By Jerry Del Priore
The Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball announced today that they have inked former Grand Street Campus baseball product Jose Cuas.
The right-hander returns to Long Island after making 22 appearances with the team in 2018. He compiled a 2-1 record with a 2.38 ERA and 17 strikeouts over 22.2 innings of work.
The Woodhaven, Queens, resident had 10 consecutive scoreless outings from August 2-29, a span totaling 11.1 innings, and then turned in six straight scoreless outings to close out the regular season (6.2 innings).
The 24-year-old Cuas also went on to make three postseason appearances for Long Island during its run to the Atlantic League Championship Series.
Prior to joining the Ducks, the University of Maryland alum pitched in 13 games with Single-A Wisconsin in the Milwaukee Brewers organization, striking out 19 batters over 19.1 innings. Cuas, drafted in the 11th round in 2015, spent a total of four seasons in the Brewers system, including the first three as an infielder.
Cuas, a Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, native, was a four-year letter winner at Grand Street Campus, the same school that produced current New York Yankee Dellin Betances. He helped the Wolves capture the 2012 PSAL championship.
Additionally, Cuas was a 2012 All-City selection and ranked No. 21 overall in New York. Plus, he was a 2011 Perfect Game USA Preseason All-America high honorable mention.