|13 Bryan Rose
Athletic slugging outfielder had an excellent freshman season, while serving as the left-handed hitting outfielder ... Hit .290 in his first collegiate season, with four homers and 21 RBI ... Hit a homer in his first career at bat, reaching base safely in his first four appearances ... Went 3-for-4 with four RBI, a double and a homer in an SEC-type atmosphere at Louisville ... Had a 4-for-5 game against CWS team LSU, with a homer and a double ... Will compete for a starting spot in the outfield.
Played in the Coastal Plains League, batting .243 (28-for-115) with four doubles, a triple, one homer and 10 RBI ... Drew 22 walks and reached base at a .386 clip, stealing 6-of-8 bases.
Dynamic outfielder had career games in the most unlikely of situations ... Played in 46 games with 20 starts, batting .290 (29-for-100) ... Launched nine doubles and four homers, driving in 21 RBI ... Stole 5-of-6 bases while functioning primarily as the lefthanded hitting outfielder vs. right-handed pitching ... Hit a home run in his first collegiate at bat, a towering shot to right field at South Alabama ... Went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a walk in his first two at bats ... In the third and fourth collegiate at bats, ripped a two-RBI double and got hit by a pitch ... In a pressure-packed game in front of a school-record crowd at Louisville, Rose went 3-for-4 with four RBI, a home run, a double and two walks ... Batted 4-for-5 with an RBI and two runs in a game vs. LSU, adding a home run and reaching on a double after his second near homer went off the wall ... Went 2-for-5 with three RBI in a win over Ole Miss.
Four-year letterman for coach George Czerno at Columbia HS in New York ... As a senior batted .532, plating 32 runs, scoring 40 times, blasting eight home runs, stealing eight bags and hitting 12 doubles ... As a junior batted .432 with eight home runs and 30 RBI ... Named to the All-Suburban first-team three years and second team once ... Garnered second-team All-State as a sophomore and first-team All-State as a junior and senior ... Named league and team MVP junior and senior seasons ... Led team to the district championship, regional championship and NY State Championship ... Owns school record for most hits in a game, walks in a season, fielding percentage, slugging percentage, career doubles, and career home runs ... Also played football and basketball, earning first-team All-Suburban as a punt returner and running back as a junior and senior ... Earned the team hustle and rebounding guard awards on the basketball team.
Full name is Bryan Christian Rose ... Son of Jeff and Holly ... Born February 19, 1988 in Albany, N.Y. ... Has three brothers, Josh (24), Andrew (23), and Tyler (15) ... Chose UK over West Virginia, Virginia, Alabama and Maryland.