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No. 20 – STEVE GUTHRIE

THIRD BASEMAN

B/T:R/R

6-3, 195, Age 20, Sophomore

Poway High School, Poway CA

University of Texas

Drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 28th round of the June 2000 Draft

(Signed early with UC Irvine)

HIGH SCHOOL: An All-CIF-San Diego Section selection two years running at Poway HS under former Palomar outfielder Bob Parry. ... Was a three-time All-Palomar League selection. ... Led the Titans in hitting three straight seasons. ... Received and was All-America Louisville Slugger selection, Rawlings All-Region selection and Poway High Silver Bat award winner. ... Also made the San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic Team.

2000 SEASON: After transfering from the University of Texas at Austin after the fall semester, Guthrie immediately won the starting third base job for the Comets and batted .313 with 10 home runs and 33 RBIs. ... Had a huge today against Cerritos in the Southern California regionals at UC Riverside when he homered in three consecutive at-bats. Hit a two-run shot in the second inning and solo shots to lead off the fourth and sixth as the Comets won, 12-7. Guthrie finished the game 4-for-4 with the three home runs, four RBIs, four runs scored. He drew an intentional walk in the seventh inning and finished the game with a bunt single and stolen base in the ninth. ... Guthrie hit six home runs the final seven games of the season. ... Received Palomar's Outstanding Defensive Player award. ... During the off-season, he received the Best Pro Prospect Award in the New England Collegiate Baseball League wood-bat league, where he led the league in hitting with a .529 average.

2000 POSTSEASON: Slugged three home runs and wound up going 4-for-4 with four RBIs, four runs scored and a stolen base in a Southern California Regional victory over Cerritos at UC Riverside.

2001 SEASON: Guthrie batted a solid .287 for the Comets with 13 doubles, three triples to lead the team, five home runs to tie for the team lead and 36 RBIs, second best on the team. ... Was second on tthe team with a .491 slugging percentage. ... Also stole 16 bases in 17 attempts. ... But his biggest value was on defense, where he wasspectacular. ... Had multiple-hit games against Canada on Feb. 3, Irvine Valley on Feb. 16, College of the Siskiyous on Feb. 17, Orange Coast on Feb. 21, Southwestern on Feb. 24, Grossmont on March 3, San Diego City College on March 13, Imperial Valley on March 29, Mt. SAC on April 10, Golden West on April 12 and Imperial Valley on May 1. ... He slugged a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat Siskiyous, 16-15, on Feb. 17, and had an inside-the-park home run on the road vs. Imperial Valley in the Comets' 6-0 victory on May 1.

EARLY SIGNING: Guthrie also took trips to Tulane and Miami (Ohio) before signing with UC Irvine. He cancelled a trip to Cal.

DRAFT STATUS: Drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 28th round of the June 2001 draft.

PERSONAL: Born Sept. 28, 1980 in Kansas City, Mo. ... Son of Tom and Penny Guthrie. ... Has one brother, Tom, and three sisters. ... Carried 3.5 grade-point average at Texas and 3.0 as a freshman while carrying 18 units and playing every inning of every game at Palomar. ... Received the Young Titan Athletic/Citizenship Award at Poway H.S.

(Note: Updated 5/21/01. Player biographies are updated weekly during the season.)

 

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