Brian  Cleveland

17Brian Cleveland


San Jose, Calif.

Last College:
San Jose CC

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 183




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2003: Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 49th round ... Tennessee's shortstop who started all 53 games he played ... Hit .271 with seven doubles, two triples, four home runs and a team-high tying 32 RBI ... Batted .245 with one home run and nine RBI in SEC play ... His nine sacrifice flies tied for the SEC lead and a school record held by Todd Helton ... Hit two two-run home runs and two solo shots ... Had a season-high eight-game hitting streak from 2/16-3/7 ... Got off to a hot start, driving in 22 runs in the first 19 games ... Collected 10 multi-hit and six multi-RBI games ... Recorded a season-high three hits six times, while driving in a season-high four versus Morehead State 2/8 ... Also had three-RBI game against Purdue 3/19 ... Batted anywhere from third to ninth in the order ... Hit . 293 versus left-handers, .262 against right-handers and .208 with runners in scoring position ... Played with the Anchorage Bucs in the Alaska League during the summer ... Wound up with a .257 average in 40 games, good enough for second on the squad ... Was second with seven doubles while collecting 13 RBI and stealing five bases.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: A transfer from San Jose (Calif.) Community College where he hit .401 with nine home runs and 41 RBI in 2002 ... His team finished 30-12 overall with a 16-9 mark in the South Division of the Coast Conference ... Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 36th round in 2001 after batting .469 in 28 games with one home run and 17 RBI ... Finished as the third-leading hitter among California Community Colleges ... Coached by Doug Robb.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Santa Teresa High School in San Jose, Calif., where he was a two-time first team All-Conference selection and team MVP following his senior year ... Hit over .375 his final two years with two home runs and 29 RBI ... Named the senior scholar-athlete of the year after posting a 3.57 GPA ... Coached by Dave McDounough.

PERSONAL: Full name is Brian Michael Cleveland ... Born Jan. 7, 1982 in San Jose, Calif. ... Son of Michael and Cynthia Cleveland ... Has one sister, Jennifer ... Major: Sport Management.



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