October 10, 2001

2001 UCSB Baseball Draft Picks Update

Oct. 10, 2001

Santa Barbara, Calif.- 2001 was a season to remember for UCSB baseball as they reached the NCAA Regionals for the first time since 1996 and won 40 games for the first time since 1983. From that team 10 players (Nine draftees and one independent league signee) have signed professional contracts and have taken their first steps towards their dreams of making the Big Show. Here is a statistical recap of how they fared this summer.

Pitchers

Rylie Ogle
Brooklyn (Mets) Single A 0-1 1.26 ERA 14.1 IP 5 BB 14 SO
Kingsport (Mets) Rookie League 2-2 3.42 ERA 23.2 IP 7 BB 18 SO

Jim Bullard
Kannapolis (White Sox) Single A 3-2 2.98 ERA 45.1 IP 6 BB 26 SO
Bristol (White Sox) Rookie League 1-2 3.05 ERA 20.2 ERA 1 BB 31 SO

Jamie Gonzales
Oneonta (Detroit) Single A 3-3 2.55 ERA 2 SV 24.2 IP 8 BB 20 SO

Position Players

Jared Schumaker
New Jersey (Cardinals) Single A .253 22 R 10 2B 1 3B 0 HR 14 RBI

Tyler Von Schell
Salem-Keizer (Giants) Rookie League .273 50 R 18 2B 2 3B 10 HR 45 RBI

Dave Molidor
Billings (Reds) Rookie League .246 28 R 10 2B 0 3B 3 HR 30 RBI

Jeff Bannon
Billings (Reds) Rookie League .260 37 R 11 2B 3 3B 1 HR 31 RBI

Jed Stringham
Oneonta (Detroit) Single A .187 10 R 5 2B 0 3B 1 HR 11 RBI

Chad Peshke
Mahoning Valley (Indians) Single A .250 23 R 10 2B 1 3B 2 HR 14 RBI

Mike Kolbach
St. George (Independent) .329 34 R 14 2B 0 3B 0 HR 16 RBI

In other Gaucho baseball alumni news, 1997 graduate Mike Young enjoyed a great Major League rookie season as the second baseman for the Texas Rangers. Young batted .249 with 18 doubles, 11 homeruns and 49 RBI in 106 games played. Class of 2000 Alumni, Gabe Neboyia and Joe Isaacson are also playing pro-baseball in the independent ranks.

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