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  Nick Cadena
Nick Cadena

Player Profile
Hometown:
Glendale, Ariz.

High School:
Apollo

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
OF/1B

Experience:
2V (2002, 04)

Bats/Throws:
Right/Right

2004 (RS-Sophomore): Hit .260 (20-for-77) with four doubles, three home runs and 12 RBI... appeared in 36 games and made 13 starts... 12 of his 13 starts came at designated hitter and one in right field... went 2-for-2 with RBI against No. 2 Stanford before coming out of the game after being hit by a pitch... went 3-for-3 with two runs scored off the bench against Connecticut (2/27)... hit first home run of the season against California (3/20)... hit game-tying home run in seventh inning against Washington (3/28)... went deep at Isotopes Park in 22-4 win over New Mexico... has made 11 starts this season, with 10 coming at DH and one in right field... went 5-for-11 (.455) during season-high three-game hitting streak (3/28-4/4)... went 3-for-21 as a pinch-hitter... batted .344 (11-for-32) with two home runs against left-handed pitching... transferred to Florida International following the 2004 season.

2003 (Sophomore): Played in only five games in 2003 and was 3-for-7 (.429) with a double and an RBI... sprained his ankle in pregame warm-ups against Long Beach State (1/31) and also suffered an ongoing offseason back injury that let him utilize a medical redshirt... played summer baseball with Northern Ohio in Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League with teammates Eric Van Slyke and Matt Leaf... named first-team All-Great Lakes League while hitting .306 with Northern Ohio... finished sixth in the league with 23 RBI and tied for first with five home runs... hit a solo home run against Team USA.

2002 (Freshman): A pinch-hitter through much of the first part of the season until starting the last 16 games of the year... raised his batting average from .097 on Apr. 26 to its season-ending mark of .239... was 19-for-61 (.311) with 21 of his 28 RBI and five of his six home runs during that stretch of games... led ASU with two multi-home run games... moved into the starting role when right fielder Andre Ethier broke his right thumb at Notre Dame (4/26)... hit three-run home run at Washington State (4/7) for first career home run in first career start... had two home runs and four RBI vs. New Mexico State (4/30)... had another two home run game and a career-high five RBI vs. USC (5/19)... hit .059 (1-for-17) as a pinch-hitter... was a .333 (13-for-39) hitter with runners in scoring position.

High School: A four-year varsity baseball player at Apollo High School in Glendale, Ariz.... coached by Ray Alonzo... a three-time all-state selection, including a first-team selection his junior and senior seasons... Apollo went a combined 95-35 during his prep career... hit .442 his freshman season while earning all-region honors... named second-team all-state and repeated as an all-region selection while hitting .490 his sophomore year... named first-team all-state and was the Skyline League MVP his junior year while hitting .516... set single-season Apollo records during junior year with 14 home runs and 38 RBI... honorable mention All-American... improved on his records during senior season, earning all-state and All-America honors his senior season... hit 17 home runs, collected 45 RBI and hit .496 his senior season... broke the school record for home runs in a career, set by former Sun Devil and current Los Angeles Dodger Paul Lo Duca... also played football... played summer baseball for Arizona Baseball Academy, helping lead his team to a sixth place showing at the AAU Nationals... Participated in the 2000 Area Code Games in Long Beach, Calif., and also played in the annual Sunbelt Classic and the Best of the West Showcase.

MLB Draft: Selected in the 42nd round of the 2001 Amateur draft by the Kansas City Royals.

Personal: Majoring in sociology... a maroon and gold scholar... parents are Jack and Candee Samora of Glendale, Ariz... siblings are Jackie (12) and Jacob (10)... also recruited by Pepperdine, Arizona, Pacific and Long Beach State... lists receiving a scholarship to ASU and breaking Bob Horner's Apollo High School record as his most exciting moments in sports... enjoys baseball, church and spending time with his family... worked for the city of Glendale as a recreation events coordinator... currently works at Honey Bears BBQ, commonly known as the best BBQ in the state of Arizona... in high school worked at Baseball Palace Batting Cages... has volunteered with the Special Olympics, Adopt a Family for the Holiday Project and was a student mentor during high school... born Nov. 17, 1982.

Career Stats at ASU:

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%
2002....  .239  38-19    92   14   22   2   0   6   28   42  .457   6   1  23   2  .290   1   0   1-1     20   0   1  .952
2003....  .429   5-0      7    2    3   1   0   0    1    4  .571   2   0   1   0  .556   0   0   0-0      1   1   0 1.000
2004....  .260  36-13    77   14   20   4   0   3   12   33  .429   3   2  16   2  .301   1   0   1-1      7   0   1  .875
TOTAL...  .256  79-32   176   30   45   7   0   9   41   79  .449  11   3  40   4  .307   2   0   2-2     28   1   2  .935

Career Highs:

At Bats - 6 - 2x (UConn; 2/29/04)
Runs - 3 - 3x (UNM; 5/18/04)
Hits - 3 - 5x (TUL; 3/13/04)
RBI - 5 (USC; 5/19/02)
BB - 1 - 12x (UNM; 5/18/04)
SB - 1 - 2x (FSU; 2/8/04)
2B - 1 - 7x (PEP; 6/4/04)
HR - 2 - 2x (USC; 5/19/02)
Hit Streak - 4 games

#16 Nick Cadena -- 2004 Game-by-Game

Date            Opponent               GS  AB   R   H RBI    2B  3B  HR  BB IBB    SB  CS HBP SAC  SF GDP   K    PO   A   E    Avg
Feb 06, 2004    Florida State               1   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   .000
Feb 07, 2004    Florida State               1   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   .000
Feb 08, 2004    Florida State           *   3   1   1   1     0   0   0   0   0     1   0   0   0   0   0   1     0   0   0   .200
Feb 13, 2004 vs CS Northridge               1   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   .167
Feb 14, 2004 vs Utah                        1   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   .143
Feb 15, 2004 vs Oklahoma                    1   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   1     0   0   0   .125
Feb 16, 2004    Gonzaga                     1   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   .111
Feb 21, 2004 vs Memphis                     1   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   1     0   0   0   .100
Feb 27, 2004    Connecticut                 3   2   3   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     1   0   0   .308
Feb 28, 2004    Connecticut                 1   1   0   0     0   0   0   1   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   .286
Feb 29, 2004    Connecticut             *   6   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   .200
Mar 05, 2004    East Carolina               1   0   1   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   .238
Mar 06, 2004    East Carolina               2   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   .217
Mar 12, 2004    Tulane                      1   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   1     0   0   0   .208
Mar 13, 2004    Tulane                  *   4   1   3   1     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   .286
Mar 14, 2004    Tulane                  *   1   0   0   1     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   1   0   0     0   0   0   .276
Mar 17, 2004    Oklahoma State              1   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   .267
Mar 20, 2004    California                  3   1   1   1     0   0   1   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   .273
Mar 21, 2004    California              *   3   1   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   1   0   0   0   0     3   0   1   .250
Mar 26, 2004    Washington                  1   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   .243
Mar 27, 2004    Washington                  1   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   1     0   0   0   .237
Mar 28, 2004    Washington                  3   1   2   1     0   0   1   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   1     0   0   0   .268
Apr 03, 2004    USC                     *   5   0   2   2     1   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   1     0   0   0   .283
Apr 04, 2004    USC                     *   3   0   1   2     1   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   2     0   0   0   .286
Apr 10, 2004    Oral Roberts                3   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   1   0     0   0   0   .269
Apr 16, 2004 at UCLA                        0   0   0   1     0   0   0   1   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   .269
Apr 17, 2004 at UCLA                    *   4   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   2     0   0   0   .250
Apr 18, 2004 at UCLA                    *   2   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   2     0   0   0   .241
Apr 23, 2004 at Washington State            2   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   1     0   0   0   .233
Apr 25, 2004 at Washington State        *   4   0   1   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   1   0     1   0   0   .234
May 18, 2004 at New Mexico                  3   3   1   1     0   0   1   1   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   1     2   0   0   .239
May 23, 2004 at Arizona                     2   1   1   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   .246
May 29, 2004 at Stanford                    2   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   .239
May 30, 2004 at Stanford                *   2   1   2   1     1   0   0   0   0     0   0   1   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   .260
Jun 04, 2004 vs Pepperdine              *   3   1   1   0     1   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   .263
Jun 05, 2004 vs Minnesota               *   1   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   1     0   0   0   .260
Totals                                 13  77  14  20  12     4   0   3   3   0     1   0   2   0   1   2  16     7   0   1   .260

Situation Avg AB H RBI 2B 3B HR TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SH SF vs left............. .344 32 11 7 2 0 2 19 .594 2 0 9 1 .382 0 0 vs right............ .200 45 9 5 2 0 1 14 .311 1 2 7 1 .245 0 1 as leadoff.......... .286 14 4 2 1 0 2 11 .786 0 2 3 0 .375 0 0 with runners........ .244 41 10 9 2 0 0 12 .293 2 0 11 2 .273 0 1 w/runners & 2-out... .100 20 2 2 1 0 0 3 .150 0 0 8 0 .100 0 0 rnrs in scoring pos. .222 27 6 9 2 0 0 8 .296 2 0 6 1 .267 0 1 scoring pos & 2-out. .143 14 2 2 1 0 0 3 .214 0 0 4 0 .143 0 0 bases empty......... .278 36 10 3 2 0 3 21 .583 1 2 5 0 .333 0 0 bases loaded........ .000 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 1 .250 0 0 pinch-hitting....... .143 21 3 1 0 0 0 3 .143 2 0 4 0 .217 0 0

Inning Avg AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SH SF 1st................. .333 6 1 2 3 1 0 0 .500 0 0 2 0 .333 0 0 2nd................. .286 7 2 2 0 2 0 0 .571 0 0 1 0 .286 0 0 3rd................. .250 8 1 2 1 0 0 0 .250 0 0 1 1 .250 0 0 4th................. .250 8 1 2 3 1 0 0 .375 0 0 3 0 .222 0 1 5th................. .500 8 2 4 1 0 0 0 .500 1 0 0 0 .556 0 0 6th................. .100 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 .100 0 1 1 1 .182 0 0 7th................. .300 10 2 3 2 0 0 2 .900 0 1 2 0 .364 0 0 8th................. .250 16 4 4 2 0 0 1 .438 2 0 4 0 .333 0 0 9th................. .000 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 2 0 .000 0 0

#16 Nick Cadena -- 2003 Game-by-Game

Date            Opponent               GS  AB   R   H RBI    2B  3B  HR  BB IBB    SB  CS HBP SAC  SF GDP   K    PO   A   E    Avg
Jan 16, 2003 at Hawaii-Hilo                 0   0   0   0     0   0   0   1   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   .000
Jan 17, 2003 at Hawaii-Hilo-2               1   1   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   .000
Jan 18, 2003 at Hawaii-Hilo                 2   1   1   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0   1   0   .333
Jan 19, 2003 at Hawaii-Hilo-2               3   0   2   1     1   0   0   1   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     1   0   0   .500
Jan 26, 2003    San Diego State             1   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   1     0   0   0   .429
Totals                                  0   7   2   3   1     1   0   0   2   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   1     1   1   0   .429

Situation Avg AB H RBI 2B 3B HR TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SH SF as leadoff.......... .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 with runners........ .200 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 .200 1 0 1 0 .333 0 0 w/runners & 2-out... .000 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 1 0 .250 0 0 rnrs in scoring pos. .250 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .250 1 0 1 0 .400 0 0 scoring pos & 2-out. .000 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 1 0 .250 0 0 bases empty......... 1.000 2 2 0 1 0 0 3 1.500 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 bases loaded........ .000 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0 .500 0 0 pinch-hitting....... .000 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 2 0 1 0 .400 0 0

#16 Nick Cadena -- 2002 Game-by-Game

Date            Opponent               GS  AB   R   H RBI    2B  3B  HR  BB IBB    SB  CS HBP SAC  SF GDP   K    PO   A   E    Avg
Jan 31, 2002    Oregon State                1   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   .000
Feb 01, 2002    Southern Utah               1   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   .000
Feb 15, 2002 at Florida State               1   0   1   1     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   .333
Feb 16, 2002 at Florida State               1   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   1     0   0   0   .250
Feb 24, 2002    CS Fullerton                1   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   .200
Mar 01, 2002    Loyola Marymount            2   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   .143
Mar 10, 2002    Oklahoma State              0   0   0   1     0   0   0   1   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   .143
Mar 12, 2002 at New Mexico State            1   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   1     0   0   0   .125
Mar 15, 2002    Oklahoma                    1   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   1     0   0   0   .111
Mar 16, 2002    Oklahoma                    1   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   .100
Mar 23, 2002 at Arizona                     1   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   .091
Mar 24, 2002 at Arizona                     1   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   .083
Mar 29, 2002    Washington              *   2   2   1   2     0   0   0   1   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   1     0   0   0   .143
Apr 01, 2002 at UNLV                        0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     1   0   0   .143
Apr 06, 2002 at Washington State            1   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   .133
Apr 07, 2002 at Washington State        *   6   1   1   3     0   0   1   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   1   0     0   0   0   .143
Apr 12, 2002 at UCLA                        2   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   2     0   0   0   .130
Apr 13, 2002 at UCLA                    *   3   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     1   0   1   .115
Apr 14, 2002 at UCLA                        1   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   1     0   0   0   .111
Apr 21, 2002    California                  1   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   1     0   0   0   .107
Apr 24, 2002 at Oklahoma                    1   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   1     0   0   0   .103
Apr 26, 2002 at Notre Dame                  2   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   1     1   0   0   .097
Apr 30, 2002    New Mexico State        *   4   3   3   4     0   0   2   1   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     2   0   0   .171
May 10, 2002 at Stanford                *   4   0   1   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   2     3   0   0   .179
May 11, 2002 at Stanford                *   4   1   1   2     0   0   1   1   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     1   0   0   .186
May 12, 2002 at Stanford                *   3   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     5   0   0   .174
May 14, 2002    Portland                *   4   1   2   3     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     1   0   0   .200
May 15, 2002    Portland                *   4   1   1   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   1   0   0   0   1     1   0   0   .204
May 17, 2002    USC                     *   3   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   2     1   0   0   .193
May 18, 2002    USC                     *   5   0   1   1     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   2     1   0   0   .194
May 19, 2002    USC                     *   5   3   3   5     0   0   2   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   1     1   0   0   .224
May 24, 2002    Oregon State            *   5   1   3   4     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   .250
May 25, 2002    Oregon State            *   4   0   1   0     1   0   0   1   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   2     0   0   0   .250
May 26, 2002    Oregon State            *   3   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     1   0   0   .241
May 31, 2002    San Diego               *   4   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   1   1     0   0   0   .229
Jun 01, 2002 at Houston                 *   2   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0   .224
Jun 01, 2002 at San Diego               *   4   0   1   1     0   0   0   0   0     1   0   0   0   1   0   1     0   0   0   .225
Jun 02, 2002    Houston                 *   3   1   2   1     1   0   0   1   0     0   0   0   0   0   0   1     0   0   0   .239
Totals                                 19  92  14  22  28     2   0   6   6   0     1   0   1   0   1   2  23    20   0   1   .239

Situation Avg AB H RBI 2B 3B HR TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SH SF as leadoff.......... .154 13 2 0 0 0 0 2 .154 0 1 3 0 .214 0 0 with runners........ .327 55 18 26 2 0 4 32 .582 5 0 11 2 .377 0 1 w/runners & 2-out... .292 24 7 11 0 0 2 13 .542 2 0 4 0 .346 0 0 rnrs in scoring pos. .333 39 13 24 1 0 3 23 .590 1 0 7 0 .341 0 1 scoring pos & 2-out. .250 20 5 9 0 0 1 8 .400 1 0 3 0 .286 0 0 bases empty......... .108 37 4 2 0 0 2 10 .270 1 1 12 0 .154 0 0 bases loaded........ .571 7 4 8 0 0 0 4 .571 1 0 0 0 .556 0 1 pinch-hitting....... .059 17 1 2 0 0 0 1 .059 1 0 8 0 .111 0 0

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