Big bat will provide power in the middle of the lineup.
Started 53 of 54 games in his first season with the Gauchos...Hit .295 in 193 at bats with 35 runs, nine doubles, one triple, five homeruns, and 38 RBI...Finished in the top three on the team in runs, hits, doubles, triples, homeruns, RBI, total bases, walks, HBP, and OBP...His five homeruns, 38 RBI, 30 walks, and .416 OBP ranked second on the team, while his 12 hit by pitches led the team...Recorded 12 multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI games...Had a career day on April 27 against Cal State Northridge going three-for-four with a run scored and a season-high five RBI...Had separate six-game and seven-game hitting streaks.
El Camino College
Spent his first two years of eligibility at El Camino College playing for Chad Nammack...Batted .364 with 11 doubles, a triple, two homeruns, 22 runs scored, 21 RBI, 11 walks and 11 stolen bases as a sophomore in 2006...Connected for an average of .297 with 15 runs scored, six doubles, two triples, a homer, five stolen bases and 20 RBI for the Warriors as a freshman...Earned Honorable Mention All-South Coast Conference honors in his freshman and sophomore years.
Prepped at Bishop Montgomery High School...Played first base, outfield and pitcher for Andy Marafino and the Knights of the Del Rey League...Hit an incredible .568 with 14 doubles, five homeruns, 24 RBI and 16 stolen bases as a senior en route to earning Daily Breeze First Team All-Area, LA Times All-Southwest Region Team and First Team All-CIF honors...Also selected the 2004 Del Rey League Player of the Year...Batted .470 with 11 doubles, four homers, 33 RBI and nine stolen bases as a junior, earning a First Team All-Del Rey League selection...Holds the single-season school records for batting average with his .568 mark, doubles with 14 and hits by connecting for 48...Helped lead the Knights to a Del Rey League Co-Championship in 2003...Owns a personal best performance of 4-4 with two homeruns, a double and six RBI...Also recruited by Loyola Marymount and Cal State Los Angeles.
Born July 10, 1986 in Torrance, Calif...Friends call him "Zu"...Majoring in geography and minoring in personal training...If he was not playing baseball, he would be playing football and volleyball...Aspires to become a firefighter and a personal trainer...Roots for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim...Favorite athlete is Vladimir Guerrero...Enjoys watching "Bad Boys 2" and "Dumb and Dumber"...Watches "Prison Break" weekly...Enjoys reading "Sports Illustrated" and "Surfer"...Would choose "The Rock" to play him in a Hollywood movie about his life...Lists Delmon Young as the best player he has ever faced in any sport...If he could invite three celebrities to dinner, he would choose Jonah Hill, Megan Cox, and Carmen Electra...Credits his high school coach, Andy Marafino, with giving him the best advice about baseball: "Play each game as if it were your last."...Has one brother, Robbie...Son of Ron and Erin Zuanich.