UCLA Baseball BIO
Ryan Babineau
Player Profile:
Ryan Babineau 1428437
Position: Catcher
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 210
Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
High School: Etiwanda

Played in 44 games, starting 40 (34 at catcher, six as designated hitter)...selected in the 17th round of the 2008 MLB Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks...served as one of UCLA's three team captains with juniors Tim Murphy and Jermaine Curtis...was an instrumental member of the UCLA baseball program in each of his three seasons, leading the Bruins to the postseason each spring...logged a .247 average (37-for-150), including a .254 mark in Pac-10 play...totaled eight doubles, one triple, 25 RBI and 25 runs...behind the plate, threw out 13 of 33 attempted base stealers (39.4 pct); threw out 45 of 115 attempted base stealers in three years as UCLA's primary catcher (39.1 pct)...helped lead UCLA's defense to the highest caught stealing rate among all Pac-10 teams (44.9 pct, 31-of-69) in 2008; Bruin pitchers and catchers tied for the second-most runners caught stealing (31, with Washington State)...helped the pitching staff post its second-lowest ERA (4.45) in 16 seasons at UCLA...totaled eight multiple-hit games, including a season-best 3-for-5 effort with two runs in the season finale at California (May 25)...finished the three-game series at California going 6-for-13 (.462) with three RBI and two runs...went 3-for-9 with one double, two runs and three RBI in two games against Arizona State (May 3-4).

2007 (summer)
Played in 35 games for the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod League, recording a .223 batting average (25-for-112) with one home run, two triples, six doubles, 16 runs, 13 RBI and 10 walks...caught 21 games, played first base in six games and played outfield in six games...Brewster finished third with a 22-19-3 record in the Cape Cod League's Eastern Division.

Played in all 61 games, starting 59 at catcher...logged a .272 average (56-for-206), including a .293 mark in Pac-10 play...registered five home runs, 37 RBI and 34 runs...recorded a .996 fielding percentage, committing just two errors in 485 chances (434 putouts, 49 assists)...his .556 average (5-for-9) with the bases loaded was the highest mark on the team...led the Bruins with a .625 average (5-for-8) with four sacrifices in the Long Beach Regional...named to the All-Long Beach Regional Team...had a career-day against Washington (April 5), hitting 4-for-4 with three runs, three RBI and two home runs as UCLA defeated the Huskies, 11-2...posted a .469 average (15-for-32) during one nine-game stretch (April 13-27)...hit .417 (5-for-12) with five RBI, four runs, one home run and two doubles in the Bruins' three-game sweep at Stanford (March 30 - April 1)...hit .545 (6-for-11) with three RBI, three runs and one home run in a three-game sweep at USC (April 13-15)...registered back-to-back three-hit games against UC Riverside (April 24) and Arizona (April 27)...excelled in the Bruins' series-opener at Arizona State (May 11), hitting 2-for-5 with a career-high four RBI and one triple...hit 3-for-3 with one RBI and one sacrifice bunt against Illinois-Chicago in the NCAA Regionals (June 2).

2006 (summer)
Played in 27 games, recording a .197 batting average (14-for-71), for the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod League...totaled three doubles, one home run, nine RBI, eight runs scored and 12 walks...posted a .340 on-base percentage...the Whitecaps finished the season with a 24-18-2 record at second place in the Cape Cod League's Eastern Division.

Started 56 of UCLA's 58 games as a true freshman at catcher...earned Freshman All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball...named to the All-Pac-10 first team...recorded a .258 batting average and tallied eight doubles and six home runs; collected 25 RBI and 72 total bases; posted a .404 slugging percentage and .332 on-base percentage...did not commit an error in 445 chances (390 putouts, 55 assists)...his .429 (3-for-7) average with the bases loaded was a team high...started all 23 Pac-10 contests for the Bruins at catchers...in his last 25 games of the season, he hit at a .333 clip (28-for-84) with three home runs, 13 RBI, 14 runs scored; during the span, he raised his batting average 67 percentage points...threw out 15 base runners in 37 attempts...blasted a game-tying solo home run in the fifth inning of the first round of the Malibu Regional against UC Irvine (June 2)...recorded back-to-back two-hit games at California (April 29 and 30)...was the only Bruin to record a hit against Washington ace Tim Lincecum, going 2-for-3 with a bunt single and a line drive base hit to right field, preventing UCLA from getting no-hit in the game...his first collegiate hit was a home run against Fresno State (Feb. 5).

High School
Four-year starter at catcher for head coach Shane Moses...also was a two-year football letterwinner (quarterback) for head coach Tom Dineley...drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 13th round of the 2005 MLB Draft...earned All-Baseline League honors (2004, 2005), All-Inland Valley honors (2004, 2005), All-San Bernardino County (2004, 2005), and Los Angeles Times All-Region accolades (2004, 2005)... named to the Cal-Hi Sports All-State team; named Baseline League Outstanding Senior; was a member of the 2004 Area Codes All-Stars and gained All-CIF Scholastic honors...was named a high school All-America selection and earned National Defensive Player of the Year accolades...batted .412 with five home runs and a .706 slugging percentage his senior year; set school records for games played, at-bats, home runs and doubles...established the school's single-season record for batting average (.436) in 2005.

Full Name: Ryan Patrick Babineau...born Dec. 13, 1986 in Pasadena, Calif...Ryan is the younger of Randy and Debi Babineau's two sons (brother, Jason)...business/economics major.

Career Highs
At-bats - 6 at Arizona (3/29/08)
Runs - 3 (four times), last at Arizona (3/29/08)
Hits - 4 vs. Washington (4/6/07)
RBI - 4 at Arizona State (5/11/07)
Doubles - 2 (twice), last at Stanford (3/31/07)
Home Runs - 2 vs. Washington (4/6/07)


2006 Fr. .258 56 56 178 24 46 8 0 6 25 72 .404 17 4 29 2 .332 3 5 3 6
2007 So. .272 61 59 206 34 56 7 2 5 37 82 .398 13 4 51 5 .323 3 11 6 8
2008 Jr. .247 44 40 150 25 37 8 1 0 25 47 .313 25 3 26 5 .359 3 2 3 3
TOTALS <!> .260 161 155 534 83 139 123 3 11 87 201 .376 55 11 106 12 .337 9 18 12 17
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