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  Gauntlett Eldemire

Gauntlett Eldemire

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Shaker Heights, Ohio

High School:
University School

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 195

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
02/28/1989

B/T:
R/R

2010: Selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the sixth round of the MLB Draft...Finished his career ranked in the top five in Bobcat baseball history, home runs (third, 44), stolen bases, (third, 37) and runs, (fifth, 156)...Named to the All-MAC First Team for the second consecutive year...Declared National Player of the Week as well as MAC East Player of the Week on May 10 after hitting .700 with 7 home runs and 11 RBIs and going 5-5 with 3 home runs, 6 RBIs and 4 runs scored against Buffalo on May 8...Had 15 total bases in that game, fifth-highest in MAC history ...Started in 49 games and played in 50...Recorded 80 hits in 201 at-bats for a .398 batting average, third in the MAC and first on the team...His 80 hits were second-most on the team...Knocked 16 balls out of the park, which ranked fourth in the MAC and second for the `Cats...Posted an on-base percentage of .496, which topped conference and team rankings...Slugged for a percentage of .726, second-highest for the league and the team...Racked up 146 total bases, sixth-highest in the MAC and second-best on the team...Stole 16 bases in 21 attempts, which tied him for sixth in the MAC, but were the most for Ohio this season...Had a stolen base percentage of .762, fifth on the team...Scored a team-best 59 runs...Had the team's second-most RBI's with 55...Drew a team-high 31 walks...His 242 total plate appearances and 201 at-bats rank fifth for the team...Made Ohio's third-most putouts this season with 132...Committed 3 errors for a fielding percentage of .971...Went hitless in only 8 out of 49 games...Had more than 1 hit in 25 out of 49 games played...Had one 13-game hitting streak and 2 9-game hitting streaks this season.

2010 Preseason: Earned third-team 2010 Preseason All-America honors from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) and Ping!Baseball.

2009: Selected to tryout for the USA Baseball Team at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C....Named to the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings All-Mideast Region First Team ... Earned First-Team All-MAC honors ... Given Ohio's Bob Adams Outstanding Sophomore Award ... Garnered MAC East Player of the Week honors March 23 when he tallied a career-high and Bobcat season-high seven RBIs March 22 vs. Central Michigan with his first grand slam as a Bobcat and a three-run home run for his first-career multi-homer game ... Belted 21 home runs, second most in Ohio single-season history (behind Krauss' 27 in 2009) and second in the league (tied for ninth in MAC single-season history)... Batted .313 (62-for-198) in 49 games (all starts) while slugging .682 (seventh in the MAC) ... Led the team with 11 stolen bases in 13 tries ... Totaled 135 bases (tied for eighth in the MAC) with a pair of triples and six doubles ... His 61 runs tied for sixth in the MAC and tied for seventh in Ohio history ... Tallied 56 RBIs, second on the team, ninth in the league and tied for eighth in Ohio single-season history ... Earned 34 walks, second on the squad to help his .443 on-base percentage ... Had a team-high 43 strikeouts ... Made just one error while playing every game in center field for a .991 fielding percentage (best among starters) ... Had five leadoff home runs and clubbed walk-off home runs March 9 vs. Pittsburgh, April 18 vs. Akron and May 14 vs. Buffalo (when he also led off with a round-tripper) ... Registered 21 multi-hit games and 19 multi-RBI games (second on team) ... Had a season-long 10-game hit streak from April 17-May 2 ... Scored a season-high four runs May 9 at Miami and May 21 vs. Ball State.

2008 Summer League: Played for the Southern Ohio Copperheads, who went 19-21 in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League, along with four other Bobcats ... Started seven games, batting .136 in the wooden-bat league ... Had three hits, including a double, in 22 at-bats ... Scored three runs and collected an RBI ... Had a .240 on-base percentage ... Tied for the league lead with a 1.000 fielding percentage and was the only player on the team not to commit an error.

2008: Appeared in 53 games, starting 45 in the outfield ... Had a batting average of .264, earning 47 hits in 178 at-bats ... Was fifth on the team with seven home runs, hitting his first as a Bobcat in his first game for Ohio Feb. 23 at Charleston Southern ... Also went 2-for-2 with a double, three RBIs and two runs scored in his first game as a Bobcat, all in a pinch-hit role ... Scored 36 runs, while driving in 35, including a season-high five RBIs May 6 versus Otterbein ... Registered a season-high four hits May 17 at Buffalo ... Ranked fifth on the team with 11 doubles and had two triples to help his .466 slugging percentage, which was also fifth on the squad ... Had 11 multi-hit games ... Earned 16 walks and was hit by a pitch eight times, leading to a .350 on-base percentage ... Was the only everyday starter not to ground into a double play all season ... Led the team with 10 stolen bases in 11 tries ... Committed just three errors, lowest among everyday starters.

High School: Played center field at University School for head coach Tony Iliano ... Was ranked the top right-handed hitting center fielder in Ohio (No. 10 prospect overall in Ohio) and also received a four-star ranking from The Buckeye Scout ... Hit .582 as a senior for the Preppers, collecting 34 RBIs and 23 stolen bases ... Did not commit an error at center field as a senior ... Named to the Cleveland Plain Dealer Cuyahoga County First Team and the Cleveland Plain Dealer All-Star Team in 2006 ... A two-time participant of the East Coast Professional Showcase.

Personal: Undecided on major ... Son of Cliff and Marlene Eldemire ... Born on Feb. 28, 1989.