Joe De Pinto
    Joe  De Pinto


    Sunland, Calif.

    High School:
    St. Francis

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 180




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    He played in every game during the 2010 season, batting .286 (72-for-252) with two home runs, 23 RBI and four stolen bases...had 15 doubles and two triples...earned All-Pac-10 Conference honorable mention recognition...had an 11-game hitting streak snapped at Washington State...had a 5-for-11 (.455) series at UCLA from May 14-16 with three runs scored...recorded a season-high three RBI, adding a home run, on May 9 against Utah...hit his first home run of the season on May 2 against No. 19 Arizona...went 4-for-6 on March 21 at Pacific...had a 2-for-5 day with a double, triple and two RBI on March 14 in a 12-2 win at Hawai'i...had three hits on March 2 at Long Beach State...completed the Cal Poly series with a 3-for-5 day on Feb. 21...opened the season on Feb. 19 at Cal Poly with a 3-for-4 performance with two doubles and one RBI.

    In 53 starts out of 55 games (with 48 at second base), he batted .277 (53-for-191) with 12 doubles, three home runs, 22 RBI and 11-for-15 for stolen bases...recorded a double in back-to-back games to close out the regular season (May 23 and 24) at California...went 3-for-5 with a double on May 10 at Cal State Northridge and recorded three hits again two games later on May 15 against Stanford...had a 1-for-2 day with three RBI on April 21 at Loyola Marymount...went 4-for-4 on March 25 in the first game of a doubleheader against Brown...had a six-game hitting streak this season and recorded three-hit games on March 13 and 16 against Winthrop...on March 10 against No. 10 UC Irvine, he recorded two doubles...had an inside-the-park home run on March 8 at Tulane...his first collegiate home run came on Feb. 28 against Western Carolina, hitting a three-run shot to left at Dedeaux Field...played for the Madison Mallards of the Northwest League during the 31 games with the Mallards, he batted .272 (34-for-125) with eight doubles, one triple, two home runs, 15 RBI and seven stolen bases...had a .350 on-base percentage and .400 slugging percentage for the Mallards.

    He played for the Madison Mallards of the Northwest 31 games with the Mallards, he batted .272 (34-for-125) with eight doubles, one triple, two home runs, 15 RBI and seven stolen bases...had a .350 on-base percentage and .400 slugging percentage for the Mallards.

    As a freshman, he made 34 starts in 42 games...batted .203 (24-for-118) with eight doubles, two stolen bases and five RBI...went 2-for-5 on April 15 at No. 15 Cal State Fullerton...put together a five-game hitting streak (April 8-15) with two games against No. 16/15 Cal State Fullerton and a three-game series against No. 5 Cal...recorded a double in back-to-back games (April 11 and 12) against Cal...had a season-high eight-game hitting streak from March 25-April 5...went 5-for-12 (.417) with two doubles and one RBI at No. 1 Arizona State (March 28-30)...recorded his first collegiate hit on Feb. 23 at Florida International...for the summer, he played for the Madison Mallards of the Northwest 18 games with the Mallards, he batted .250 (15-for-60) with two doubles, two stolen bases and eight RBI.

    High School
    He was a four-year varsity letterwinner at St. Francis High in La Canada, Calif., under coach Mike Solar...earned All-CIF Division III and all-state middle school honors in his senior year after batting .476 with five home runs, 27 RBI and 13 stolen bases...also named by the Glendale News Press and Pasadena Star News all-area team...hit two home runs (a solo homerun and grand slam) in his final high school game...earned All-CIF Division II second team and All-Mission League first team honors in his junior season...led St. Francis to the 2006 CIF Division II Championship game where the team lost to Foothill High (and current USC freshman pitcher Brad Boxberger)...named All-San Gabriel Valley first team by the Pasadena Star News...batted .454 as a junior with a .522 on-base percentage, along with 13 doubles, 27 RBI and 28 stolen bases...rated No. 19 in the California Baseball Zone Southern California Top 50...member of the honor roll all four years.

    He is majoring in communications with a minor in business...parents are Beatrice and David...has one brother, Vincent...enjoys golfing and fishing in his spare time...lists Derek Jeter as his biggest sports hero...lists Ocean's 11, Ocean's 12, Ocean's 13 and Happy Gilmore as his favorite movies...listens to Frank Sinatra, Jay-Z and Eminem...birthdate is April 3, 1989.

    Career Statistics

    2008 42-34 .203 118 20 24 8 0 0 5 2-4 14 22 4 1-5 .271 .307
    2009 55-53 .277 191 37 53 12 0 3 22 11-15 25 31 5 4-9 .387 .369
    2010 60-60 .286 252 50 72 15 2 2 23 4-6 19 28 6 2-7 .385 .348
    Totals 157-147 .266 561 107 149 35 2 5 50 17-25 58 81 15 7-21 .335 .329