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Gabe Cohen
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Gabe Cohen 1425737
Position: Outfield
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 210
Year: Junior
Hometown: Woodland Hills, Calif.
High School: El Camino
  Gabe Cohen
Gabe Cohen

Player Profile

Woodland Hills, Calif.

High School:
El Camino

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 210



Has batted .283 with 24 home runs, 23 doubles, 93 RBI and 87 runs in three seasons, playing in 139 career games (129 starts)...has compiled a .364 career on-base percentage and .486 slugging percentage...has recorded at least five home runs and 28 RBI in each of his three seasons at UCLA...selected in the 29th round (889th overall) of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays.

Played in 42 games, making 40 starts (32 in left field, seven in right field, one as designated hitter)...batted .274, registering five home runs, 28 RBI, 24 runs and five stolen bases in nine attempts...secured first-team Pac-10 All-Academic honors for the second consecutive season...compiled an 11-game hitting streak midway through the season (April 5-May 1) - hit safely in each of UCLA's Pac-10 games against Washington and Oregon State...finished the season with 10 multiple-hit games and seven multiple-RBI efforts...totaled a season-high five RBI against Cal State Bakersfield (May 5), belting two home runs in that game for the third time in his career - went 2-for-3 with two homers, five RBI and two runs...helped lead UCLA past Washington, 13-0, (April 18) with a 2-for-4 effort, hitting one home run, one double, four RBI and three runs...went 4-for-11 with three doubles, six RBI and two runs in a three-game series against Arizona - was 2-for-3 with four RBI, including one double and one bases-clearing triple in the series opener, a 7-6 win (March 27); was 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI in an 8-6 victory in the series finale (March 29)...drew a career-high four walks in UCLA's second game at Oklahoma (March 7), becoming the first Bruin to accomplish that feat since Feb. 12, 2005, when Chris Denove walked four times against Cal State Northridge...went 5-for-11 in the Bruins' season-opening three-game series against UC Davis - was 2-for-4 with two RBI, one run and one stolen base in a 13-1 season-opening victory (Feb. 20); went 3-for-4 with two RBI, one run and two walks in the series finale (Feb. 22).

2008 (summer)
Played in 19 games, batting .243 (17-for-70) for the Chatham A's of the Cape Cod League...collected one home run, one triple, four doubles, five RBI and six runs...Chatham finished 19-25 in the Eastern Division of the Cape Cod League.

Played in 41 games, making 38 starts (34 in right field, four as designated hitter)...batted .204, totaling nine home runs, 29 RBI, 28 runs and eight stolen bases in 10 attempts...earned first-team Pac-10 All-Academic honors, becoming the first UCLA player selected a first-team All-Academic selection since 2006 (Chris Jensen)...logged one six-game hit streak (March 9-22), going 9-for-26 (.346) in that span...tied his career high with two home runs in UCLA's 7-6, 10-inning win against Washington State (May 17), going 2-for-4 at the plate...was 2-for-5 with one home run, two runs and two RBI against UNLV (April 22)...went 2-for-4 with two runs and one homer in an 18-7 win over UC Riverside (April 12)...was 2-for-6 with two runs and three RBI at Arizona (March 29)...went 2-for-4 with three RBI, one run and one walk at Cal Poly (March 14)...finished the series at Cal Poly hitting .429 (6-for-14) with five RBI, four runs and one walk...totaled a career high six RBI in the series-opener against St. Mary's, going 2-for-4 at the plate with one triple, one double, one run and one walk...broke a scoreless tie in the top of the seventh with a solo home run to left field against Bethune-Cookman in the inaugural Urban Invitational at the MLB Urban Youth Academy (March 1), leading UCLA past the Wildcats, 2-0...belted UCLA's first walk-off home run since May 2006 in the season-opener, a two-run shot to left field, handing the Bruins a 7-5 win in nine innings against Oklahoma in the first game of a doubleheader (Feb. 23).

Played in 56 games, making 51 starts in right field...earned Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-America accolades, Rivals.com Freshman All-America first-team honors and Ping!Baseball All-Freshman team honors...captured Pac-10 Co-Newcomer of the Year accolades and earned All-Pac-10 Team honors; became the first Bruin to gain Newcomer of the Year honors since Wes Whisler in 2002...tallied a .345 batting average, the second-highest mark on the team...recorded a team-best .400 Pac-10 batting average...led the Bruins in Pac-10 play with 40 hits...started in right field in each of UCLA's last 43 games - totaled a .371 average and a .427 on-base percentage in that span...collected 19 multi-hit games, third-most on the team...registered nine multi-RBI games...his 10 home runs and 36 RBI are the most by a UCLA freshman since Wes Whisler totaled 18 home runs and 46 RBI 18 in 2002...finished 3-for-4 with a career-best five RBI and two runs scored in his first collegiate start and second appearance (Feb. 4, vs. Winthrop)...hit 4-for-5 with two runs at Stanford (March 31); finished UCLA's Pac-10 opening series at Stanford hitting 7-for-15 with five runs and three RBI...hit 6-for-14 in three games against Arizona, registering one home run, two runs and two RBI...hit 6-for-12 the following weekend against California, totaling three home runs, five RBI and three runs...had a career day against the Golden Bears (May 4), finishing 4-for-5 with two home runs, three RBI, two runs and one walk...posted an 8-for-12 weekend at Washington State, recording back-to-back 3-for-4 games on Saturday and Sunday (May 19-20)...had the game-winning two-RBI double to against Long Beach State in the Regional final (June 3)...hit 2-for-4 with one run against Cal State Fullerton in game two of the Super Regionals (June 10).

High School
Four-year letterwinner in baseball - as a senior under head coach Matt LaCour at El Camino Real High School; spent previous three season playing for head coach Tim Cunningham at Harvard-Westlake High School...posted a .341 batting average as a senior at El Camino Real...collected eight doubles, four home runs, 21 walks, 39 runs scored and 30 RBI his senior year...earned Louisville Slugger pre-season All-America honors in 2006...played in the Connie Mack League and hit .582 with seven home runs and 36 RBI during the summer of 2005...played in the Cape Cod High School All-Star game, the Joplin USA Tournament of Stars, the Area Code Games, and the Perfect Game National Showcase...earned all-league honors and Goodwill Series MVP accolades...ranked No. 76 among the top-100 high school seniors by teamonebaseball.com.

Full name: Gabriel Nguyen Cohen...born November 11, 1987 in Los Angeles...Gabe is the older of Richard and Minh-Lien Cohen's two children...has one younger sister, Sylvie...also excelled as a tennis player growing up, competing as a United States Sectional participant...communication studies major.

Career Highs
At-bats - 6 at Arizona (3/29/08)
Runs - 4 at Cal State Northridge (2/26/08)
Hits - 4 (twice), last vs. California (5/4/07)
RBI - 6 vs. Saint Mary's (3/7/08)
Doubles - 2 (twice), last vs. Arizona (3/29/09)
Triples - 1 vs. Saint Mary's (3/7/08)
Home Runs - 2 (3 times), last vs. Cal State Bakersfield (5/5/09)
Stolen Bases - 2 (twice), last vs. San Diego State (4/14/09)


2007 Fr. .345 56 51 206 35 71 12 0 10 36 113 .549 16 5 49 3 .404 1 2 4 8
2008 So. .204 41 38 147 28 30 4 1 9 29 63 .429 17 5 52 3 .304 2 0 8 10
2009 Jr. .274 42 40 135 24 37 7 1 5 28 61 .452 20 1 42 2 .372 0 1 5 9
TOTALS .283 139 129 488 87 138 23 2 24 93 237 .486 53 11 143 8 .364 3 3 17 27
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