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Kevin Kramer
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Kevin Kramer 1264502
Position: Infield
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 194
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Turlock, Calif.
High School: Turlock HS

Selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates as the 62nd overall pick in the second round of the 2015 MLB Draft.

Started all 61 games at shortstop…hit .323 with a team-high 55 runs and 34 RBI…named a second team Baseball America All-American, third team Collegiate Baseball All-American and second team ABCA All-Region selection…first team All-Pac-12 honoree…had a team-high 82 hits, including 23 extra-base hits, tallying 14 doubles, two triples and a team-high tying seven home runs…ranked in the top-four in the Pac-12 in four categories: second in runs, third in walks and fourth in hits and total bases…posted a .476 slugging percentage and .423 on-base percentage…led the team with 36 walks and was hit by a pitch a team-high 11 times…led the team with 28 multi-hit games and had six multi-RBI games…set or tied new single game career-highs in at-bats (9), runs (3), hits (4), RBI (4), doubles (1), triples (1), home runs (1) and steals (2)…converted on 7-of-15 stolen base attempts…posted a .949 fielding percentage, totaling a team-high 159 assists, while contributing to 28 double plays…hit .295 with 19 runs and 18 RBI in Pac-12 play…led the team with 38 hits during conference play…recorded at least one hit in 10 of the first 11 games, including eight multi-hit games…went 2-for-3 with a triple, a season-high tying three runs and an RBI on opening day versus Hofstra on February 13…hit a home run, scored a season-high tying three runs and drove in a season-high four on February 14 against Hofstra…recorded a season-high eight-game hit-streak from February 17 to March 1…tallied a season-high four hits and scored three runs at North Carolina on February 22…strung together a seven-game hit-streak from March 7 to March 20…went 11-for-16 with three runs and three RBI over a four-game span from March 13 to March 20, leading the team to a 3-1 record…went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a season-high two steals against Oregon State on April 3…racked up seven hits, four runs and two RBI in a series win at Arizona State from May 8 to May 10…went 6-for-22 with a home run, a double, six runs and three RBI in the Los Angeles Regional, earning All-Tournament team honors.

Missed the season due to injury and earned a medical redshirt.

2013 (summer)
Batted .192 in 11 games for the Orleans Firebirds of the prestigious Cape Cod League...recorded four runs, two doubles and two RBI in 26 at-bats...Orleans finished second in the Eastern Division of the Cape Cod League, earning a runner-up finish in the Playoffs.

Started all 66 games at third base...honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection...finished second on the team with a .278 batting average...tied for the team lead in hits with 68...recorded 41 runs, 11 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 42 RBI...drew 30 walks, was hit by 14 pitches and slugged .376 while posting an on-base percentage of .382...led the team with 11 multi-RBI games...posted 17 multi-hit games...batted .286 in Pac-12 play, scoring 19 runs and logging four doubles, two home runs, 14 RBI and a .398 on-base percentage...went 6-for-11 with seven RBI in the opening series against Minnesota...recorded a three-hit game vs. Wright State on March 1, logging two RBI, two stolen bases and a run...went 1-for-2 with a double, a RBI and three runs vs. Wright State on March 3...scored three runs, hit his first career home run and recorded three RBI at Arizona State on March 30, helping UCLA to a 12-10 extra-inning victory over the Sun Devils...posted three straight two-hit games from April 23 to April 27...enjoyed a 13-game hitting streak from April 30 to May 19, recording eight multi-hit games during that stretch...at one point in the season, reached base in 21 straight games...had three RBI games vs. UC Irvine on April 30 and Arizona on May 12...posted a 3-for-5 day with a home run and three RBI vs. Arizona on May 12...went 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBI in UCLA's 5-2 win at USC on May 19...started all 10 postseason games, hitting .200 with three runs and four RBI...recorded hits in six of the 10 postseason games...batted .250 in five College World Series games...went 2-for-2 with a run and a RBI in the NCAA Championship clinching win over Mississippi State on June 25.

2012 (summer)
Hit .339 with five homeruns and 21 RBI for the La Crosse Loggers of the Northwoods League...recorded a .529 batting average with four RBI and a stolen base in the playoffs, leading the Loggers to the Northwoods League title.

Played in 44 games, making 35 starts (29 at third base and four at second base)...batted .281 with five doubles, 13 RBI and 18 runs...hit at a .316 clip in Pac-12 ballgames, going 12-for-38 with four runs and three RBI (16 games, 11 starts)...led the Bruins with a .385 batting average in all eight postseason games, going 10-for-26 with three doubles, three runs and five RBI...posted a .429 on-base percentage in the postseason...was UCLA's leading hitter at the College World Series, batting .375 (3-for-8) with one double, two runs, one RBI and two walks...opened the season as a candidate for the starting position at second base but emerged midway through the year as UCLA's everyday starting third baseman...batted .170 through UCLA's first 36 games, before closing the season with a team-high .351 batting average (26-for-74, 13 runs) in UCLA's final 28 contests...had a key two-run double in UCLA's 6-3 win at Cal State Fullerton (May 15)...had a season-high three hits in the Bruins' 4-2 win at Washington to sweep a three-game Pac-12 series (May 13), going 3-for-3 with one run...went 5-for-11 (.455) with one double, one RBI and two runs in three NCAA Regional contests...went 2-for-2 with two walks, one double, two runs and one RBI in UCLA's 9-1 win over Stony Brook in the opening game of the College World Series (June 15).

High School
Three-year varsity baseball letterwinner at Turlock High School under head coach Mark DelaMotte...three-year varsity football letterwinner (quarterback) at Turlock under head coach James Paterson...selected in the 25th round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Cleveland Indians...as a senior (2011), batted .350 with two homers, six doubles, 30 RBI and 39 runs...was a three-time first-team All-Central California League selection (2009, 2010, 2011)...batted .460 with seven home runs, five triples, 11 doubles, 30 RBI and 47 runs as a junior (2010)...named the Stanislaus District's Athlete of the Year in 2010-11...led Turlock to the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section title game in 2010, collecting three home runs in the playoffs...played for the Milwaukee Brewers White Team at the 2010 Area Code Games in Long Beach, Calif....helped lead the USA Baseball U-16 Team to the gold medal in Taiwan during the summer of 2009...served as starting quarterback for Turlock's football team in 2009 and 2010...earned Central California League MVP honors as a quarterback during his senior season (2010)...passed for 1,037 yards and 15 TDs and rushed for 1,119 yards and 16 TDs as a senior...led Turlock to an 8-3 record and CIF Sac-Joaquin playoff berth in 2010 after going 0-10 in 2009...twice secured first-team All-Central California League honors on the football field, including district offensive MVP one season.

Full name: Kevin Lowell Kramer...born Oct. 3, 1993 in Turlock, Calif...Kevin is the youngest of Glenn and Maureen Kramer's three sons...has two older brothers, Michael and Steven...admires Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder Josh Hamilton and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady...History major.

Career Highs
At-bats - 9 at Arizona State (5/9/15)
Runs - 3 (six times), last at North Carolina (2/22/15)
Hits - 4 (two times), last vs. Utah (3/20/15)
RBI - 4 vs. Hofstra (2/14/15)
Doubles - 1 (30 times), last vs. CSU Bakersfield (5/29/15)
Triples - 1 (four times), last vs. Michigan State (2/28/15)
Home Runs - 1 (10 times), last at CSU Bakersfield (5/31/15)
Stolen Bases - 2 (two times), last vs. Oregon State (4/3/15)


2012 Fr. .281 44 35 121 18 34 5 0 0 13 39 .322 7 6 19 3 .351 0 6 1 2
2013 So. .278 66 66 245 41 68 11 2 3 42 92 .376 30 14 47 2 .382 4 12 9 18
2015 R-Jr. .323 61 61 254 55 82 14 2 7 34 121 .476 36 11 38 5 .423 4 1 7 15
TOTALS   .297 171 162 620 114 184 30 4 10 89 252 .406 73 31 104 10 .393 8 19 17 35



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