A Yonkers native, AJ played varsity all 4 years at Gorton High School from 2000-2004. He was chosen for All League Team all 4 years straight and All Country junior year as a pitcher & hitter.

AJ went on to pitch at Rockland Community College for 2 years. Won NCAA JUCO all region pitcher or the year in the 2nd year. In 2007, pitched one year at Manhattanville College. Then went on to play for the Pittsburgh Pirates as a starting pitcher from 2008 - 2009.

AJ currently coaches the 15U Diamond Buddies Team and enjoys working with children of all ages to bring them to the next level & building confidence in their game.