|Last School:||Emerson HS|
Before USC Upstate: Wrapped up prep career at Emerson High School in Emerson, N.J… Was drafted in the 13th-Round (404th pick overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft… Finished senior campaign with a 10-1 record and a 1.08 ERA in 72.1 innings of work… Allowed just 11 earned runs (14 total) on 19 hits and struck out 131 batters… Tossed three no-hitters, two one-hitters and two two-hitters during senior season… Was named the North Jersey Player of the Year… Also earned First-Team All-League, First-Team All-Bergen County, First-Team All Group One and First-Team All-State accolades… Was selected as a Preseason Under Armour All-American… Also a Rawlings/Perfect Game All-American and First-Team All-Northeast selection… Posted a .494 batting average and eight home runs in final season… Totaled 43 hits, 34 RBI, .573 on-base percentage and a .872 slugging percentage… Emerson claimed league championship, but fell in sectional state finals… Was also a member of the basketball team at Emerson and earned First-Team All-League and All-Bergen County (Honorable Mention) honors… Transferred to Emerson as a junior (Apr. 12, 2010) and began pitching on May 14… In a 20-day span, tallied a 5-1 record, 1.62 ERA and 33 punchouts in 34.2 innings on the mound… Team claimed league and sectional championships before falling in state semifinals… Tossed a no-hitter in the New Jersey State Quarterfinals… Before joining Emerson, Palladino played at Paramus Catholic High School in Paramus, N.J… As a sophomore, posted a team-best .455 batting average and recorded 14 RBI… Finished season 4-2 overall and tallied 55 strikeouts in 45 innings of work… Earned First-Team All-League and All-Bergen County (Honorable Mention) honors… As a freshman, served as a team captain for the junior varsity team… Posted a 5-2 mark, 1.91 ERA and 56 strikeouts… Batted .425 and drove in 28 runs as a rookie.
Personal: Born on Mar. 13, 1993 in Emerson, N.J… Son of Mauro and Cynthia Palladino… Has two brothers… Majoring in business administration… Favorite food is pasta… Favorite movie is “Glory Road”… Favorite TV show is “Jersey Shore”… Favorite singer is Eminem… Favorite Actor is Jim Carrey… Favorite season is summer… Favorite sports figure is Roger Clemens… Hero growing up was his father… Admires his mother, father and older brother… Favorite song is “Danza Kudro”… Enjoys playing baseball, stickball and basketball… Aspires to be a professional baseball player.