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  Adam Gaylord
Adam Gaylord

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
La Mirada, CA

High School:
La Mirada HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 210

Position:
IF

Experience:
3V

Bats/Throws:
R/R

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Summer Ball: Played for the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks during the 2008 summer campaign, batting .269 (21-for-78) with 11 runs, three doubles, one home run, 10 RBIs and three stolen bases in 25 games ... spent the 2007 summer season with the Waterloo Bucks of the Northwoods League, where he hit .280 with seven doubles and 19 RBIs.

Stanford Career: Two-year starting infielder and backup infielder on the 2008 CWS team... hit .267 over 142 career games with 49 career runs and 47 career RBIs... last career home run came in last game at Sunken Diamond in 2010... had 17 career doubles and three career homers.

As a Senior in 2010: Final season saw him appear in 31 games with six starts at third base. Also spelled some time at designated hitter for NCAA Regional team... hit .232 with eight runs and nine RBIs... hit only homer on senior day at Sunken Diamond at two-run shot against Arizona State (5/26)... began season hitting .588 and was 7 for his first 10 in 2010... 3-for-3 with a two-run double in Series clincher against Pepperdine (3/20)... three hits and 3 RBIs, including a 2-run single v. UCSB (3/7).

As a Junior in 2009:
Emerged as one of Stanford's most consistent players, while holding the third base starting job ... established career-highs in every offensive category except triples, batting .289 (46-for-159) with 23 runs, 10 doubles, two home runs and 27 RBIs ... played in 48 games, including 45 starts ... Stanford played over .600 ball in his 43 starts at the hot corner, going 26-17 ... hit safely in 33 of his 46 games with an at-bat, including 12 multi-hit contests ... was at his best in the clutch, going 16-for-46 (.348) with runners in scoring position ... was a .330 hitter (30-for-91) in 28 home games ... his first two at-bats came in the same inning February 21 versus Vanderbilt (Game 1), and he went 2-for-2 with a three-run double to highlight Stanford's seven-run, eighth-inning outburst ... hit at a .344 clip (11-for-32) during a career-best nine-game hitting streak April 11-24 ... connected on his first career home run April 19 at Arizona State, belting a solo shot ... factored in six runs during Stanford's 12-4 victory over San Francisco April 27, going 2-for-4 with two runs scored, two doubles and a career-high four RBIs ... tied his career high for hits May 5 versus San Jose State, finishing 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs ... finished the season on an 8-for-20 (.400) roll over the final six games, with a double, homer and four RBIs.

As a Sophomore in 2008: Had playing time limited due to emergence of shortstop Jake Schlander at short and MLB draft choice Cord Phelps at second base ... however, still played a valuable role off the Cardinal bench ... appeared in 16 games, including three starts ... was in the lineup at third base May 19 at Arizona, and went 1-for-3 with a run scored and a RBI ... started at third in consecutive games at Washington (May 24 and 25).

As a Freshman in 2007: Played a huge role on the club in his rookie season, starting 38 of Stanford's 56 games at shortstop ... played in a total of 47 contests, hitting a respectable .283 (32-for-113) with 10 RBIs ... added five doubles, a triple, six walks, three hit by pitches and three sacrifice bunts (tied for second on the club) ... was the Cardinal's Opening Day shortstop, and went 1-for-3 at Cal State Fullerton ... in fact, opened his Stanford career by hitting safely in his first nine games from February 2-23 ... posted a .936 fielding percentage, committing 10 errors in 154 total chances ... went 13 straight games without making an error from April 5-May 1 ... had a season-high three hits on two occasions, going 3-for-4 on March 25 at Sacramento State and 3-for-3 on May 1 versus Santa Clara ... played in 19 of the 24 Pac-10 contests, including 19 starts.

High School: Graduated in 2006 from La Mirada (Calif.) High School ... named first-team All-CIF Southern Section, first team All-Area by the Whittier Daily News and second-team All-Area by the Long Beach Press Telegram as a senior in 2006, when he also won Suburban League Most Valuable Player honors and a team coaches award ... hit .393 with two home runs and 21 RBIs to go along with 31 runs scored, 44 hits and eight doubles as a senior ... twice named Student-Athlete of the Week during 2005 and 2006 by the Long Beach Press Telegram ... hit .342 with one homer and 29 RBIs and eight stolen bases to go along with 21 runs scored, 28 hits and nine doubles to earn 2005 first-team All-Suburban League shortstop, Team MVP and first team All-Region shortstop honors from the Whittier Daily News ... named the first-team All-Suburban League designated hitter, second-team all-region by the Whittier Daily News and team Rookie of the Year in 2004 when he hit .312 with a homer and 18 RBIs ... helped his team to a 66-26-1 overall record during his three prep campaigns and three consecutive Suburban League titles (2004-06) ... led his team to a 24-7 record and the CIF Southern Section Division III quarterfinals during his senior year as well as the 2006 Bishop Gorman Easter Classic title ... helped his squad to a 19-10-1 record in 2005 and a CIF Southern Section second round appearance ... member of a 2004 squad that went 23-9 and made the CIF Southern Section semifinals ... three-time winner of the Team Scholar-Athlete Award in baseball (2004-06) ... also lettered in football at wide receiver and quarterback ... had 12 receptions for 220 receiving yards during the 2004 season, when he helped his squad to the second round of the 2004 CIF Southern Section Division-VI playoffs ... won his football team's Scholar-Athlete Award in 2004 ... graduated with highest honors and was voted Male Athlete of the Year in 2006 ... also earned his school's PTSA Scholar Award in 2006 ... was honored with the school's El Toro Award for graduating with more than 250 hours of community service through the Positive Alternatives student organization ... coached in baseball by Kim Brooks.

Personal Information: Son of Ken and Debbie Gaylord ... was born in Long Beach, Calif. ... has one sister, Jennifer, and one brother, Brian ... father, Ken, was a first baseman at UCLA (1975-76), earning first team All-Pac-8 honors in 1976 ... Ken has also been the head baseball coach at Cerritos Community College since 1993 ... majoring in political science.

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