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55 BRIAN ROSE
  • C
  • 6-2 225
  • R/R Sr.
  • 3L Miami, Fla./Miami Killian
  • Major: Sociology

2003: American Baseball Coaches Association first-team All-South Region selection ... Second-team All-SEC selection and was one of 10 semifinalists for Johnny Bench Award ... After missing the first seven games due to injury he was the starting catcher in 52 straight contests ... Florida was 31-20-1 when Rose started ... Broke Florida hit by pitch record as he was hit 48 times in his career including 18 times in 2003 ... Was third on the team in batting average (.357) and second in home runs (16) ... Ranked 28th in the nation in home runs per game (0.31) ... Had a team leading .460 on-base percentage which also ranked second in the SEC behind Player of the Year Aaron Hill ... Also led team with .681 slugging percentage ... His 1.13 RBI (59 total) per game were second on the squad ... Had 19 multi-hit games and was third on the team with 18 multi-RBI contests ... Named to Coral Gables all regional team after batting .318 (7-22) with nine runs scored, four home runs and a tournament best 14 RBI ... Against Florida Atlantic in regional May 31 he went 3-5 with a pair of homers, four runs scored and a career-best seven RBI ... Hit first career grand slam in that game ... Hit grand slam June 1 in regional championship game 1 against Miami as he had five RBI in going 2-4 ... First Florida player ever to hit a grand slam in consecutive games ... Led the team with his .315 (34-108) SEC batting average ... Also had a SEC team leading 23 runs scored, seven homers and 24 RBI ... Had a .397 on-base percentage in conference games ... In non-league games he batted .419 (31-74) with a .541 on-base percentage ... Owned the longest hit streak on the team at 15 games from Mar. 22-April 18 ... During hit streak he batted .385 (20-52) with 12 runs scored and 20 RBI ... In eight of his last 10 games he had multiple hits ... In his final 10 games he was 17-34 (.500) with two doubles, six homers and 20 RBI ... Had a base hit in 44 of 52 games played and an RBI in 28 ... Reached base in 48 of 52 games ... Was fifth on the team with 26 extra base hits ... Had three RBI five times ... Scored two or more runs 14 times ... Had a base hit in 25 of 30 conference games ... In Kentucky series May 17-19 he was 6-11 with six runs scored and six RBI ... Went 2-4 with three runs scored and three RBI in game one against Mississippi State April 26 ... Hit first career triple while going 2-4 versus Vanderbilt April 5 ... Went 2-3 with two runs scored and three RBI against Pace March 11 ... In first game back from injury Feb. 21 he went 1-2 with a double and two RBI ... Hit a homer in five of his final seven games ... Had hit streaks of four or more games five times ... Did not ground into a double play in his first 172 at bats ... Had a .989 fielding percentage with four errors in 359 chances ... Threw out 23.1 percent (nine of 39) of runners attempting to steal.

2002: Started all 65 games at catcher ... Batted .281 with 13 doubles, seven homers and 45 RBI ... Named one of 10 semifinalists for the Johnny Bench Award honoring the nation's top collegiate catcher ... Named First Team All America catcher by Jewish Sports Review ... Went 36 games and 215 attempts without committing an error (5/18/01-4/5/02) ... Threw out 16 runners attempting to steal ... Baserunners were 31-47 vs. Rose attempting to steal on season ... Went on nine-game hit streak from March 7- March 19 ... Went 2-3 with two walks June 2 vs. Miami ... Hit home run, went 2-4 with two runs, two RBI vs. Kentucky May 18 ... Against Kentucky in game one of doubleheader May 18 he drove in two runs going 1-4 with a double ... Finished with two doubles in 2-5 performance vs. South Florida ... Went 3-4 with three RBI and two doubles vs. Georgia April 26 ... Went 2-5 with two RBI and double April 19 vs. Vanderbilt ... Hit home run April 14 vs. Tennessee ... Went 2-4 with two runs vs. Tennessee April 12 ... Concluded Tennessee series 5-13 with three runs, two RBI and home run ... Hit home run, went 2-3 with two RBI, two runs vs. Army March 26 ... Went 1-2 with two RBI and a run scored vs. UMass, March 19 ... Against Siena Feb. 27 he went 2-4 with two RBI ... Hit home runs in back-to-back games vs. Winthrop Feb. 16-17 ... Hit home run, went 1-3 with two RBI in hometown vs. Miami Feb. 10 ... Hit home run, tied career-high with three hits and drove in three RBI vs. Charleston Southern Feb. 2 ... Hit four of seven home runs in month of February ... At NCAA Regional he hit .353 ... Led Gators with 13 hit by pitches ... Had 16 multi-hit games and 14 multi-RBI contests ... Will start the 2003 season on a two-game hit streak.

2001: One of only two players to start all 62 games on season ... Hit .290 with two home runs and 43 RBI ... Honored with co-Mr. Gator Baseball Award, presented to the team's most valuable player ... Named to Johnny Bench Award 'Watch List', presented to nation's top catcher ... Went on 10-game hit streak from March 13-25 ... Led Gators in times hit by pitch and ranked tied for third in the SEC with 14 ... Ended year ranked fifth on the all-time season hit by pitch list and set sophomore record for hit by pitch (14) ... Led SEC in runners caught stealing with 25 ... Threw out 25 runners attempting to steal (opponents were 61-86 vs. Rose) ... Committed only six errors on season and went 181 consecutive attempts and 35 games from March 11-May 11 (two months) without an error ... Drove in two key RBI on single at Auburn May 5 ... Hit third career home run, went 3-4 with three RBI vs. Ole Miss April 21 ... Finished 2-5 with three runs scored April 11 vs. Stetson ... Against Florida A&M April 4 he went 2-3 with two doubles and career-high three runs scored ... Concluded week of March 19 hitting .529 with nine RBI and contributed several key hits vs. Arkansas ... Set career high in RBI with five and tied career high in hits with three vs. Maine March 20 ... Went 4-10 with four RBI and a run scored in three game series vs. LSU March 16-18 ... Went 3-3 with three RBI, two doubles and two runs scored March 13 vs. Fordham ... Hit .545 (6-11) for week of Feb. 19 ... Finished two-game series 4-7 with 2 RBI and a run scored vs. Florida State Feb. 24-25 ... Drove in two RBI on double to pull Florida into a tie at Florida State Feb. 18 ... Went 2-3 with two runs and two walks Feb. 13 vs. Charleston Southern ... Threw out first baserunner of season vs. Miami Feb. 9.

2000: Saw action in 19 games with four starts at catcher ... Hit .219 with one home run and three RBI ... Went 2-4 with one RBI in SEC Tournament championship game vs. LSU May 21 ... Two hits were career high ... Hit his first career home run March 28 against Samford.

1999: Walked on to team in fall ... Did not see any game action and was redshirted.

PREP: A 1998 graduate of Miami Killian Senior High School where he played three years for head coach Mike Sell ... Earned second team All-Dade County honors ... Hit .463 with seven HR and 39 RBI as a senior ... Named offensive MVP following senior season ... Batted .387 with four HR and 33 RBI as a junior ... Hit .327 as a sophomore with three HR and 31 RBI.


ROSE'S CAREER STATISTICS
Overall Season Statistics
Year AVG GP-S AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-A
2000 .219 19-4 32 4 7 2 0 1 3 3 5 0-0
2001 .290 62-62 207 37 60 14 0 2 43 25 35 5-5
2002 .281 65-65 231 46 65 13 0 7 45 20 36 0-0
2003 .357 52-52 182 52 65 9 1 16 59 20 27 1-2
Career .302 198-183 652 139 197 38 1 26 150 68 103 6-7
SEC Regular Season Statistics
Year AVG GP-S AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-A
2000 .000 3-1 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0-0
2001 .234 30-30 107 11 25 3 0 2 16 9 18 2-2
2002 .266 30-30 109 16 29 5 0 2 21 12 17 0-0
2003 .315 30-30 108 23 34 6 1 7 26 9 19 1-1
Career .265 93-91 332 51 88 14 1 11 63 31 55 3-3
SEC Tournament Statistics
Year AVG GP-S AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-A
2000 .500 1-0 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0-0
2001 .222 3-3 9 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 4 0-0
2002 .158 5-5 19 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 0-0
Career .219 9-8 32 2 7 2 0 0 3 1 10 0-0
NCAA Postseason Statistics
Year AVG GP-S AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-A
2000 .333 3-0 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0-0
2001 .111 3-3 9 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 3 0-0
2002 .353 5-5 17 4 6 2 0 0 1 2 3 0-0
2003 .318 5-5 22 9 7 0 0 4 14 1 2 0-0
Career ..288 16-13 52 14 15 4 0 4 16 5 9 0-0

ROSE'S CAREER HIGHS
At Bats: 5, (nine times) last vs. Miami, 6/1/03
Runs Scored: 4 vs. FAU, 5/31/03
Hits: 3, (eight times) last vs. FAU, 5/31/03
Home Runs: 2 vs. FAU 5/31/03
RBI: 7 vs. FAU 5/31/03
Bases on Balls: 2, (six times) last vs. Ole Miss, 5/11/03
Hit Streak: 10 games

CAREER FIELDING PERCENTAGE FOR A CATCHER
Brian Rose had an outstanding fielding season in 2003. This chart depicts where Rose ranks among UF's all-time catchers at the end of his career. (Must have played at least two years at UF).
Pct. Catcher Year
.988 Tony Socarras 1999-00
.987 Brian Rose 2000-03
.986 Brandon Marsters 1994-95
.985 Mario Linares 1988-91
.980 Jesse Ramos 1992-93
.979 Eric Castaldo 1993-96
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