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- Patrick Palmeiro
Patrick Palmeiro

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Colleyville, Texas

Last College:
Howard College

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 205

Position:
INF/OF

B/T:
R/R



05/04/2012

UAB Athletics Honors Senior Student-Athletes

Keith DePew, Kristina Vaughn and Rhiannon Johns win academic awards

Signed as a free agent by the Chicago White Sox (June 26, 2012)

2012 (Senior)
· Started all 62 games at third base and hit in the middle of the UAB order
· Finished two-year career with the Blazers starting all 119 possible games
· Led the team for the second consecutive year in doubles (13), homers (5) and RBI (34)
· His 13 doubles were tied for 10th most in Conference USA
· Drew 33 walks, including the second-most in C-USA play with 18
· Hit .333 (5-for-15) with two RBI at the Conference USA Tournament
· Topped the Blazers in multi-RBI games with nine and produced 16 multi-hit games
· Reached the 100 career hit plateau
· Ripped the game winning walk-off RBI triple vs. Ball State (Feb. 25)
· Went 3-for-4 with three RBI vs. Penn State (March 9)
· Collected three hits and scored two runs at No. 14 UCF (April 6)
· Launched homers in back-to-back games vs. Southern Miss (May 18-19)
· Reached base in three of four C-USA Tournament games with hits in the first three contests
· Laced two hits and scored twice vs. UCF in game one of the C-USA Tournament (May 24)
· Connected for a double vs. Mississippi State at the Tallahassee Regional (June 2)
· Finished career with 13 homers, 29 RBI, 77 RBI with a .265 batting average

2011 (Junior)
· Started all 57 games, with 52 coming at third base
· Topped the team in doubles (16), homers (8), RBI (43), total bases (109) and slugging percentage (.462)
· Home run total (8) ranked sixth in C-USA
· Hit .284 for the season and reached base at a .342 clip
· Recorded at least one hit in 45 of 57 games
· Finished with 18 multi-hit games and 10 contests of two-or-more RBI
· Earned C-USA Hitter of the Week on March 7, hitting .389, slugging .667 with nine RBI, three runs scored, two doubles and one homer
· Went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in his debut for the Blazers vs. Virginia on February 18
· A triple shy of the cycle at Troy going 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and career-high four RBI on April 19
· Finished the year on a five-game hit streak, going 10-for-22 with five runs scored and five RBI from May 20-27

2010 (Howard College)
· Played one year for coach Britt Smith
· Posted a .255 batting average with 13 RBI, eight runs scored and three doubles in 21 games

2009 (Grayson County College)
· Played one year for coach Dusty Hart

High School
· Played at Colleyville Heritage High School for coach Alan McDougal
· Selected in the 22nd round of the 2008 MLB draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates
· A second-team all-district selection as a third baseman his senior year
· An honorable mention 2008 Under Armour Preseason All-America selection
· Participated in the 2008 Perfect Game World Showcase
· Named to the 2008 Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason Texas Region All High School Senior First Team

Personal
Patrick Ryne Palmeiro ... born March 6, 1990 ... parents are Rafael and Lynne Palmeiro... has one brother ... father Rafael played 20 Major League seasons for the Cubs, Rangers and Orioles and is a member of the 500 home run and 3,000 hit clubs ... majoring in business management.

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