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  Brian Juhl
Brian Juhl

Player Profile
Hometown:
Katy, TX

High School:
Katy HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 215

Position:
C

Experience:
2005-07

Bats/Throws:
B/R

Getting To Know Brian Juhl
Pronunciation: Jewel


General: Moved into the starting catching role in 2007 after waiting in the wings of John Hester for the previous two campaigns in 2005 and 2006 • A dangerous hitter with power from both sides of the plate along with the ability to hit for average • An excellent defensive catcher with a solid arm • Handles pitchers well.

Cardinal Career: Final Career Stats
Has a .282 (59-209) career batting average with six homers and 31 RBI in 76 games and 51 starts • Has added 25 runs scored, 12 doubles, 24 walks, six hit by pitches, three sacrifice flies and six sacrifice bunts along with a .426 slugging percentage and a .368 on-base mark • Has 13 career multiple-hit games, including a pair of three-hit contests in addition to seven multiple-RBI contests with three RBI twice and four one time • Has made just two errors in 374 defensive chances for a career .995 fielding percentage.

As A Junior In 2007: Took over as Stanford's starting catcher and started 44 of the team's 56 games behind the plate, while playing in a total of 50 contests • Hit .302 (49-162) on the season with a 6-for-15 (.400) three-game set in his last series of the season at USC (May 25-27) to raise his average 10 points and move him over the .300 mark on the campaign • Added five homers and 28 RBI, as well as 10 doubles, 12 walks, five hit by pitches, three sacrifice flies and two sacrifice bunts to go with a .457 slugging percentage and a .363 on-base mark.
2007 Individual Game Notes: Game-By-Game Stats

As A Sophomore In 2006: Hit .217 (10-46) with a homer and three RBI, while adding eight runs scored, two doubles, 12 walks, one hit by pitch and four sacrifice flies with a .326 slugging percentage and a .390 on-base effort • Played in 25 games with seven starts • Tied for the club lead with four pinch-hits (4-9, .444) • Hitless in his last nine at bats and played just once in the team's last nine games • Started seven of Stanford's eight contests behind the plate when regular starter John Hester was out of the lineup due to a knee infection from May 5-14 • Had a five-game hit streak while playing sparingly from the second game of the season versus Cal State Fullerton (February 4) through a contest at Arizona (April 22).
2006 Individual Game Notes: Game-By-Game Stats
6/11 at Oregon State (Super Regional) - Postseason debut, catching the ninth inning and getting one at bat • 5/13 at Washington - 2-4, RBI • 5/10 at Sacramento State - 2-4, HR, 2 RBI ... first career home run that snapped a 4-4 tie in the sixth inning and proved to be the game-winner in a 5-4 victory ... first career RBI ... career-high RBI • 5/5 vs. California - First collegiate start • 3/11 at USC - 2B ... first collegiate extra-base hit • 2/4 vs. Cal State Fullerton - First collegiate hit

As A Freshman In 2005: Missed most of the season with an injury, playing in just one game and striking out in his only at bat • Was a member of the team's 25-player NCAA Regional roster but did not play.
2005 Individual Game Notes: Game-By-Game Stats
4/5 vs. Santa Clara - Struck out in his collegiate debut

High School: A 2004 graduate of Katy High School • Chosen the Defensive Player of the Year in the 2004 High School All-American Game played in Albuquerque, New Mexico • Named First Team All-State by the Texas Baseball Coaches Association and the Texas Sports Writers in 2004 • Selected to the 2004 Texas High School All-Star squad • Earned All-District honors three times (2002, '03, '04) • Led his team to the 19-5A District championship and Region III finals in his senior season • Helped his club to a 40-8 overall record in 2004 and to playoff appearances in all four seasons • Hit .440 as a senior with five home runs (including homers from both sides of the plate) and 45 RBI while leading his club with 20 doubles, 30 walks and a .650 on-base percentage • Also caught 12-of-12 possible base stealers during his senior campaign, while throwing out 24-of-26 runners in his junior year • Member of the National Honor Society • Earned 2004 Academic All-State honors • Coached by Tom McPherson.

Other Amateur Baseball: Played during the summer of 2006 with the Hyannis Mets of the Cape Cod Baseball League, hitting .179 while sharing the team lead with a pair of homers and driving in six runs over 25 games played for a team that was 16-24 • Saw limited action with the same Mets squad in the summer of 2005, hitting .133 with a couple of hits in 15 at bats over six games played, while also walking five times to boost his on-base percentage to .350 • Spent two summers with the Houston Heat (2003, '04) and competed with the club at the 2004 Junior Olympics • Was the No. 18 prospect at the 2004 Perfect Game World Showcase and the No. 33 prospect at the event in 2003 • Played in the 2003 Area Code Games • Played with the Baseball America team at the 2002 and 2003 World Wood Bat Association Championships • Spent the summer of 2002 with Team Florida.

MLB First-Year Player Draft: Selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 35th round (1063rd pick overall) of the 2007 MLB First-Year Player Draft.


Born:
Parents: Charles and Terrie Juhl
Major: Political Science
The reason I love baseball is: There is always tomorrow if you don't play well today
Greatest Athletic Moment: Playing in the 2004 High School All-American Game
The biggest thrill of my life to date is: Being able to say I play baseball at Stanford
The reason I chose Stanford is: The other great players and the weather
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: How to manage my time and practice hard
Baseball Family: Uncle, Jimmy Juhl, was a collegiate pitcher at Texas A&M (1972-75)
I would describe myself as: Very relaxed and outgoing, and someone who tries to earn everything I have through hard work
The person I admire most is: My dad because he is very strong during tough times and does anything and everything for me and my family
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: Ted Williams ... he could teach me how to be a great hitter
My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: Hitting a grand slam in Omaha
I would like to be remembered at Stanford for: Making my teammates and everyone around me better people
Best Advice Received: Swing hard in case you hit it
Advice To Youngsters: Have fun in whatever you are doing
If a movie were made of my life, the actor that would play me is: Tom Hanks
If I were not playing college baseball, I would be: Studying to be a doctor
Favorite Book: The Bible
Favorite Pro Sports Team: Denver Broncos
Favorite Pro Sports Athlete: Gary Sheffield
Earliest Baseball Memory: Playing wiffle ball with my parents in the backyard

Last Updated: September 26, 2007

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