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7 JEFF CORSALETTI
  • OF
  • 6-0 ·190
  • L/R
  • Senior · 3L
  • Port Charlotte, Fla. · Charlotte High School
  • Major: Sociology

CAREER: Drafted in the sixth round of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft by the World Champion Boston Red Sox…Ranks fourth on the school's all-time list for games played (239) and games started (207)…Finished with a career batting average of .331 after hitting above .310 all four seasons as a Gator…Now occupies third place with 273 career hits, trailing only Mark Ellis (319) and David Eckstein (276)…Is also third in doubles (56), behind Ellis (61) and Mario Linares (60)…Corsaletti is currently fifth with 159 runs batted in and rates eighth in runs scored (180)...Totaled 120 walks and 120 strikeouts…With 29 stolen bases, he fell one theft shy of joining the club of Florida players who have notched 20-plus home runs, 100-plus RBI and 30-plus SB.

AS A SENIOR (2005): Chosen as a third-team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA)…Earned both second-team All-South Region and second-team All-SEC recognition…Selected to the Watch Lists for the Golden Spikes Award, Xanthus-Dick Howser Trophy and the Brooks Wallace Award…Member of the SEC All-Tournament squad by hitting .412 (7-for-17) in Hoover, Ala…Paced the club for most of the year in batting average (.358), on-base percentage (.454) and hits (100)...Hit safely in 56 of the Gators' 71 games he played this season, with 28 multiple-hit efforts and 12 multiple-RBI games...Became only the fifth player in Florida history to tally 100 or more hits in a season on June 24 with a single in the fifth inning against Arizona State...Hit .255 (12-for-47) in NCAA Tournament action with 12 runs scored...Was 5-for-15 in the College World Series with a team-best five hits and three doubles before going 0-for-8 in the championship series with Texas...Came around to score on Adam Davis' three-run homer that gave the Gators the lead for good in the 6-3 win over Arizona State...Went 4-for-5 with two RBI and three runs scored in the win over Nebraska...Tied the CWS record with three doubles against the Huskers...Opened the game with a leadoff double down the right-field line and scored on Davis' two-run homer to right field...Scored the first run of the CWS versus Tennessee after being hit by a pitch to begin the first inning...Was just 2-for-10 (.200) in Super Regional play in the sweep of Florida State...Had a five-game hitting streak snapped in the second meeting with the Seminoles...Launched his 10th home run of the season in the opener...The two-out dinger put Florida on the board...Named to the NCAA Gainesville Regional All-Tournament Team after hitting .357 (5-for-14) with four RBI and six runs scored over the three-game span...Went 2-for-4 and tied a career-high with four runs scored versus Notre Dame...Provided a powerful throw from center field to stifle an Irish rally in the bottom of the first inning...Connected on his ninth round-tripper of the season against ND with a two-run shot in the top of the third inning to tie the score...Singled to right field in the sixth inning against North Carolina to load the bases as part of a four-run frame that gave the Gators the advantage...Went 2-for-5 in the NCAA opener versus Stetson...Roped a sharply-hit double to start a Florida rally in the third inning...Later scored the go-ahead run in that inning...Belted a solo homer in the ninth of the third meeting with Ole Miss after going 3-for-5 in the win over the Rebels...Cranked a two-run homer in the eighth inning to pull the Gators closer to Arkansas...UF would win in the bottom of the ninth, 9-8...Powered the club to a sweep at Vanderbilt by hitting .385 (5-for-13)...Singled in his first three at bats as Florida took the finale to clinch the SEC regular-season crown....Went 2-for-5 in the meeting with Stetson...Led the Orange and Blue with a .600 (3-for-5) series against USF...Tallied two RBI in the first game...Ranked second on UF with a .417 (5-for-12) average in his first visit to Arkansas...Ended an 0-for-12 drought by going 3-for-4 in game two with the Hogs...Hit .308 (4-for-13) and scored four runs against Tennessee...Batted .357 (5-for-14) for the second SEC series in a row at Auburn...Went 1-for-4 in the second encounter with Florida State...Hit .357 (5-for-14) when Alabama visited and had three RBI...Opened the series by going 3-for-5 with two RBI and jacked a solo home run...Batted .500 (7-for-14) against Kentucky, had seven RBI and scored seven runs...Closed the weekend with a flourish, going 4-for-5 with four RBI, three runs and a homer...Drove in three runs and scored twice in game two win over the Wildcats...Helped Florida to its first series win over South Carolina since 1999 by batting .455 (5-for-11), including a solo homer and two RBI in the rubber game of the set...Exploded for 5-for-5 effort out of the leadoff spot and drove in four runs vs. UCF...Had four singles and a double...Went 2-for-3 with two runs in the first game at Ole Miss to extend his hitting streak to 11 games...Went 4-for-5 (.800) with four runs against Michigan State despite missing the third game with a sore hamstring...Batted .500 (3-for-6) against UNCA and was 2-for-3 on the basepaths...Scored a team-high three runs...Led the Gators with a .417 (5-for-12) effort versus Villanova...Totaled three RBI and punched a run-scoring single in the seventh of the third game to put the hosts ahead, 5-2...Drew three walks against Mercer for the third time this season...Batted .400 (2-for-5) against Rhode Island...Drew three walks in the series opener and collected two more free passes in game two...Saw an end to his seven-game hitting game by going 0-for-4 against FAMU on Feb. 22...Did steal and base and score in the 18-3 win...Corsaletti had a hit in the Gators' first seven games and led the squad in batting average (.480), hits (12) and RBI (12) during that stretch...Was 4-for-12 (.333) against Miami (Fla.), drew four walks and scored three runs...Earned a career-high three free passes in the series finale and scored twice...Exploded for a 3-for-4, six-RBI, two-HR night in the thrashing of Florida A&M...This came on the heels of a 3-for-4, six-RBI, three-run outing against Charleston Southern...Finished 5-for-9 (.556) with five runs and two stolen bases in the Gators' opening series of '05.

AS A JUNIOR (2004): Drafted in the 22nd round with the 647th pick by the Cleveland Indians in the 2004 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft…Started 63 of Florida's 65 games…Drew 55 starts in center field and eight in left field…Ranked third on the Gators in batting average (.323), hits (81), runs batted in (43) and triples (two)…Scored 47 runs, poked 12 doubles and socked five home runs…Notched a career-high 11 stolen bases in 18 opportunities…Registered an on-base percentage of .409, fourth-best on UF…Totaled 19 multiple-hit efforts and had eight multi-RBI outings…UF was 15-3 when Corsaletti occupied the clean-up spot in the batting order…Enjoyed a 14-game hitting streak between March 12-April 4, a stretch in which he batted .333 (20-for-60) with six RBI…Committed just two errors in 149 chances for a .987 fielding percentage and recorded a pair of outfield assists…Started all 30 SEC games and hit .310 in a team-high 129 at bats…Corsaletti rated third on the Gators in hits (40) and walks (11) and was fourth in runs (22) and RBI (19)…Chosen to the NCAA Oklahoma City Regional All-Tournament squad following a .385 (5-for-13) showing in Florida's three-game sweep of the event…Drove in a career-high six runs and went 3-for-5 during the 12-1 rout of Central Connecticut State on June 4…Wound up a triple short of the cycle…Laced a two-run triple two days later as the Gators claimed the Regional crown with an 11-0 shutout of UCLA…Was 1-for-3 with an RBI single in the 7-0 win over No. 18 Georgia at the SEC Tournament on May 28…Batted .400 (6-for-15) during the Tennessee series over May 21-23…Chipped in with a couple of hits versus Ole Miss on May 15…Accounted for two of UF's four hits in the opener at Alabama on May 7…Tabbed as the SEC Player of the Week on May 3 after a sizzling .615 (8-for-13) performance against Auburn…In the three-game sweep of the Tigers, Corsaletti scored seven runs and totaled seven RBI…Closed the weekend by going 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a homer for a season-high nine total bases as the Gators rolled to a 22-8 victory…Helped UF claim the rubber match of the set at Mississippi State on April 18 by drawing two walks and scoring three runs…Earned two free passes in 7-6 edging of No. 19 Florida State on March 31…Belted a solo home run in 8-4 triumph over Kentucky to open the series…Batted .333 (5-for-15) against Arkansas to begin league activity…Florida took the decisive third game, 7-6, as Corsaletti contributed a key double and scored twice…Walked four times, had three thefts and hit .455 (5-for-11) during the sweep of Brown…Was a perfect 3-for-3 with two RBI, two runs and two walks in 8-7 edging of Purdue on March 5…Feasted on Miami (Ohio)'s pitching in mid-February at McKethan Stadium, batting .538 (7-for-13) against the RedHawks…Closed the series with a 4-for-5 effort and scored twice in his club's 9-8 win…Provided some insurance with a two-run homer in the top of the ninth at No. 2 Miami (Fla.) on Feb. 13…Gators went on to collect a 3-0 victory as Corsaletti finished 2-for-5…Opened the season on a nine-game hitting streak in which he hit .417 (15-for-36).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2003): Was a starter in 57 of the 58 games that he played in... Made 44 starts in left field and 13 in right field ...Put together an eight-game hitting streak from March 1-12...Hit safely in 45 outings…Posted a .512 slugging percentage and a .392 on-base percentage…Ranked sixth on the team with 17 multi-hit games and was fifth with 13 multi-RBI efforts...Reached base in 52 of 58 contests...Recorded a .960 fielding percentage with just four errors in 101 chances...Led UF with four outfield assists…Scored two or more runs in a game nine times…One of six Gators with five RBI in a game during the season...Scored three runs on three occasions in '03, against Mississippi State (4/26), Army (3/19) and LSU (3/16)...Went 2-for-4 with a double and homer versus Miami (Fla.) to keep the Orange and Blue alive in NCAA play on June 1…Corsaletti was 9-for-21 (.429) in the Coral Gables Regional and chipped in eight RBI, four runs and two homers…Went 4-for-5 with two RBI in the NCAA Regional slugfest against Florida Atlantic on May 31…The Gators and Owls combined for 40 hits, with UF claiming a 22-14 win to stave off elimination…Enjoyed a 5-for-11 (.455) performance during the Kentucky series over May 16-18 with five runs and three RBI...Had a 2-for-4 effort and contributed a double and triple during the second matchup with the Wildcats...Knocked in three runs while going 2-of-4 with a double versus Mississippi State on April 27…Scored three runs during 3-for-4 performance at LSU on March 16...Went 3-for-4 and drove in five runs versus against Siena on March 1...Tallied three RBI during season-opening win over Mercer on Feb. 7.

AS A FRESHMAN (2002): Chosen as an Honorable Mention Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball…Played in 48 games with 17 starts (12 in right field, three in left field, two as the designated hitter)…Batted .313 with 26 hits in 83 at bats…Scored 19 runs, to go along with six doubles, two homers and a triple…Drove in 19 runs, recorded a .482 slugging percentage and managed a .406 on-base percentage…Walked 14 times and struck out just 10 times…Committed one error in 35 chances for a .971 clip…An effective pinch hitter, he was 6-for-20 (.300) with seven RBI, three doubles and a homer…Totaled seven multi-hit games and five multi-RBI contests…In SEC action, Corsaletti batted .314 (11-for-35) with nine runs, seven RBI, one homer, a triple and a double…Drew a walk in his first career plate appearance against Mercer on Feb. 6…Enjoyed first collegiate start versus Winthrop on Feb. 17…Collected his initial career hit when he poked a two-run double against Savannah State on Feb. 20…Went 2-for-5 with a season-high three RBI and two runs against Austin Peay on March 9…Contributed a couple of base-hits and scored three times in a 17-1 rout of Army…Helped the Gators defeat Georgia, 12-9, by going 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI on April 27…Walked three times and stroked two hits in series finale at Alabama…Jacked his first homer in the sixth at bat of his career against Siena on Feb. 24 …Went 4-for-9 (.444) with six RBI during the month of February.

SUMMER: Played for the Rochester (Minn.) Honkers of the Northwoods League with current teammates Stephen Barton and Brandon McArthur in 2004…Claimed the league's statistical title with a .448 on-base percentage…Hit .293 (41-for-140) with a team-high 37 walks, 28 runs, 21 RBI and six thefts in 40 contests…Member of the Honkers in 2002 with UF pitchers Connor Falkenbach and Mike Pete…Batted .280 and led the club in runs (34), homers (four), triples (three) and slugging percentage (.430)…Also contributed 27 RBI, 17 stolen bases and 12 doubles…Played for the Manatee (Fla.) Titans during the summer of 2001…Team finished 46-14 as Corsaletti hit .380 with 14 doubles, five homers and five triples…Competed for the Southwest Florida Eagles in 2000.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2001 graduate of Charlotte High School in Punta Gorda, Fla., where he was a three-year letterwinner for head coach Dave Tollett…Named second-team all-state in Class 5A as a senior and was selected to the third team as a junior…Two-time All-Southwest Florida first-team selection…Hit .388 (40-for-103) with 26 runs batted in, 11 doubles, nine triples and four homers during his final season…Hit .437 (38-for-87) with 22 RBI, 17 doubles, eight triples and a pair of dingers as a junior…Named as his team's Offensive Player of the Year in 2000 and was voted as the Most Valuable Player in 2001…Was a two-year letterwinner at quarterback for CHS on the gridiron and was named third-team all-state as a senior…Passed for 2,000-plus yards during his final campaign.


CORSALETTI'S CAREER HIGHS
At Bats: 6 vs. Miami (Fla.) (2/19/05)
Runs Scored: 4 (three times)
Hits: 5 vs. UCF (3/22/05)
RBI: 6 (three times)
Doubles: 3 vs. Nebraska (6/19/05) & Siena (3/1/03)
Triples: 1 (five times)
Home Runs: 2 vs. Florida A&M (2/15/05)
Walks: 3 (five times)
Stolen Bases: 2 (three times)
Hit Streak: 14 games (3/12-4/4/04)

CORSALETTI'S CAREER STATISTICS
Overall Season Statistics
YEAR AVG. GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-ATT
2002 .313 48-17 83 19 26 6 1 2 19 14 10 1-1
2003 .313 58-57 211 46 66 20 2 6 44 25 31 6-8
2004 .323 63-63 251 47 81 12 2 5 43 31 43 11-18
2005 .358 70-70 279 68 100 18 0 10 53 50 36 11-12
CAREER .331 239-207 824 180 273 56 5 23 159 120 120 29-39
SEC Regular-Season Statistics
YEAR AVG. GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-ATT
2002 .314 22-8 35 9 11 1 1 1 7 10 5 1-1
2003 .278 29-29 108 19 30 11 2 1 15 10 20 2-4
2004 .310 30-30 129 22 40 6 0 3 19 11 20 2-6
2005 .323 30-30 127 27 41 7 0 3 18 20 19 3-3
CAREER .306 111-97 399 67 122 25 3 8 59 51 64 8-14
SEC Tournament Statistics
YEAR AVG. GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-ATT
2002 .333 2-0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0-0
2004 .091 3-3 11 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0-0
2005 .412 4-4 17 3 7 0 0 2 4 1 1 0-0
CAREER .290 9-7 31 3 9 0 0 2 5 1 6 0-0
NCAA Postseason Statistics
YEAR AVG. GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-ATT
2002 .333 4-0 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0
2003 .429 5-5 21 4 9 1 0 2 8 2 1 1-1
2004 .300 5-5 20 1 6 1 1 1 9 2 2 0-0
2005 .255 11-11 47 12 12 4 0 2 7 4 6 1-1
CAREER .308 25-21 91 17 28 6 1 5 25 8 9 2-2
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