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Mike Papi

OF/1B
Position
6'3''
Height
195 lbs.
Weight
Sophomore
Class
L/R
B/T
Tunkhannock, Pa.
Hometown
Tunkhannock
High School

2014
Selected by Cleveland Indians in Competitive Balance Round A (38th overall) in 2014 MLB Draft
Named to Charlottesville Regional All-Tournament Team
First-Team All-ACC honoree at first base after earning first-team honors at outfield in 2013
Named to All-ACC Academic Baseball Team
Tied for ACC home run title with 11 (UVa’s first ACC home run champion since Duke Duncan in 1978)
Led nation in walks (61), breaking UVa single-season record
Also led ACC in RBI (56) and total bases (119); ranked second in runs (55), third in OBP (.451)
Batted team-best .383 (18-for-47) with nine RBI in NCAA tournament
Hit walk-off double in bottom of ninth inning to seal UVa’s 3-2 win over Ole Miss in College World Series opener (6/17)
Hit .273 (6-for-22) with six walks in CWS
Was 7-for-13 (.538) in NCAA super regional
Went 5-for-12 with four RBI, five runs in NCAA regional; hit 2-run HR in first inning against Arkansas (5/31)
Went 4-for-13 with pair of home runs in Wake Forest series
Was 3-for-11 in Georgia Tech series; hit go-ahead two-run single in seventh inning of Game 1 win
Went 4-for-13 with four RBI in Florida State series; had pair of run-scoring hits (3 RBI total) in rubber game of series
Went 6-for-10 in Virginia Tech series
Hit two home runs, drove in four in win over JMU (3/11)
Clubbed third career grand slam and drove in career-high six runs in win at William & Mary (2/19)

2013
Named First-Team All-American by ABCA and Baseball America
Earned ABCA First-Team All-Atlantic Region honors
Named to All-ACC First Team
Earned invitation to try out for 2013 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team following season
Named 2013 VaSID State Player of Year
Named ACC Player of Week last two weeks of regular season
Played in 55 games while making 47 starts
Was ACC’s 2013 batting champion with a .381 average – UVa’s first ACC batting champ since Glenn Harris in 1981; also led league with .412 average in ACC games
Also led league in on-base percentage (.517) and was second in slugging (.619)
Finished second nationally in OBP, 27th in batting and 31st in slugging
Ranked sixth in ACC with 45 walks and ninth with 57 runs
Started team’s last 38 games; did not begin season as starter but worked way into lineup during Clemson series in early March
Reached base safely in 47 of his 55 games
Tied for second on team with seven home runs; four were game-tying or go-ahead blasts, including two grand slams
Drew 45 walks, sixth most in single-season UVa history
Hit leadoff HR in game 1 of NCAA super regional against Mississippi State (6/8)
Went 4-for-13 in NCAA regional
Went 5-for-13 with four runs, four RBI in UNC series
Named ACC Co-Player of Week after going 6-for-11 with eight RBI in Duke series
Reached base safely in all six plate appearances at VCU (4/30), going 3-for-3 with three walks
Was 4-for-12 with three runs in Virginia Tech series
Was 2-for-9 with pair of RBI in Florida State series
Cranked game-tying grand slam in seventh inning vs. Old Dominion; drove in career-high five runs in game (4/17)
Was 4-for-10 with six walks, seven RBI in Wake series
Hit two-out grand slam on 0-2 pitch in ninth inning of to rally UVa for 7-6 win at Wake Forest (4/6)
Had career-best 10-game hit streak snapped April 2 at Liberty (20-for-32 during streak)
Was 6-for-10 with six runs, three doubles in Miami series; had four hits in series opener
Hit game-tying pinch-hit single in ninth inning against Clemson, then cranked go-ahead solo HR in 11th (3/15)
Was 5-for-7 in Clemson series
Hit three-run homer and drove in four runs in win over Harvard (3/2)

2012
Appeared in 35 games, including 28 starts (27 in RF, one at DH)
Finished fifth on team with eight doubles
Posted nine-game hit streak from March 3-17
Did not play after April 21 because of injury
Recorded hit and two runs in first career start and appearance against Boston College (2/17)
Had pair of hits and reached base four times in win over Coastal Carolina (2/18)
Hit two-run walk-off single in 11th inning to beat William and Mary (2/22)
Stole first two bases in win over Monmouth (2/24)
Went 4-for-8 with two doubles, four RBI during Wright State/Seton Hall weekend (3/3-4)
Was 3-for-5 with two runs, two RBI in win at JMU (3/6)
Went 4-for-13 (.308) in Virginia Tech series
Was 3-for-3 with two runs in win over VMI (3/21)
Had pinch-hit single and scored run vs. NC State (3/31)
Hit first career home run off right-field foul pole against Richmond and also scored twice (4/17)

PREP
Selected by Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 30th round of 2011 MLB Draft
Named 2011 Rawlings Second Team All-American
Regional Baseball Player of the Year for Wyoming Valley Conference in 2011
Named to 2011 Pennsylvania All-State Team by ESPN Rise Magazine
Ranked 84th-best high school prospect by Baseball America
Ranked 104th-best high school prospect by Perfect Game
Named Wyoming Conference Player of the Year in 2010 and 2011
Hit .531 with six home runs, 24 RBI, .708 on base percentage in senior season
Pitched a no-hitter in 2011 state semi-finals
Played baseball for Coach Gary Custer at TAHS
Selected for the New York Yankees Scout Team
Played in the East Coast Pro Showcase and Area Code Games
Varsity baseball captain in 2011 and varsity basketball captain in 2010 and 2011
First-Team All Wyoming Valley Conference in basketball; holds conference records in free throw percentage (93 percent) and three pointers (50 in 2010, 53 in 2011)
Member of National Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of America
Volunteered with Special Olympics

PERSONAL
Parents are Joe and Laurie Papi
Has two brothers, Jeff and Mark
Brother, Jeff, played baseball at Mansfield University
Father played baseball at East Stroudsburg University
Collects baseballs
Enjoys golfing and hanging out with friends