USC Baseball vs. Nebraska
Feb. 17, 2013
Photos by Pierson Clair
Appeared in 44 games, making 41 starts during his true freshman season at Troy ... Batted .310, with 19 runs driven in, five doubles, two triples and two home runs ... Also scored 22 runs ... Had an on base percentage of .406 and a slugging percentage of .415 ... Appeared in his first 14 games primarily as an infielder/designated hitter, before moving to the outfield for the final 30 games he appeared in ... Had a season and career high four hits in a 4-for-5 game at Washington State (3/30), also scoring a career high three runs and hitting a career-high two doubles as the Trojans defeated the host Cougars 15-10, with eight runs scored in the top of the ninth... Had a season and career high five RBI performance at UC Riverside (5/23), going 2-for-3 with one grand slam, the first of his career ... His first home run of the season came on April 17 at Cal State Bakersfield .
High School He was a four-year varsity letterwinner at St. John Bosco for coach Mario Cordero...ranked No. 37 in California by Perfect Game USA...Rawlings 3rd Team All-American and California All-Region 1st Team selection in 2011...participated in 2010-11 Area Code games...member of Milwaukee Brewers Elite Scout Team...Rawlings Underclass Honorable Mention 2009-10...he was invited to the 2009 U-16 USA Trials...played in 2008-09 Southwest Futures All-Star Game...a three-time All-Trinity League 1st Team selection...he played on the 2007 gold medal team at the U-14 Pan Am Games...drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 41st round of the 2011 MLB Draft.
Personal He is majoring in communications...parents are Javier and La Tonya...lists Derek Jeter as his biggest sports hero...lists ASU's Corey Hahn as the toughest player he has competed against...chose USC for its high academic standing, great baseball tradition and to win a national championship...birthday is April 8, 1993.