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  Tom Stilson
Tom Stilson

Player Profile

Ozark, MO

High School:
Ozark HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 215




Getting To Know Tom Stilson

General: Has the potential to make a big difference on a staff that is looking to prove itself • Gained valuable experience as a sophomore and pitched well during 2007 fall ball • Seems to be coming into his own • Has an improved fastball and breaking ball to add to a nice changeup • Has good enough stuff to become a starter or be used extensively out of the bullpen • Gets his fastball up around 90 mph • His potential upside makes him project well as a professional prospect.

Cardinal Career: Updated Career Stats

As A Sophomore In 2007: Had a 2-1 record and a 6.55 ERA in 22 appearances and one start • Struck out 13 batters in 22.0 innings • Did not allow an earned run in five consecutive outings (5.1 IP) from February 20 - March 9 and then again for his final three outings of the season from April 29 - May 27 (2.2 IP) • Had a .750 fielding percentage with one error in four defensive chances • Struggled to a 10.80 ERA without a decision in nine Pac-10 appearances and 8.1 innings out of the bullpen.

2007 Individual Game NotesGame-By-Game Stats

As A Freshman In 2006: A member of the team but did not see any game action due to injury although his named was penciled into the starting lineup as the designated hitter on three occasions before he was pinch-hit for when his turn came up.

2006 Individual Game NotesGame-By-Game Stats

High School: A 2005 graduate of Ozark High School • Named to the 2004 Missouri All-State team • Selected to the All-Ozarks, All-Conference and All-District squads in 2004 • As a junior in 2004, compiled an 11-0 record with an 0.90 ERA, 95 strikeouts and just 11 walks in 77.0 innings pitched, while hitting .394 with 36 RBI • Set the state record in Class 3A for wins in a single season (2004) • Led his team to the 2004 Missouri Class-3A title and a 29-4 record • His team also won four consecutive conference championships (2002, '03, '04, '05) and two district titles (2002, '04) • Also a member of the school rifle team, helping the squad to a first-place finish at the 2003 Missouri State Tournament • Placed third at the tournament in the amateur shooters division • Graduated Summa Cum Laude and with a 4.0 GPA • A member of the National Honor Society and was on the Superintendent's Honor Roll all four years • Earned the 2005 Governor of Missouri's George Washington Carver Award for Excellence • Won the 2005 United States Army Reserve Scholar-Athlete Award and earned the JROTC Academic Excellence Award four times (2002, '03, '04, '05) • Was named 2003 Ozark JROTC Cadet of the Year • A member of the Ozark High School Math Team, winning multiple math competition ribbons • Was named the Elks Club Teenager of the Month and Rotary Club Student of the Month in 2005 • Listed three times in the Who's Who of Students and Student/Athletes (2003, '04, '05).

Other Amateur Baseball: Spent his second straight summer season pitching for the Madison Mallards of the Northwoods League in 2007 and posted a 1-1 record with a 5.27 ERA and 12 strikeouts in 13.2 innings pitched over 10 games (one start) for a team that was 38-29 and had a conference record 16-game win streak • Also played for Madison during the summer of 2006, posting a 1-1 record and a stellar 1.93 ERA with 13 strikeouts in 23.1 innings over four appearances (all starts) for a team that was 36-32 overall and made it to the first round of the league's Divisional Series • Pitched for the Ozark American Legion team during the summer of 2005 • Spent two summers (2003-04) playing with Team Florida USA • Participated in the 2004 Team One Texas Showcase, where he was named the No. 1 prospect, and in the 2004 Team One National Showcase in Las Vegas, Nevada • Played for the White Sox squad in the 2004 Area Code Games in Long Beach, California, and was selected to the 2004 Area Code Nike All-Star team • Played for the Ozark JV American Legion squad in the summer of 2002, posting a 5-5 record with a 2.44 ERA, helping the club to the District title and a second place finish at the Zone Championships • Was named to the 2002 Ozark-Area All-Star team.

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

Parents: Robert and Laura Stilson
Major: Undeclared
Earliest Baseball Memory: Pitching for the first time when he was nine years old in the Athletic Edge Fall Ball League in Petaluma, CA
Favorite Pre-Game Ritual: Listening to hard rock
Favorite Pro Sports Team:

Boston Red Sox

Favorite Pro Sports Athlete:

Andy Pettite

Patterns his game after: Roger Clemens
The person I most admire is: My father

Last Updated: May 21, 2007

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