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  Jake Schlander
Jake Schlander

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Scottsdale, AZ

High School:
Chaparral HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195

Position:
IF

Experience:
1V

Bats/Throws:
R/R

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MLB Draft: Drafted in the 31st Round of the 2010 Draft by the Mariners

Summer Ball: Played in the prestigious Cape Cod League in the summer of 2009, playing in 31 games, batting .175 with five RBIs and five runs ... made just three errors.

Stanford Career: Former Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year in 2009 and first team All-Pac-10 selection... hit .240 in three varsity seasons, at one point starting the first 140 games at shortstop and 172 in his career... hit .240 with 95 career runs and 85 career RBIs... had 25 doubles, two triples and four homers.... had a .969 career fielding percentage at short... starting shortstop for 2008 CWS team and also played in 2010 NCAA Regional.

As a Junior in 2010: Started 50 of 51 games on the season, watchin his streak of 140 consecutive starts snapped against USF (3/29) ... hit .257 with 30 runs and 37 RBIs with three homers and eight doubles on the season for NCAA Regional team... had a .967 fielding percentage at short...drove in four runs with a three-run double and RBI single v. WSU (5/14)... first start in six games at San Jose State (5/13)... drove in six going 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and a two, two-run singles at OSU (4/16)... drove in four runs including a three-run homer against Pepperdine (3/20)... hit first pitch of the 11th inning for a walk-off homer to win UCSB series (3/6)... made a rare three errors in Rice series to start the year after coming into season with a .969 fielding percentage, finishing the season with just five additional errors over the final 48 games.

As a Sophomore in 2009: Sensational shortstop was named the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year ... second-year shortstop started every game in 2008, becoming the first true Cardinal freshman to do so since current major leaguer Jody Gerut in 1996 ... is the only Stanford freshman to start every contest at shortstop since games played became an officially kept statistic in 1960 ... the only other infielder to play in every game on The Farm was first baseman Tom Guardino in 1975 (games started were not recorded) ... in the days when Stanford fielded both freshman and varsity squads, shortstops Joel Shulman (1961) and Dick Swan (1965) both started and played in every contest during their sophomore campaigns (games started were not kept) ... posted a .965 fielding percentage, committing just nine errors in 245 total chances ... was errorless in 47 of Stanford's 55 contests, including errorless streaks of 14 and 13 games, respectively ... finished the regular season ranked second in the Pac-10 with 167 assists, while he also had a hand in 27 double plays ... helped anchor a Cardinal defense that committed the fewest errors (49) of any Stanford team since 1958, while posting a league-best .977 fielding percentage ... offensively, batted .232 (43-for-185) with 33 runs, 12 doubles, one triple, one home run and 22 RBIs ... also added three steals in four attempts ... tied his career high with three hits on four occasions - March 27 versus Washington, April 1 versus Santa Clara, May 9 versus New Mexico and May 15 at USC ... had a terrific series as Stanford took two of three games from visiting Washington March 27-29, going 7-for-11 with five runs and four RBIs ... connected on his first career homer in the March 28 contest, belting a solo shot ... matched his career high for hits and RBIs in the May 9 game against New Mexico, helping Stanford to a 17-5 rout by going 3-for-4 with a run, two doubles and three RBIs ... effort against the Lobos came during a seven-game stretch May 6-15 in which he went 11-for-26 (.423) with four doubles and eight RBIs.

As a Freshman in 2008: Along with Jason Castro and Sean Ratliff, was one of only three Stanford players to start all 67 games ... was in the lineup at shortstop for every contest, even though he suffered a broken bone in his foot during the College World Series ... was errorless in 60 games, while logging a .973 fielding percentage (seven errors in 264 total chances) ... ranked third in the Pac-10 with 162 assists, while matching teammate Cord Phelps for fifth by turning 45 double plays ... played errorless baseball over his final 23 games (including all 11 postseason contests), handling 80 total chances ... at the plate, batted .232 (49-for-211) with 32 runs scored, five doubles, 26 RBIs and three stolen bases ... was second on the team with eight sacrifice bunts, and was third on the club with five sacrifice flies ... excelled in the clutch, going 20-for-63 (.317) with runners in scoring position ... hit .230 (17-for-74) with 10 runs scored, one double and 11 RBIs in the 24 Pac-10 games ... went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, one double and an RBIs in his debut February 22 versus Nebraska (first game) ... went 7-for-17 (.412) with six runs scored, one double and four RBIs during a career-best five-game hitting streak April 26-May 3 ... had a career-high three RBIs April 30 at UC Davis, going 2-for-3 with a run scored and a double ... finished postseason play with a .263 average (10-for-38) with eight runs, one double and four RBIs in 11 games ... perhaps more importantly, handled 35 total defensive chances without making an error ... set his career high with three hits in a June 1 Regional elimination victory over UC Davis, and went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a stolen base in the Regional championship contest against Pepperdine ... hit safely in three of Stanford's four College World Series games, going 4-for-13 (.308) with five runs scored, one double and two RBIs ... logged 16 defensive chances in Omaha.

High School: Graduated in 2007 from Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., where he was a teammate of fellow Cardinal player Cory Bannister and 2008 Cardinal star Austin Yount ... helped his team to three consecutive Arizona 4-A state championships (2004-06), while Chaparral earned a No. 5 national ranking in 2005 and No. 3 in 2006 ... had a huge 2007 season, when he was selected a second-team All-American (infielders only) by Collegiate Baseball, a third-team All-American by the National High School Baseball Coaches' Association and a Louisville Slugger honorable mention All-American by Collegiate Baseball following a campaign in which he hit .501 with eight home runs and 40 RBIs ... was also chosen the 2007 Arizona Player of the Year and the Desert Sky Region Player of the Year in 2007 ... a two-time all-state and first-team All-Desert Sky Region selection (2006 and 2007) ... hit .420 with two home runs as a junior ... also played point guard in basketball during his freshman and sophomore years ... coached in baseball by Jerry Dawson.

Personal Information: Son of Don and Nancy Schlander ... has one brother, Tyler, and one sister, Molly, who played college basketball at Whitworth University from 2004-07 ... uncle, Tom Jones, played college football at Tulsa (1969-71) ... undeclared major.

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