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  Preston Paramore
Preston Paramore

Player Profile

Allen, Texas

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 214




2006 (Freshman): Had an outstanding debut season in Tempe, earning First Team All-Pac-10 recognition, as well as Freshman All-American honors from Collegiate Baseball and Second Team Freshman All-American honors...caught 53 games, including 52 starts...hit .318 (55-173) with 35 runs scored and 35 runs batted in...had ten doubles and three homers...drew 34 walks, sixth most in the Pac-10...was the backstop for 17 different pitchers...was a .388 hitter (26-67) with runners in scoring position with 33 RBI...his averaged jumped up to .406 with runners in scoring position and two outs...had a .995 fielding percentage as the catcher.

High School: A 2005 graduate of Allen High School in Allen, Texas... earned four varsity letters...earned Collegiate Baseball High School All-American honors... also named a second-team ABCA/Rawlings All-American... played in the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game... named first-team Texas 5A All-State... as a senior hit .452 with five home runs, 44 walks and 30 RBI... a preseason third-team All-America selection by Baseball America... rated as the No. 3 prospect in the state of Texas by Baseball America... named the top high school catching prospect in the nation by played in several top national showcases, including the AFLAC All-American game and the Perfect Game National Showcase at Tropicana Field... a three-time selection as Allen High School Offensive Player of the Year... 2001 9-5A Newcomer of the Year... named the District 9-5A Offensive MVP in 2004... as a junior hit .371 with 22 runs, 10 doubles, four home runs and 23 RBI... also earned seven saves on the mound... four-time All-District 9 selection... played summer baseball for the Dallas Tigers and the Florida Bombers... led the Bombers to the 2005 Summer World Wood Bat National Championship...helped the Tigers to three AABC titles... played in the 2004 Area Code Games in Long Beach, Calif.

MLB Draft: Selected in the 22nd round (659 overall) in the 2005 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft by the New York Mets.

Personal: Undecided on a major... parents are Glen and Trish Paramore of Allen, Texas... has two older sisters (Pierrette and Paige) and one brother (Price)... his father played college baseball at BYU and Weber State... patterns his style of play after Jason Varitek... full name is Preston James Paramore... nickname is Petey... born Oct. 30, 1986 in McKinney, Texas.

Year       Avg  GP-GS    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD%
2006....  .318  53-52    173   35  55   10  0   3    35  74  .428   34  4  27   3  .437   2   1  3-3    395   39   2  .995
TOTAL...  .318  53-52    173   35  55   10  0   3    35  74  .428   34  4  27   3  .437   2   1  3-3    395   39   2  .995
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