.|
HIGH SCHOOL: Played three years of varsity baseball under head coach Chris Dedrick at Columbia H.S. ... Captained team as a senior ... Named team's defensive MVP in 2007 and earned offensive MVP honors as a junior and senior ... First team All-League All-Star for three consecutive seasons (2007-2009) ... Times Union first team All-Star (2009) ... Two-time Troy Record first team All- Star (2008-2009) ... Set school record single-season fielding percentage in 2007 ... Helped team win the 2009 NYS AA Section 2 championship and regional championship ... Recorded a .450 batting average in his high school career.
PERSONAL: Son of Carlos and Erica Puentes ... Mother was three-sport athlete at RPI while father played baseball for Brockport State ... Has a brother, Ryan and a sister, Deanna ... Has not yet declared a major.