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  Ryan Seawell
Ryan Seawell

Player Profile
Menlo Park, CA

High School:
Menlo School

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 225




Getting To Know Ryan Seawell
Pronunciation: Sue-ll
Features: Cool, Calm and Collected (April 30, 2006)

General: Progressing nicely and should be a major player in the team's offensive attack this season after a surge at the end of 2005 and an excellent season of summer baseball • Could fit into the team's plans in left field, at first base or as a designated hitter • A dangerous hitter who has power potential • Has improved his overall hitting from last year and can hit to all fields with power • Has above average speed • An excellent defensive outfielder who gets great jumps on balls • There is nothing in terms of tools to keep him from being one of the team's top players • Very athletic and strong.

Cardinal Career: Updated Career Stats • Has a .286 career batting average with two homers, 16 RBI and a stolen base • Has added 17 runs scored, 24 hits, four doubles, a .405 slugging percentage, eight walks, a .371 on-base percentage and a sacrifice fly • Has fielded both of his defensive chances successfully • Has played in 58 games with nine starts • Has three multiple-hit efforts, including one with three hits • Has four multiple-RBI contests with three runs driven in twice.

As A Junior In 2006: Hitting .313 with two homers, 14 RBI and a team-co-leading five stolen bases, while also co-leading the club with three triples and pacing the squad in hit by pitches (16, #3 Pac-10), moving into a tie for fifth on Stanford's all-time single-season list in the category • Had just one hit in his last nine at bats before going 4-for-6 with three RBI and two runs scored for the first four-hit game of his career in the NCAA Regional championship game against North Carolina State (6/4) • Had a career-best seven-game hit streak (5/19 - 6/2) snapped in an NCAA Regional contest at Texas (6/3) • Had his third career three-hit game with a double, an RBI and a career-high-tying three runs scored at Washington (5/13) and a 2-for-6 contest with a homer in his final at bat and an RBI the following day against the Huskies (5/14) • Hit safely in 10 of 11 games (4/17 - 5/2) with a pair of career-high-tying five-game hit streaks from April 28 - May 2 and April 17-23 • Has started 26 of the team's last 27 games in centerfield • Had a three-hit game (3-6, 2B, 2 RBI) at Arizona (4/21) • Made his first career start both in centerfield and as Stanford's leadoff hitter at San Jose State (4/8) and responded by going 2-for-4 with a double • Was 3-for-4 with a stolen base at USC (3/12) • Was hit by a team-season-high and career-high three pitches versus California (5/6) • Has earned Second Team Pac-10 All-Academic honors.

2006 Individual Game NotesGame-By-Game Stats

As A Sophomore In 2005: Hit .250 with two homers and nine RBI in 38 games played and three starts • Hit both of his homers, drove in six of his nine runs and had seven of his 12 hits in the final month of the season • Added 12 runs, a pair of doubles, 20 total bases, a .417 slugging percentage, six walks, a .362 on-base percentage and a sacrifice fly • Fielded both of his defensive chances successfully • Had a multiple-hit game and two multiple-RBI contests • Hit .227 with two homers and five RBI in 19 Pac-10 games (all off the bench).

2005 Individual Game NotesGame-By-Game Stats
6/6 at Baylor (Regional Championship Game) - First postseason start • 6/5 vs. TCU (Regional) - 2-4, 2B, RBI ... postseason debut • 5/29 at USC - HR, RBI ... hit a key seventh inning solo homer that tied the game at 2-2 before an eventual 4-2 loss • 5/17 vs. Saint Mary's - 3 runs ... career-high runs scored • 5/15 vs. UCLA - HR, 3 RBI ... first collegiate homer • 2/27 vs. USC - 2 RBI ... drove in both Stanford runs with a two-RBI single in 8-2 loss

As A Freshman In 2004: Hit .333 with a pair of doubles, seven RBI and a stolen base in limited action over 20 games and six starts • Added five runs scored, 12 hits, 14 total bases, a .389 slugging percentage, two walks and a .385 on-base percentage • Drove in four runs while starting all three games of a Pac-10 series at UCLA (April 2-4) with at least one RBI in all three contests • Kept his average at or above .312 all season • Did not have a defensive chance • Hit .286 with two doubles and four RBI in nine Pac-10 games and three starts • Had two multiple-hit games and two-multiple-RBI contests, going for two hits and two RBI once each, as well as three hits and three RBI one time apiece.

2004 Individual Game NotesGame-By-Game Stats
4/9 at Oregon State - 2-4, 2B • 4/3 at UCLA - 2B, 2 RBI • 3/28 vs. Cal Poly - 3-4, 3 RBI, SB ... career-high hits ... career-high-tying RBI ... first collegiate stolen base • 3/7 at USC - First career start • 2/15 vs. Kansas - College debut ... first collegiate hit

High School: A 2003 graduate of Menlo School • Selected to the 2003 All-State California Small School team by Cal-Hi Sports, as well as the First Team All-San Mateo County and Peninsula Athletic League squads • Twice named to the All-Private School Athletic League team (2001, '02) • Co-captain of his baseball squad during his senior year and named Team MVP • Selected three times as his club's Most Valuable Hitter (2001, '02, '03) • As a senior, hit .527 (highest average in San Mateo County) with 45 runs scored, 33 RBI, an .839 slugging percentage and a .690 on-base mark • Finished his prep career with a .475 batting average, 97 runs scored and 91 RBI • Led his team to the 2002 PSAL title • Also a three-year member of the varsity basketball squad • Named 2002-03 First Team All-PAL in hoops as he was also his school's co-captain and MVP • Averaged 21.3 points per game during his senior year, as well as 9.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per contest • Twice named his school's Male Athlete of the Year (2001, '03) • Earned Athlete of the Week honors from the Palo Alto Weekly and the San Jose Mercury News • Graduated with a 3.814 GPA • Named to the honor roll all four years • An AP scholar with distinction • Coached in baseball by Craig Schoof.

Other Amateur Baseball: Played for the Liberal Bee Jays of the Jayhawk League in the summer of 2005, leading the team with eight homers and 33 RBI, while hitting .335 and stealing six bases • Finished second in the league in batting average and RBI, as well as third in home runs • Spent the summer of 2004 playing for the Texas Collegiate League champion Coppell Copperheads as he hit .224 with a homer, seven RBI and a stolen base in 28 games and 20 starts • Played three summers with the Menlo Park Brewers in the Joe DiMaggio League (2001, '02, '03) under coach Donny Kadokawa • Hit .500 with 35 RBI and 35 runs scored in 27 games during the summer of 2003 • Played for the 2001 American Eagles Select baseball team, helping the Americans win tournaments in Cairns and Brisbane during their Australian Tour.

MLB First-Year Player Draft: Has never been drafted.

Parents: Brooke and Pat Seawell


Football History:

Great grandfather, William Crichton Alexander, was an All-SEC defensive end at Tennessee in 1900

Student Of The Game: Prepares for games by visualizing hitting line drives off every type of pitch in all nine hitting zones
Favorite Pro Sports Team: San Francisco Giants
Favorite Pro Sports Athlete:

Barry Zito

Little League Teammate: Current Stanford quarterback T.C. Ostrander
Did You Know: Ryan is a certified scuba diver
Earliest Baseball Memory:

Playing catch with his mother during his brother's tee-ball game

Last Updated: June 11, 2006

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