Born in Las Vegas, Nev., ... parents are Edward and Adele ... drafted by the Houston Astros in the 40th round in 2005 ... played in the summer of 2006 in the Northwoods League ... in the summer of 2004 he played for the Edmond Stars which won the state and region title and played in the American Legion World Series in Corvallis, Ore., ... majoring in psychology.
Was defensive player of the year for Edmond Memorial High ... was honorable mention all-state ... all-city and All-Big City ... batted .369 with 25 stolen bases and one error in two years ... was all-city in football as well as honorable mention all-state ... was offensive player of the year in football ... coached by Rod Moore.
Year Avg. G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB-SBA
2007 .331 39-30 121 27 40 0 3 0 17 46 14 16 21-23
Batted .371 with 27 stolen bases for Clarendon College in Pampa, Texas.
Honorable-mention All-Western Junior College Athletic Conference for Clarendon College where he was team captain ... third in his league with seven triples, fifth in his league in runs scored (63) and hits (76) and had 118 total bases and 23 stolen bases ...batted .413 ... selected to play in the Texas/New Mexico Juco All-Star Game
Drafted in the 36th round by the St. Louis Cardinals ... named Second Team All-Mountain West Conference ... Academic All-Mountain West Conference ... had a 14-game hitting streak in mid-season ... missed several games at the end of the season due to shin splints ... had game-winning RBI at UNLV and against Washington ... during the season he was among the top 25 base stealers in the nation ... stole second against Northern Colorado before the pitcher toed the rubber.