15 - Devon Gradford
Devon Gradford
Height: 6-2
Weight: 190
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Modesto, Calif.
High School: Thomas Downey HS
Position: INF
Major: Chemistry

UC Santa Barbara
2013
As a freshman, played in 28 games with a pair of starts ... Batted .214 with five runs scored and two RBIs ... Mostly used a late inning defensive replacement and pinch runner, committing just one error and going 1-1 in stolen base attempts ... Had an RBI single in his first NCAA at-bat, against UCLA on Feb. 26 ... Went 2-5 with two walks and two runs scored in his pair of starts.

High School:  Played four years of ball at Thomas Downey HS in Modesto, Calif. under head coach Kreg Moore and the Knights … Also earned a varsity letter for Kevin Moore playing basketball … Two-time First Team All-League, First Team All-Academic in 2011, First Team All-District 2012 … Led the Knights to a Modesto Metro Conference Championship in 2011.

Personal:  Born to parents Alonzo and Katrina on Aug. 1, 1994 in Modesto, Calif. … He is the eldest of his three other siblings, Alyssa, Jehiel, and Ezekiel … Currently majoring in chemistry … Aspires to play Major League Baseball … Favorite sports team is the Oakland Athletics … Favorite athletes are Starlin Castro, Russel Westbrook, and Adrian Beltre … Favorite sports memory is winning his high school conference championship … Favorite movie is Pineapple Express … Favorite TV show is The Big Bang Theory … Listens to Kanye West … Also recruited by Fresno State, Oregon, UC Davis, San Jose State. and USD … Drafted in the 34th round of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Oakland Athletics.