Altamonte Springs, Fla.
Lake Brantley HS
2008 Baseball America Preseason First Team All-American
2008 Preseason Watch List for Brooks Wallace Player of the Year Award
Named a 2008 Baseball America Preseason First Team All-American … 20008 Brooks Wallace Player of the Year Award Preseason Watch List … 2007 Brooks Wallace Award Preseason Watch List … 2007 NCBWA Preseason Third Team All-America … 2006 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American … 2006 Lincoln Regional Most Outstanding Player … 2006 Second Team All-ACC selection at second base … had a phenomenal freshman year that peaked in the 2006 postseason … Starter at second base this season … Played the entire summer of 2006 on the U.S. National Team … Might be the best all-around second baseman in the country … Switch-hitter who has the best bat speed on the team from either side of the plate … Has deceptive power with great hitting ability and speed … Ranks third all-time at UM in career triples (14) and needs just four in 2008 to become the all-time leader … Also ranks 20th all-time in career triples in the ACC … Rated the No. 19 college prospect in the country by Baseball America in the 2008 MLB Amateur Draft.
2006 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American … 2006 Lincoln Regional Most Outstanding Player … 2006 Second Team All-ACC selection … finished second on the team with a .352 average with six home runs, 18 doubles, 69 runs scored and 40 RBI … led the team with 256 at bats, 142 total bases, 90 hits, was second with a .555 slugging percentage and had a team-leading 167 assists at second base … second on the team in runs, walks, on-base percentage and stolen bases … led the ACC in triples … led the conference in triples in conference play, was eighth in batting (.355), ninth in slugging percentage (.581) and on-base percentage (.452), 11th in runs scored, tied for third in hits (44), sixth in total bases (72) against ACC foes … led the team with a .459 average, 16 runs, .838 slugging percentage, three home runs and 12 RBI in the NCAA Tournament … led the Hurricanes with four four-hit games … started at second base all but one game … his eight triples were the most by a Hurricane since the 1993 season … tied two UM records during season; shares the Miami freshman record of 16 consecutive games with a hit with Jim Maler (1977) and tied a school record for assists in a game with nine against Duke on 3/19 … went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a RBI against the Florida Marlins on 3/1 … started every game for the 2006 National Team gold medalists … hit .348 with four home runs and 24 RBI for Team USA … led Team USA with 23 walks and had 14 stolen bases.
College World Series (6/17, 19-20):
Hit .308 average and scored three runs in the series … tied a UM record with four hits in a CWS game against Rice, becoming the first Hurricane to do so since Danny Matienzo in 2001 … doubled and scored a run against Rice … was thrown out at home trying to tie the game in the second inning against the Owls …walked twice and scored twice in the win against Oregon State.
Oxford Super Regional (6/10-12): Hit .500 with three home runs, eight RBI, five runs and two intentional walks … went 1-for-3 with two walks, two runs and a RBI in game three … hit UM’s first leadoff home run of the season in game two, hit a bases-loaded two-run single in the second and cranked a two-run home run in the fourth inning in the 7-0 win … reached on a bunt single and hit a two-run home run in Game 1.
Lincoln Regional (6/2-4): Named the Most Outstanding Player of the Regional after hitting .583 (7-for-12) with eight runs, four doubles, three walks and four RBI in the Regional … went 3-for-4 with a career-high four runs and three RBI in the Regional Championship against Manhattan … doubled, walked and reached base in his first five plate appearances of the night … doubled twice and scored twice in UM’s 8-2 win against Manhattan … went 2-for-5 with two runs scored, a double and RBI in the Regional opener against San Francisco.
ACC Tournament (5/24-26): Had Miami’s first four-hit game in ACC play in the 7-4 loss to Georgia Tech, including a RBI double … went 2-for-4 in the tournament opener against Georgia Tech.
Regular Season Highlights (5/24-26): vs. Wake Forest (5/12-14): Led the team with a .615 average and .927 slugging percentage in the series … went 4-for-4 with two doubles, a triple, two stolen bases and two runs … both of his hits and runs in UM’s 11-10 win came in the late innings … went 2-for-3 with a career-high three walks and two runs scored. vs. Virginia (4/21-23): Was 2-for-5 and knocked in the game-winning run with a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th innings in the series-finale win … tripled twice and went 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored in game two.at Florida State (4/14-16): Led the team with a .500 (6-of-12) average, three runs scored and had two walks … doubled, walked, stole a base and scored in the series finale … posted a career-high for hits, going 4-for-5 with two runs scored in the series-opening win.at Maryland (3/24-26): Singled in the first inning of the series finale to tie Jim Maler’s freshman record of 16-consecutive games with a hit … finished the day 1-for-4 … finished 2-for-5 in the opener with a double and run scored. at Duke (3/17-19): Had five hits in the series, four of which went for extra bases … went 5-for-14 in the series with a double, two triples and a home run … was 3-for-5 with three runs scored, a triple, home run, RBI and tied a school record with nine assists in the field in the series finale … tripled and scored a run in the second game of the series … doubled in the series opener. vs. Virginia Tech (3/10-12): Went 5-for-9 with five walks, six runs scored, four RBI and his first career home run … hit his first home run, a two-run shot in the third inning in the second game of the series and drove in three runs while scoring another two … walked twice and scored three runs in the series opener.vs. Winthrop (2/3-5): Hit .333 (4-for-12) in the series with three runs scored and a walk … went 2-for-4 in the opener with and RBI single and double … scored two of Miami’s three runs in the series finale and went 1-for-3 with a walk. vs. FIU (1/28-29): Was 2-for-3 in his collegiate debut, hitting in the No. 2 spot in the lineup … first collegiate hit was a double to center in the third inning of a 17-3 win … was also hit by a pitch in his first career plate appearance … was 1-for-3 with an RBI and scored Miami’s first run in a 5-0 win in the series finale.