Xavier Nady
Xavier Nady

Player Profile

Salinas, CA

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 205




Bats: Right
Throws: Right

The most decorated player in Cal baseball history...has been named the National Preseason Player of the Year in both Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball after being the National Freshman of the Year in both publications in 1998, a two-time All-Pac-10 selection, a two-time All-American, a member of the USA National Team and Baseball America's 1999 Summer Player of the Year...is projected to be the No. 1 draft pick in June's amateur draft by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball...his .389 career batting is currently seventh on the Pac-10 all-time list...hits for both power and average and has the ability to drive the ball to the opposite field...after seeing action at both second base and shortstop as a freshman, moved to third base last year...was the Bears top blue-chip recruit two years ago after being drafted in the fourth round by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1997 amateur draft...

AS A SOPHOMORE (1999): Played third base and batted .374 with 17 doubles, a triple, a school-record 23 home runs, 62 RBI and a .762 slugging percentage, earning All-Pac-10, All-District 8 and first team All-America honors in the NCBWA and Baseball America...batted .357 and had eight home runs in conference play and was twice named Pac-10 Player of the Week (Mar. 23, May 3)...finished the season second in the Pac-10 in home runs (23) and total bases (173), third in slugging percentage (.762) and 10th in hits (85), RBI (62) and on-base percentage (.469)...had an amazing game Mar. 7 at Fresno State, going a career-high 5-for-6 with two doubles, two home runs and a career-high seven RBI...other impressive performances included going 6-for-15 with five home runs Feb. 26-28 at UCLA, including hitting three home runs in a single game versus the Bruins Feb. 26...went 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI Feb. 14 versus Long Beach State...was 4-for-5 with a home run and four RBI Apr. 10 at USC, and was 4-for-5 with a double, a triple and three RBI Apr. 20 at Pacific...against Oregon State Apr. 16-18, went 6-for-15 with three home runs and eight RBI...hit a home run in each of the three games against the Beavers, including a grand slam Apr. 16 and the game-winning homer Apr. 18...led the team with 25 multiple hit games and 18 multiple RBI games...

AS A FRESHMAN (1998): Played in every game for the Bears, with 30 starts at second base, 23 starts at shortstop and one start as a designated hitter...as well as being named National Freshman of the Year, was second team All-American in Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and The Sporting News, as well as ABCA All-West Region and All-Pac-10 Southern Division...earned the Robert A. Roos Batting Cup as Cal's leading hitter and was selected the winner of the Clint Evans Award as the team's Most Valuable Player...finished the season batting .404 (second on the Cal all-time single-season list) with a school record 28 doubles (old record, 25, set by Jeff Kent in 1987), five triples, 15 home runs (Cal freshman record, seventh-best single-season mark), 70 RBI (second on Cal single-season list), a school record 173 total bases and .776 slugging percentage...was named Pac-10 Southern Division Player of the Week (Apr. 27, May 4) two weeks in a row after going a combined 22-for-40 (.550) with five doubles, a triple, five home runs and 21 RBI versus San Francisco, Saint Mary's, three games versus then No. 1 ranked Stanford, Santa Clara and a three-game series versus Arizona...more than half of his 90 hits (48) went for extra bases...finished with 11 two-hit games; eight three-hit games; four four-hit games and two five-hit games...he had six two-RBI games; nine three-RBI games; one four-RBI game and two six-RBI games...was phenomenal versus Washington State Mar. 14-16 (10-for-13, double, triple, four home runs-including two, two home run games, 11 RBI)...on Mar. 16 versus the Cougars, went 4-for-4 with a triple, two home runs, five runs scored and had six RBI...earned all-tournament at the Hormel Classic Mar. 6-8 (8-for-14, two doubles, triple, six RBI)...had an 11-game hitting streak (23-for-47, nine doubles, two triples, two home runs, 20 RBI) from Feb. 17-Mar. 8...knocked in the game-winning RBI Feb. 8 at Pepperdine with a two-run homer in the 12th inning...batted .434 (33-for-76, 4-HR, 47 RBI) with runners in scoring position...

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: As a senior at Salinas High School was named Northern California High School Player of the Year, all-league, all-county, All-Central Coast Section, Monterey Bay League MVP, Central Coast Section Player of the Year and first team All-State...led his team to an 18-6 record as a senior, batting .619 with 12 home runs...established school records for career batting average (.483), career hits (94) and career home runs (27)...in the summer of 1997 played for the Nor Cal Angel's Connie Mack team and was a member of the Northern California All-Star team...also played two years of varsity basketball...was named to the all-tournament team at the 1994 Junior Olympics and was the MVP of the Junior Olympics in 1995...this past summer played for the USA National Team along with Cal teammate Mike Tonis...was named Baseball America's Summer Player of the Year after leading Team USA in batting average (.414), runs (42), hits (58), home runs (17), RBI (43) and slugging percentage (.850)...his 17 home runs moved him into a tie for second on the single-season USA National Team home run list with Travis Lee (Arizona Diamondbacks), who connected for 17 home runs in the summer of 1996...stood three home runs short of tying the single-season USA record of 20, set by Tino Martinez, now of the New York Yankees, in 1988...was recruited by Arizona State, Pepperdine and Santa Clara before selecting Cal...majoring in American studies...has several relatives who have competed in athletics at both the college and professional level, including father, Xavier, who played baseball at the University of Colorado and cousin Scott, who played football at Cal (1992-93)...parents are Xavier and Cindy Nady...born November 14, 1978 in Carmel, CA.

Nady's Career Statistics


Career vs. the Pac-10

vs. Arizona.44793810171051436136.947
vs. ASU.20782956830169112.414
vs. Oregon State.400315468003010151.000
vs. Stanford.306936911510168115.417
vs. UCLA.3789371014651176024.649
vs. USC.2789366101010347020.556
vs. Washington.3333125431011118.667
vs. WSU.3643112442013209.818

Career Bests
Most Hits: 5, three times, last time Mar. 17, 1999 at Fresno State (5-for-6, 2-2B, 2-HR, 7 RBI)
Most Runs: 5, Mar. 16, 1998 vs. Washington State
Most RBI: 7, Mar. 17, 1999 at Fresno State (5-for-6, 2-2B, 2-HR, 7 RBI)
Career Grand Slams: One, Apr. 16, 1999 at Oregon State
Longest Hitting Streak: 11, Feb. 27-Mar. 8, 1998 (23-for-47, 9-2B, 2-3B, 2-HR, 20RBI)

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