LI Ducks Ink Backstop, NJ Native Anthony Peroni


The Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) have signed catcher Anthony Peroni, who was born in Hamilton Square, N.J., for the upcoming 2023 season, the team announced on LIDucks.com.

Peroni will begin his first campaign with the Ducks, third in the Atlantic League and sixth in professional baseball.

“Anthony has always been a tough player to face,” Ducks President/GM Michael Pfaff said on LIDucks.com. “He has achieved success in the Atlantic League, and we look forward to having him aboard this season.”

Peroni, 26, spent the past two seasons with the Lancaster Barnstormers. In 2022, he played in a career-high 84 games, hitting two home runs with 28 RBI, 29 runs, 60 hits, 10 doubles, 42 walks and a .333 on-base percentage. 

In 2021, Peroni appeared in 69 games with the Barnstormers, hitting .268 with one homer, 30 RBI, 19 runs, 53 hits, 16 doubles, 31 walks and a .377 on-base percentage.

Originally selected by the Nationals in the 14th round of the 2017 amateur draft, Peroni launched three home runs, drove in 22 runs, and scored 25 runs with 42 hits, 11 doubles, 32 walks and a .321 on-base percentage in three seasons combined with their rookie-level Gulf Coast League affiliate and the Auburn Doubledays of the New York-Penn League.

— Jerry Del Priore

Photo: Long Island Ducks

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