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  Brian Hall
Brian Hall

Player Profile
Hometown:
Carlsbad, NM

High School:
Carlsbad HS

Weight:
190

Position:
INF/OF

Experience:
4V

Bats/Throws:
R/R

  • Seasons At Stanford: 2001-04
  • 2004 All-American Candidate
  • Complete Updated Career Stats
  • 5/23/04 Feature: Let The Good Times Roll
  • 2/7/03 Feature: Back In The Game


    General - Has proven to be one of the most versatile players in Stanford history, making starts at six different positions (1B, 3B, LF, CF, RF, DH) during his Stanford career • Could also play up the middle defensively or in the outfield if needed • Currently starting in right field • A good hitter that has shown some power but has been streaky offensively during his collegiate career • Ranks right with Sam Fuld as the team's top defensive outfielder and a couple of the best in the nation • Very quick and a great base stealer with excellent speed • Creates a lot of problems for defenses with his speed on the bases • Extremely athletic • A very dangerous player who makes things happen and puts a lot of pressure on the defense • Selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 28th round of the 2000 MLB First-Year Player Draft and is expected to be a high pick in the 2004 draft.

    Cardinal Career - Stanford's active career leader in RBI (152), stolen bases (51), stolen base attempts (61), sacrifice bunts (19), sacrifice flies (15) and intentional walks (7) • Has a .305 career batting average with 20 homers • Has 63 career multiple-hit games, including 14 three-hit contests and seven four-hit efforts • Has 41 career multiple-RBI contests, including nine three-RBI games, a pair of four-RBI contests and one six-RBI effort • Has played in 239 games with 186 starts • Has a .986 career fielding percentage • Had several memorable moments as a freshman in the 2001 College World Series, including a solo homer in a 4-1 win over Cal State Fullerton in the bracket final to propel the Cardinal into the 2001 CWS championship game.

    2004 Season Notes (Senior) - Leads the team with 13 stolen bases (#5 Pac-10), while sharing the team lead in triples (4, #5T Pac-10), ranking second in doubles (13), as well as fourth in RBI (52, #6T Pac-10) and batting average (.356, #8 Pac-10) • Has started all 56 games, making 47 of his starts in right field but also seeing action at first base (5), third base (3) and designated hitter (1) • Hit a team-high .447 in 24 Pac-10 games, adding five homers, 25 RBI and six stolen bases • Has committed just two errors in 159 defensive chances and none since March 24 for a .986 fielding percentage • Posted a career-high 21-game hit streak (3/5 - 4/23; .478, 43-90, 5 HR, 22 RBI, 7 SB) before going 3-for-23 (.130) in his next seven games but rebounding to go 7-for-21 (.333) in his past five contests • Put together back-to-back 4-for-4 games versus Washington State (4/30, 5/1) and was 8-for-8 with three sacrifice flies in one 11 at bat stretch spanning three games beginning with his final two at bats at Santa Clara (4/27) and running through his final at bat against Washington State (5/1) • Has three 4-for-4 games • Earned three national or regional honors (College Baseball Insider.com West Regional Player of the Week, Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week, NCBWA National Co-Hitter of the Week) after going 10-for-11 with two homers and eight RBI in a three-game series versus Washington State (4/30 - 5/2) • Has been named Pac-10 Player of the Week twice (4/13, 5/4) • Stole a base in three consecutive games at UCLA (4/2 - 4/4) • Had four consecutive multiple-RBI contests (4/27 - 5/2) with 10 during the span • Had at least one RBI in six consecutive contests (3/5 - 3/26).

    2004 Individual Game Highlights/Notes (Senior)
    5/29: Arizona State - 3-4, SB
    5/23: USC - 2-5, RBI
    5/15: at Arizona - 3-4, 2B, 3B, SB, 3 runs
    5/2: Washington State - 2-3, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 3 runs ... batting average rose to .399
    5/1: Washington State - 4-4, 2 RBI
    4/30: Washington State - 4-4, HR, 3 RBI
    4/27: at Santa Clara - 2 RBI
    4/23: Sacramento State - 3-6, 2 2B, RBI
    4/20: Saint Mary's - 2-5, RBI
    4/18: California - 2B, 2 RBI
    4/17: California - 2-5, SB
    4/16: California - 4-4, 2B, RBI, 3 runs
    4/10: at Oregon State - 3-5, HR, 3 RBI
    4/9: at Oregon State - 2-3, HR, RBI
    4/8: at Oregon State - 2-5, HR, 2 RBI
    4/4: at UCLA - 2-4, RBI, SB
    4/2: at UCLA - 3-4, SB
    3/28: Cal Poly - 2-4
    3/27: Cal Poly - 2-3, 3B
    3/26: Cal Poly - 3-5, RBI, SB
    3/24: at Santa Clara - 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI
    3/23: at Saint Mary's - HR, 2 RBI
    3/7: at USC - 3-5, 2B, RBI
    3/6: at USC - 2-5, 2B, SB, RBI
    3/5: at USC - HR, 2 RBI
    2/28: at California - 2B, 2 RBI
    2/27: at California - HR
    2/15: Kansas - HR, 4 RBI ... grandslam with scored tied 6-6 in bottom of ninth to cap seven-run Cardinal ninth and lift Stanford to 10-6 win
    2/14: Kansas - 2 SB ... eighth career two-steal game, first of season
    2/13: Kansas - 2B, 2 RBI
    2/8: at Fresno State - 2-4
    1/30: Cal State Fullerton - 2-5, 3B, 2 RBI

    2003 Season Notes (Junior) - Hit .293 with six homers, 44 RBI and a team-high 18 stolen bases (#3 Pac-10) in 24 attempts • Had seven sacrifice bunts and 10 doubles to rank tied for fifth and tied for 10th in the Pac-10, while adding five triples, 20 bases on balls and 51 runs scored, respectively • Posted a career-high 11-game hit streak (5/6-6/1) in which he batted .431 • Played in 67 games with 63 starts, splitting his starts at third base (23), left field (23) and first base (17) • Earned a spot on the All-Regional team, going 4-for-14 (.286) with a homer, four RBI, two stolen bases, six runs scored and 18 putouts • Co-led the club with three stolen bases in the postseason • Had six consecutive multiple-hit games (5/11-5/24) and four straight three-hit contests (5/13-5/23) during the streak • Was a torrid 11-for-23 (.478) with four doubles, a triple, a homer, eight RBI, seven runs scored and four multiple-hit games during a brief five-game hit streak (4/5-4/15) • Contributed 24 multiple-hit games and 12 multiple-RBI games • Posted a seven-game hit streak (2/28-3/23), hitting .485 (16-33) with three doubles, one triple, one homer, seven RBI and two stolen bases during the stretch, also driving in at least one run in each game during the seven-game run • Also had a seven-game hit streak (6/8/02-2/7/03) that extended back to last season • Hit .292 with three triples, 12 RBI and a team-high eight stolen bases while playing in 23 of 24 Pac-10 games and starting 19 • Had at least one hit in each of the CWS Championship Series games versus Rice (6/21-6/23) with a pair of hits in each of the final two games and two doubles in the series finale • Had a key fifth inning RBI single to tie the game at 3-3 in an eventual 5-3 victory over Cal State Fullerton (6/18) • Hit a two-run homer versus Cal State Fullerton (6/15), marking the second time he homered against the Titans in a CWS game • Became just the second Stanford player to successfully sacrifice bunt twice in a game during the season in the CWS opener versus South Carolina (6/13) and also stole a base • Scored Stanford's first run in the sixth inning of the NCAA Super Regional opener versus Long Beach State (6/6) to erase a 1-0 49er lead • Was 2-for-5 with a double, a career-high-tying three runs scored and a pair of RBI versus Richmond (6/1) in the NCAA Regional championship game • Started the Cal Poly series by going 3-for-5 with a double and a stolen base in the series opener (5/23) • Had three hits in the final two games of the UCLA series (5/17 - 3-6, 3B, 2 RBI; 5/18 - 3-5, 2B, SB) • Was 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI versus Saint Mary's (5/13) • Hit his third triple of the season in a 3-0 win at San Jose State (5/6) and his fourth in a 9-8 win at California (5/9) in back-to-back games • Had a pair doubles and three RBI versus San Jose State (4/15) • Tied a career-high with four hits (4-5), doubled twice, stole two bases and had an RBI at Washington State (4/7) • Had a pair of stolen bases for the third time during the season and drove in three runs for the second consecutive game at Arizona State (3/23) • Tied a career-high with his second four-hit game of the season at Arizona State (3/22 - 4-6, 3 RBI) • Hit his first triple of the season versus California (3/7) • Was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI versus USC (3/1) before homering against the Trojans in the series finale (3/2) • Was 3-for-6 with a pair of doubles versus Florida State (2/7) • Tied a career-high with four hits at Cal State Fullerton (1/31 - 4-4, 2 RBI) • Hit his first home run of the year at Santa Clara in the season-opener (1/25) • Honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic.

    2002 Season Notes (Sophomore) - Led the team with 14 stolen bases in 14 chances, while contributing a .267 batting average with three homers and 35 RBI in 59 games and 39 starts • Hit .292 with a pair of homers, 18 RBI and four stolen bases while starting 18 of 24 Pac-10 contests • Had his biggest contest of the season in the second game of the year against Cal State Fullerton (2/2), going 3-for-5 with a double, homer and a career-high six RBI (tied for the most by a Stanford player in 2002) • Had 10 two-hit games, including a string of three in a row versus USC (4/13 - 2-3, HR, 2 RBI; 4/14 - 2-4, 2B, HR, 4 RBI) and Saint Mary's (4/16 - 2-4, 2 RBI, SB) as part of a four-game hit streak (4/12-4/16) in which he was 7-for-12 (.583) with a double, two homers, eight RBI and a stolen base • Had three RBI versus Washington State (5/25) • Pinch-ran and had a pair of stolen bases at Arizona (4/5) • Also stole a pair of bags as part of a 2-for-5 game at Florida State (2/8) • Scored the dramatic game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning versus Texas (3/28) in a 7-6 comeback victory • Had a key two-RBI double in the sixth inning of a 9-6 win at USC (3/23 - Game 1) • Earned honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic honors.

    2001 Season Notes (Freshman) - Had a solid freshman season, hitting .287 with a pair homers, two triples (tied for second on the club), 21 RBI and six stolen bases to earn honorable mention Freshman All-American honors (Collegiate Baseball) • Played in 57 games with 28 starts • Hit a third inning home run in his first postseason start, a 4-1 victory over Cal State Fullerton (6/13) to lift the Cardinal into the CWS championship game • Also had a memorable performance versus Cal State Fullerton (6/10) in the second game of the CWS, making a leaping catch against the wall with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to send the contest into extra innings and then leading off the 10th inning with a single and scoring the go-ahead run in a 5-2, 10-inning Cardinal victory • Started 28 of the team's 68 games and played in 57, including 11 of 12 appearances in postseason contests • Errorless in all 30 of his fielding attempts, primarily in left field • Had a key pinch-hit bases loaded walk to keep Stanford's seven-run fifth inning alive in a 13-11 comeback win over Tulane (6/8) in the first round of the CWS • Hit .341 in 21 Pac-10 games and 10 starts • Served as the team's primary right-handed designated hitter during Jason Cooper's mid-season injury • Was 8-for-14 (.571) with a triple and three RBI during a four-game hit streak (4/8-4/14), which included a 5-for-9 series versus Oregon State (4/12-4/14) with a pair of RBI • Posted a career-high-tying four hits and three runs scored in a 4-for-5 performance with two RBI versus Oregon State (4/14) • Was 3-for-4 with a double, a season-high three RBI and a career-high-tying three runs scored versus Santa Clara (5/1) • Posted a season-high eight-game hit streak (2/23-3/24), going 9-for-23 (.391) during the stretch.

    High School - A 2000 graduate of Carlsbad High School • National High School Coaches Association Player of the Year as a senior in 2000 • Team was ranked in USA Today's Preseason Super 25 to begin the 2000 campaign • Helped squad to New Mexico state championships in 1996 and 1998 • Selected a First Team All-American as a junior and a senior by Collegiate Baseball and a Second Team All-American by Baseball America as a senior • Named the New Mexico Gatorade High School Player of the Year as a senior • Earned First Team All-State honors three times (1998-2000) and First Team All-District honors all four years of high school • Combined for career totals of 27 home runs and 115 RBI (1998-2000), tying his high school's single-season home run record with 11 as a senior • Hit over .500 in his final three prep seasons (.506, 1998; .566, 1999), including a school record .647 average as a senior in 2000 • Honorable mention All-American by USA Today as a sophomore • Member of the National Honor Society and an All-American Scholar.

    Amateur Summer Baseball - Helped the Hyannis Mets to the Cape Cod League playoffs in the summer of 2003, hitting .248 with a homer, 16 RBI and 11 stolen bases during the regular season • Did not play baseball in the summer of 2002 while recovering from an arm injury • Spent the summer of 2001 playing with the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod League, hitting .225 with a homer, 11 RBI and seven stolen bases for the Red Sox as the team earned a spot in the playoffs • Played the previous two summers (1999-2000) with the nation's top high school prospects on the USA Junior National Team, winning a 1999 World Championship in Taiwan before finishing as the 2000 runner-up in Canada.

    Personal - A double major in Political Science and Sociology • Son of David and Peggy Hall • Contemplating careers in professional baseball, or as a lawyer or sports agent • One of his nicknames is "Cowboy" referring to his small hometown of Carlsbad, New Mexico • Favorite pastimes include playing video games and hanging out with friends • Also enjoys chatting on the internet • Favorite professional sports team is the Dallas Cowboys, while Nomar Garciaparra ranks as his favorite player • One of his game day superstitions is to always put his left sock and shoe on first • Earliest baseball memory is playing in a tee-ball game while he had the chicken pox.

    Career Game Highs
    AB - 6, six times, last at Arizona (5/15/04)
    R - 3, seven times, last vs. Washington State (5/2/04)
    H - 4, seven times, last vs. Washington State (5/1/04)
    HR - 1, 20 times, last vs. Washington State (5/2/04)
    RBI - 6, vs. Cal State Fullerton (2/2/02)
    SB - 2, eight times, last vs. Kansas (2/14/04)
    Hit Streak - 21 games (3/5/04 - 4/23/04)

    2004 Season Highs
    AB - 6, twice, last at Arizona (5/15/04)
    R - 3, three times, last at Arizona (5/15/04)
    H - 4, three times, last vs. Washington State (5/1/04)
    HR - 1, nine times, last vs. Washington State (5/2/04)
    RBI - 4, vs. Kansas (2/15/04)
    SB - 2, vs. Kansas (2/14/04)
    Hit Streak - 21 games (3/5/04 - 4/23/04)

    Last Updated: 9/30/04


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