|| Drew Storen
TWO-TIME FIRST TEAM ALL-PAC-10 (2008 AND 2009)
2009 NCBWA STOPPER OF THE YEAR WATCH LIST
2009 PING!BASEBALL THIRD TEAM
2008 COLLEGIATE BASEBALL/LOUISVILLE SLUGGER FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN
2008 SECOND-TEAM RIVALS.COM FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN
2008 THIRD-TEAM PING!BASEBALL FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN
At Stanford: Was one of college baseball's premier closers during a stellar two-year collegiate career on The Farm...draft-eligible sophomore tied for fifth in Stanford history with 15 career saves, while logging a 12-4 ledger and 3.64 ERA (40er, 99.0ip) in 59 collegiate relief appearances...dominating closer fashioned a 5.04:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio, fanning 116 and issuing just 23 free passes in 99.0 innings...held collegiate batters to a paltry .236 batting average (87-for-368)...was a first team All-Pac-10 selection following each of his two seasons in a Cardinal uniform (2008 and '09)...led Stanford in both wins and saves in 2009, becoming the first Cardinal hurler to accomplish the feat since future major leaguer Jeff Ballard did so in 1984...his eight saves in 2008 are tied for the seventh-highest single-season total in Stanford history, while he became the fourth freshman to crack the top-10 list...in 2008, became the seventh Stanford player, and fourth pitcher, to earn Freshman All-America status...was a first-team freshman All-America selection by Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger, a second-team honoree by Rivals.com and a third-team selection by Ping!Baseball...emerged as a high-end stopper with Stanford after working as a starter throughout high school...does not get rattled and is intensely competitive, giving him the perfect closer's makeup...has a devastating slider and a mid 90s fastball...also developed a changeup during the fall, where he worked as a starter to further enhance all three pitches...throws a lot of strikes, and attacks the hitter...was previously selected by the New York Yankees in the 34th round of the 2007 MLB First-Year Player Draft, but did not sign a professional contract...becomes Stanford's 23rd all-time first round pick (21st since 1987), and the 13th pitcher.
As a Sophomore in 2009: First team All-Pac-10 performer became the first Stanford pitcher to lead the club in both wins and saves in the same season since future major leaguer Jeff Ballard did so in 1984...also paced the club in ERA and games pitched, going 7-1 with seven saves and a 3.80 ERA (18er, 42.2ip) in 28 relief appearances...compiled 66 strikeouts in just 44.2 innings of work, while issuing only eight walks for an astounding 8.3:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio...limited opponents to a .210 batting average (34-for-162), including a paltry .182 mark against right-handed hitters (16-for-88)...finished the regular season ranked among the Pac-10 leaders for games finished (3rd - 21), appearances (t-5th), saves (t-6th) and wins (t-7th), while his five saves in conference games tied for the league's third-highest total...was named to the 40-player watch list for the NCBWA Stopper of the Year award...statistically factored into 14 of Stanford's 30 victories, while pitching in 22 of the Cardinal's wins...gave an indication of the dominating campaign to come in his first appearance, striking out five over 2.2 innings to earn the win February 21 vs. Vanderbilt (Game 2)...walked the first batter he faced on the season, then faced 80 batters before issuing his second free pass...combined with Brett Mooneyham on a two-hit shutout of Washington March 29, fanning five in 2.0 frames to close out the 11-0 victory...appearance against the Huskies started an incredible six-outing run in which he struck out 20 and did not walk a batter in 12.1-scoreless innings...allowed just five hits in 50 at-bats (.125) during the stretch, while going 2-0 with three saves...struck out five of the six hitters he faced over 2.0-scoreless innings to earn the victory April 1 vs. Santa Clara...faced four batters April 9 vs. UCLA, and struck them all out swinging to record the win...tossed 3.0-innings of one-hit, shutout ball against the Bruins two days later for the save...after his 12.1-consecutive inning scoreless streak was snapped April 18, was unscored upon in his next five outings (7.0ip)...turned in a sensational effort May 23 vs. Oregon State, with a career high eight strikeouts in just 2.2 innings for the win...was forced to record 10 outs when a pair of batters reached via a third strike wild pitch, but he did not walk a batter and allowed just one hit in a 7-6 Stanford victory...logged five different five-strikeout performances...recorded at least four outs in 18 of his 28 appearances, including 11 outings of at least 2.0 innings.
As a Freshman in 2008: Fashioned an outstanding rookie campaign, earning first-team All-Pac-10 honors and a spot on three freshman All-American teams...led the staff with a Pac-10 freshman-high 31 outings (all in relief), going 5-3 with a club-best eight saves and a 3.51 ERA (22er, 56.1ip)...save total is tied for the seventh-highest on Stanford's single-season list, while the appearances are tied for fifth...followed 2008 MLB first-round draft choice Jeremy Bleich (2006) among a host of Cardinal freshman to lead the team in saves...ranked fourth in the Pac-10 for saves (second among freshman), tied for fifth in appearances and tied for second by finishing 20 games...logged a 3.3:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio, with 50 strikeouts against only 15 walks...held opposing batters to a .257 average (53-for-206)...was extremely tough on right-handed batters, yielding just 25 hits in 109 at-bats (.229)...ranked second on the Cardinal staff for strikeouts, fifth for innings pitched and fourth for wins...was not a prototypical closer in that he often pitched more than just the final inning...22 of his 31 outings were of at least 1.1 innings, while he pitched between 2.0-3.0 innings eight times, between 3.0-4.0 frames twice, and more than 4.0 innings on three occasions...set his career high with 5.0 innings of two-hit, shutout relief May 18 at Arizona (1bb,2so)...made his collegiate debut with a 4.0-inning relief appearance February 25 vs. Saint Mary's (5h,3r,3er,2bb,2so)...earned his first save with 2.1 scoreless innings March 1 vs. Cal State Fullerton (1h,0bb,1so)...picked up his initial win March 8 at Texas after working 3.2 shutout frames (3h,1bb,4so)...tied for second among Pac-10 pitchers with three saves in conference play, just one behind the co-leaders...posted a 2.75 ERA (6er, 19.2ip) and a .225 average against (16-for-71) in 11 Pac-10 outings...led Stanford in postseason wins, going 3-0 with two saves and a 5.68 ERA (8er, 12.2ip) in seven games...earned wins in his two Regional appearances, including his playoff debut June 1 vs. UC Davis (2.0ip,3h,0r,0bb,1so)...worked 4.0 innings of the Cardinal's Regional championship game victory over Pepperdine, allowing two runs on three hits (1bb,2so)...saved both games of the Super Regional at Cal State Fullerton, working a combined 2.0 shutout frames (0h,1b,1so)...was also the winning pitcher in Stanford's victory over Florida State in the College World Series (2.0ip,3h,3r,3er,1bb,3so).
High School: Graduated in 2007 from Brownsburg (Ind.) High School...racked up numerous honors as a senior in 2007, including a Louisville Slugger first-team All-America selection...posted an 8-1 record with an 0.89 ERA on the hill, while striking out 86 batters and walking only eight in 55.0 innings...at the plate, batted .400 with eight home runs and 33 RBI during his honor-filled 2007 season...ranked 49th among the 2007 Top 100 High School prospects by Baseball America...was a three-time first-team All-Hoosier Crossroads Conference selection (2005-07)...named first-team All-Metro West three times by the Indianapolis Star (2005-07)...selected first-team all-state in 2006 and 2007, as well as all-state honorable mention in 2005 by the Associated Press...tabbed the 2007 Indianapolis Star Metro-West High School Player of the Year...twice named to the Indianapolis Star Super Team (2006 and 2007)...named the 2007 Hendricks County Flyer Athlete of the Year...was chosen to participate in the 2007 Indiana North-South All-Star Game...a state nominee for the 2006 Wendy's High School Heisman Award...finished his career in the school record books for wins (2nd - 30), strikeouts (2nd - 319) and ERA (3rd - 1.55)...was 10-1 with a 1.19 ERA and 114 strikeouts in 71.0 innings as a junior to earn 2006 Louisville Slugger honorable mention All-America and first team All-America (pitchers/infielders only) recognition by Collegiate Baseball...also hit .390 with four homers (two from each side of the plate)...earned the Indianapolis Star's Metro West High School Player of the Year honor in 2006...posted a 9-0 record with a 2.07 ERA and 86 strikeouts in 57.0 innings in his sophomore season...had a 3-0 mark with a 1.17 ERA on the mound during his freshman campaign...as a sophomore, helped his team to a perfect 35-0 record and the Indiana state championship as well as the No. 2 overall national team ranking...also lettered twice in basketball as a guard, while he helped his 2004 basketball squad to the county championship...member of the 2007 all-state Academic Team...twice named an outstanding student in art (as a freshman and senior)...earned Academic Letter and Bar honors...named among the Top 25 students in his senior class...coached in baseball by Pat O'Neil.
Other Amateur Baseball: Served as closer for the Cotuit Kettleers in the 2008 Cape Cod League...went 1-2 with five saves and a 2.76 ERA (5er, 16.1ip) in 13 relief appearances...held opposing batters to a paltry .200 average (12-for-60), with 15 strikeouts against five walks...recorded a pair of saves over three playoff outings...played seven summers for the Indiana Bulls (2001-07)...participated in the 2007 Indiana Mr. Baseball Classic...hit .500 while also posting an 0.41 ERA with 99 strikeouts in 51.0 innings during the summer of 2006...helped his team win the 2002 NABF national title and finish as the CABA national runner-up...participated in the 2006 East Coast Professional Showcase and was named a Top 20 Prospect at the 2006 West Coast Area Code Games.
Personal Information: Son of Mark and Pam Storen...was born in Indianapolis, Ind....has one sister, Lindsay...chose Stanford because, in his words, of "the unmatched mix of athletic and academic accomplishments"...collects hats and bobbleheads...patterns his game after New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez...gifted artist, who enjoys drawing...has spent parts of recent summers umpiring Little League Baseball...undeclared major.
Storen's Career Stats
YEAR ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF B/AVG WP HBP BK SFA SHA
2008 3.51 5-3 31 0 0 0/1 8 56.1 53 24 22 15 50 6 2 4 233 .257 6 4 4 4 0
2009 3.80 7-1 28 0 0 0/1 7 42.2 34 19 18 8 66 7 1 6 174 .210 9 2 0 2 1
TOTALS 3.64 12-4 59 0 0 0/2 15 99.0 87 43 40 23 116 13 3 10 407 .236 15 6 4 6 1
Storen's Career NCAA Tournament Stats
YEAR ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF B/AVG WP HBP BK SFA SHA
2008 5.68 3-0 7 0 0 0/0 2 12.2 14 8 8 3 9 2 0 3 53 .298 0 0 0 2 1
TOTALS 5.68 3-0 7 0 0 0/0 2 12.2 14 8 8 3 9 2 0 3 53 .298 0 0 0 2 1
Storen's Career Highs
Innings Pitched (Starter): No career starts
Innings Pitched (Reliever): 5.0, May 18, 2008 at Arizona
Strikeouts: 8, May 23, 2009 vs. Oregon State
Winning Streak: 4 games (twice), last: April 29-May 23, 2009