Brandon Averill #30
2004 Draft: Round 24, 724th Overall - Houston Astros
COMMENT: TALL, LONG, RAW-BONED FRAME. BROAD BACK, SHOULDERS. LONG ARMS. STRONG, WELL DEFINED LEGS. BUILD SIMILAR TO SEAN CASEY. OPEN STANCE. HANDS LOW, CHEST HIGH, CLOSE TO BODY. STRENGTH TO GENERATE GOOD BAT SPEED. QUICK BAT W/ GOOD EXTENTION. AGGRESSIVE, DISCIPLINED HITTER. MAKES CONSISTENT, HARD CONTACT. LINE DRIVE HITTER W/ PWR TO ALL FIELDS. 1B MAY BE HIS POSITION.
4/5/4: Two-run dinger ties it in 8th vs. top-ranked Stanford - Bruins win in 9th
2/15/4: Drove in six runs in UCLA's 13-11 win over Fresno State
Overview One of the teams co-captains ... Will start at third base for UCLA ... Brandon leads both vocally and by example, said Head Coach Gary Adams. We will look to him to drive in a lot of runs and play solidly in the infield.
2003 After making two pinch hitting appearances in the Bruins first series, moved into the starting lineup on February 15th, starting 41 of the last 47 games ... Hit .329, which ranked third on the team ... Ranked eighth in the Pac-10 in batting average (.397) and total bases (61) ... His .782 slugging percentage in conference games ranked third in the Pac-10, while his .644 overall slugging percentage ranked tenth ... Led the Bruins, along with Billy Susdorf with 10 home runs ... Was also tops on the team with three triples ... Became only the third Bruin and the first since Garrett Atkins in 2000 to hit for the cycle, when he accomplished the feat in UCLAs last game of the season at Washington State on May 25 ... Started the cycle with a double and a single in the second inning before adding a home run in the third and completing it with a triple in the seventh ... Finished the day going 4-for-6 with five RBI and three runs ... Hit .466 in the series in Pullman with seven hits, eight runs scored and seven RBI ... Earned his first career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor after hitting .417 (5-for-12) with a team-high seven RBI in the Bruins 2-1 series win over USC on March 7-9 ... Finished the series with two doubles, a three-run homer and a team-high 10 total bases ... Posted his second career two-home run game on March 30th against Arizona, going 3-for-5 on the day with five RBI ...Led UCLA by hitting .500 against College World Series participant Stanford ... Notched six hits in the three-game series ... Tied for the longest hitting streak on the team with 10 games, which lasted from May 4-23 ... Had 11 multiple hit games and nine multiple RBI contests.
2002 (Summer) - Played for the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks of the Alaska League ... Helped lead the team to a first place finish with a 22-13 record ... Hit .196 with 20 hits, including one home run.
2002 Began the season in left field before becoming the everyday third baseman on March 8, starting 38 of the last 40 games of 2002 at third ... Started every Pac-10 contest ... Hit .310 over the course of the season, with ten doubles and six home runs ... Exploded for four hits, including two home runs, four runs and five RBI against Florida Atlantic on February 8 ... Finished the season strong with an eight game hitting streak that lasted from May 5 to May 18 ... Recorded four hits, including two doubles, and four RBIs in Bruins 18-14 win at Arizona on May 12 ... Posted 17 multi-hit games ... Did not allow a run in only start on the mound on April 16 at UC Riverside ... Appeared in three games for six innings of work ... Posted a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 2.67.
2001 (Summer) Batted .285 with six homers for the Topeka Capitals.
2001 Started season in bullpen before being converted to part-time infielder midway through the year Became the everyday third baseman by May 1, starting nine consecutive times Proved to be a solid presence in the middle of the Bruin lineup, keeping his average above .330 for the last month of the year Had his best performance against Oregon State on May 13, hitting a three-run homer to left to tie the game in the first inning Went 3-for-3 with two runs and three RBI in the game In the 13 starts, had six multi-hit games.
2000 (Summer) Played third base and pitched for the Orange County Dawgs of the Connie Mack League Was selected to Team California, the all-star team, and was named MVP of the Sunbelt Classic in Oklahoma In the championship game, he hit two homeruns, had 11 rbi and pitched nine Ks in 4.1 innings.
Villa Park HS (Villa Park, CA) Lettered in baseball for three years under Head Coach Tom Tereschuk Was named 2000 CIF Player of the Year Earned 1999 and 2000 Century League MVP honors Named First Team All-CIF and All-County his senior year Led his team to the 2000 CIF Championship As team captain his junior and senior year, he led Villa Park to consecutive league championships Named second team All-CIF his junior year.
Personal His biggest athletic thrill was winning CIF his senior year. He played third base while his brother pitched in the final game, held at Dodger Stadium Would like to be known as a Scott Rolen-type player Lists one of his hobbies as collecting baseball cards Full name is Brandon Lee Averill His parents are Don and Gale Averill Born on October 18, 1981 in Tustin, California.
TRI-CITY VALLEYCATS Individual Statistics Thru Games of: 9/04/04 W-L Record: 50- 25 GI ---GAMES BY POSITION--- BATTERS AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB IB SO SB CS DP SLG OBP 1B 2B 3B SS OF C E Averill, Brandon .222 34 108 15 24 37 5 1 2 11 1 0 1 10 0 40 1 0 1 .343 .294 1 0 28 0 0 0 6