2007 MLB Draft 23rd-Round Pick
2007 All-SEC Second Team
2007 ABCA All-Region Second Team
2006 All-SEC First Team
2006 ABCA All-Region First Team
2006 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American
2006 Baseball America Freshman All-American Second Team
2008 PRESEASON Wallace Watch List ... NCBWA Preseason All-America Second Team outfielder.
2007 (SOPHOMORE) 23rd-round pick by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim but returned for junior seasion ... ABCA Second Team All-Region outfielder ... It was the second straight season he was selected by the region's coaches ... One of just five sophomores to be named either first- or second-team all-region ... Second Team All-SEC outfielder ... Marked the second time he was an All-SEC selection ... In 47 games (38 in LF, 1 in RF, 7 as DH) he hit .326, which was the fourth-highest average on the team ... Hit a team-high 14 home runs ... Drove in 51 runs, which was second on the team ... Hit cleanup in 45 of the 47 games ... Has never gone more than eight games between home runs in his career ... Hit .365 vs. LHP ... Had a team-high 20 2-out RBI and hit .362 with runners in scoring position ... Led the team with 16 multi-RBI games on the year, driving in three-or-more seven times ... In SEC-only games, was seventh in the league with a .662 slugging percentage and was 11th in on-base percentage (.474) and runs scored (24) ... Six home runs in SEC games was tied for third and 51 total bases and 16 walks were tied for seventh ... DH'd in all three games against Vanderbilt, driving in four runs with two doubles and a homer ... Had the second multi-homer game of his career in a 12-5 win over Alabama on April 20 ... His homers against Alabama came in consecutive at-bats ... Hit .477 in the month of February with 3-2B, 3B, 5-HR, 10-BB, 16-R and 17-RBI ... Struckout just 3 times in his first 44 ABs ... Named the MVP of the Coca-Cola Classic in February as he hit .667 (8-for-12) with a double, triple and six runs scored to go along with his two homers and seven RBI for a 1.417 slugging percentage ... In Sunday's tournament championship-clinching win over South Alabama, he was a double shy of the cycle, driving in four runs ... Named SEC Player of the Week following the tournament.
2007 PRESEASON Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American ... Wallace Watch List.
2006 (FRESHMAN) Named First Team All-SEC DH by both the league coaches and SEBaseball.com ... Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American DH ... Along with Luke Greinke became Auburn's first duo to be named Freshman All-American's in the same season ... Baseball America Second Team Freshman All-American ... Became just the third Tiger to be named a Freshman All-American by Baseball America, joining Bobby Huddleston (2000, 2nd Team) and Hayden Gliemmo (1998) ... SEC All-Freshman selection ... ABCA First Team All-Region selection ... Led the Tigers in hitting (.359) and slugging (.564), was second in home runs (eight), tied for third in RBI (31) and was fourth in doubles (13) in 45 games ... Never went more than eight games without hitting a home run ... Hit a team-best .330 in league games ... Hit .397 against LHP ... Had 19 mulit-hit games ... Had four hits in a game three times ... Started his Auburn career off with a bang, going 4-for-5 with a double, two home runs and six RBI in AU's extra-inning, 9-8, win over Hofstra on Feb. 17 ... Was one of 20 players invited to try out for the 2006 USA Baseball National Team.
SUMMER 2005 Played for the Reston Hawks of the Clark C. Griffith Collegiate Baseball League ... Hit .347 and tied for the team lead with 31 RBI ... Set the Clark Griffith League Season Home Run Record with 12 ... Also led the the league with a .792 slugging percentage.
HIGH SCHOOL Three-year letterwinner for Chris Warren at W.T. Woodson ... Hit .526 with eight 2B and 10 HR and 27 RBI as a senior as W.T. Woodson won its first District Title since 1990 ... Was also 7-2 with a 2.42 ERA on the mound with 60 K's ... Named the 2005 Liberty District Player of the Year ... First Team All-Region selection in 2004 and 2005 ... W. T. Woodson MVP and team captain as both a junior and senior ... 2004 Second Team All-State ... Hit .508 for his career and was a perfect 37-for-37 in stolen bases in his career ... Was 9-1 with a save and a 2.61 ERA as a junior and was named First Team All-District Pitcher and Player of the Year ... Three-time All-Met selection ... Two-time participant in the Perfect Games World Wood Bat Championship ... 2004 East Coast Professional Baseball Showcase selection ... Helped lead the Virginia Barnstormers to the Connie Mack World Series in 2003 ... Two-time Va. Commonwealth Games participant.
PERSONAL Michael Elliott Bianucci ... Son of Gary and Barbara Bianucci ... Has one brother, Tony (26) ... Brother, Tony, was a 2002 draft pick (47th round) of the Boston Red Sox ...Major: Criminology.