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#7 Peter O'Brien
Position: Catcher
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 225
Year: Senior
Hometown: Miami Gardens, Fla.
High School: Braddock
Peter O'Brien Profile
Courtesy: TBD
Release: 07/25/2012

Drafted by the New York Yankees (second round, No. 89 overall) on June 5, 2012...Signed on June 23, 2012

Senior (2012)...
Named one of the team's co-captains at the annual First Pitch Banquet...Despite missing the final 17 games of the regular season with a broken wrist, earned First-Team All-ACC recognition...Named to the Louisville Slugger Preseason All-America Team and the Preseason Johnny Bench Award Watch List...Ranked first on the team in a number of key hitting categories, including batting average (.340), homeruns (10), RBI's (40), total bases (92), on-base percentage (.441) and slugging percentage (.626)...Named ACC Player of the Week on March 19, recording totals of three homeruns, three doubles, nine RBI's and 21 total bases over a five-game stretch from March 12-18...Opened the season on a six-game hitting streak, recording 14 hits in his first 25 at-bats (.560 average)...Went 4-for-5 with three runs scored, two homeruns and three RBI's in a series finale win over Rutgers (Feb. 19)...Finished a perfect 4-for-4 with one double and one run scored in a midweek win over Florida Gulf Coast (Feb. 22)...Went 2-for-4 with a homerun and three RBI's in a matchup with Florida (March 3)...Set a career-high with four RBI's in a 2-for-3 showing agaisnt Illinois State (March 13), a performance that included two homeruns...Keyed an offensive surge against Duke (March 18) with a 4-for-5, two-homerun and four-RBI performance...Recorded a career-best seven-game hitting streak from March 18-30, a stretch that included 10 RBI's, nine runs scored and four walks...Matched a career-high with a four RBI's in a series-opening win against then-No. 3 North Carolina (April 6)...Returned from injury in the Hurricanes' second ACC Tournament game, going 1-for-4 against the Tar Heels (May 24)...Went 2-for-4 with a double in the team's NCAA Tournament opener against Stony Brook (June 1)...

Before Miami...

Played three seasons under Mervyl Melendrez at Bethune-Cookman in Daytona Beach...Named to five Preseason All-America Teams prior to the 2011 campaign, including Louisville Slugger, ESPN, National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA), Collegiate Baseball Lineup and Perfect Game USA... In his junior year, hit .304 with 14 home runs and 69 RBI... During his sophomore year was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Player of the Year as well as Third Team Louisville Slugger All-America, while also playing for Team USA Collegiate... Freshman year he was named Freshman All-America catcher by Louisville Slugger...

High School/Prep...
Played under Manny Fernandez at G. Holmes Braddock High School... Won the District Championship in 2008... Was the starting catcher for the Bulldogs...

Personal...
Drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the third round of the 2011 MLB draft... Majoring in Business administration... Son of Mercedes and Terry O'Brien... Also recruited by Vanderbilt, Barry, USF, Miami Dade, Wright State and Ohio...

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