25  Rhett Stafford
Rhett Stafford
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cheraw, S.C.

High School:
Cheraw

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 231

Position:
OF/C

B/T:
R/R

Career Notes: A gifted athlete that has the combination of speed and power...expected to see game time at either corner outfield position...hits even better against C-USA competition as a .311 career hitter (38-for-122).

2010: Played in 45 games, making 32 starts...of the games started 30 were in the outfield and two were at DH...posted a .278 batting average (30-for-108) and scored 30 runs...hit an impressive .343 (12-for-35) against league opponents...lined eight doubles and four round trippers...knocked in 13 runs and was 9-for-10 on stolen bases...collected five multi-hit games and a trio of multi-RBI contests...breakout series against Rice going 6-for-13 with two homers, three doubles and three RBI (5/1-5/3)...went 3-for-6 with three runs scored against Memphis in the C-USA tournament (5/27).

Summer League: Saw action in the outfield for the Danbury Westerners of the New England Collegiate Baseball League...played in 32 games...laced 19 hits, including four homers, and scored 16 runs...recorded 14 RBI.

2009: Started 40 games, 39 in LF...appeared in a total of 46 games...tallied a .293 (48-for-164) batting average...launched six home runs and 13 doubles...collected 29 RBI and scored 20 times...recorded a .482 slugging percentage...totaled 14 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI contests...tied for second on the team with 14 two-out RBI...tallied an eight-game hit streak (4/1-4/12)...went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and a RBI vs. Radford (2/27)...laced a two-run homer and two-run single vs. No. 21 Kent State (3/10)...recorded a career-best game going 5-for-6 with a pair of doubles, homer, two runs scored and four RBI at No. 18 Ohio State (4/1)...collected two hits, including a homer and three RBI vs. Tulane (5/14).

2008: Redshirt, did not play.

High School: Named South Team MVP during the North/South All-Star Baseball game in South Carolina in 2007...named all-region in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007...all-state selection in 2006 and 2007...overall state champion and senior class champion at Diamond Prospects Hit, Run and Throw in 2007...named to the All-Diamond Prospects team in 2007...ranked no. 1 catcher in South Carolina in 2007...ranked no. 2 overall prospect at Diamond Prospects Scout Day in 2007...named catcher of the 2007 Impact Baseball Dream Team...high school stats were .410 batting average...10 home runs...20 doubles and 75 RBI...played summer league ball for the South Carolina Diamond Devils, South Carolina Sandnats and for Upstate Carolina...maintained a 3.0 GPA.

Personal: Born March 1, 1989...son of Randy and Jackie Stafford...has one sibling, Gray... majoring in criminal justice.