2013 - JUNIOR YEAR
Started all 56 games in center field ... Has started every game he has played as an Auburn Tiger (115 consecutive starts in CF) ... Hit .259 for the season with three home runs and a team-high 37 RBI ... Scored a team-best 42 runs, tied for 15th in the SEC ... Had 11 doubles and a triple ... Led team in stolen bases (14-for-16) ... Has 31 career steals ... Had a .993 fielding percentage with just one error in 151 chances ... Recorded five outfield assists; four of them were runners thrown out at home trying to score from second base ... Had a .361 slugging percentage and a .324 on-base percentage ... 15 of his 37 RBI (41%) came with two out ... Had an inside-the-park home run vs. College of Charleston (2/23) ... Was Auburn's first inside-the-park homer since Trent Mummey at Florida State in 2009 and first at Plainsman Park since Jeff Boutwell hit an inside-the-park grand slam vs. Florida in 2005 ... Hit a three-run homer in each of Auburn's two wins at Florida (5/10 & 5/12) ... Had a seven-game hitting streak (March 28-April 7) and a 14-game reached-base streak (March 28-April 19) ... Reached base safely in 44 of 56 games ... Had 16 multi-hit games during the year ... Went 2-for-4, scored twice and drove in three runs in win over Maine (2/16-G1); had five RBI in the doubleheader ... Was 3-for-5 with an inside-the-park HR vs. College of Charleston (2/23) ... 2-for-4 with 3 RBI in win over Indiana State (2/24) ... Was 3-for-5 with 2 runs scored in win at Texas A&M (4/5) ... In first two games vs. Georgia, combined to go 7-for-10 with 4 runs scored and 2 RBI (4/12-13) ... Was a preseason All-American (3rd team) and preseason All-SEC pick by College Sports Madness ... All-SEC selection from PerfectGame.org ... Was named the #15 draft prospect in the SEC by Baseball America.
2012 - SOPHOMORE YEAR
Hit a team-best .360 (85-for-236), leading the team in hits ... Had 12 doubles, four triples and five home runs for a .508 slugging percentage ... Added 35 walks and had a .448 on base percentage ... Drove in 34 RBI and scored 41 runs ... Hit .333 (41-for-123) in SEC play ... 11th Rd pick of the San Francisco Giants in the MLB Draft ... Second Team All-SEC by the coaches ... SEBaseball.com All-SEC outfielder ... ABCA/Rawlings All-South Region Second Team ... Finished the year ranked in the top 100 nationally in batting average (.360, 84th) and hits (85, 66th) ... Starting centerfielder in all 59 games ... Had a .973 fielding percentage on 183 chances with a team-high five outfield assists ... Led the team with 29 multi-hit games and had a stretch of 18 games in which he recorded multiple hits 14 times (Feb. 25-March 25) ... Went 17-for-21 (81 percent) in stolen bases, with 17 steals fourth in the SEC ... Finished among the SEC leaders in batting average (.360, fourth), slugging percentage (.508, ninth), on base percentage (.448, seventh), hits (85, sixth), triples (four, tied fifth), total bases (120, 11th), walks (35, T-10th) and steals (17, fourth) ... In SEC-only games was among the league leaders in batting average (.333, seventh), hits (41, tied-third) and total bases (56, T-10th) ... 3-for-4 with a triple, a home run and three RBI against Jacksonville State (5/15) ... Was 7-for-14 (.500) against Arkansas (5/10-12), going 3-for-5 with a walk in games two and three ... Was 5-for-6 against Presbyterian (5/8) with a triple, driving in and scoring two runs ... First five-hit game for Auburn since Tony Caldwell (4/9/11) ... Named to the SEBaseball.com Midseason All-SEC Team ... Had a 20-game streak of reaching base safely from Mar. 30 - May 4 ... Hit .313 (25-for-80) with 17 runs scored during the streak and scored in all but six of the 20 games ... Homered and doubled from the leadoff spot at Troy (4/24), hitting a solo shot to start the seventh off the batter's eye in center ... It was the first time all season he was at the top of the order ... Hit a two-run home run in the first inning against Alabama A&M (4/18) ... Was .500 (5-for-10) in the series at Vanderbilt (4/13-15), driving in two runs and scoring two ... Was 7-for-14 (.500) with two doubles and a home run in the series at Alabama (4/6-8), collecting a career-high four hits (in five at bats) on Friday ... Had two doubles and a home run in the game ... Reached base safely in 20 straight games from Feb. 22-Mar. 25 with 35 hits and 14 walks (.473 average, .559 on base percentage) ... Had a nine-game hitting streak (18-for-33, .545, three doubles, triple, home run, six RBI) at the end, his second five-plus hit streak of the season and the longest of his career ... Hit .417 during the series win over No. 8 LSU (3/23-25), going 5-for-12 with a double, triple, home run and three RBI ... Had the game-winning hit in the eighth on Friday, singling home Zach Alvord in the 4-3 win ... Hit a two-run home run into the visitors bullpen in right in the sixth inning of the Sunday game ... Extended his hitting streak to nine games during the series ... Co SEC Player of the Week with Arkansas Tim Carver and also a CollegeBaseball360.com Primetime Performer ... Had back-to-back three-hit games in the first two games at No. 12 Ole Miss (3/16-18), finishing the series 7-for-12 (.583) ... Named a CollegeBaseball360.com Primetime Performer after the weekend ... Collected a career-high three hits in the 8-3 Capital City Classic win over Alabama (3/6) with a double ... Had a career-high five RBI in the 13-1 win over Charleston Southern (3/3), finishing the day 3-for-5 ... Finished the Auburn Tournament (3/2-4) 7-for-12 (.583) with three runs and seven RBI ... Had an eight-game hitting streak from Feb. 24 - Mar. 4 in which he was 17-for-35 (.486), raising his average from .227 to .383 ... Named to the SEBaseball.com preseason Newcomer All-SEC Team
JUNIOR COLLEGE (Ohlone College)
Played for Julran Russel at Ohlone College ... 34th-round pick of the Minnesota Twins in the 2011 MLB Draft ... Hit .430 with three home runs, a .700 slugging percentage and a .498 on base percentage, going 27-for-29 in stolen bases ... 2011 ABCA/Rawlings Player of the Year for the Pacific Association Division (all junior colleges in California, Oregon and Washington) ... 2011 California JUCO Player of the Year ... First Team California JUCO All-State outfielder.
Played for Larry Harrington at Irvington HS ... East Bay Player of the Year ... Second Team All-California.
Ryan Ethan Tella ... Son of Bob and Cathy Tella ... Has a brother, Greg (34), and a sister, Sarah (25) ... Brother played soccer at the University of San Diego ... Major: history.