Delmonico, who was part of four state championship teams at Farragut High in Tennessee, had plenty of baseball role models growing up. His father, Rod, was the University of Tennessee's longtime baseball coach. His older brother, Tony, played on Florida State's College World Series team in 2008 before joining the Los Angeles Dodgers' organization. Another older brother, Joey, is heading into his senior season at Georgia, where Nicky Delmonico was planning to go before he decided to sign with the Orioles.
"I grew up in the dugout at Tennessee, and I saw so many players come through and what it took to be successful," he said. "I learned a lot of things that I was very blessed to see when I was young. I think that helped me later on. It takes a lot of hard work. I'm going to try and stay humble as much as I can. I feel like I'm a great leader, a positive leader, a great teammate. Every time I get on the field, I'm going to give everything I have that day and really try to take in the moment."