Started 52 games at shortstop ... Hit .255 with eight doubles and 13 RBI ... Hit .362 against LHP ... Hit .295 over his last 15 games of the season (18-for-61) ... Went a perfect 4-for-4 with a double and a run scored against LSU on 5/5 ... Had a career-best eight game hitting streak from Feb. 26-March 12 ... Hit .321 (9-for-28) with four runs scored during the streak.
HIGH SCHOOL Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 22nd round (652nd overall) ... Rated by Baseball America as the third-best third baseman of 2005 MLB Draft-eligible players ... Three-time all-state selection ... 2005 Louisville Slugger High School All-American ... 2005 Third-Team National High School Baseball Coaches All-American ... Hit .380 with four homers, 16 RBI and 16 walks in 49 plate appearances as a senior ... Was also 8-0 as a pitcher, having allowed 15 hits and one earned runs in 44 innings, with 72 strikeouts against six walks ... Hit .490 with seven home runs while being named first-team all-state and a Louisville Slugger First-Team All-American as a junior ... Was ranked fourth by Baseball America on its Top 100 High School players list ... Drew 23 intentional walks in just 20 regular season games ... Was 9-1 with a 0.80 ERA on the mound as a junior ... Member of the gold medal winning Team USA Youth National Team in the summer of 2003 ... Also participated in the Perfect Game and East Coast Professional Showcases.
PERSONAL Justin Taylor Bristow ... Son of Dave and Lee Bristow ... Has one brother, Matt (22) ... Brother, Matt, played baseball at James Madison ... Major: Landscape Horticulture.