2003: Filarey will contend for a lot of playing time in the outfield this season.
MIKE GILLESPIE SAYS: "Jason has a chance to be a good hitter. He is not a big guy, but he has pop in his bat. He is a good outfielder with a good arm. We hope his future is now, but we know down the road he will be a good player for us."
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned All-Orange County and All-Empire League first team honors at Cypress (Calif.) High...batted .467 with five home runs and 24 RBI in his senior season...earned team most valuable player honors as a senior...crowned home run derby champion at the 2002 Connie Mack World Series as a member of the Long Beach Cardinals...batted .380 with nine home runs, 31 RBI and a .898 slugging percentage in his junior season...member of the California Scholastic Federation and principal's honor roll...earned a Governor's Scholar scholarship...graduated with honors.
PERSONAL: Has not decided on a major...parents are Race and Barbara...lists Mark McGwire as his biggest sports hero...enjoys wakeboarding, golfing, fishing and drawing in his spare time...birthdate is March 28, 1984.