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University of Miami Athletics

Dennis Raben


First Base




218 lbs.




Hollywood, Fla.

High School

St. Thomas Aquinas HS

Dennis Raben
18  Dennis Raben
Hollywood, Fla.
High School:
St. Thomas Aquinas
Height / Weight:
6-3 / 220

2008 Baseball America Preseason First Team All-American

At Miami
Name to a 2008 Baseball America Preseason First Team All-American … Returns as the starter in right field … Has Tremendous power … Will hit in the middle of the lineup and will be counted on to drive in runs … Played for the Orleans Cardinals during the summer of 2007 and was named All-Cape Cod League … Named to the Cape Cod League All-Star game, where he also finished second in the home run hitting contest and was named the East Team’s Most Valuable Player in leading his team to the win … Led the Orleans Cardinals hitting .298 with 28 runs scored and a team-high 45 hits and 77 total bases, totaled 18 extra-base hits, which included six home runs in adding a league-best 35 RBI and finish fourth in the league in runs scored. … Rated the No. 3 prospect in the Cape by Perfect Game Cross Checker and the No. 7 prospect in the Cape by Baseball America last summer … Also rated as the No. 9 college prospect in the 2008 college draft according to Baseball America.

Sophomore (2007)

Second on the team in home runs (12) and third in RBI (48).

Started 59 of 60 games – 55 in right field and four as the DH – for the Hurricanes and hit .280 with 61 hits and 46 runs scored; Also had 26 extra-base hits which included 13 doubles, one triple and 12 home runs while slugging .514.Made 16 appearances on the mound and posted a 1-2 mark with a 4.96 ERA, striking out 13 in 16.1 innings and only four walks.Had 18 multiple-hit games and 11 multiple-RBI games.Had a season-long eight-game hitting streak from Apr. 7-Apr. 20.Responsible for six game-winning hits with one walkoff hit.
Columbia (Mo.) Regional Highlights (6/1-3): Scored five runs, produced three hits including two doubles and a home run and drove in three runs while slugging .727.
Regular Season Highlights (6/1-3): vs. Duke (5/17-19): Drove in five runs and had two hits in the series … 2-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored in the series opener.vs. Florida State (4/27-29): Had four hits in the series and drove in four runs; matched a career-high with a 3-for-3 two RBI performance in the series finale win over the No. 1 Seminoles.vs. Stetson (4/25): Went 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI which included his 12th home run of the season.vs. Virginia Tech (4/20-22): Batted .462 (6-for-13) adding for runs and three RBI … matched a career-high going 3-for-5 with one run scored in the series opener … capped off the series with another career-matching 3-for-5 performance with a career-high three runs scored and his 11th home run … earned second career save in game two of the series after recording the final out of the game.vs. NC State (4/13-15): Batted .462 (6-for-13) with three runs scored, three home runs (one in each game of the series) and six RBI in the series … went 3-for-6 with an RBI and a home run in the opener … went 2-for-4 with two RBI, a run scored and a home run … capped off the series going 1-for-3 with three RBI and a home FIU (4/11): Went 1-for-3 with two runs scored, one RBI and a home run in the win … reached on a ninth-inning fielder’s choice to score the eventual game winning run in the top of the ninth.vs. Georgia Tech (4/6-8): Batted .333 in the series and pitched two innings … Won his first collegiate game when he made two appearances in the extra-inning win against the Yellow Jackets in game two in which he faced two batters in the eighth, returned to right field, then returned in the top of 11th to record three straight Clemson (3/30-4/1): Hit .333, drove in five runs and added two doubles in the series … 2-for-4 with a career-high four RBI in the series opener … also pitched two scoreless innings and recorded two strikeouts in the series opener.vs. Rutgers (3/14): Earned first career save pitching a scoreless inning in a 4-1 North Carolina (3/9-11): Capped off the series going 3-for-3 with a career-high four RBI and two runs scored … also homered twice in the series finale.vs. Fordham (3/2-4): Hit .444 with four hits in the series … 2-for-3 with two home runs and two runs scored and three RBI in game two of the series … 2-for-4 win the series finale.vs. Elon (2/23-25): Batted .500 (4-for-8) with three runs scored and two RBI … went 3-for-5 with two RBI in the series finale.vs. UCLA (2/9-11): Had four hits in the series including going 2-for-4 with a double and a triple in the series finale.

Freshman (2006)

  • Hit .285 60 games, starting 50 … eight home runs, 12 doubles and 32 RBI … made three appearances on the mound, totaling 3.0 innings and a 15.00 ERA with a strikeout … 1-for-2 with a walk against the Florida Marlins on 3/1.
    College World Series Highlights (6-17, 19, 20):
  • All three of his hits in the 2006 CWS went for extra bases (double, two HRs), leading to a team-best 10 total bases and .909 slugging percentage … accounted for Miami’s only run in the 8-1 loss to Oregon State, a solo home run in the seventh inning … doubled, was hit by a pitch and hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning of Miami’s 12-1 win against Oregon State.
  • Oxford Super Regional (6/10-12):
  • Went 2-for-11 with a home run and three walks … walked and scored a run in Game 3 … led off the second inning with a solo home run in Game 2 … singled and scored in Game 1.
  • Lincoln Regional (6/2-4):
  • Hit .273 (3-for-11) with three runs scored and a pair of RBI … 0-for-4 with a RBI groundout in the third inning of the Regional Championship against Manhattan … 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a hit by pitch in the 8-2 win against Manhattan … hit a solo home run in the sixth inning of the win against San Francisco.
  • ACC Tournament (5/24-26):
  • 1-for-4 in UM’s 7-4 loss to Georgia Tech … 3-for-4 with a run and RBI in Miami’s 2-1 win against Wake Forest … 0-for-3 in the 2-1 loss to Georgia Tech.
  • Regular Season Highlights:
  • at Georgia Tech (5/18-20): Batted .500 with two hits in each game … 2-for-4 with a walk and run in the series finale … doubled, scored twice and drove in a run in UM’ 14-5 loss, and pitched 1.2 innings and gave up four runs on three hits … hit a solo home run and scored twice in the series-opening win.
  • vs. Wake Forest (5/12-14): Hit .500 in the series with a .900 slugging percentage … 1-for-3 with a walk and run scored in the series finale … had a career game in Miami’s 11-10 win, going 4-for-5 with a home run, double, two runs scored and four RBI … started in left field and went 0-for-2 in the series opener.
  • vs. Wright State (5/5-7): Played in all three games and went 4-for-6 with two runs scored and two RBI … started the series finale in left field and went 2-for-3 with a run scored, double and two walks … 2-for-2 off the bench, scoring a run and playing at first base in UM’s 14-1 win … 0-for-1 in the series opener off the bench.
  • vs. Indiana (3/3-5): Started all three games … scored a run and made a run-saving double play in right field, making a sliding catch and throw to home plate in the series finale … was 1-for-3 with a RBI double … hit a solo home run in the series opener.
  • vs. Bethune-Cookman (2/24-26): Hit his first career home run, a solo shot in the second game of the series.
  • vs. Florida (2/17-19): Started the first two games of the series as the DH and played most of the series finale in right field … hit .375 in the series with a pair of doubles and an RBI … 2-for-3 with a run scored and a double in the ninth inning … 0-for-2 with a walk in the game two loss … drove in Miami’s only run with a double in the series-opening loss.
  • vs. Louisville (2/15): Made his first career start in the field, playing in left … 2-for-4 with a run scored, RBI and his first career double.
  • vs. FIU (1/28-29): Started his first collegiate game as the designated hitter and went 1-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI in the opener … made his pitching debut in the sixth inning of the opener and gave up three runs on four hits in two innings … pinch-hit in the series finale and went 0-for-1.

High School

  • Played and had success for three different high schools … Never lost a game pitching in high school … played his senior season at Ft. Lauderdale’s St. Thomas Aquinas High School, his sophomore and junior years at Hollywood Hills and his freshman year at Grandview Prep … Sun-Sentinel Broward County 6A-5A-4A Player of the Year in 2005 … Three-time captain … Team MVP every year of high school … Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel All-Broward selection each year of high school … Second-team all-state pick as a freshman … First-team all-state as a senior … Selected to play in the all-star game in Sebring, Fla. as a senior … Member of the honor roll as a sophomore and junior at Hollywood HIlls.
  • Senior (2005): Played for Robert Lawson at St. Thomas Aquinas … hit .500 with three home runs and 25 RBI and went 9-0 with a 0.64 ERA on the mound to lead Aquinas to the regional semi-finals and a 25-4 record.
  • Junior (2004): Played for Jason Stein at Hollywood Hills … hit .380 with three home runs and 32 RBI … went 7-0 with a 1.44 ERA.
  • Sophomore (2003): Knocked in 33 runs and hit .445 with five home runs at Hollywood Hills … 1-0 pitching.
  • Freshman (2002): Second-Team All-State pick playing for Mike Adams at Grandview Prep … hit .573 with three home runs and 48 RBI.


Son of Richard and Lauren Raben.

Has two sisters, Dale and Kelly.Majoring in sociology.Selected in the 49th round of the 2005 MLB Draft by the Seattle Mariners.