|| Brian Juhl
General: Moved into the starting catching role in 2007 after waiting in the wings of John Hester for the previous two campaigns in 2005 and 2006 A dangerous hitter with power from both sides of the plate along with the ability to hit for average An excellent defensive catcher with a solid arm Handles pitchers well.
Cardinal Career: Final Career Stats
Has a .282 (59-209) career batting average with six homers and 31 RBI in 76 games and 51 starts Has added 25 runs scored, 12 doubles, 24 walks, six hit by pitches, three sacrifice flies and six sacrifice bunts along with a .426 slugging percentage and a .368 on-base mark Has 13 career multiple-hit games, including a pair of three-hit contests in addition to seven multiple-RBI contests with three RBI twice and four one time Has made just two errors in 374 defensive chances for a career .995 fielding percentage.
As A Junior In 2007: Took over as Stanford's starting catcher and started 44 of the team's 56 games behind the plate, while playing in a total of 50 contests Hit .302 (49-162) on the season with a 6-for-15 (.400) three-game set in his last series of the season at USC (May 25-27) to raise his average 10 points and move him over the .300 mark on the campaign Added five homers and 28 RBI, as well as 10 doubles, 12 walks, five hit by pitches, three sacrifice flies and two sacrifice bunts to go with a .457 slugging percentage and a .363 on-base mark.
2007 Individual Game Notes: Game-By-Game Stats
As A Sophomore In 2006: Hit .217 (10-46) with a homer and three RBI, while adding eight runs scored, two doubles, 12 walks, one hit by pitch and four sacrifice flies with a .326 slugging percentage and a .390 on-base effort Played in 25 games with seven starts Tied for the club lead with four pinch-hits (4-9, .444) Hitless in his last nine at bats and played just once in the team's last nine games Started seven of Stanford's eight contests behind the plate when regular starter John Hester was out of the lineup due to a knee infection from May 5-14 Had a five-game hit streak while playing sparingly from the second game of the season versus Cal State Fullerton (February 4) through a contest at Arizona (April 22).
2006 Individual Game Notes: Game-By-Game Stats
6/11 at Oregon State (Super Regional) - Postseason debut, catching the ninth inning and getting one at bat 5/13 at Washington - 2-4, RBI 5/10 at Sacramento State - 2-4, HR, 2 RBI ... first career home run that snapped a 4-4 tie in the sixth inning and proved to be the game-winner in a 5-4 victory ... first career RBI ... career-high RBI 5/5 vs. California - First collegiate start 3/11 at USC - 2B ... first collegiate extra-base hit 2/4 vs. Cal State Fullerton - First collegiate hit
As A Freshman In 2005: Missed most of the season with an injury, playing in just one game and striking out in his only at bat Was a member of the team's 25-player NCAA Regional roster but did not play.
2005 Individual Game Notes: Game-By-Game Stats
4/5 vs. Santa Clara - Struck out in his collegiate debut
High School: A 2004 graduate of Katy High School Chosen the Defensive Player of the Year in the 2004 High School All-American Game played in Albuquerque, New Mexico Named First Team All-State by the Texas Baseball Coaches Association and the Texas Sports Writers in 2004 Selected to the 2004 Texas High School All-Star squad Earned All-District honors three times (2002, '03, '04) Led his team to the 19-5A District championship and Region III finals in his senior season Helped his club to a 40-8 overall record in 2004 and to playoff appearances in all four seasons Hit .440 as a senior with five home runs (including homers from both sides of the plate) and 45 RBI while leading his club with 20 doubles, 30 walks and a .650 on-base percentage Also caught 12-of-12 possible base stealers during his senior campaign, while throwing out 24-of-26 runners in his junior year Member of the National Honor Society Earned 2004 Academic All-State honors Coached by Tom McPherson.
Other Amateur Baseball: Played during the summer of 2006 with the Hyannis Mets of the Cape Cod Baseball League, hitting .179 while sharing the team lead with a pair of homers and driving in six runs over 25 games played for a team that was 16-24 Saw limited action with the same Mets squad in the summer of 2005, hitting .133 with a couple of hits in 15 at bats over six games played, while also walking five times to boost his on-base percentage to .350 Spent two summers with the Houston Heat (2003, '04) and competed with the club at the 2004 Junior Olympics Was the No. 18 prospect at the 2004 Perfect Game World Showcase and the No. 33 prospect at the event in 2003 Played in the 2003 Area Code Games Played with the Baseball America team at the 2002 and 2003 World Wood Bat Association Championships Spent the summer of 2002 with Team Florida.
MLB First-Year Player Draft: Selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 35th round (1063rd pick overall) of the 2007 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
Getting To Know Brian Juhl
Parents: Charles and Terrie Juhl
Major: Political Science
The reason I love baseball is: There is always tomorrow if you don't play well today
Greatest Athletic Moment: Playing in the 2004 High School All-American Game
The biggest thrill of my life to date is: Being able to say I play baseball at Stanford
The reason I chose Stanford is: The other great players and the weather
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: How to manage my time and practice hard
Baseball Family: Uncle, Jimmy Juhl, was a collegiate pitcher at Texas A&M (1972-75)
I would describe myself as: Very relaxed and outgoing, and someone who tries to earn everything I have through hard work
The person I admire most is: My dad because he is very strong during tough times and does anything and everything for me and my family
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: Ted Williams ... he could teach me how to be a great hitter
My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: Hitting a grand slam in Omaha
I would like to be remembered at Stanford for: Making my teammates and everyone around me better people
Best Advice Received: Swing hard in case you hit it
Advice To Youngsters: Have fun in whatever you are doing
If a movie were made of my life, the actor that would play me is: Tom Hanks
If I were not playing college baseball, I would be: Studying to be a doctor
Favorite Book: The Bible
Favorite Pro Sports Team: Denver Broncos
Favorite Pro Sports Athlete: Gary Sheffield
Earliest Baseball Memory: Playing wiffle ball with my parents in the backyard
Last Updated: September 26, 2007