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Left-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 160
Year: Senior
City/State: Brooklyn, N.Y.
High School: Xaverian



  • Drafted in the 38th (1132nd overall) round of the MLB Draft as a junior by the Washington Nationals
  • Made a team-high 14 starts on the mound
  • Duke's Friday starter for most of the season
  • Went 5-6 with a 4.89 ERA
  • Threw 73.2 innings, striking out 72 batters and walking 35
  • Led Duke in strikeouts for the second straight year
  • Ranked eighth in the ACC with a .234 opponent batting average
  • Held ACC hitters to a .227 average, the fourth lowest in the ACC
  • Went 4-3 with a 3.67 ERA over his final nine starts
  • Had 54 strikeouts over his final 49 innings
  • Went 4-4 with a 4.79 ERA in 10 ACC starts
  • Fanned 61 batters in 56.1 innings against ACC teams
  • Struck out 10 batters in seven innings against Boston College and gave up just two runs
  • Fanned 10 in six innings against No. 7 Georgia Tech
  • Shut out NC State over six complete innings, giving up just one hit
  • Beat No. 11 Virginia, holding them to one run and six hits with eight strikeouts over six innings
  • Named ACC Pitcher of the Week after his start against Virginia (5/12)
  • Did not have a single wild pitch in his final six starts


  • Made 12 starts on the mound
  • Went 6-2 with ah 3.38 ERA through 58.2 innings
  • Tied for the most wins and starts and the second-most innings pitched on the team
  • Struck out 80 batters at an average of 12.27 per nine innings
  • Walked just 19 for a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 4.2 and a walks-per-nine-innings average of 2.91
  • Went 2-2 with a 3.75 ERA in four ACC starts
  • Spent his first eight starts in the midweek rotation, going 3-0 with a 3.41 ERA and 47 punchouts in 31.2 innings
  • Was promoted to the weekend rotation prior to the Clemson series and shut out the Tigers through 5.2 innings, giving up just four strikeouts while striking out 12 to earn the win (4/19)
  • Named National Pitcher Of The Week on April 23 after his start against Clemson
  • Also tabbed ACC Player Of The Week and appeared in the College Baseball Foundation's National All-Star Lineup during the same week
  • Had nine or more strikeouts in four starts and reached double digits twice
  • Tossed a career-high 8.0 innings and gave up just two runs in a win over Maryland (4/26)
  • Led Duke to a 9-2 record when he started on the mound
  • Started and contributed two innings in a combined no-hitter against N.C. Central (4/15)
  • Also made six starts in right field and five more appearances off the bench, batting .080 with two hits, three RBI and three runs scored
  • Pitched for the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod League and was named to the CCBL All-Star Team and all-league teams
  • Went 3-0 with a 1.21 ERA, 54 strikeouts and a 1.82 opponent batting average through 48.2 innings for the Mariners
  • Led the Mariners to the Cape Cod League championship after giving up one unearned run over 6.2 innings in the championship game


  • Made seven appearances on the mound, including two starts
  • Earned a start in left field while appearing in the field in nine total contests
  • Went 0-1 with a 9.64 ERA and 10 strikeouts through 9.1 innings
  • Averaged 9.64 strikeouts per nine innings, the highest average of any Blue Devil
  • Did not give up an earned run over 4.1 innings and struck out a career-high four hitters in his first career start against Fairleigh Dickinson (3/14)
  • Batted .222 with two hits in nine at bats
  • Drew a pair of walks to finish with a .364 on base percentage
  • Had back-to-back scoreless outings against St. Bonaventure (2/16 and 2/18) to open the season, giving up just one hit over two innings while striking out three

High School

  • Four-year letterwinner at Xaverian High School
  • Hit .515 with nine home runs, 55 RBI and 34 stolen bases and went 5-1 with a 0.66 ERA and 95 strikeouts as a senior to earn first team all-city accolades
  • Hit .475 with eight home runs, 45 RBI and 30 stolen bases and went 6-1 with a 0.54 ERA and 88 strikeouts during his junior campaign
  • Was a finalist for the USA Junior Olympic team following his junior season


  • Born Christopher Michael Manno, Jr. on November 4, 1988, in Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Son of Christopher and Alely Manno
  • Has a sister, Alexandra
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