Baseball

    2
    Robert Stock
    Robert Stock

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Westlake Village, Calif.

    High School:
    Agoura

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 190

    Position:
    Catcher/Pitcher

    Experience:
    FR

    Bats/Throws:
    Left/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.

    Career
    In three years at USC, Stock recorded a .263 career batting average (122-for-464) with 73 runs, 20 doubles, four triples, 14 home runs, 74 RBI and five stolen bases...he walked 63 times and struck out only 55 times...he threw out 50 of 148 baserunners (33.8%)...on the mound, Stock was 8-7 with a 3.38 ERA and nine saves...he made nine starts in 45 career appearances...in 117 1/3 innings, he allowed 95 hits and 44 earned runs with 57 walks and 128 strikeouts...opponents hit .228 against him on the mound...Stock was selected in the second round of the 2009 draft (67th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals and signed with the team.

    2009
    Stock earned Pac-10 Conference honorable mention recognition after batting .226 (31-for-137) with seven doubles, three triples, six home runs and 30 RBI...behind the plate, he threw out 19 of 50 baserunners (38.0%)...on the mound, he was 5-4 with a 2.90 ERA and four saves...in 77 2/3 innings, he allowed 61 hits and 25 earned runs with 39 walks, 86 strikeouts and a .223 opponents' batting average...in his final start on May 22 at California, he threw seven scoreless innings in the win as he allowed four hits with three walks and seven strikeouts...he came in to strike out the side in the ninth on May 19 against UC Riverside to get the win...on May 3 at Washington, he allowed only two runs on seven hits with five walks and 10 strikeouts in seven innings at Washington...threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief on April 17, including the tying run at third in the ninth, to secure his fourth save of the season at No. 14 Oregon State...in the 9-1 win over Oregon on April 11, he struck out 11 in eight innings and gave up just one unearned run...registered USC's first complete game of the season, allowing three runs on six hits with seven strikeouts in a 7-3 win on April 5 at Arizona...made his first collegiate start as a pitcher on March 29 against No. 3 Arizona State and got the win after allowing two runs on four hits in five innings while striking out 10 batters...at the plate, he had his first two-homer game on May 13 against Loyola Marymount as he hit two solo shots...recorded a triple and four RBI on April 3 at Arizona...his bases-loaded triple in the eighth aided a comeback for the Trojans on March 25 in the first game of a doubleheader against Brown as USC won, 7-4...after catching for 7 2/3 innings on March 6 at Tulane, he went on the mound with the tying run at third and recorded the out...went on to earn the save with a scoreless ninth in the 4-2 win...had two key RBI and threw 2 1/3 scoreless innings for the save on Feb. 28 in a 6-4 win against Western Carolina...recorded three hits, including a two-run single, on Feb. 21 in a 4-0 shutout at Long Beach State...in the season opener on Feb. 20 at Dedeaux Field against Long Beach State, he had two hits, threw out two runners behind the plate and pitched a perfect ninth for his first save of the season.


    Summer
    As a member of the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod Baseball League, Stock batted ..270 (31-for-115) with three doubles, one triple, one home run and 11 RBI...on the mound, he made two appearances and had a 9.00 ERA...in two innings, he allowed one hit with two walks and three strikeouts.

    2008
    In his second season as a pitcher and catcher for the Trojans, Stock batted .299 (53-for-177) with eight doubles, four home runs, 22 RBI and three stolen bases...on the mound, he was 1-1 with a 3.60 ERA and three saves...in 10 innings of work, he allowed nine hits and four earned runs with four walks and 17 strikeouts...opponents batted .237 against him on the mound...in 54 games, he made 53 starts at catcher and one as the designated hitter...had 13 multi-hit games including three three-hit games and one game with four hits...had six multi-RBI games including two games with three RBI...had two season-high hitting streaks of six games (March 16-25 and May 10-18)...from March 16-25, he batted .545 (12-for-22)...from May 10-18, he batted .474 (9-for-19) with four doubles, one home run, six runs scored and seven RBI...after breaking out of an 0-for-24 slump, Stock recorded three doubles in a game for the first time in his career on May 14 at UC Riverside...he then followed up with a 2-for-3 night, adding a home run and two RBI on May 16 in a 5-3 win against Oregon State...on April 11 against No. 5 Cal, he recorded his first four-hit game as he went 4-for-4 with two RBI...hit a three-run dinger in the top of the ninth on April 4 at No. 23 UCLA in a 6-1 and struck out two batters the following day in the ninth to get his second save of the season...at No. 17 San Diego on April 2, he pitched in his second straight game and picked up his first save after the Toreros put runners at second and third with no outs in a 3-2 win...on April 1 vs. UC Riverside, he went 3-for-4 at the plate and pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings with three strikeouts to earn the win...drew four walks as the Trojans' leadoff hitter on March 30 at No. 1 Arizona State...had a 3-for-3 day on March 9 at Winthrop and hit his second homer of the season with a solo shot on March 5 against Pepperdine...hit his first homer of the season on Feb. 23 at Florida International and pitched a perfect ninth inning in USC's 9-3 victory, recording back-to-back strikeouts to end the game.

    2007
    Stock played his first collegiate season as a 2007 freshman after bypassing his senior year in high school...as a catcher/designated hitter, he started in 38 of 45 games while making 14 appearances on the mound...batted .253 on the season (38-for-150) with five doubles, four home runs and 22 RBI...on the mound, he was 2-2 with a 4.55 ERA and two saves...in 29 2/3 innings, he allowed 25 hits and 15 earned runs while walking 14 and striking out 25...opponents hit only .238 against him...hit his fourth homer of the season on May 16 against UC Santa Barbara along with a season-high three RBI...recorded a win in the Georgia series (March 2-4 in Athens, Ga.) with 2 2/3 innings of relief in the March 4 victory and hitI do a home run in Friday's game...recorded his first win on the mound with 2 1/3 no-hit innings on Feb. 24 against No. 21 Tulane...during the weekend series against No. 17 San Diego (Feb. 9-11), Stock recorded two saves as well as hitting his first collegiate home run in a pinch-hit duty on Feb. 10...made his first collegiate appearance on Feb. 9, going two innings and giving up only one hit with a strikeout...on Feb. 11 in the Trojans' 4-3, 10-inning win, Stock started as the catcher (throwing out two runners at second) and got the call to go on the mound in the 10th inning, recording the final two outs for the save...during the summer, he played for the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod Baseball League, batting .228 (28-for-123) with five doubles, four home runs and 20 RBI...on the mound, he made nine appearances and had an 0-1 record with a 7.88 ERA and three saves...in eight innings, he allowed 13 hits with eight walks and nine strikeouts.


    Youth National Team
    He was a member of the 2004 and 2005 U.S. Youth National Team.

    High School
    Stock was named 2005 Baseball America Youth Player of the Year after his junior season at Agoura (Calif.) High for coach Scott Deck...batted .456 with six home runs and 25 RBI while posting a 5-3 record with a 2.69 ERA with a fastball clocked as high as 95 miles per hour...behind the plate, he committed only one error and threw out almost 70% of all base runners...played in the 2006 Aflac All-American Classic in San Diego where he was the starting pitcher for the West squad and allowed two unearned runs in one inning before striking out the side...showed his hitting prowess later in the game with a solo home run to center field...batted .400 with eight home runs in his sophomore season...named the top player in the nation by Baseball America in his age group three years in a row (age 13, 14 and 15)...along with his Baseball America honors, Stock was named Player of the Year by the Los Angeles Times and earned All-CIF first team honors...his Agoura team reached the CIF Division I final, losing to Lakewood, 2-1, despite Stock throwing six shutout innings and going 3-for-3 at the plate...recorded a 3.8 GPA while at Agoura.

    Personal
    He is majoring in business...parents are Gregg and Randi...has two brothers, Richard and Jacob, and two sisters, Sasha and Sabina...favorite movies are Gladiator, Forrest Gump and Lord Of The Rings...favorite television show is South Park...enjoys listening to Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix...birthdate is Nov. 21, 1989.

    Career Hitting Statistics

    Year GP-GS AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB-SBA BB SO HBP SF-SH SLG OBP
    2007 45-38 .253 150 22 38 5 1 4 22 1-1 18 18 3 0-0 .380 .345
    2008 54-54 .299 177 31 53 8 0 4 22 3-7 22 13 5 3-2 .412 .386
    2009 43-42 .226 137 20 31 7 3 6 30 1-3 23 24 4 4-0 .453 .345
    Totals 142-124 .263 464 73 122 20 4 14 74 5-11 63 55 12 7-2 .414 .361

    Career Pitching Statistics

    Year ERA W-L APP GS SVS IP H R ER BB SO WP HB BK BAVG
    2007 4.55 2-2 14 0 2 29.2 25 16 15 14 25 4 4 1 .238
    2008 3.60 1-1 11 0 3 10.0 9 5 4 4 17 2 1 0 .237
    2009 2.90 5-4 20 9 4 77.2 61 32 25 39 86 5 23 6 .223
    Totals 3.38 8-7 45 9 9 117.1 95 53 44 57 128 11 28 7 .228