Pronunciation: Manaea (muh-NYE-uh)
2013 – Drafted 34th overall in the 2013 MLB Draft by the Kansas City Royals ... second-highest draft choice in Indiana State baseball history ... highest MLB Draft selection from the MVC since Missouri State's Ross Detwiler in 2007 (No. 6 overall) ... Second Team All-MVC selection … set the Indiana State single-season earned run average record, posting a 1.47 ERA in 13 starts … 5-4 record in 73.1 innings, striking out 93 batters while allowing 49 hits … ranked fourth in the NCAA by averaging 11.4 strikeouts per nine innings … struck out a season-high 11 batters against Alcorn State in seven innings (May 10) … two-time MVC Pitcher of the Week … earned the award after allowing just one hit with 10 strikeouts in six innings against College of Charleston (February 22) and following his complete game victory at Minnesota with nine strikeouts (March 15) … struck out at least eight hitters in eight of his 13 starts … allowed just 12 earned runs in 13 starts … finished his junior season with 290 career strikeouts, third-best in ISU history for career Ks.
2012 Summer - Played for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks in the Cape Cod League during the summer collegiate season ... went 5-1 in eight starts with a 1.22 ERA and a league-leading 85 strikeouts in 57.1 innings pitched ... claimed the B.F.C Whitehouse Top Pitcher and the Robert A. McNeese Outstanding Pro Prospect awards following his summer ... earned Summer National Player of the Year by Perfect Game USA ... named the Cape Cod League's top prospect by Baseball America ... Manaea's 85 strikeouts set the modern record for a single summer, surpassing Daniel Bard's 82 Ks from the 2005 season ... was even better than his season numbers over his final five starts, going 5-0 with a 0.26 ERA, including 56 strikeouts in 34 innings while allowing just 13 hits and one walk ... named the starting pitcher for the West Division during the Midseason All-Star game.
2012 - Second Team All-MVC selection ... went 5-3 with a 3.34 ERA in 17 starts ... struck out 115 batters in 105 innings ... just the ninth student-athlete in ISU history to have 100 strikeouts in a single season ... tied for 13th in the country in strikeouts for the season ... posted the ninth-most innings pitched in a single season in Indiana State history ... struck out 12 batters in 8.1 innings against Illinois State on March 31 ... also fanned 10 hitters in six innings against Maryland Eastern Shore ... tossed nine scoreless innings at Creighton on April 7, as ISU won 2-0 in 12 innings ... struck out at least seven batters in nine of his 16 starts ... walked just 32 hitters, including two or less in 11 of his 16 starts ... picked off seven base runners and held opponents to just two stolen bases in nine attempts.
2011 - Struck out a team-leading 82 batters during his rookie season at Indiana State ... made 15 starts on the mound, going 5-5 with a 4.32 ERA over 83.1 innings ... fanned nine batters in three separate starts (against Western Illinois on March 13, against Eastern Illinois on March 30 at Wichita State on May 14) ... combined on his first career shutout against the Shockers on May 14, tossing seven scoreless innings on 111 pitches ... threw at least six innings in seven of his 15 starts.
High School - A three-year letterwinner while at playing at both South Central High School under head coach Ron King and at Andrean High School under head coach Dave Pishkur ... named SCHS's team MVP ... also lettered for three seasons in football.
Personal - Born on February 1, 1992, to Opal and Faaloloi Manaea ... majoring in Management ... has two brothers, Dane and David.