|9 Sam Kidd
39th round draft pick in 2009 (Phillies)
SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll (2010)
Two-way player will have the ability to compete for playing time in the UK outfield and on the mound ... Served as a midweek starter as a true freshman, pitching well in starts vs. Evansville, Xavier and Western Kentucky ... Tall and athletic, was used as a late-inning defensive replacement as a freshman in the outfield, with his arm strength serving as an above-average tool ... Scored the walk-off run as a pinch runner in UK's marathon win over Monmouth in 2010.
Played both ways for the Amsterdam Mohawks in the New York Collegiate Baseball League, joining UK teammate Luke Maile on Amsterdam ... Played in 22 games with nine starts in the field, batting .237 (9-for-38) with six runs, one double, seven RBI, three walks to eight strikeouts and two stolen bases ... On the mound, appeared in seven games with five starts, posting a 1-2 record and a 9.16 ERA ... Tossed 18.2 innings, allowing 25 hits, walking 19 and striking out 12 ... Teamed with Maile to led Amsterdam to the NYCBL Championship.
Two-way talent served as a midweek starter on the mound for UK in 2010 and as a late-inning defensive replacement in the outfield ... Made 12 appearances on the mound with five midweek starts ... Posted a 1-2 record and a 8.89 ERA ... Tossed 27.1 innings, walking 11 and striking out 15 ... In the field, came off the bench 10 times as a pinch hitter, pinch runner or defensive replacement ... Had three at bats, going 0-for-3 with one run scored, drawing two walks ... Pitched in three SEC games, posting a 5.79 ERA in 4.2 innings, allowing eight hits and three runs, walking two and striking out four ... First appearance of career came in the season-opening game against Virginia Tech at Coastal Carolina, tossing 2.2 innings, allowing seven this and three runs ... Made first career start against Evansville, tossing four innings and allowing three hits and two earned runs ... Picked up first career win against Morehead State on March 2, hurling two innings, allowing four hits and one run ... Made start against Murray State, going 3.1 innings, allowing four hits and seven runs - five earned - walking one and striking out one, as the UK defense made four errors behind him ... Outstanding in his first career SEC appearance, tossing 2.1 innings, allowing one hit and two walks, striking out two ... Made starts against Xavier, Western Kentucky and Lipscomb in the midweek ... Used as a defensive upgrade late in the game in the outfield due to arm strength ... Used as a pinch runner against Monmouth, scoring the walk-off run.
First-team All-State selection from Ohio County High School ... Four-year letterwinner for coach Ted Hill ... Led team to the district championships in 2008 and 2009 ... Team won district in 2007, finishing as region runner up ... Played football junior season ... Four-year member of the all-district team ... Named all-region in 2008 and 2009 ... Named second-team All-State in 2008 ... 39th round MLB draft pick by the Philadelphia Phillies.
Full name is Samuel Wallace Kidd ... Born November 30, 1990 in Owensboro, Ky. ... Son of Don and Evelyn Kidd ... Has a sister, Amanda (24) ... Father played baseball for Delta State University.