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Caleb Knight

220 lbs.
Checotah, Okla.
High School
Caleb Knight - Baseball - Virginia Cavaliers

• After the season, signed as a free agent with the Chicago Cubs
• Started 37 of the 42 games in which he appeared (13 at C, 9 at 1B, 15 at DH)
• Batted .226 (30-for-133) with seven doubles, three home runs and 18 RBI
• Recognized on the initial Johnny Bench Award watch list
• Limited to time at 1B and DH after an injury suffered in late March
• Reached base in the first 14 games of the season, hit three home runs in that span
• In 37 starts, reached base safely in 31 of them
• Led the team and finished 7th in the ACC with 13 hit by pitches
• Drove in a career-high, four runs after going 1-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored against VMI on Feb. 27
• Tied a school record after getting plunked three times at Miami on March 25
• Matched a career-high with three hits, in a 3-for-4, two-RBI effort against VMI on Feb. 20

· Appeared in 42 games, including 33 starts (30 straight to end season)
· Was hit by team-high 11 pitches and posted .474 on-base percentage (second on team)
· Started 33 games since Duke series in late March (UVA was 25-8 in his starts)
· His four home runs came in ACC games (Louisville, Notre Dame, two against Pitt)
· Was inserted into lineup as defensive replacement in the first game against Duke and earned his first start of the season in Duke series
· Was 3-for-6 in ACC tournament and reached base safely in five of eight plate appearances
· Had four hits, including a triple, in Florida State series
· Went 4-for-9 with three runs in Notre Dame series
· Was 5-for-12 in Virginia Tech series
· Homered twice and drove in four runs in Pitt series
· Was 5-for-10 with three runs and three RBI in Duke series

· Named 2016 Spaulding NJCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year
· Earned 2016 ABCA Rawlings Gold Glove at catcher
· Member of 2016 All-Region Team
· Hit .404 with 12 homers and 67 RBI in 2016
· Threw out 17 of 23 baserunners attempting to steal and had a .997 fielding percentage in 2016

· Three-time All-Big 8 Conference honoree
· Named conference’s defensive player of the year in 2013 and player of the year in 2014
· Four-year letterwinner in football (quarterback/linebacker)
· In his senior year in 2013, he passed for 2,100 yards and rushed for 1,000 yards
· Was conference player of the year in football in 2013
· Named an All-Star by Class at QB by Oklahoma Coaches Association
· Earned McIntosh Country Athlete of the Year honors in 2014
· Was valedictorian of his graduating class

· Parents are Tommy and Ginger Knight
· Has a brother, Seth, and sister, Natalie