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7 JACOB GUZMAN
ALL PACIFIC-COAST CONFERENCE FIRST-TEAM
210, Age 18, Freshman
High School, Santee CA
in the 31st round of the June 2001 draft by the
Kansas City Royals and signed with the Royals
.457 as a senior at Santana with 16 home runs,
which tied him for fourth all-time on the
California high school HR list. ... Also drove in
48 runs during the season and and scored 39 runs.
... This came after an outstanding junior season
when Guzman batted .365 with seven homers. ...
Was an All-CIF-San Diego Section selection as a
senior and also was a first-team All-East County
pick by Eastcountysports.com. ... Was MVP on the
Santana team that won the Grossmont League
Northern Division. ... Also was first-team
All-Grossmont Conference and, after the season,
played for the Southern California All-Stars in
their series against the Northern California
All-Stars. ... After that, played for the
California All-Stars in the National All-Star
Tournament in Oklahoma. ... Named to the AAU
World Series All-Tournament Team as well as the
Nartional Junior Olympics All-Tournament team.
Palomar's third-leading hitter (.325). ...
Selected to the All-Pacific Coast Conference
first team by conference coaches. ... Led the
conference on the season in doubles (23) and was
second in RBIs with 42, one back of conference
MVP Fernando Cortez of Grossmont. ... Hit for the
cyle in a 17-3 victory at Imperial Valley on
March 14, going 4-for-6 with eight RBIs. Singled
to drive in a run in the first inning, tripled to
drive in two runs in the sixth, doubled to drive
in two runs in the eighth, then slugged a
three-run homer in the top of the ninth. ... He
also had a huge game on Feb. 17, when he went
4-for-5 with a homer, three doubles and three
RBIs to lead the Comets to a 16-15 win over
College of the Siskiyous. ... Also has had
multipl-hit games vs. Los Angeles Pierce on Feb.
4, Irvine Valley on Feb. 16, San Diego City
College on March 2, Southwestern on March 8, San
Diego City again on March 15, Grossmont on March
24, Imperial Valley on March 29, Imperial Valley
again on March 31, Southwestern on April 3,
Southwestern again on April 5 and Golden West on
April 12 and San Bernardino Valley in the
Southern California Regionals on May 12.
to drive in two runs May 11 in a Southern
California Regional game against Cypress. The
following day, he went 2-for-4 and walked in a
Regional game vs. San Bernardino Valley.
DRAFT: Drafted in
the 31st round of the June 2001 draft by the
Kansas City Royals and signed with the Royals.
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 2, 1982 in
San Diego. ... Son of Sheri and Paul Guzman. ...
Has two brothers, Joel, a junior at Santana, and
Jordan. ... Made the 2000 honor roll at Santana.
... Has a 3.2 grade-point average at Palomar as a
criminal justice major.
Fall 2001. Player biographies are updated weekly
during the season.)