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Chris Lewis

Player Profile
Santa Margarita, CA

High School:
Northwood HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200




Getting To Know Chris Lewis
Features: Real Responsibilities (May 16, 2006) | Nothing Came Easy (February 11, 2005)

General: One of the most experienced players on the club and a team leader who knows how to play the game • His experience and leadership that have been key factors in determining the success of the Cardinal in 2006 • Has moved back to the infield as a starter at second base, returning him to a natural position after spending the 2005 as the team's starter in left field • A dangerous and rapidly improving hitter with excellent power potential and the ability to hit the ball to all fields • Has had the best year of his career offensively • His versatile offensive skills allow him to hit just about anywhere in the batting order • Continuing to make better contact at the plate to have his best year hitting for average • A solid defensive player who turns the double play well • Has excellent athletic ability as evidenced in his move to the outfield as a junior.

Cardinal Career: Updated Career Stats • Stanford's active career leader with 21 homers (one grandslam) to go with a .269 batting average, 100 RBI and six stolen bases in 169 games played and 149 starts • Has added 87 runs scored, 144 hits (53 for extra bases), 29 doubles, three triples, 242 total bases, a .451 slugging percentage, 46 walks, five hit-by-pitches, a .327 on-base percentage, 10 sacrifice flies and 13 sacrifice bunts • Has 37 career multiple-hit games, including nine with three hits and two with four, as well as 24 multiple-RBI contests (three with five, three with four and one with five) • Fielding at a .948 clip with 24 errors in 461 chances.

Career-Highs: AB - 7, at SCU (5/9/06) • R - 3, twice • H - 4, twice • HR - 2, at CSF (2/6/05) • RBI - 5, at PAC (5/24/06) • SB - 1, six times • Hit Streak - 7

As A Senior In 2006: Second on the team with a career-high-tying eight homers and a career-high 48 RBI, while raising his batting average to a current .310 that is 44 points above his previous top average in a season • Has hit safely in 17 of his last 21 games (.402, 33-82, 8 2B, 5 HR, 25 RBI) that included a 2-for-5 contest with four RBI in the NCAA Regional championship game versus North Carolina State (6/4) and a 3-for-4 game at Texas (6/3) in an NCAA Regional winners' bracket game • Also had seven hits in his final 12 regular season at bats (.583) by going 4-for-5 with a double, homer, a career-high five RBI and a stolen base at Pacific (5/24), as well as 3-for-4 in the regular season finale at UC Davis (5/27) • Was 5-for-8 (.625) with two homers and four RBI in the final two games of the team's last Pac-10 series at UCLA, going 2-for-4 with a homer and an RBI on May 20 and 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI on May 21 • Had homers in three consecutive games from May 20-24 • Started May with a season-high six-game hit streak (5/1-9, .409, 9-22, 2 2B, HR, 7 RBI) to begin his May run • Has had some other big games during the hot stretch, including two contests at Washington (5/13 - 2-5, 2B, HR, 3 RBI; 5/14 - 2-3, 2 2B), a 3-for-7 game with a double and two RBI at Santa Clara (5/9) and a 2-for-4 contest with a homer and three RBI versus California (5/7) • Posted the first four-hit game of his career versus Arizona State (4/28, 4-5, 2B, 3B) • Had at least one RBI in a career-high five straight games (4/17-23) • Stanford's hottest hitter over the first 13 games of April (.441, 15-34, 4 2B, 3B, HR, 8 RBI) • Had two big series versus USC, going a combined 10-for-22 (.455) with a double, homer and eight RBI, while hitting safely in five of six games • Was a hero in both wins over USC, leading Stanford to a 7-6 victory at USC (3/10) by going 3-for-4 (career-high-tying hits) with a key two-run eighth inning double and a season-high three RBI before hitting a crucial three-run homer to fuel Stanford's 9-7 comeback win over the Trojans and going 3-for-4 with a career-high-tying four RBI in the first game of a doubleheader (4/1) at Sunken Diamond • Started the season in a 4-for-32 (.125) slump • Has started all 59 games this season at either second (41) or third (18) base, as well as made 118 straight starts in a row to start every game in each of the last two seasons.
2006 Individual Game NotesGame-By-Game Stats
Season-Highs: AB - 7, at SCU (5/9) • R - 3, at Texas (6/3) • H - 4, twice • HR - 1, eight times • RBI - 5, at PAC (5/24) • SB - 1, twice • Hit Streak - 6

As A Junior In 2005: Started all 59 of the team's games with 58 of the starts in left field • Tied for second on the club with eight homers, including his first career grandslam • Added a .266 batting average, eight doubles, 35 RBI and three stolen bases to go with 32 runs scored, 58 hits, 90 total bases, a .413 slugging percentage, 16 walks, a .310 on-base percentage, five sacrifice flies and four sacrifice bunts • Had a .972 fielding percentage with three errors in 107 defensive chances and none in his final 28 contests • Hit .408 (11-27) during a career-high seven-game hit streak (February 19 - March 6, Game 1) and 8-for-19 (.421) during a six-game run (March 29 - April 9, Game 1) later in the season • Scored at least one run in five straight contests from April 1-9 • Had multiple-hit contests in seven of his last 15 games • Hit .264 with two homers, 19 RBI and three stolen bases in 24 Pac-10 starts • Earned All-Regional honors by hitting .333 with a pair of homers and four RBI at the NCAA Waco Regional • Was named honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic.

2005 Individual Game NotesGame-By-Game Stats
6/6 at Baylor (Regional Championship Game) - 2-5, HR, 2 RBI ... hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning to give Stanford a 3-2 lead the Cardinal held until the ninth in an eventual heartbreaking and season-ending 4-3 loss in 12 innings ... second homer of the Regional • 6/5 vs. Texas-San Antonio (Regional) - HR ... first postseason homer • 6/4 vs. TCU (Regional) - 2-3 ... first postseason hit and start • 5/29 at USC - 2-4 • 5/28 at USC - 2 RBI • 5/21 vs. Arizona - 2-4, HR, 2 RBI, SB • 5/15 vs. UCLA - 2-4, 2B, RBI • 5/14 vs. UCLA - 2-4, SB • 5/10 at Santa Clara - 2-6, 2B • 4/22 vs. Washington - Had a key leadoff single and scored a run to spark a two-run Stanford sixth inning in a 2-1 win • 4/16 at Arizona State - 2-4, 2B, RBI • 4/9 vs. Oregon State (Game 1) - 2-4, HR, 4 RBI ... first career grandslam and of one of two by Stanford in 2005 ... tied for the most RBI by a Stanford player in 2005 • 4/3 at Washington State - 2-5, 2 2B, RBI ... first career two-double game • 4/1 at Washington State - 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI • 3/6 vs. California - 2-4 • 3/5 vs. California - 2-5, HR, RBI • 2/25 vs. USC - 2 RBI • 2/19 at Texas - 3-4 • 2/12 vs. Kansas (Game 1) - HR, 2 RBI ... third homer in two games • 2/6 at Cal State Fullerton - 3-5, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 3 runs ... first career two-homer game and one of four times done by a Stanford player in 2005 • 1/30 vs. Fresno State (Game 2) - 2-4, RBI ... broke out of an 0-for-9 slump to start the season with hits in two of his final three at bats

As A Sophomore In 2004: Finished the season with a .233 batting average, four homers and seven RBI in 22 games played and 13 starts • Added 12 runs scored, two doubles, a .558 slugging percentage, five sacrifice bunts and five walks • Was 10-for-27 (.370) over his final 12 games after going hitless in his first 16 at bats over his first 10 contests • Homered in back-to-back games versus Washington State (5/2) and San Jose State (5/4) • Scored runs in four consecutive contests (April 27 - May 8) • Hit .250 with a pair of homers and four RBI in six Pac-10 games and five starts.

2004 Individual Game NotesGame-By-Game Stats
5/22 vs. USC - Scored the tying run as a pinch-runner on the same play that a three-base USC error allowed Sam Fuld to come home with the game-winning run • 5/18 vs. San Francisco - 2-3 • 5/15 at Arizona - HR, 2 RBI • 5/4 at San Jose State - HR, RBI • 5/2 vs. Washington State - 2-3, 2B, HR, 2 RBI • 4/20 vs. Saint Mary's - 2-2, 2B, HR, 2 RBI ... collected first hit of season with a home run

As A Freshman In 2003: Hit .159 in 30 games and 19 starts, contributing a homer, 10 RBI, five doubles, a triple and 11 bases on balls as seven of his 10 hits were for extra bases • Had at least one RBI in four consecutive contests (February 14-17).

2003 Individual Game NotesGame-By-Game Stats
6/1 vs. Richmond (Regional Championship Game) - First postseason at bat • 4/26 vs. Arizona - Scored tying run in bottom of eighth in eventual 10-9 comeback win • 3/7 vs. California - First career stolen base • 3/2 vs. USC - HR, 2 RBI ... first collegiate homer, a two-run shot in bottom of the eighth • 2/16 vs. Fresno State - 2 RBI • 2/8 vs. Florida State - First collegiate hit and RBI in first collegiate start

High School: A 2002 graduate of Northwood High School • Played his first three seasons at Irvine High School • An All-Pacific Coast Conference selection as a senior after earning All-Seaview League honors in his junior campaign • A three-time All-City (Irvine) selection • Hit .360 with 21 homers in his prep career • Ranked No. 43 among Baseball America's 2002 Top 100 High School Prospects and named the No. 8 prospect in the nation by Team One in December of 2001 • Led his team in both singles and bases on balls in his junior and senior seasons • Helped his clubs to three section playoffs with a top finish of third-place as a junior • Also played football during his first two years of high school • A member of his school's honor roll for four consecutive years, graduating with a 3.85 GPA • Coached in baseball by Rob Stuart (Northwood) and former Stanford player Rich Crowe (Irvine).

Other Amateur Baseball: Spent the summer of 2005 playing for the Waikiki Surfers in the inaugural season of the Hawaii Collegiate Baseball League • Started 40 games (39 at second base) for Falmouth of the Cape Cod Baseball League in 2004, hitting .193 with a pair of homers and 11 RBI as the Commodores earned a spot in the CCBL championship series and won the West Division regular season title • Hit .167 with a homer, an RBI and a stolen base in the 2004 CCBL playoffs • Also spent his first year of collegiate summer baseball playing primarily at third base for the Commodores, hitting .211 with a homer, eight RBI and six stolen bases • A member of the Orange County Renegades from 2000-02, helping lead the team to a fourth-place finish at the Connie Mack World Series in the summer of 2000.

MLB First-Year Player Draft: Selected by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 32nd round (972nd overall) of the 2006 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

Born: January 25, 1984
Parents: Paul Lewis and Barbara Jensen
Major: Sociology
I would describe myself as a person as: Determined, confident and a people person
What people don't know about me is: I have musical talent
The reason I love baseball: It's relaxing, and I have always excelled at it
I pattern my game after: Alex Rodriguez
Favorite Pre-Game Ritual: Drinking a Coke
Greatest Athletic Moment: Home run against Baylor in the 2005 NCAA Regional
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: How to carry on about my business in a professional manner
What sets Stanford Baseball apart from other collegiate baseball programs is: Nobody does what we do
Favorite Pro Sports Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Advice To Youngsters: Don't give up, Don't EVER give up!
One moment in history I wish I could have seen is: The U.S. hockey team with its 1980 "Miracle on Ice"
For me to improve as a player, I need to: Be more consistent
The thing I most love about baseball is: Hitting
When I played sports as a kid, I pretended to be: Ken Griffey, Jr.
My parents were right when they told me: Life is short
Earliest Baseball Memory: My backyard, 3-4 years old, playing wiffle ball with Dad
One wish I would make for the 21st century is: A national championship for the Cardinal!

Last Updated: June 11, 2006

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