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Kevin Patterson
Kevin Patterson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Birmingham, Ala.

High School:
Oak Mountain

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 250

Position:
OF/1B

Birthdate:
09/28/1988

Experience:
3L

B-T:
L-R

2010 - JUNIOR YEAR
First Team All-SEC designated hitter ... 23rd round pick (No. 701) by Tampa Bay ... Hit a career-best .315 with six doubles, two triples and 16 home runs ... 33 RBI were a career high ... Finished the year with 39 hits, 24 of which went for extra-bases (six doubles, two triples, 16 home runs) for a .782 slugging percentage ... Of his 16 home runs, 12 were solo shots ... Hit .407 in SEC games ... 11 home runs came against SEC pitching ... Hit a home run every 7.75 at bats, a school record ... Went 6-for-13 (.462) as a pinch hitter, which included three home runs ... Was the DH in 33 games and Auburn went 22-11 with him in the starting lineup ... Hitt .327 (33-for-101) against right-handed pitching ... Was 4-for-10 with three doubles in the NCAA Regional (6/4-7) ... Hit a three-run pinch-hit, game-winning home run in the series opener at No. 17 Ole Miss (5/20) that completed a 5-3 comeback win ... It was his third pinch-hit hime run of the season .. Finished the series (5/20-22) with two homers and a team-high seven RBI ... Hit the third of back-to-back-to-back home runs in Auburn's six-run fifth inning on Saturday against Mississippi State (5/8) as Auburn rallied from a nine-run deficit to win 16-14 ... Finished the weekend (5/7-9) 4-for-7 with two home runs, drawing three walks for a .700 on base percentage ... Drove in a career-high four RBI in a 2-for-4 performance on Sunday at No. 7 Arkansas (5/2) ... Hit a three-run home run in the four-run eighth as Auburn took control of the game en route to a 13-2 win ... Hit his second pinch-hit home run of the season as the second of back-to-back homers with Tony Caldwell in the series opener against Kentucky (4/23) ... Homered in the following game (4/24) to give him home runs in back-to-back games ... Only two hits in the series were home runs ... Homered and doubled to drive in two runs as he went 2-for-5 with two runs scored in the 16-3 win over Troy (4/20) ... Had the first career multi-homer game of his career on Saturday at Alabama (4/3), hitting a pair of solo shots ... Finished the series (4/2-4) with three solo home runs in eight at bats (1.625 slugging pct). ... First three home runs of the season were solo home runs and his only RBI of the year ... Broke that streak with a two-run home run in the fifth of Auburn's 18-0 win over Alabama A&M (3/17) and finished the game with three RBI ... Hit a pinch-hit home run in the eighth inning off of Jake Barrett of Arizona State on Friday night (3/12), temporarily tying the game at 8-8 ... 3-1 pitch was clocked at 98 MPH ... It was Auburn's first pinch-hit home run since he did it at Mercer on May 13, 2008 ... Had a home run and a triple in the final two games of the series with Miami (Ohio) (3/5-7) ... Seventh-inning triple was the first of back-to-back triples that led to decisive runs in 5-4 Sunday win ... Ripped the first pitch he saw against Florida Atlantic (2/28) out of the park for his first home run of the season and the 12th of his career ... Team captain as voted on by his teammates.

2009 - SOPHOMORE YEAR
Hit .231 in 134 at bats, collecting 12 extra-base hits and 18 RBI ... Starting right fielder in the first three games of the season and also made 25 starts as the DH, six at first and one in left ... Hit sixth in the lineup 12 times ... Equaled his 2008 home run total in 27 less games ... Had a career-best six-game hitting streak from March 5-15 ... Hit .476 (10-for-21) during the streak with two doubles, a triple and three home runs ... Three of his home runs came in the first inning and twice he hit the second of back-to-back first-inning home runs with Brian Fletcher ... Had three three-RBI games ... Was a single shy of the cycle in second first game of a doubleheader with Brown (3/7) [BB, 3B, HR, 2B] ... Team captain as voted on by his teammates.

2008 - FRESHMAN YEAR
Hit .255 in 51 games (44 starts), scoring 23 runs and driving in 26 ... 29 walks was tied for second on the team ... Had a .433 slugging percentage (nine doubles, two triples, five home runs) ... Designated hitter in 37 games and also made starts at first (three), behind the plate (two) and in right field (two) ... Had a solid final week of the season, ending the year on a four-game hitting streak (7-for-17, .412) which included three doubles, a triple, a home run, two RBI and six runs scored ... Hit his fifth home run during Auburn's three-homer, 11-run fourth inning at Mercer (5/13) ... Had two plate appearances in the inning, drawing a walk as a pinch-hitter before hitting his two-run home run as the 13th man to bat in the inning ... Remained in the game and played first ... Hit his fourth home run in the second inning at Vanderbilt (4/16) and scored two runs in the 6-3 win ... Hit .308 (4-for-13) in the Arkansas series (4/4-6), driving in four runs ... Two-out single in the ninth inning on Sunday against the Razorbacks drove in the game-tying run ... Had a modest five-game hitting streak in the final days of March (6-for-17, .353) ... Hit first career triple in 14-6 win over Samford at Regions Park (3/26) ... Hit .385 during the series at Florida (3/14-16) (5-for-13, walk, run, RBI) ... Hit a team-best .467 in February with two doubles and two home runs for a 1.000 slugging percentage ... Also drew eight walks while striking out just one time in 23 plate appearances ... Blasted first career home run in second career at bat (2/22 vs. East Tennessee State).

HIGH SCHOOL
Played for former Auburn great Tommy Youngblood at Oak Mountain ... Hit .392 for his career with 25 home runs and 107 RBI ... 24th-round pick of the Chicago White Sox in 2007 MLB Draft ... Hit .440 in 20 games as a senior, hitting nine home runs and driving in 35 runs ... Named First-Team All-State after senior season ... 2007 Pre-Season All-American ... Gatorade Player of the Year Finalist ... Shelby County 6A Player of the Year ... National High School Home Run Derby runner-up ... Three-time Over the Mountain All-Star ... Hit .372 with 10 homers and 40 RBI as a junior ... Hit .360 with six homers and 32 RBI as a sophomore ... Valedictorian of his graduating class ... National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society and National German Honor Society.

PERSONAL
Kevin Carlton Patterson ... Born on Sept. 28, 1988 ... Son of David and Laura Patterson ... Has a brother, David (24) ... Majoring in economics.

YearAvgGPGSABRH2B3BHRRBITBSLG%BBHBPSOGDPOB%SFSHSBATTPOAEFLD%
2008.255514415723409252668.433291384.372103531701.000
2009.231463513417315161856.418171584.32200115844.939
2010.3154933124343962163397.782212403.4191000000.000
TOTAL.265146112415741102052777221.53367413611.371204689114.962