Complete Final Career Stats
Professional Baseball Career - Signed a professional baseball contract with the Texas Rangers' organization in August of 2003 as a free agent ... Hit .383 with five RBI and two stolen bases for the Arizona Rangers of the Arizona League in an abbreviated first professional campaign ... Prior to signing with Texas, played during the summer of 2003 with the independent Houma Hawks of the Southeastern League of Professional Baseball, hitting .213 with four homers and 12 RBI.
Cardinal Career - Started every game at shortstop as a senior after primarily coming off the bench in his first three seasons with the club ... Finished his collegiate career with a .279 batting average, one homer, 35 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 127 games and 75 starts ... Added 84 hits, 61 runs scored, 13 doubles, two triples, 22 walks, five hit-by-pitches, five sacrifice flies and 13 sacrifice bunts.
As a Senior in 2003 - Broke into the starting lineup and started all 69 of the team's games at shortstop after playing primarily off the bench in his first three seasons ... Finished the campaign with a .263 batting average, one homer, 30 RBI and nine stolen bases ... Led the Pac-10 with 215 assists ... Earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors ... Posted a career-high eight-game hit streak (4/1-4/17), hitting .379 during the stretch ... Led the team with 11 sacrifice bunts, including three in the postseason ... Also contributed five sacrifice flies, tied for third on the club, and 21 multiple-hit games ... Had a pair of doubles and was 2-for-3 with an RBI in the middle game of the CWS Championship Series versus Rice (6/22) ... Hit his only career homer versus Cal Poly (5/24) ... Had a stretch of three two-hit games with four RBI over a four-game period (4/5-4/11) ... Tied a career-high with three RBI versus Washington (3/29) ... Tied a career-high with three runs scored at Arizona State (3/22) ... The only Cardinal player to steal three bases in a game in 2003, accomplishing the feat for the first time in his career versus California (3/7) ... Was 4-for-6 with an RBI against Florida State (2/9) ... Drove in the game-winning run with a two-out RBI-single in the bottom of the 12th inning and was 3-for-6 with an RBI and a stolen base versus Florida State (2/7).
As a Junior in 2002 - Hit .405 with three stolen bases in 27 games played and six starts ... Briefly broke into the starting lineup before a broken finger in early April sidelined him and relegated him to a backup role when he returned ... Stole a key base as a pinch-runner before eventually coming around to score the tying run in the bottom of the ninth inning in the opening game of the NCAA Regional versus Cal State Fullerton (5/31) ... Posted a career-high five hits (5-5, 2B, 3 RBI) at Arizona (4/6), which was tied for the most by a Cardinal player during the 2002 season ... Followed his five-hit game by going 2-for-4 with a double, stolen base and two RBI in the series finale at Arizona (4/7) to finish the series 7-for-12 (.583) with a pair of doubles, five RBI and a stolen base ... Made his first collegiate start versus Texas (3/29) and had one hit in each game of the Texas series (3/28-3/30), going 3-for-7 (.429) ... Had the first two-hit game of his career versus Cal Poly (3/2 - 2-2) ... Honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic.
As a Sophomore in 2001 - One of the team's top players off the bench, used primarily as a late-inning baserunner or defensive replacement ... Played in 20 games, all off the bench ... Had two hits in eight at bats (.250), scoring five runs and stealing a pair of bases ... Had his first collegiate hit versus USC (3/10) and picked up another hit versus Oregon State (4/14).
As a Freshman in 2000 - Served primarily as a pinch-runner coming off the bench in 10 games and scoring a pair of runs ... Picked up his only at bat of the season as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning of an 18-2 win over Sacramento State (4/4).
High School - A 1999 graduate of Highland Park High School... Had a big senior season as he was named to the 4-A All-State and All-District teams after hitting .477 with five homers and 35 RBI ... Had a .970 fielding percentage as a shortstop and was named the Defensive MVP of his district ... Helped his club to the 1998 4A State title ... Also played football, earning All-State honors at safety, and All-District honors as a kicker and punter as both a junior and senior ... Earned his school's Mary Dillard English Award and was a U.S. Army Reserve Scholar-Athlete ... Finished with a 7.53 GPA (on an 8.0 scale) ... Coached in baseball by Lew Kennedy.
Amateur Summer Baseball - Had an excellent summer in 2002, hitting .328 with 11 RBI and five stolen bases playing for the Mat-Su Miners of the Alaska Baseball League ... Spent the summer of 2001 playing with the Hawaii Island-Movers, hitting .351 with 10 doubles, 20 RBI, 14 stolen bases and a .462 on-base percentage under current Cardinal assistant coach Dave Nakama ... Played the 1998 and 1999 seasons with the Dallas Mustangs in a Connie Mack League, finishing second in the 1998 Connie Mack World Series ... Had a productive Connie Mack campaign in the summer of 1999 as he scored 72 runs, while hitting .361 with three homers, 25 RBI, 42 walks and a .580 on-base percentage ... Also played four years (1994-97) with the Dallas Braves in the Sandy Koufax and Mickey Mantle Leagues.
Personal - Graduated in June of 2003 with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science ... Son of Jeff and Ann Swope ... Served as President of Cardinal Life, a Christian student-athlete organization, while at Stanford ... Was also involved with Athletes In Action, Cornerstone and Sigma Nu ... Favorite pro team is the Texas Rangers ... Hobbies include playing whiffle ball, watching ESPN and playing video games.
Last Updated: 2/13/04