2007 Baseball America Player of the Summer
SUMMER 2007 Named Baseball America's Player of the Summer, the Valley League MVP and the top prospect to play in the Shenandoah Valley League ... Went 3-1 with a 2.66 ERA with 48 strikeouts in 51.0 innings for the Winchester Royals ... Also led the league in hitting (.417), on-base percentage (.517) and slugging percentage (.642). ... Drove in 32 runs ... Named the VBL Player of the Week on July 2.
2007 (SOPHOMORE) Hit .314 with 36 RBI ... Was 9-for-11 in stolen base attempts ... Also had a 2.61 ERA in 10.1 IP ... Most versatile player on the team, starting 18 games as the DH, 13 in LF, 11 at first, five in CF and two in RF while also making six appearances on the mound ... Had a 19-game hitting streak (March 18-April 25) ... Hit .430 (34-for-79) with 18 runs during the streak ... Also had a 16-game SEC hitting streak in which he hit .381 (24-for-63) with 4 doubles, 5 walks, 2 HBP, scored 11 runs, drove in 15 RBI and was 4-for-5 in stolen bases ... Hit .410 in the month of April (25-for-61) with 3 doubles, 11 runs scored and 14 RBI ... Hit .370 with runners on (37-for-100) and .389 with runners in scoring position (28-for-72)... Started the Apr. 25 game at Troy at 1B before coming in to pitch for 4.0 innings starting in the 12th ... Moved to LF for the final inning ... Had the game-winning single in the ninth of Auburn's 4-3 win over Purdue (March 9) ... Went a career-long 4.0 innings in relief at Troy (Apr. 25), allowing just two hits and four walks while not surrendering a run ... In SEC-only games, was tied for seventh in the league with 16 walks ... Started out the season with a five-game hitting streak, going 7-for-19 (.368) ... Reached base safely in first 18 games he played, going 21-for-63 (.333) with 15 walks, 18 runs and 13 RBI ... Reached base safely in 44 out of 52 games played and had a .400 on-base percentage ... Went 4-for-4 with a career-high 3 runs scored while also driving in 2 in 22-6 win over Mercer (Apr. 10) ... Had a big series against Alabama, going 6-for-10 (.600) with 7 RBI and 3 runs.
2006 (FRESHMAN) 2006 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America (RP) ... SEC Coaches All-Freshman Team selection (OF) ... Posted six saves in 16 relief appearances with a 3.76 ERA ... Worked 26.1 IP, striking out 17 while walking just nine ... Also hit .286 in 112 ABs ... Finished the season with 17 RBI and 8 runs scored ... His 10 sac bunts led Auburn and was tied for fifth in the SEC ... Hitt .322 with a 2B, a HR and 12 RBIs in league play ... Had a perfect fielding percentage in the 33 games that he played ... His six saves led the Tigers and were the most by an Auburn freshman since Colter Bean had seven in his initial campaign on the Plains in 1998 ... Made 25 starts in the outfield (19 CF, 4 LF, 2 RF) and 7 as the DH ... Had a 10-game hitting streak from April 25-May 14, hitting .289 (11-for-38) with 5 RBI ... Perfect 4-for-4 in stolen bases ... Was 7-for-9 (.778) with a runner on 3rd and less than 2 out ... On the mound held righthanded batters to a .217 batting average ... Made just one start on the mound (3/14 vs. Appalachian State) before suffering an injury that kept him off the mound for a month ... Allowed just 2 BB in 10.1 IP in league play ... His his first career HR in the second game of the Arkansas series ... Hit .364 in the Georgia series and hit a 2B in the Sunday game, his first extra-base hit in 102 at-bats.
HIGH SCHOOL Three-year letterwinner for Mike Barefoot at Dr. Phillips ... Hit .383 for his career with 5 HR and 45 RBI ... Listed by Perfect Game as the 103rd high school prospect in the 2005 MLB Draft ... 2005 First Team All-Metro Conference, All-Central Florida and All-County as a senior after hitting .373 with seven 2B, two 3B and a career-high three HR ... Also drove in 14 and scored 25 R ... Struckout just five times in 83 at-bats ... Also pitched in 12 games, going 5-0 with three saves and a 1.33 ERA with 33 K's and 7 BB ... Was clocked at 96 mph at the Perfect Game World Championships ... Third Team All-State selection ... First Team All-Metro and All-County selection as a junior ... Hit .414 with a career-high nine 2B ... Also named to the All-Central Florida second team as a junior ... Selected to play in the USA Tournament of Stars in 2003 and 2004 ... Named to the First Team All-Metro and Second Team All-County in his first year at Dr. Phillips ... Also played two years of varsity golf.
PERSONAL Luke Jacob Greinke ... Son of Don and Marsha Greinke ... Has one brother, Zack (24) ... Brother Zack is a pitcher in the Kansas City Royals system ... Major: Criminology.
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