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Marc  Krauss

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Deshler, Ohio

High School:
Patrick Henry

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 225





Ohio Baseball in the Pro's - Week Seven

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Ohio Baseball in the Pro's - Week Six

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Ohio Baseball in the Pro's - Week Five

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Ohio Baseball in the Pro's - Week Four

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Former Bobcat Marc Krauss Makes Major League Debut

Ohio Baseball in the Pro's - Week Three

Drafted 64th overall (2nd round) in 2009 MLB first-year player draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks

2009: Named First-Team All-America by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, Baseball America and the American Baseball Coaches Association ... ABCA/Rawlings All-Mideast Region First Team... A semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award (nation's top amateur player) ... Became first player in Ohio history in win MAC Player of the Year ... Earned Academic All-MAC for second straight year ... Named First-Team All-MAC for third straight year ... Placed on CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District IV Second Team ... Earned Strength and Conditioning All-America honors by National Strength and Conditioning Association ... Named a Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week April 6 when he hit five home runs in as many games ... Earned MAC Player of the Week March 18 and April 6 ... Garnered MAC male Scholar Athlete of the Week twice (April 9 and April 23) ... One of three Bobcats to start all 53 games, splitting time between third base and left field (also played first base and right field a little) ... Shattered Ohio's single-season home runs record with 27 on the year, which ranks second in MAC single-season history and tied for third nationally for 2009 ... Led the nation with 0.51 home runs per game ... Registered a team-best six multi-home run games and 23 multi-RBI games, while ranking second with 26 multi-hit games ... Batted .402 on the year (fourth in the MAC) and had a Bobcat season-long 17-game hitting streak from Feb. 21 to March 24 ... Tied Ohio's single-season record with 70 RBIs, tops in the MAC, including a career-high tying five May 9 in a win at Miami ... Broke Ohio's single-season total bases record with 178, which was best in the conference, tied for eighth in the country and fourth on the MAC's all-time single-season chart ... Slugged an Ohio single-season best .852, first in the league and fourth nationally ... His 73 runs scored (second in the MAC) tied for second on the school's all-time single-season list, while his 84 hits were seventh in a single season at Ohio and tied for third in the conference ... Earned 46 free passes, which ties for second on Ohio's single-season walks ledger, helping him to a team-best .521 on-base percentage, both of which ranked second in the conference ... Also tallied 13 doubles, third on the team, and stole six bases, second on the squad, in eight tries ... Tallied a season-high four hits twice, April 18 vs. Akron and May 20 against Toledo, and scored a Bobcat season-best four runs three times (4/17 vs. Akron, 4/24 vs. Kent State, 4/29 vs. Otterbein) ... Hit safely in 44 of 53 games, homering more often than once every two games (27 in 53).

2008 Summer League: Originally played for the Harwich Mariners, before signing with the Bourne Braves early in the season of the Cape Cod League ... Named the 27th-best MLB prospect in the league by Baseball America Magazine ... Led the Braves to a 23-20-1 record and was named to the All-Cape Cod League Team ... Played in the league's mid-season All-Star Game ... Hit .344 in the league, finishing fifth in the race for the batting title ... Scored 16 runs, while batting in 34, and had 44 hits, including six doubles and a team-best three home runs ... His 34 RBIs led the league, as well as his .473 on-base percentage, while his 33 walks led the team.

2008: Named First-Team All-Mid-American Conference for the second-straight year ... Named to the Academic All-MAC Team ... Earned MAC East Player of the Week twice (March 31 and May 18) ... Started all 57 games in which he played, ranking second on the team in starts, with nine coming at third base, one at first base and the rest in the outfield ... Was fifth on the team and 20th in the league with a .332 batting average ... Had 76 hits in 231 at-bats, both of which were second on the team, with the former ranking fourth in the MAC ... Hit safely in 42 games and had a 15-game hitting streak from March 23-April 13, including eight-straight multi-hit games ... Had a season-high four hits in three different games and had 23 multi-hit games ... Was second on the team with 62 runs scored, which ranked third in the league and tied for third in a single season at Ohio ... Tied for the team lead with 20 doubles, which ties for fourth on Ohio's all-time single-season list ... Hit two triples and 10 home runs, with the latter being second on the team ... Was second on the team with 54 RBIs, while ranking third on the team with a .568 slugging percentage ... Set the school record for walks in a season with 48, which was first in the MAC and 28th in the country, helping him to a team-leading .448 on-base percentage ... Stole five bases in 10 attempts ... Had 14 multi-RBI games and knocked in a season-high four runs in the season finale May 23 against Eastern Michigan ... Totaled 130 bases, which ranked fourth in the MAC and second on the team.

2007 Summer League: Played for the Grand Lake Mariners of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League ... Named First-Team All-GLSCL and was selected to the All-Star Team ... Named the Ron Miller Top Position Prospect ... Had 45 hits and 20 runs in 128 at-bats ... Finished the season with a team-best .352 batting average ... Also led the team in slugging percentage (.484), on base percentage (.418), hits and RBIs (30).

2007: Named to the Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-America Team , becoming just the third Bobcat ever to receive such an honor ... Earned All-MAC First Team honors as a freshman, the first Ohio freshman ever to be named to the First Team ... Named the MAC Freshman of the Year, the second Bobcat to earn the award (Robert Sismondo, 1996) ... Led the team and finished second in the MAC with a .369 batting average ... Also led the Bobcats in home runs (8), doubles (19), total bases (114), and slugging (.610) ... Finished fourth in Ohio single-season history with 19 doubles ... His 19 doubles led the MAC, as did his .610 slugging percentage ... Hit .393 in MAC games ... Finished second on the team in RBIs (42), walks (35) and on-base percentage (.471) ... His .471 on-base percentage was the second-best in the MAC, behind teammate Matt Stiffler ... Slugged three home runs and collected a Bobcat season-high five RBIs March 27 against Youngstown State ... The three-homer game was the first by a Bobcat since Ben Crabtree hit three home runs against Youngstown State on March 9, 2003 ... Hit six home runs in a five game span beginning with a three-home run game against Youngstown State ... Was one of 112 players in the nation and one of two players in the MAC to be named to the revised Wallace Watch List ... Earned MAC East Player of the Week honors on April 9 ... Named to the College Baseball Foundation's weekly National Honor Roll on April 3 ... Drew 35 free passes against just 37 strikeouts on the season ... Hit .453 with runners in scoring position and .414 with men on base ... Ended the season on an 11-game hitting streak, his second 11-game streak of the season ... Led the team with 23 multi-hit games and tied for the team lead with 13 multi-RBI games.

High School: Earned Mizuno All-Ohio recognition two times at Patrick Henry High School ... Was a three-time all-conference selection ... Hit .481 for his high school career, including .541 with eight home runs and 45 RBIs as a junior ... Also a three-time all-state selection in football.

Personal: Majoring in broadcast journalism... Son of Dave and Jenny Krauss ... Has two siblings ... Born on Oct. 5, 1987.