|Hometown:||San Carlos, Calif.|
|High School:||Sequoia HS|
UC Santa Barbara 2010
As a junior Ben played in 23 games, making 14 starts ... Posted 64 at-bats while hitting a team-best .344 ... In Big West competition he hit a team-best .375 in 11 games, racking up 15 hits, two of which were home runs ... Eight of his 10 RBI on the season came in league play ... Had a .432 on-base percentage in Big West action ... Was a perfect 6-for-6 in stolen bases ... In the Cal State Northridge series, from May 7-9, he racked up nine total hits - three in each game - scored four runs, drove in another two and stole three bags ... In the Gauchos' series finale at Pacific, Ben went 5-for-13 with six RBI and three runs scored ... Was 2-for-4 in the Friday game in Stockton with a triple, a home run and three RBI ... Had his first multi-hit game as a Gaucho on March 14 vs. Northern Illinois.
Ben played for the Kelowna Falcons in the West Coast Collegiate League... In 124 at bats he compiled a .347 average and .444 slugging percentage on 43 hits... He stole 5 bags and had an on base percentage of .460.
Saw action in five games before suffering a foot injury...Accumulated five at-bats...Scored two runs and had one hit on the season...Went 1-for-3 with a run scored on Mar. 15 at Saint Mary's.
Batted .308 as an outfielder, starting 33 of the 35 games he played in...Scored 29 runs with seven doubles, one triple and two home runs...Swiped 13 bases in 14 attempts...In 117 at-bats, struck out just 19 times compared with 18 walks...Had a .411 on-base percentage and a .436 slugging percentage...Named Second Team All-Coast Conference.
Played shortstop, second base, and pitcher for Tink Reynoso at Sequoia High School...Hit .406 with 14 doubles and had a 1.31 ERA junior year for the Cherokees...Named First Team All-Peninsula Athletic League all four years at Sequoia...Helped his team to a Peninsula Athletic League Championship...Was a standout football and basketball player.
Benjamin Anthony Edelstein was born on Sept. 16, 1988 in Redwood City, Calif...Majoring in business economics with a minor in sports management at UCSB...Wants to become a sports agent...Would be playing football if he were not playing baseball...Roots for the San Francisco Giants, 49ers, Golden State Warriors, and San Jose Sharks...Has made the Dean's List every year from 2002 through 2007...Played summer ball in 2008 for the NorCal Longhorns...Batted .308 with 16 stolen bases as the team's center fielder...Favorite athletes are Patrick Willis and Monta Ellis...Most memorable sports moment is the Cal vs. Stanford "The band is on the field!"...Favorite movie is "Animal House"...Favorite TV show is "Entourage"...Favorite magazine is "Maxim"...Would be played by Jeremy Piven in a Hollywood movie about his life...Would invite Michael Jordan, Jessica Alba, and Joe Montana to dinner if given the opportunity...Has siblings Lauren and Brian...Parents are Jim and Michele Edelstein...Mother and sister are both UCSB alumni.
YearGABRH2B3BHRRBISB-ATTSOBBAVG. 2009 552100000-020.200 2010 23 64 11 22 2 1 2 10 6-6 13 4 .344 Totals27691323212106-6154.333 <table> <tbody><tr> <td> Career-Highs</td> </tr> <tr> <td> At-bats</td><td>6</td><td>Cal State Northridge</td><td>5/7/10</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Hits</td><td>3</td><td>three times</td><td>three times</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Runs</td><td>2</td><td>Cal State Northridge</td><td>5/8/10</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Runs Batted In</td><td>3</td><td>@ Pacific</td><td>5/28/10</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Stolen Bases</td><td>2</td><td>Cal State Northridge</td><td>5/9/10</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Strikeouts</td><td>3</td><td>@ USC</td><td>4/20/10</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Walks</td><td>2</td><td>@ UC Irvine</td><td>5/15/10</td> </tr> </tbody></table>