54 - Casey Watkins
Casey Watkins
Born: Nov. 20, 1991
Height: 6-1
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Valencia, Calif.
High School: West Ranch HS
Position: C
B/T: R/R
Experience: 3V

AS A SENIOR (2013)
Appeared in five games and made one start...was issued a walk vs. Oregon (03/03).

SUMMER 2012
Played for the Neptune Beach Pearl (33-20), reaching the Far West League title game • batted .279 with 17 RBIs, 21 runs scored, eight extra-base hits and 12 stolen bases.

AS A JUNIOR (2012)
Was part of the three-man catching rotation with Chad Wallach and Jared Deacon • Started 21 games with a 12-9 record • Appeared in eight other games off the bench • Batted .185 with three doubles and four RBIs • Made only one error in 141 chances for a nifty .993 fielding percentage • Had a year’s best four-game hitting streak (Feb. 17-29, 4-for-15, .267) to open his season • Batted 2-for-4 vs. Utah Valley State on March 2 with two RBIs.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2011)
Versatile performer appeared in 19 games, seven as a starter (3 at catcher, 2 in left field and 2 in right field • Hit 3-for-5 at Cal Poly on Apr. 23 and 2-for-3 at UC Davis on Apr. 3 • Batted 7-for-21 (.333) on the road but only 1-for-7 at home (.143).

AS A FRESHMAN (2010)
Started the season with all intentions of utilizing his redshirt, but joined the list of active players at the request of Head Coach Dave Serrano to help out the team • Played in 27 of the Titans’ 64 games and made 12 starts in the outfield • Made his collegiate debut on Apr. 1 against UC Davis • His first-career hit came on Apr. 2 against UC Davis when he cleared the bases with a three-run double • His first RBI came in first career plate appearance - he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded on Apr. 1 against UC Davis • Had five multiple-hit games including a season-high three hits on two occasions - May 1 at Pacific and May 30 vs. Cal State Northridge • Had 3 multi-RBI games including a season-high three RBIs on Apr. 2 vs. UC Davis • Made two postseason starts (June 5 and 6) and five postseason appearances and had one hit and scored four times in five at bats. His longest hitting streak was three games (May 8-14) when he hit 5-for-12 (.417) with an RBI.

HIGH SCHOOL
Was a three-year letterman for West Ranch High School in Valencia, Calif., under Head Coach Casey Burrill • Hit .419 with seven home runs and led the Foothill League with 45 RBIs as a senior in 2009 • Holds the Foothill League record for RBIs in a season • Was named to the All-CIF Southern Section First Team, the All-Santa Clarita Valley First Team as well as the All-Foothill League First Team • Participated in the Tommy Lasorda Elite Games and was a 2008 VIBL All-Star • Hit .288 with a home run and 17 RBIs for the Wildcats as a junior and .107 with four RBIs as a sophomore in limited action.

PERSONAL
Born in Santa Clarita, Calif. • Full name is Casey Philip Watkins • Parents are Ed Watkins and Ava Raich • Has one older sister (Brittany), two younger brothers (Aaron and Dylan) and a younger sister (Emily) • Major is sociology • Enjoys fishing and playing guitar • Models his game after Jon Lucroy • Favorites include: Matt Kemp (baseball player), “The Fighter” (movie), Mark Wahlberg (actor), Iration, Jack Johnson (musical artists), “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” (book), youtube.com (websites), Michael Phelps (athlete), Goodwin Field (place to play), steak (food), Fenway Park (stadium) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (team).

 

 

Career Highs Graphic

At Bats: 5, 5 times, last on March 10, 2012, at Texas A&M

Runs: 3, 2 times, last on May 30, 2010, vs. Cal State Northridge

Hits: 3, 4 times, last on May 5, 2012, at Pacific

RBI: 3, Apr. 2, 2010, vs. UC Davis

Home Runs: 0

Doubles: 2, 2 times, last on May 5, 2012, at Pacific

Stolen Bases: 1, 6 times, last on March 2, 2012, vs. Utah Valley