2013 No. 47 prospect in the Northwoods League (Perfect Game) 2013 Northwoods League Big League Dreams Showcase 24th round draft pick in 2011 (Athletics) 2013 No. 47 prospect in the Northwoods League (Perfect Game) 2013 Northwoods League Big League Dreams Showcase 24th round draft pick in 2011 (Athletics)
Outlook One of the top infielders in college baseball, returns as UK's everyday third baseman ... After playing sparingly as a true freshman in 2012, emerged as a legitimate right-handed hitting threat at the hot corner ... Has the ability to be a middle of the order hitter with a line-drive approach at the plate ... Arm strength at third base rivals any infielder in the SEC, including South Carolina shortstop Joey Pankake, allowing Kuhn to make difficult plays in the infield ... Has the ability to play anywhere on the infield, seeing starts in 2013 at third and first base, when A.J. Reed was the starting pitcher ... Hit a game-winning, go-ahead homer in the eighth inning in the series opener vs. Michigan State, also hitting a game-tying homer at No. 9 Louisville ... Has a good eye, translating in a disciplined approach at the plate with an ability to control the strike zone.
Summer Had an all-star summer in the Northwoods League, playing in a grueling 60 games ... Batted .280 (63-for-225) with 39 runs, 13 doubles, six homers and 46 RBI ... Known for his keen eye at the plate, sporting a 30-48 walk-strikeout ratio ... Had a summer-high four-hit game on July 14, with three RBI and four doubles ... Was named to the Northwoods League Big League Dreams Showcase, going 1-for-2 with two walks in the game, with the rosters selected by area scouts.
2013 UK's every day starter at third base, also making starts at first base as a middle-of-the-order hitter ... Played and started in 54 of UK's 55 games, missing just the final game of the series at Missouri ... Batted .242 (48-for-198) with 26 runs, nine doubles, one triple, five homers and 29 RBI, stealing 7-of-9 bases ... Led the team with 37 walks, striking out 40 times and sporting a .367 on-base percentage ... Fielded .952, with 41 starts at third, two starts as the DH and 11 starts at first base ... Hit .210 (22-for-105) in SEC play, with three doubles, three homers and 12 RBI ... Reached base safely in 48 of 54 games, including 18 straight to open his career ... Batted .280 in non-SEC games, with six doubles, one triple, two homers and 17 RBI, with a 22-16 walk-strikeout ratio ... Hit .274 at Cliff Hagan Stadium, with four homers and .173 on the road ... Got off to a hot start with a .351 average in the first 10 games, .340 in the first 15 games, before falling to .269 through the first 30 games ... Led the team with 0.69 walks per game ... Hit all over the batting order, including No. 2 (one), No. 3 (three), No. 4 (15), No. 5 (21), No. 6 (four) and No. 7 (10) ... Had a .277 average on balls in play ... Batted .220 while playing first base and .239 while playing third, with a 3-for-6 mark as the DH ... Belted homers vs. Michigan State, at Louisville (vs. Dace Kime), Tennessee (vs. Nick Williams) and Vanderbilt (vs. Kevin Ziomek and T.J. Pecoraro) ... Ran up 12 multi-hit games, six multi-RBI games and a stretch of reaching base safely in 18 consecutive games ... Hit .290 (18-for-62) with runners in scoring position, with 23 RBI and a .410 on-base percentage ... Was 3-for-5 with nine RBI and three walks without a strikeout in bases-loaded situations, hanging two sacrifice flies ... Started his season with a season-long nine-game hitting streak ... Had seven two-walk games and one three-walk outing ... First career homer came as the go-ahead solo homer to lead off the bottom of the eighth inning on Friday night vs. Michigan State ... Homered again in a clutch swing to even up the game at No. 9 Louisville ... Had a career-high three-hit game vs. Kansas State in Myrtle Beach ... Had three RBI in a series-opening win over Akron ... Stole two bases in a win over Murray State in the home opener ... Played in 47 games during the summer for the Willmar Stingers in the Northwoods League, teaming with UK catcher Greg Fettes ... During the Northwoods League regular season, batted .261 (40-for-153) with four doubles, one triple, five homers and 30 RBI, stealing three bases and owning a 29-39 walk-strikeout ratio ... Had a 4-for-5 game on July 8 ... Ran up an eight-game hitting streak in mid-July.
2012 Played in five games off the bench as a true freshman, serving as a reserve at second and third base and shortstop ... Was a right-handed hitting option off the bench ... Batted 1-for-3 in his five games, with a run scored and a walk, notching three RBI and a sacrifice fly ... In his first career at bat against Buffalo, drew a walk ... Got two at bats off the bench vs. UIC, driving in two runs with a single ... Hung a sacrifice fly in a win over Canisius ... Came off the bench in the 21-inning marathon vs. Kent State in the NCAA Tournament opener, coming on in the top of the 13th inning as senior third baseman Thomas McCarthy played first base for the first time in his career ... Played the 13th and 14th innings of the game at third base, before left-handed hitting infielder Paul McConkey pinch hit for him in the bottom of the 14th.
High School A 2011 All State player for coaches John Zangrilli and Adam Metzler at Zionsville Community High School ... All-conference and All-Metro North player from 2008-11 ... Member of the Connie Mack World Series All-Tournament Team ... Won the Gold Glove Award.
Personal Full name is Robert Maxwell Kuhn ... Son of Ted and Suzette ... Born Sept. 10, 1992 in Havelock, N.C. ... Has a brother, Troy (18).