|Hometown:||Yorba Linda, Calif.|
|High School:||Esperanza HS|
|Previous College:||Santa Ana JC|
UC Santa Barbara
In his junior season, Derek played in 22 games starting 10, while hitting .277 ... He had 47 plate appearances, tallying 13 hits and four RBI ... Against Pepperdine on April 13 he was 1-for-2, scoring two runs ... On May 9 against Cal State Northridge was 2-for-4 with a RBI and a walk ... He recorded his first collegiate hit on March 21 against New Mexico State ... Had a seven-game hitting streak from May 1 to May 21 ... Went 2-for-5 with a triple, stolen base, RBI and run scored on May 11 at Pepperdine.
Derek played for the MLB Academy Barons in the California Collegiate League where he played in 25 games making 23 starts ... He hit an even .300 in 90 at-bats tallying 27 hits and 15 RBI ... Stole eight bags and was selected to the CCL All Star team.
Santa Ana College
Played two seasons for coach Don Sneddon ... Hit .395 as a sophomore with six home runs and 56 RBI while stealing 11 bases ... Helped team reach the Final Four ... Went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI vs. Palomar ... As a freshman, Derek hit .405 with 37 RBI, seven home runs and five stolen bases ... Was named First Team All-Orange Empire Conference and a First Team Southern California All-American ... Went 2-for-3 vs. Fullerton with a pair of homers ... Had a pair of five-hit games vs. Ventura and Golden West ... Helped team win Orange Empire Conference and make the Super Regionals ... Graduated with honors.
Earned two letters for coach Mike Curran at Esperanza High ... Batted .356 as a senior ... Was a First Team All-Sunset League choice ... In 2006 led the Aztecs to the Sunset League title ... Made the playoffs in 2006 and 2007, advancing to the semifinals in his senior year ... Against Mission Viejo went 2-for-3 with a triple to tie the game and eventually scored the winning run ... In the CIF semifinal vs. Long Beach Wilson HS, went 2-for-4 with three RBI.
Derek Eligio was born on July 14, 1989 in Garden Grove ... Parents are Ben and Helend ... Has a younger brother, Kyle, who is 16 ... Majoring in sociology at UCSB ... Plans to be a major leaguer ... Goes by three different nicknames - D, Mogli or the Flyin' Hawaiian ... Favorite athletes are Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Andre Ethier and Jerry Rice ... Roots for the Dodgers ... In his spare time, Derek likes to surf and play guitar ... Speaks a little Spanish ... Favorite movies include "Anchorman," "Pineapple Express," "Dumb and Dumber," "A Brokedown Melody," "The Natural," "61*" and "Field of Dreams" ... Likes to watch "How I Met Your Mother," "That 70's Show" and "Baseball Tonight" on TV ... Was also recruited by Oregon, USC, UNLV and Cal.
YearG-GSABRH2B3BHRRBISB-ATTSOBBAVG. 2010 22-10 47 7 13 4 2 0 4 3-4 12 4 .277 Totals22-10 47 7 13 4 2 0 4 3-4 12 4 .277 <table> <tbody><tr> <td> Career-Highs</td> </tr> <tr> <td> At-bats</td><td>5</td><td>@ Pepperdine</td><td>5/11/10</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Hits</td><td>2</td><td>three times</td><td>three times</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Runs</td><td>2</td><td>Pepperdine</td><td>4/13/10</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Runs Batted In</td><td>1</td><td>four times</td><td>four times</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Stolen Bases</td><td>1</td><td>three times</td><td>three times</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Strikeouts</td><td>2</td><td>three times</td><td>three times</td> </tr> <tr> <td> Walks</td><td>1</td><td>four times</td><td>four times</td> </tr> </tbody></table>