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    Daniel Perales
    Daniel Perales

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Orange, Calif.

    High School:
    Mater Dei

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 195

    Position:
    Outfield

    Bats/Throws:
    Left/Left

    2006
    Perales should be the starting center fielder for the Trojans as a 2005 sophomore.

    2005
    Perales started in 17 of 19 games during his 2005 sophomore season before a back injury sidelined him for the remainder of the year...he batted .266 (17-for-64) with a home run and nine RBI...his lone home run of the season came on March 15 at San Diego...went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI on March 1 against UC Riverside.


    2004
    He started in every game as a 2004 freshman with 53 of 56 starts in center field and three in right field...batted .286 (54-for-189) with two home runs and 34 RBI...had a season-long nine-game hitting streak from Feb. 27 through March 13, batting .485 (16-for-33) with two home runs, 10 RBI and nine runs scored...earned co-most valuable player honors at the Kia Baseball Bash in Fullerton after going 6-for-11 (.545) with four runs scored, two home runs and four RBI...went 3-for-4 with a triple and four RBI on March 6 against No. 1 Stanford...recorded a four-RBI game on April 17 at Washington State, going 2-for-2 with a double...played during the summer with the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod Baseball League and batted .296 (42-for-142) with 10 doubles, three home runs and 16 RBI in 40 games...he earned all-league honors and was named to the 2004 CCBL All-Star Game...rated as the No. 24 top prospect in the league by Baseball America.

    National Team
    He won the gold medal at the 2001 IBAF AA World Youth Championships in Veracruz, Mexico, with the United States Youth National Team...stole home and hit a home run during the tournament against Chinese Taipei.

    High School
    He earned All-CIF, All-Orange County and all-league honors in his junior season at Mater Dei High in Santa Ana, Calif...batted .393 with 12 home runs in his junior season...earned all-league honors in his sophomore season...member of the academic honor roll in his junior and senior years.

    Personal
    He is majoring in public policy and development...parents are Danny and Tina...enjoys going to the river and playing basketball and golf in his spare time...lists Ken Griffey, Jr., as his biggest sports hero...favorite television show is Friends...favorite movies are Bull Durham and Gladiator...birthdate is March 18, 1985.

    Perales' Career Statistics
    YEAR		G-GS	AVG	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	SB-SBA	BB	SO
    2004 (Fr.)	56-56	.286	189	29	54	7	2	2	34	4-12	29	42
    2005 (So.)	19-17	.266	64	6	17	3	0	1	9	1-2	2	11
    Totals		75-73	.281	253	35	71	10	2	3	43	5-14	31	53
    

    Perales' Career Statistics vs. Pac-10 Teams OPPONENT G-GS AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB-SBA BB SO Arizona 3-3 .222 9 2 2 0 0 0 2 0-1 3 0 Arizona State 3-3 .182 11 2 2 0 0 0 3 0-1 1 1 California 3-3 .154 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0-0 1 4 Oregon State 3-3 .222 9 1 2 0 0 0 1 0-1 2 3 Stanford 6-6 .389 18 3 7 0 1 0 6 1-2 4 0 UCLA 6-6 .364 22 5 8 0 0 0 3 0-2 3 9 Washington 3-3 .444 9 2 4 1 0 0 2 1-1 3 1 Washington St. 3-3 .222 9 1 2 1 0 0 4 0-0 1 1 Totals 30-30 .290 100 16 29 2 1 0 21 2-8 18 19