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46   Jack Rye
Jack Rye


Irvine, CA

High School:
Woodbridge HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200



Rye Bio in PDF Format

2008: Collegiate Baseball second team, preseason All-American.

2007: Team captain...All-ACC first team selection in 2007...started all 62 games this season, 61 in right field and one as the designated hitter...hit a career-high .372 with 87 hits in 234 at-bats...ranked second on the team in home runs and RBIs with 10 and 61, respectively...for the third consecutive season registered more walks than strikeouts running his career totals to 115 base-on-balls and 74 strikeouts...recorded his first, two home run game against Mississippi State in the finals of the NCAA Tallahassee Regional en route to being named to the All-Region team...saw a 17-game hit streak come to an end in game three against Clemson - the streak marked the third time in 2007 that he registered a hit streak of 15-games or more...saw his career-best 20-game hitting streak come to an end against Jacksonville...had a 15-game hitting streak (dating back to last season) come to an end in the third game of the season...scored a run and recorded at least one RBI in the first six games to start the season...finished second on the team in RBIs with 61...31 of his 61 RBIs came with two outs...posted a career-high 6 RBIs against North Florida...flourished with runners on base batting .403 on the season, highest on the team...finished fourth on the team with 27 two-out hits...had a walk-off single in the bottom of the 11th in the opening game against Wake Forest to give the Seminoles a 7-6 victory...garnered a .991 fielding percentage committing just one error in 117 fielding opportunities in right field...credited with two outfield assists in 2007 - his first coming in game two vs. UNC and his second coming in game two vs. Clemson...led all players with five home runs in league play while batting .336 in 122 at-bats...was the only player with more than 20 starts during the ACC regular season to post a perfect fielding percentage...was drafted in the 46th round with the 1355th overall pick by the San Francisco Giants.

2006: Ranked third on the team in batting behind All-American Shane Robinson and freshman All-American Buster Posey...led the team in slugging and on-base percentage...second on the team in runs scored, third in hits and total bases and fifth in RBIs...tied for the team lead with 12 homers...hit 10 more home runs than his total from his entire freshman year...second to Dennis Guinn with 16 doubles...his 50 walks were the most on the team and just five shy of reaching the top 10 by a Seminole in a single season...upped his RBI total and had more doubles and triples as well than he had in more games his freshman season...led the team with 21 two-out RBIs...reached base in 58 of his 61 games...finished the year on a 13-game hitting streak, the fourth-longest streak of 2006...scored 32 runs in the last 32 games of 2006...second on the team in sacrifice bunts...only Shane Robinson averaged fewer strikeouts per at-bat among starters than Rye...hit .364 with runners on base and .368 with runners in scoring position...reached base over 50% of the time when leading off an inning...tied for second on the team with a .330 average in conference play...sixth in the ACC for triples, eighth in slugging, ninth in total bases and 10th in triples in conference games...led FSU with 15 extra base hits in ACC play...his slugging percentage of .592 was 74 points higher than any other Seminole....417 on- base percentage was tied with Shane Robinson for tops on the squad...led Florida State in batting with runners on base and runners in scoring position...hit .400 with the bases loaded...hit .395 with two-outs in an inning...Rye's 12 two-out RBIs were four more than any other player accumulated.

2005: Florida State's everyday right fielder who started 59 of the Seminoles' 73 games...started 26 consecutive games in right field to finish the year...ranked second on the team in batting average with a .328 mark...finished in the top five on the team in six offensive categories...led all FSU freshmen in average, on-base percentage, hits and doubles...committed only one error in 85 chances for a .988 fielding percentage...missed only two games...fifth on the team in hits with 64 which included 15 games with multiple hits...15 multiple-hit games was fifth on the four hits in a win over Hawaii-Hilo...ACC high of three hits against Virginia Tech...14 doubles ranked tied for third on the team...multiple RBIs in six games -- four of which were victories for the Seminoles...two hits in ACC wins against Virginia Tech and Virginia...two home runs were both in ACC play and both in Florida State wins over Duke and NC State...eight sacrifices to rank as one of eight players on the team with eight or more sacrifices...a .340 hitter in 36 games against NCAA Tournament teams...named to the All-Tournament team at the 2005 ACC Tournament team after he hit .462 (6-for-13) in four games.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-time first team all-league...hit over .400 all four years of high school...had a .483 on-base percentage and went 14-for-14 on stolen base attempts in 2003...only 10 strikeouts in 188 plate appearances during last two years of high school...second team All-Southern California... principal's honor roll all four years of high school.

PERSONAL: Son of Alan and Debbie Rye...has two sisters (Ashley and Lindsay) and a brother (Patrick)...father pitched at UCLA...won the "Big Stick Award" in Mickey Mantle World Series...attended FSU's Advanced Baseball Camp...hobbies include surfing and snowboarding...2006 All-ACC Academic Team...three-time member ACC Academic Honor Roll (2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07)...major is real estate...born March 8, 1986.

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