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    James Roberts
    James Roberts

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Cupertino, Calif.

    High School:
    Archbishop Mitty

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 170

    Position:
    Infield

    Bats-Throws:
    Right-Right

    06/27/2013

    Catching Up with Trojans in the Minor Leagues

    22 Trojans are competing in the minors with hopes of one day making the big leagues.

    06/08/2013

    James Roberts Drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 15th Round of the 2013 MLB Draft

    Junior infielder James Roberts was taken as the 441st overall pick.

    05/26/2013

    Despite Early Lead, Trojans Fall 7-1 at Arizona to Conclude Season

    Redshirt senior Greg Zebrack went 3-for-4 with one RBI in his last game as a Trojan.

    05/24/2013

    Trojans Finish Season with Pac-12 Series at Arizona

    Trojans have 11 hits in the loss.

    05/21/2013

    Strong Pitching Performance By Guillen Carries Trojans to 6-4 Victory at UC Irvine

    RHP James Guillen had a stellar outing, going five innings in relief, only allowing one run on one hit.

    02/19/2013

    USC Baseball vs. Nebraska (Feb. 17, 2013)

    USC Baseball vs. Nebraska Feb. 17, 2013 Dedeaux Field Photos by Pierson Clair

    2012
    2012 - Roberts started 54 of 55 games during his junior season, mostly as a shortstop (38 games), and started the rest at second and third bases ... Batted .289 (54-of-187) with 24 RBIs and 10 doubles ... His 54 hits and 10 doubles were both good for third-best on the team ... He also had four stolen bases ... He also scored 20 runs ... Had five two-RBI games ... Went 2-for-3 with one RBI and two doubles against Pepperdine (2/28) ... Had a 3-for-3 outing with one double against rival UCLA at the Dodgertown Classic (3/13) ... At UC Irvine on March 28, he went 3-for-4 ... Also had a three-hit game vs. Oregon State (4/28), going 3-for-5 and scored a season-high three runs ... Had final three-hit outing of the season at UC Riverside (5/22), 3-for-5 and also tied his season high of three runs scored ... Drew eight walks on the season ... Was hit-by-pitch 12 times ... Had an on-base percentage of .356 and a slugging percentage of .342.

    Summer
    He played for the Mankato Moondogs of the Northwoods Baseball League...made 46 appearances in 70 games...batted .221 (31-for-140)with two doubles, nine stolen bases and six RBI.

    2011
    He started all 56 games at shortstop as a freshman for the Trojans...batted .274 (49-for-179)with four doubles, one home run, two stolen bases and 15 RBI...His two-run double was the key in a 2-1 win on April 21 at Washington. On April 16 vs. Oregon, he registered his first three-hit and three-RBI game. He hit his first collegiate home run on March 25 against UCLA ace Gerrit Cole. He was hit three times by a pitch on Feb. 20 against North Carolina.

    High School
    He was a four-year letterwinner at Archbishop Mitty High in San Jose, Calif., under coach Bill Hutton...he was selected to the 2010 Hawaii Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game...named 2010 West Catholic Athletic League most valuable player and earned All-San Jose Mercury News section first team honors...was a member of the Archbishop Mitty High squad that won the 2010 mythical national championship by finishing first in the RivalsHigh Top 100 High School rankings...earned all-state second team honors as a junior and was named 2009 San Jose Mercury News Junior of the Year...earned All-West Catholic Athletic League second team honors as a junior...member of the honor roll...drafted in the 42nd round of the 2010 major league baseball draft by the San Francisco Giants.

    Personal
    He has not declared a major...parents are Ted and Evelyn...has one brother, Adam...lists his father as his biggest sports hero...favorite movie is The Hangover...favorite television shows are Family Guy, Entourage and SportsCenter...birthdate is December 11, 1991.

    Career Statistics

    Year GP-GS AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB-SBA BB SO HBP SH-SF SLG OBP
    2011 56-56 .274 179 26 49 4 0 1 15 2-4 17 26 15 11-0 .313 .384
    2012 55-54 .289 187 20 54 10 0 0 24 4-6 8 25 12 7-1 .342 .356
    2013 55-55 .320 203 19 65 10 0 4 28 0-6 15 17 8 6-6 .429 .379
    Career 166-165 .295 569 65 168 24 0 5 67 6-16 40 68 35 24-7 .364 .373

    Pac-12 Conference Career Statistics

    Year GP-GS AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB-SBA BB SO HBP SH-SF SLG OBP
    2011 27-27 .365 85 14 31 3 0 1 11 1-2 9 9 6 6-0 .435 .460
    2012 30-30 .240 104 9 25 5 0 0 10 1-2 5 17 4 5-0 .288 .301
    2013 29-29 .349 106 10 37 5 0 2 16 0-4 9 8 4 1-6 .453 .400
    Career 86-86 .315 295 33 93 13 0 3 37 2-8 23 34 14 12-6 .390 .285