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Tony Caldwell
Tony Caldwell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Winter Springs, Fla.

High School:
Winter Springs

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 195

Position:
C/OF

Birthdate:
12/02/1988

Experience:
3L

B-T:
R-R

2010 - JUNIOR YEAR
Hit .349 with eight doubles and a career-high 10 home runs, driving in 41 RBI, which was fifth on the team ... Made 49 starts between right field (25), catcher (17), designated hitter (six) and left field (one) ... Scored 42 runs ... Hit safely in 10 of the final 12 games he played in, including a career-best eight-game hitting streak from May 18-June 6 (13-for-26, .500) ... Drove in seven RBI and scored five runs during the streak ... 13 multi-RBI games was fourth on the team and 22 multi-hit games was tied for fourth ... Tied for the SEC lead with seven sacrifice flies ... Hit .321 in SEC play ... Led the team with a .571 average (4-for-7) at the SEC Tournament ... Hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the third of the loss to Ole Miss (5/28) that tied the game at 3-3 ... Had the game-winning hit with a two-run single in the eighth against Jackvonville State (5/18) that snapped a 7-7 tie ... Homered and drove in five runs in the series win over Kentucky (4/23-25) ... Home run with one out in the seventh on Friday nigth was the first of back-to-back homers with Kevin Patterson ... Homered and drove in four runs in the series win over No. 3 LSU (4/9-11) ... Homered and scored twice out of the cleanup spot in the 22-7 win over Georgia State (4/6) ... Made his first starts of the year behind the plate in the final two games of the Alabama (4/3-4) series after playing the first half of the season in right field due to injuries ... Had a home run and two RBI in the Capital City Classic (3/24) ... Second-inning home run staked Auburn to a 1-0 lead ... Hit . 500 (5-for-10) with a home run and four RBI during the sweep of Georgia (3/19-21) ... Also had two sac flys and a sac bunt in the series ... Went 6-for-12 (.500) with a double, home run, three RBI and four runs scored in the series sweep of Miami (Ohio) (3/5-7) ... Had a five-game hitting streak (10-for-19, .526) from March 3-7 and scored a team-best seven runs during the streak ... Was 4-for-7 (.571) with a double and RBI in the doubleheader sweep of Davidson (3/3) ... Started the season on the Coleman Company Johnny Bench Award Watch List which honors the top collegiate catcher ... Starting right fielder in games 2-26 after injuries to Trent Mummey, Justin Fradejas and Brian Fletcher.

2009 - SOPHOMORE YEAR
Auburn's starting catcher in 51 games ... Was on the Coleman Company-Johnny Bench Award Watch List ... Was one of seven (out of 53) sophomores on the list ... Threw out 40 percent (25-of-63) of attempted stolen bases from behind the plate ... Had three multi-homer games ... Had back-to-back games with multipe home runs: at Mississippi State (4/5) and at home against Georgia State (4/7), hitting three solo homers and a two-run shot over the span of seven plate appearances ... More than doubled his freshman year RBI total with 24 after collecting 10 in 2008 ... Raised his batting average 141 points from March 13 at Tennessee (.186) to .327 following the April 7 game vs. Georgia State ... During the 17-game stretch, he hit .426 (26-for-61) with four doubles, six home runs, 17 runs scored and 17 RBI ... Hit a leadoff home run in the fifth in the final regular season game of the year (5/16), his ninth ... Had a pair of two-out RBI in the 3-2, 10-inning series-opening win over Alabama (5/14) ... Was 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI at Troy (4/29) a night after taking his first night off from behind the plate since the season-opener ... Hit a pair of solo home runs in Auburn's 4-2 win over Georgia State (4/7) ... Had a big weekend at Mississippi State (4/3-5), hitting .417 with two home runs in Sunday's 12-10, comeback win, while also throwing out three base runners attempting steals, including MSU leadoff man Grant Hogue twice, who had entered the weekend a perfect 17-of-17 and was caught just three other times during the season in 34 attempts ... Led the team against Vanderbilt (3/27-29), hitting .400 (4-for-10) with a double and two RBI ... His eighth-inning single scored Trent Mummey for Auburn's 11th run of the game in Sunday's 11-10 win ... Also threw out two base runners attempting steals ... Had a monster day at the plate in Auburn's 18-7 win at Samford (3/24), finishing the night 4-for-5 with a home run, three runs scored and three RBI ... Was 4-for-10 with a RBI against Arkansas (3/20-22), starting all three games behind the plate ... Had Auburn's only home run in the 7-6, 13-inning win over Charleston Southern (3/17) ... Had a pair of two-hit games against Charleston Southern ...Had the first multi-homer game of his career against Lipscomb (2/24), going 2-for-5 with two home runs.

2008 - FRESHMAN YEAR
Hit .270 in 63 at bats with nine doubles, the most of any reserve ... Raised his batting average to .318 in SEC play (7-for-22, four doubles) ... Threw out 24 percent (6-of-25) of stolen base attempts ... Hit .429 (3-for-7) in three games in May, knocking two doubles ... Had the first multi-double game of his career at Mercer (5/13) ... Hit .346 (9-for-26) in 11 games in April, collecting four doubles and a RBI, scoring seven runs ... Had a ninth-inning pinch-hit double at Alabama (4/27) ... Hit .500 (6-for-12) from April 8-20 with three doubles and five runs scored ... Hit .409 (9-for-22) from March 15 - April 9 to raise his batting average from .059 to .256 ... Had a career night vs. Mississippi Valley State (4/9), going 4-for-4 with two doubles and three runs scored ... Had a string of six games where he was 4-for-13 (.308) with four walks and four runs scored (3/15-30) ... Had a ninth-inning, game-tying double as Auburn rallied from 3-0 deficit to win 4-3 vs. Tennessee (3/30) ... Drove in two runs in the ninth at Florida (3/15) after entering as a defensive replacement in the sixth ... Drew a bases-loaded walk in the ninth to give Auburn an 8-7 win over Davidson (3/5) ... Hit .167 (4-for-24) in 12 games in February with two doubles, four RBI and four runs scored ... Made first career start on 2/25 vs. East Tennessee State ... Drove in three runs with a bases-clearing double in the first vs. ETSU ... Enrolled at Auburn in January and joined the team immediately.

HIGH SCHOOL
Three-time letterwinner for Jeff Perez at Winter Springs High School ... Hit .333 with 22 RBI en route to being named a 6A Second Team All-State selection and the 2007 Orlando Sentinel Seminole County Player of the Year ... 2007 First Team All-Central Florida, First Team All-Conference and All-Country ... MVP at Winter Springs as a senior ... Finished high school career with nine home runs ... First Team All-Conference and All-County as a junior ... Also lettered in football for three years as the starting strong safety ... Named the Winter Springs HS 2007 Male Athlete of the Year ... 2007 First Team Orlando Sentinel Seminole County defensive back after leading the team in tackles.

PERSONAL
Mitchell Anthony Michael Caldwell ... Born on Dec. 2, 1988 ... Son of Jim Caldwell and Valerie Turner ... Has four siblings, Melissa (25), Jimmy (24), Cory (19) and Cameron (11) ... Brother Jimmy played football at Western Kentucky ... Majoring in sociology.

YearAvgGPGSABRH2B3BHRRBITBSLG%BBHBPSOGDPOB%SFSHSBATTPOAEFLD%
2008.27029176314179001026.413114135.4002000121113.978
2009.2815351185355210192491.492145440.3461511380435.988
2010.34957491894266801041104.550179484.41476610150154.976
TOTAL.309139117437911352711975221.50642181059.38510117116516912.984