Hometown: Oakville, Ont.
Height/Weight: 6’ 3” 180 lbs.
Teams: Great Lakes Canadians/Canadian Junior National Team/Toronto Blue Jays Scout Team
Coaches: Brock Kjeldgaard, Greg Hamilton and Matt O’Brien.
Former Teams: Ontario DiamondBacks, Oakville A’s.
Former coaches: Tom Arnold, Shane Davis, DJ Bernard, Tyler Moe, Richard Gamble.
Twitter Handle: @Eric_Cerantola4
Committed to: Mississippi State.
Drafted: Owen Sound Attack (OHL) eighth round and GM Dale DeGray in 2016.
Born: Montreal, Que.
Rated: Listed 250th on Baseball America's top 300 combined list of high schoolers and collegians (March 1, 2018) .... 319th on Perfect Game's top 500 high schoolers (Jan. 31, 2018), down 10 spots ... 309th on Perfect Game top 500 high schoolers in North America (11/06/2017) ... Ranked top HS pitcher in Canada by Perfect Game ... Part of Perfect Game’s No. 2-ranked recruiting class at Mississippi State behind the Vanderbilt Commodores.
What they are saying: Hit 90 Plus (Aug 1, 2017) when his fastball was clocked at 92 MPH at East Coast Pro Showcase at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa
Most influential people in his baseball life: GLC pitching co-ordinator Adam Arnold and Greg Hamilton.
2018 season on St. Pete's trip: Allowed an unearned run in two hitless innings of work, walked five, hit a man and struck out one (Brandon Grudzielanek)
2017 season: Selection camp vs. Australia: Nine walks, nine strikeouts Two walks, 10 whiffs in 7 2/3 innings, 1.17 ERA ... Dominican Summer trip: Allowed four consecutive singles and a bases loaded in the sixth against the Mets ... Gave back-to-back singles, a fly ball and a double in a win over the Mariners ... Worked 7 2/3 innings walking seven and striking out eight in two games ... St. Petersburg spring trip: Pitched five innings, allowing three hits, six walks, while fanning seven, 2.16
2016: Fall Instructional League at Lake Buena Vista _ Gave up three hits, three runs -- two earned -- in three innings against Braves ... Six walks, four strikeouts in six innings, 6.00 ERA.
Honours: 2017 _ Perfect Game Preseason Underclass All American Honorable Mention Underclassmen All American Teams.
Wise man _ Cerantola was an eighth-round draft pick of the Owen Sound Attack in the Ontario Hockey League 2016 draft, but decided to stick with baseball.