From BR Bullpen
Joseph Scott Gaetti
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 205 lb.
- School North Carolina State University
- High School Millbrook High School (Raleigh)
 Biographical Information
Outfielder Joe Gaetti is the son of Gary Gaetti. He hit .256/.338/.413 as a college freshman, then improved to a .368/.468/.516 line in 2002 as a sophomore. His average fell in his junior year but he improved his power and batted .270/.348/.539. The Colorado Rockies took him in the 12th round of the 2003 amateur draft.
Joe began his professional baseball career with the Tri-City Dust Devils, batting .276/.348/.474 and leading the club's regulars in slugging percentage. In 2004, Gaetti moved up to the Asheville Tourists, where he continued to show some power (.257/.370/.457, 16 HR). At age 23, he played for the Modesto Nuts and hit a lofty .332/.418/.605 with 21 homers, 90 runs and 87 RBI. He finished third in the California League in average behind Miguel Montero and Billy Butler and made the league All-Star team.