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  Carlos Quentin
Carlos Quentin

Player Profile
Hometown:
Chula Vista, CA

High School:
University of San Diego HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 215

Position:
OF

Experience:
3V

Bats/Throws:
R/R

  • Seasons at Stanford: 2001-03
  • Professional Organization: Arizona Diamondbacks
  • 1st Round Draft Pick (2003)
  • Complete Final Career Stats


    Professional Baseball Career - Signed a professional baseball contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks' organization in the summer of 2003 after being selected in the first round (29th pick overall) of the 2003 MLB First-Year Player Draft ... The 14th Stanford player in the last 17 years chosen in the first round of the draft ... Did not play in the summer of 2003 due to elbow surgery following the end of the 2003 collegiate season but is expected to return to the field to make his professional debut in 2004. Cardinal Career - A three-time All-Pac-10 selection, an All-American as a junior and Pac-10 Freshman of the Year in 2001 ... Finished his Stanford career with a .350 batting average (#9T Stanford career list), 35 homers, 170 RBI and 26 stolen bases in 199 games played and 198 starts ... Added 264 hits, 182 runs scored, 48 doubles, six triples, 75 bases on balls, 48 hit-by-pitches and 18 sacrifice flies ... Had 71 career multiple-hit games and 41 multiple-RBI contests ... Posted nine outfield assists ... Hit three-run homers in his first at bat of the season in both his freshman and sophomore campaigns ... Homered against every Pac-10 team at least once and went deep five times while driving in 22 runs versus California during his collegiate career ... Set an NCAA single-game record when he was hit by a pitch five times at Florida State (2/9/02).

    As a Junior in 2003 - Finished his collegiate career with a terrific season as one of five finalists for the Golden Spikes Award and a national semifinalist for the Rotary Smith Award, both given annually by USA Baseball and the Houston Rotary respectively to the top player in collegiate baseball ... Earned Second Team (Baseball America) and Third Team (NCBWA) All-American honors in addition to being named All-Pac-10 for the third consecutive season ... Led the team with a team and career-high 105 hits (#2 Pac-10, #5 on Stanford's single-season list) and 24 doubles (co-leader, #2T Pac-10) to go with a .396 batting average (#4 Pac-10, #46 NCAA), 12 homers, 64 RBI (#7 Pac-10) and 15 hit-by-pitches (#3 Pac-10, #9 on Stanford's single-season list) ... Ranked second on the club in batting average, runs scored (72, #5 Pac-10), total bases (167, #3 Pac-10), stolen bases (10, tied with Sam Fuld), sacrifice flies (7, #4T Pac-10), extra-base hits (37), multiple-hit games (29) and slugging percentage (.630, tied with Danny Putnam), as well as third in homers and RBI ... Added 15 multiple-RBI games ... Put together the team's longest hit streak of the season when he hit safely in a career-high 26 straight games over a two-month period (2/22, Game 1 - 4/22) ... Also had a big postseason, hitting .449 with four homers and 14 RBI to earn spots on the All-CWS and All-Regional squads ... Hit .379 (11-29) with two homers and eight RBI in the CWS ... Hit .750 (6-8) with an RBI in Stanford's two NCAA Super Regional games versus Long Beach State (6/6-6/7) ... Hit .380 with four homers, 25 RBI and two stolen bases in Pac-10 play ... Also had an 11-game hit streak later in the season (5/3 - 5/23, .292, 14-48, 2 2B, 2 HR, SB) ... Posted eight three-hit games, four four-hit games and one of the squad's two five-hit contests ... Threw out five runners from the outfield, including three in the last six weeks of the season (5/11, 5/18, 6/15) ... Had the final hit and RBI of his collegiate career when he was 2-for-2 with two RBI versus Rice (6/22) in the middle game of the CWS Championship Series ... Singled and scored a run in the first inning of the CWS Bracket One final versus Cal State Fullerton (6/19) ... Blasted a pair of homers and came up with his second straight three-hit game (3-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI) in a CWS bracket final versus Cal State Fullerton (6/18) ... Posted three hits in a game at the College World Series for the first time in his career in a CWS elimination game versus South Carolina (6/17 - 3-3, 2 RBI) ... Doubled home Jonny Ash in the fifth inning in a second round CWS game versus Cal State Fullerton (6/15) ... Made a fantastic catch in the second inning of Stanford's 8-0 win over South Carolina in the CWS opener (6/13) ... Went 4-for-5 with an RBI in Stanford's second NCAA Super Regional game versus Long Beach State (6/7) after going 2-for-3 in the opener one day earlier ... Homered and drove in three runs in the NCAA Regional championship game versus Richmond (6/1 - 2-4, HR, 3 RBI) ... Was 3-for-4 with a homer and an RBI in the NCAA Regional opener versus Illinois-Chicago (5/30) ... Homered and drove in a pair of runs in Stanford's 9-8, 10-inning victory over UCLA (5/18) to clinch an outright Pac-10 title ... Drove in three runs and was 2-for-4 with a double versus UCLA (5/16) ... Had a key three-run fifth inning homer to erase a 2-1 deficit at California (5/11) in a game Stanford eventually won, 5-4 in 10 innings ... Was 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBI versus Arizona (4/26) ... Was 3-for-4 with a double, homer and two RBI at Sacramento State (4/22) ... Was 3-for-5 versus Oregon State (4/18) ... Had a career night in a 17-8 win at Santa Clara (4/8), going 4-for-5 with his first grandslam, the second two-homer game of his career, new career-bests with six RBI and six runs scored (also a team season-high), as well as a double and a triple ... Was 4-for-5 with a double and three RBI at Washington State (4/5) ... Had a pair of doubles and picked up his 200th career hit versus San Francisco (4/1) ... Hit a walkoff two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to lift Stanford to a 12-11 victory in the rubber game of a series versus Washington (3/30), going 3-for-4, with a double, homer and two RBI ... Was 4-for-5 with two RBI versus Washington (3/28) ... Was hit by a pair of pitches at Arizona State (3/23) ... Was 3-for-4 with his first homer of the season, a stolen base and four RBI versus California (3/9) ... Stole two bases for the only time in his career versus California (3/7) ... Had a huge day in a doubleheader sweep at Texas (2/22), going 7-for-10 with four doubles, two RBI and a stolen base ... Was 5-for-6 with three doubles (career-highs for doubles and hits, as well as team season-high for doubles and co-team season-high for hits), an RBI and a stolen base in the first game of the doubleheader versus the Longhorns ... Had a season-high three walks versus Florida State (2/7) ... Second Team Pac-10 All-Academic ... First Team (Baseball America) and Second Team (NCBWA) Preseason All-American.

    As a Sophomore in 2002 - All-Pac-10 selection ... Ranked second on the club with 11 stolen bases, as well as a close third in homers (12) and RBI (54, #9 Pac-10) ... Tied a single-season school record with 19 hit-by-pitches to lead the Pac-10 ... Also co-led the team with four triples (#5T Pac-10) and 16 multiple-RBI games ... Contributed 18 multiple-hit games, as well as a pair of three-hit and four-hit contests ... Ranked fourth on the club in runs scored (55) and tied for eighth in the Pac-10 ... Tied for third on the team and seventh in the Pac-10 with six sacrifice flies ... Posted a .303 batting average ... Had a difficult postseason (5-30, .167, 2 HR, 4 RBI, SB) but contributed two key homers with a CWS solo shot versus Notre Dame (6/18) and a two-run blast to key a 4-2 win over USC (6/7) in the NCAA Super Regional opener ... Hit a two-run homer at Nevada (5/14) ... Posted a six-game hit streak (5/3-5/11), going 10-for-20 (.500) with a triple, homer, eight RBI and three stolen bases ... Homered and drove in three runs during the first game of the streak versus California (5/3) ... Posted a seven-game hit streak (4/16-4/27) in which he was 9-for-25 (.360) with two homers, seven RBI and a stolen base ... Had a three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to key Stanford's 6-5 comeback win over Sacramento State (4/24 - 2-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI) ... Had a double, homer and three RBI versus USC (4/13) ... Posted a season-high eight-game hit streak (2/28-3/9) in which he was 14-for-34 (.412) with three doubles, two triples, a homer, eight RBI and three stolen bases ... Ended the streak with a three-game stretch (4/6-4/9) in which he was 9-for-14 (.643) with two doubles, a triple, homer, stolen base and six RBI ... Scored the game-winning run against San Jose State (4/9) in the bottom of the eighth inning after singling with two outs and no runners on base ... Was 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI at Arizona (4/7) ... Had a season-high-tying four hits (4-6, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI) at Arizona (4/6) ... Hit a key two-run homer in the seventh inning at California (3/8) that gave Stanford its first lead (6-4) in a 15-4 comeback victory ... Posted a torrid six-game hit streak (2/9-2/22), going 13-for-23 (.565) with three doubles, a homer, five RBI and two stolen bases during the stretch ... Scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning of a 5-4 win over Santa Clara (2/22) ... Tied a season-best with four hits (4-4, 2B) in the first game of a series at Fresno State (2/15) and had three hits (3-5, HR, 2 RBI) in the series finale (2/18) ... Set an NCAA Division I single-game record when he was hit by five pitches at Florida State (2/9) ... Had a pair of homers and five RBI in the season-opening Cal State Fullerton series (2/1-2/3) ... Hit a three-run homer off the scoreboard in his first at bat of the season versus the Titans (2/1), the second year in a row he led off his season with a three-run homer in his first at bat ... Earned 2002 First Team (Baseball America, NCBWA) and Second Team (Collegiate Baseball) Preseason All-American honors.

    As a Freshman in 2001 - Had a brilliant first year with the Cardinal as he earned Freshman All-American honors from Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and USA Today/Baseball Weekly ... Also named the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and earned First Team All-Pac-10 honors ... Ranked second on the club in both homers (11, #6-T Pac-10) and RBI (52), while posting a .345 batting average ... Led the team with 14 hit-by-pitches (#2-T Pac-10), which ranks tied for 10th on Stanford's single-season hit-by-pitch list ... Second on the club in total bases (132, #5 Pac-10), as well as third in runs scored (55, #6-T Pac-10) and tied for third in sacrifice flies (5, #6-T Pac-10) ... Hit .320 with seven RBI in postseason action ... Had his first two career four-hit games in the postseason in the NCAA Super Regional opener versus South Carolina (6/1 - 4-5, RBI) and in the first championship game of the NCAA Regional against Texas (5/27 - 4-6, 4 RBI) ... Had one of the most memorable moments in Stanford Baseball history in the first championship game of the NCAA Regional when he connected for a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Cardinal a 10-9 win over the Longhorns and force a second NCAA Regional championship game (which the Cardinal won, 4-3) ... Hit .340 with a team-high six homers and 21 RBI in 24 Pac-10 games ... The first Stanford player and one of only two to belt a pair of homers in a game during the season when he hit a pair of long balls versus Cal Poly (5/8), going 3-for-4 with four RBI ... His eighth inning solo homer against Cal Poly (5/8) began a Stanford comeback before tying the game with an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth in an 11-10 victory ... Posted seven multiple-hit games in his last 11 regular season contests, hitting .444 (20-45) with five doubles, four homers, 13 RBI, one stolen base and 15 runs scored during the stretch ... Had a season-high five RBI versus Oregon State (4/14 - 2-3, 2B, HR, 5 RBI) ... Produced a team-high nine three-hit games, including additional three-hit contests versus Arizona (5/11 - 3-4, 2B, RBI), versus Santa Clara (5/1 - 3-6, 2B, RBI), at California (4/29 - 3-5, 2 2B), at USC (4/21 - 3-4), at Nevada (4/10 - 3-7, 2 RBI), twice versus Washington (3/25 - 3-5, HR, 4 RBI; 3/24 - 3-5, RBI, SB) and versus USC (3/11 - 3-4, 2B, RBI) ... Second on the club with 24 multiple-hit games ... Added 10 multiple-RBI contests ... Had a huge series at USC (4/20-4/22), going 6-for-13 (.462) with a double, homer and two RBI as he picked up five of Stanford's 10 hits in the first two games of the series ... Had a season-high 11-game hit streak (3/9-4/3) in which he was 19-for-42 (.452) with a double, two homers, 12 RBI and two stolen bases ... Hit .500 (7-14, HR, 5 RBI) in the Washington series (3/23-3/25) during the streak ... Began his collegiate career with a blast, hitting a three-run homer in his first collegiate at bat at Fresno State (1/26) ... Hit safely in his first eight collegiate starts (1/26-2/10).

    High School - A 2000 graduate of University of San Diego High School... A three-sport athlete who played outfield in baseball, running back/outside linebacker in football and small forward in basketball ... Named San Diego Male Athlete of the Year in 2000 ... Was selected three times to the All-CIF and First Team All-Western League squads in baseball ... Named a Collegiate Baseball Preseason All-American and earned Western League Player of the Year honors as a senior ... Twice named First Team All-County and selected Second Team All-County on two other occasions ... Led his team to two Western League baseball championships ... Set school career records with 28 home runs and 119 RBI ... Was selected First Team All-County, All-CIF and All-Western League, and was named Western League Defensive Player of the Year as a senior in football ... Team captured two league and two section titles on the gridiron ... Participated on the 1997 state championship team in basketball ... Member of high school honor roll ... Coached in baseball by Dick Serrano.

    Amateur Summer Baseball - Had a productive summer season in his second consecutive campaign with Team USA, hitting .313 with three homers, 20 RBI and three stolen bases for the 2002 FISU World Championship runners-up ... One of three Stanford players on the Team USA roster in the summer of 2001, hitting .267 with five doubles, a homer, nine RBI and a stolen base ... Participated in 1999 with the nation's top high school prospects on the USA Junior National team that won the World Championship in Taiwan ... Played five seasons with the San Diego Stars, winning two national AAU championships.

    Personal - Graduated in December of 2003 with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science ... Son of Charles and Queta Quentin ... Hobbies include ping-pong, billiards and listening to music ... Favorite professional baseball team is the Los Angeles Dodgers ... Earliest baseball memory is playing catch with his grandfather in the front yard.

    Last Updated: 2/13/04


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