Pitcher and middle infielder in high school ... Will be a member of the Aztec pitching staff most likely in short relief role as a freshman ... Played summer baseball for the Playa Vista (Calif.) Orioles in 2010 and 2011.
Earned three varsity letters as a baseball player at Agoura High School in Agoura Hills, Calif. ... Was coached there by Dennis Reitz (one season) and Mike Cordero (two seasons) ... A first-team all-Marmonte League selection as a senior ... Chosen team MVP that year as well ... Named to the Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason California Region All High School Senior Honorable Mention team prior to start of 2012 campaign ... Hit .344 with eight doubles and a .440 on-base percentage ... On the mound went 4-1 with a 3.90 earned run average while holding opponents to a .190 batting average ... As a junior hit .296 with two home runs and 20 RBI while compiling a pitching mark of 2-3 with one save and a 3.47 earned run average.
Mark Thomas Seyler was born Feb. 2, 1994, in West Hills, Calif. ... Son of Tom and Bridget Seyler ... Father played baseball at University of San Diego and later in the St. Louis Cardinals organization ... Favorite athlete is New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter ... Interests include watching movies, going to the beach and working out ... Plans to pursue a career in professional baseball ... A kinesiology major at San Diego State.