STORYLINE: Osborn, a former USA Baseball player and top prospect out high school, has played in 94 career games at Florida with 77 starts. A career .270 hitter with 13 doubles and five home runs, Osborn started 56 games last season at third base as a sophomore.
2001: Played in 59 games and started 58 games on season (56 at 3B, 1 at 2B, 1 at DH)...18 multi-hit games on season...Ranked fifth among SEC third basemen in fielding percentage at .924 (57 putouts, 126 assists, 15 errors)...Had back-to-back home run games vs. Georgia...Hit game-tying home run and drove in two runs vs. Georgia, 4/15...Finished Georgia series hitting .417 (5-12) with two home runs, 4 RBI...Concluded eight game hit streak vs. Vanderbilt 3/31...Hit home run, went 2-5 with two runs, two RBI vs. Florida Atlantic, 3/28...Drove in two runs on key fifth inning single vs. Arkansas, 3/23...Went 5-7 with four RBI and run in two-game series vs. Maine...Tied career highs with hits and runs scored with three each vs. Maine 3/20/01...Had career-high 10-game hit streak from 2/3-2/24...Went 2-4 with two runs, two RBI vs. Jacksonville, 2/28...Hit home run, went 2-5 with two RBI vs. Winthrop, 2/20...Went career-high 3-3 with two runs, two RBI and career-high two bases on balls vs. Charleston Southern, 2/13...Hit first career home run in season opener vs. Miami, 2/3...Selected by Baseball America as No. 3 prospect in SEC for 2002 MLB draft...Named to preseason Rotary Smith Award watch list.
2000: Saw action in 35 games with 19 starts (12 at 3B, 7 at SS)...Hit .237 with 11 RBI...Hit .222 with one RBI in conference play...Hit safely in 18 of 35 games played...Had a season-high three RBI against Hawaii, 2/21...Named Preseason SEC Freshman of the Year (3B) by Baseball America...Selected second-best prospect in the 2000 freshman class by Baseball America.
USA BASEBALL: Played for the 1999 USA Junior National Pan Am Team in the IMA World Championships in Caracas, Venezuela...Team earned the bronze medal...Hit team-best .500 (15-for-30) with 11 RBI...Had string of nine consecutive singles in nine at-bats over three games.
PREP: A 1999 graduate of Bakersfield High School in Bakersfield, Calif. where he was coached by Rob Amble...Rated as the 52nd-best prospect according to Baseball America prior to the draft and eighth-best high school prospect in its preseason edition...Three-year letterman...Hit .555 as a senior with five HR and 30 RBI...Earned All-America honors from USA Today, Collegiate Baseball and Student Sports...As a junior, named the California Junior Player of the Year and Area MVP with .608 average with seven HR and 46 RBI...Selected all-league and all-area all three seasons...Also lettered twice in both basketball and football.
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OSBORN'S CAREER HIGHS
At Bats: 6 two times, last vs. Florida State, 2/25/01;
Runs Scored: 3 two times, last vs. Maine 3/20//01;
Hits: 3 two times, last vs. Maine 3/20/01;
RBI: 3 two times, last vs. Savannah State, 2/7/01;
Bases on Balls: 2 three times, last vs. Maine, 3/21/01;
Multi-hit games: 21;
Multi-RBI games: 11;
Hit Streak: 10 games.
OSBORN UP CLOSE
Thing I like most about UF baseball: practice
I chose Florida because: great school, great program
If I could describe myself in one word, it would be: calm
If I won a million dollars, I would: buy a range rover
Person in history I would most like to meet: Nostradamus
Favorite TV show: Baseball Tonight
Favorite all-time sporting event: Central California Football championship
Favorite home-cooked meal: barbecue ribs
When I was a kid, I pretended to be: Jerry Rice