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  Greg Reynolds
Greg Reynolds

Player Profile
Pacifica, CA

High School:
Terra Nova HS

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 225




Getting To Know Greg Reynolds
Features: An Ace In The Hole (February 11, 2006)Locally Grown (April 26, 2005)
Chats: March 24, 2006

General: Has been one of the biggest keys to Stanford's success in 2006 • Ranked in the preseason as the No. 16 junior on Baseball America's 2006 list of Top College Prospects in the nation and is projected to be a first round draft pick in the 2006 MLB First-Year Player Draft • Has spent his entire junior season as the team's top starter, a role he earned at the start of the 2006 campaign thanks to his playoff outing at Baylor in 2005 and two straight impressive summer campaigns • Has shown a tremendous amount of improvement and increased maturity as a pitcher during his Stanford career • Possesses an excellent fastball that can reach into the low 90's to go with a much improved breaking ball • An imposing figure on the mound • Has a very high upside and is coveted by professional baseball due to his potential • Very competitive on the mound • Entered Stanford as a highly-recruited, talented and athletic pitcher.

Cardinal Career: Updated Career Stats • Has a 13-9 career record with a 4.16 ERA in 50 appearances and 27 starts, adding five complete games, one complete game shutout and a pair of combined shutouts • Is the team's active career leader in strikeouts (165) and innings pitched (199.0), as well as sharing the lead among active players in wins (13) • Picked up victories in his collegiate debut, first start and first Pac-10 start • Earned NCAA All-Regional and honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors in his junior campaign.

As A Junior In 2006: Has a 7-6 record (#5T Pac-10 in wins) and a 3.31 ERA (#8 Pac-10) to lead the Cardinal in both wins and ERA among pitchers that qualify with at least one inning pitched per team game played • Also has team-highs of 108 strikeouts (#5 Pac-10), 127.2 innings pitched (#3 Pac-10) and a Pac-10 leading 18 starts, while adding a .251 opponents' batting average (#8 Pac-10) • Has pitched complete games in five of his last seven starts but losses have come in three of the last four, most recently with a complete game victory in the NCAA Regional opener versus North Carolina State (6/2 - 9.0, 7-2-2-2-7) that helped him earn NCAA All-Regional honors for the first time in his career • Has lost three of his last four starts, including his most recent outing in the NCAA Super Regional opener versus Oregon State (6/10 - L, 7.0, 7-4-2-4-9) as well as his final two regular season games versus UC Davis (5/26 - CG, 9.0, 8-3-3-1-9) and at UCLA (5/19 - 6.0, 10-7-6-1-3), allowing career-high-tying totals of seven runs (six earned) and 10 hits against UCLA • Pitched the first three complete games of his career and the first three by a Stanford pitcher this season in three straight starts from April 30 - May 12 before the string was broken along with his four-game win streak at UCLA • The three-game complete game streak included his first career complete game shutout to outduel Washington ace Tim Lincecum (5/12 - 9.0, 8-0-0-1-9), a six-hitter to beat California ace Brandon Morrow (5/5 - 9.0, 6-2-2-2-4) and a three-hitter versus Arizona State (4/28 - 9.0, 3-1-1-1-8) • Earned Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honors on May 2 for the Arizona State performance and on May 16 after the Washington contest • Has lasted at least 5.1 innings in each of his Pac-10 co-leading 17 starts and given up more than three earned runs only three times, while going 7.2 or more frames on eight occasions • Has the top strikeout performance of the season by a Stanford pitcher with 11 at Fresno State (2/26) • Tied for the lead on Stanford's active career win list with 13 victories.

2006 Individual Game NotesGame-By-Game Stats

As A Sophomore In 2005: Posted a 2-3 record and a 5.08 ERA in 22 appearances, while ranking fourth on the team with a career-high-tying five starts • Struck out 51 batters in 51.1 innings for an 8.94 strikeout per nine inning average that ranked second on the club • Was Stanford's starter for the NCAA Waco Regional championship game versus Baylor, as well as the team's No. 3 starter for the first two series of the season against Fresno State (January 30) and at Cal State Fullerton (February 6), and the club's final two regular season midweek games at Santa Clara (May 10) and versus Saint Mary's (May 17) • Had a 1-2 record and a 12.46 ERA in seven Pac-10 outings, all out of the bullpen.

2005 Individual Game NotesGame-By-Game Stats
6/6 at Baylor (Regional Championship Game) - L, 11.0 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 10 SO ... career-high innings pitched and strikeouts ... longest outing of season by a Stanford pitcher and the longest since Jeremy Guthrie's 13.0 inning performance in a Regional opening win over Cal State Fullerton on May 31, 2002 • 5/27 at USC - ND, 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 SO • 5/22 vs. Arizona - ND, 0.1 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 1 SO • 5/21 vs. Arizona - W, 1.0 IP, 1 SO ... second win in as many outings • *5/17 vs. Saint Mary's - W, 4.0 IP, 2 H, 5 SO • *5/10 at Santa Clara - ND, 3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO • 5/9 at California - ND, 0.2 IP, 1 BB • 5/2 at UC Davis - ND, 2.0 IP, 4 SO • 4/26 vs. Santa Clara - ND, 3.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 SO • 4/19 vs. San Jose State - ND, 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 SO • 4/17 at Arizona State - L, 0.2 IP, 1 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 1 SO • 4/12 vs. San Francisco - ND, 1.1 IP, 2 H, 2 SO • 4/9 vs. Oregon State (Game 2) - L, 2.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO • 4/5 vs. Santa Clara - ND, 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 SO • 4/3 at Washington State - ND, 2.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 SO • 3/29 vs. Pacific - ND, 2.0 IP, 1 SO • 3/24 vs. Pacific - ND, 1.2 IP, 1 BB, 1 SO • 3/6 vs. California (Game 2) - ND, 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO • 2/27 vs. USC - ND, 2.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 BB • 2/12 vs. Kansas (Game 1) - ND, 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 SO ... first relief appearance of season • *2/6 at Cal State Fullerton - ND, 2.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO • *1/30 vs. Fresno State (Game 2) - ND, 3.1 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO (*starts)

As A Freshman In 2004: Ranked tied for second among the team's freshman pitchers in wins despite not making his collegiate debut until game No. 19 • Finished the campaign with a 4-1 record and a 6.00 ERA in 11 appearances and five starts, striking out 15 batters in 27.0 innings of work • Was 1-1 with an 8.38 ERA in five Pac-10 appearances and two starts, striking out four in 9.2 innings.

2004 Individual Game NotesGame-By-Game Stats
*5/18 vs. San Francisco - W, 4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO ... picked up the win as starter in predetermined pitching rotation • 5/9 at Washington - L, 2.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB ... first collegiate loss • *5/2 vs. Washington State - W, 5.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO ... win in first Pac-10 start ... season-high-tying innings pitched • *4/27 at Santa Clara - ND, 2.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER • *4/20 vs. Saint Mary's - W, 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 SO ... win in first collegiate start ... season-high strikeouts ... season-high-tying innings pitched • *3/23 vs. Saint Mary's - W, 3.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 SO ... picked up the win as the starter in predetermined rotation in collegiate debut (*starts)

High School: A 2003 graduate of Terra Nova High School • An incredible three-sport athlete in baseball, football and basketball • Named the Gatorade California Baseball Player and Bay Area Athlete of the Year in 2003, while also earning a nod on the All-State team in addition to First Team All-San Mateo County and Peninsula Athletic League Player of the Year honors • Posted a 4-3 record with an 0.91 ERA in 85.0 innings pitched with 142 strikeouts during his senior campaign • Named to the 2002 North All-Star Team by the California Baseball Coaches' Association • Selected three times as his team's Most Valuable Player • Earned 2002 All-Metro Bay Area and First Team All-San Mateo County honors as the quarterback on his football squad in his senior year • Named Co-PAL Player of the Year (along with current Stanford quarterback T. C. Ostrander) as a senior in 2002 • Recruited by several Division I schools as a quarterback • Also played center and power forward on his prep basketball squad, earning 2001-02 All-PAL honors as a junior • Graduated with a 3.75 GPA • Coached in baseball by Ron Krieger.

Other Amateur Baseball: Had his second straight excellent summer with the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod Baseball League in 2005, going 2-3 with a 1.70 ERA while striking out 34 and allowing just 36 hits in 53.0 innings to help lead the club to the Western Division title and second-place in the CCBL's playoffs • Did not allow an earned run in 8.1 innings as the opening-game starter for Bourne in the 2005 CCBL Championship Series • Selected by Baseball America as the No. 8 prospect in the 2005 Cape Cod Baseball League • Emerged as one of the top pitchers in the CCBL in the summer of 2004, going 4-3 with a 2.27 ERA and striking out 31 in 39.2 innings of work with the Braves as opponents posted a batting average of just .187 against him • Spent the summer of 2003 playing for the North Bay Mariners • Played three summers with the Pacifica Joe DiMaggio team (2000, '01, '02), leading the 2002 squad to the State Tournament • Selected twice to the Joe DiMaggio All-Star team (2001, '02).

MLB First-Year Player Draft: Selected by the Colorado Rockies with the second overall pick in the first round of the 2006 MLB First-Year Player Draft to become the highest draft pick ever from Stanford • Also selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 41st round of the 2003 MLB First-Year Player Draft but did not sign a professional contract.

Parents: Mike and Barbara Reynolds

Public Policy

I would describe myself as a person as:

Extremely competitive and enthusiastic

The biggest thrill in my life to date is: Teaching my nephews how to play baseball
I would like to be remembered at Stanford for: Being part of the 2006 College World Series champions
Big Family:

Greg is the youngest of five brothers in his family and also has one sister ... Brother, Ryan, played quarterback at San Francisco City College ... Brother, Tim, played baseball at San Francisco State

Sister-In-Law: Greg's sister-in-law, Robyn Kamisher-Gordon, is an administrative associate for the Stanford Football team and a former collegiate softball pitcher at UC Davis (1995-98) who was inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005
Favorite Ballpark: SBC Park
Favorite Pro Sports Team:

San Francisco Giants

Favorite Pro Sports Athletes:

Nolan Ryan, Barry Bonds and Joe Montana

If I could spend a day with anyone it would be: Roger Clemens
Did You Know: Greg wears a lucky necklace
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: How to manage my time and be more productive
The best thing about Stanford is: The never-ending connections you will receive from the people around you
Best Advice Received: Play every inning like it's your last
Advice To Youngsters: Work hard in school so you will have a lot more options when the time comes to choose a college
Favorite Movies: Has a hard time choosing between baseball flicks For Love of the Game, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams and Major League
If a movie were made of my life, the actor that would play me would be:

Will Ferrell

Favorite Actors: Kevin Costner, Tom Hanks and Will Ferrell
The reasons I chose Stanford are: Academics, athletics and location (only 30 minutes away from home) ... Everything just seemed right
Earliest Baseball Memory: Turning a triple play in tee-ball
Most Prized Possession:

My family

One wish I would make for the 21st century is: To cure all cancers and AIDS
My parents were right when they told me:

If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it at all

Last Updated: June 11, 2006

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