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Canales-Josh.jpg (8166 bytes)#6 JOSH CANALES

  • Infield/Outfield

  • Sophomore, 1L

  • 6-0, 170, R/R

  • Carson, Calif. (Carson HS)

  • CAREER NOTES - Drafted in the 19th round by the Oakland Athletics in the 1997 Major League Baseball amateur draft..SUMMER OF 1998 - Played for the Harrisonburg (Va.) Turks in the Valley League...Hit .176 with 10 RBI..1998 - Defensive replacement in the late innings...Saw action in 33 games with two starts...Hit .161 with one HR and six RBI...Only two errors in 63 chances...RBI triple against Illinois after entering game as a defensive replacement in NCAA Atlantic I Regional championship game helped Gators to 7-6 win...Hit first career HR, a three-run shot, against Kentucky...First career hit came against Charleston Southern...PREP - A 1997 graduate of Carson High School where he played for Mike Kline...Named to the Daily Breeze All-Area second team, as well as All-City 4A-Division first team...Named Most Valuable Player of the Southern Pacific Conference and selected to the South Bay Classic All-Star squad...Current Gator Derek Nicholson’s brother, Don, was a coach on the all-star squad...Played on three Southern Pacific Conference champions at Carson...Hit. 380 as a senior with three HR and 25 RBI....Led the team with 43 runs scored, 25 stolen bases and five triples...Clocked at 3.95 to first base and 6.6 in the 60-yd dash...Five-time letterwinner including three in baseball and two in football..
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