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  Darin Naatjes
Darin Naatjes

Player Profile
Hometown:
Alvord, IA

High School:
West Lyon HS

Position:
RHP/OF/INF

Experience:
2000-02

Bats/Throws:
L/R

Professional Baseball Career - Signed a professional baseball contract with the Philadelphia Phillies' organization in August of 2002 after being selected in the 14th round of the 2002 MLB First-Year Player Draft ... Threw 4.0 innings in two appearances with the Batavia Muckdogs of the Short-Season A New York-Penn League in the summer of 2002 without allowing a run and striking out seven ... Had previously been drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 22nd round of the 1999 MLB First-Year Player Draft.


Cardinal Career (2000-02) - Moved to the mound for his final collegiate season after spending his first two years as a position player ... Posted a 4-0 career record with a 2.53 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 21.1 innings pitched ... Ranks second all-time on Stanford's career strikeouts per nine innings list with a 10.55 average ... Contributed on the football field for two seasons (2000-01) as a reserve tight end, catching nine passes for 121 yards and three touchdowns in 18 regular season games ... Pursuing his Bachelor's degree in American Studies.

As a Junior in 2002 - Posted a 4-0 record with two saves and a 2.53 ERA, the third-lowest on the team ... Struck out 25 batters in 21.1 innings for a team-high 10.55 strikeouts per nine innings ratio ... Made 19 appearances with two starts but did not pitch in the postseason ... Did not give up an earned run in 10 of his final 11 outings (4/9 - 5/26) for a 1.38 ERA over 13.0 innings of work ... Twice pitched a scoreless inning versus Washington State (5/24, 5/26) ... Had arguably the best performance of his career in his first career start at Santa Clara (5/7), tossing 3.0 scoreless one-hit innings with a career-high five strikeouts to earn the victory ... Pitched a scoreless inning of relief versus California (5/5) ... Did not give up an earned run in 1.2 innings at San Jose State (5/1) ... Recorded his third victory of the season with 2.1 scoreless innings versus Sacramento State (4/24) ... Pitched a scoreless inning versus Saint Mary's (4/16) ... Picked up his second career save by pitching a scoreless ninth inning in a 5-4 win over San Jose State (4/9) ... Picked up his first two collegiate victories in two consecutive outings versus Texas (3/28) and USF (4/2) ... Pitched 3.0 scoreless, two-hit innings with four strikeouts in the 4-1 win over USF ... Earned the first victory of his career versus Texas (3/28) by retiring the final batter in the top of the 10th inning before Stanford scored in the bottom of the frame for a 7-6 victory ... Closed out both Stanford wins at California, including his first collegiate save in the series finale (3/10) by retiring the potential game-winning run with two runners on base and the Cardinal holding a 4-2 lead ... Pitched a scoreless ninth with two strikeouts in the series opener at California (3/8) ... Pitched 2.0 hitless innings with four strikeouts versus BYU (2/12) in his collegiate pitching debut.

As a Sophomore in 2001 - Appeared in 21 games with seven starts as a position player... Picked up his first collegiate hit and RBI against USC (3/10) ... Walked six times in 26 official at bats ... Picked up a stolen base in games versus California (3/7) and USC (3/10).

As a Freshman in 2000 - Struck out in his only at bat of the season versus Sacramento State (4/4).

High School - A 1999 graduate of West Lyon High School ... An incredible four-sport athlete as a prep ... Compiled a .507 career batting average as a centerfielder to go along with 22 home runs, 10 triples, 117 RBI and 45 stolen bases in a mere 205 at bats ... Posted a career ERA of 1.44 with 182 strikeouts in 125.2 innings of work on the hill ... Named to Baseball America's Preseason All-American team as a senior after hitting .621 with eight home runs, 27 RBI and 11 stolen bases as a junior ... Selected to the All-State baseball team for three seasons and led his club to the state tournament as a freshman ... Played seven different positions in football and twice earned All-State honors ... Led his squad to a state title in football as a senior ... School's all-time leader in basketball for points scored (1213) and rebounds (708) ... Won two state track and field titles (long jump, 4x100 meter relay) as a junior ... Earned Parade All-American honors as an "athlete" in football as a senior ... Named All-State in football and basketball two times each ... Graduated with a 4.0 GPA and was a member of the National Honor Society ... Coached in baseball by Tim Snyder.

Amateur Summer Baseball - Played for a couple of weeks in the Larchwood Diamond Amateur League in the summer of 2000 but spent most of the time preparing for the 2000 Stanford Football season ... Also prepared for Stanford Football during the summer of 2001.

Personal - Son of David and Diane Naatjes ... Enjoys golfing.

Naatjes' Final Career Stats

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