Former No. 1 overall draft pick to start for the Pirates on Tuesday night.
Overview The Bruins top senior pitcher ... Will start the season in the weekend rotation ... We are looking for Casey to be our leader amongst the pitchers this season, said Head Coach Gary Adams. He should be one of the biggest winners on our ball club in 2004.
2003 One of the Bruins weekend starters, making 14 starts in 2003 ... Went 6-6 with a 5.88 ERA in 72 innings ... Six wins tied for the most among Bruins ... Posted a team-high 73 strikeouts ... His strikeout total ranked sixth in the Pac-10 ... Struckout 37 batters in conference play to rank fifth ... 2.9 strikeout to walk ratio was the second best on the Bruin staff ... Started the season on a high note, striking out 10 in 4.2 innings of work at Cal State Northridge on February 2 ... Picked up his first win of 2003 on February 15, allowing only one earned run in six innings against North Carolina State ... Threw a seven inning complete game shutout against Utah in the Dominos Pizza Aggie Baseball Classic on February 22nd ... Allowed only five hits and struck out seven Utes ... Was named to the All-Tournament team after his performance ... Notched the win over nationally-ranked Tulane at the Kia Baseball Bash, giving up only two runs in six innings ... Earned his fourth win of the season against Loyola Marymount on April 29 after giving up one run on four hits in five innings, while striking out five Lions ... Fanned a season-high 11 batters and allowed one earned run in seven innings against Washington on May 9 ... Named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week after his performance against the Huskies ... Picked up sixth win of the season at Washington State on May 23, allowing one run on six hits in six innings ... Also made six starts as a designated hitter and two at first base in 2003 ... Went 2-for-4 against Hawaii on February 7, driving in a run and scoring another.
2002 Started at first base and was a weekend starter on the mound to start season ... Recorded a career-high three RBI against Florida Atlantic (Feb. 8) ... Had two hits, including a home run, two RBIs and scored two runs in the Bruins Valentines Day victory at Hawaii-Hilo ... Put together five game hit streak from March 3-10, which included a career-high three hit performance at Tulane (March 3) ... Appeared in eight games, starting all ... Tied for first on the team with 4.06 ERA ... Got off to hot start on the mound, with 4-0 record after first five starts ... Did not allow an earned run in six innings of work at Loyola Marymount (Feb 11) ... Posted a career-high 12 strikeouts in 7.0 innings at defending national champion Miami on March 25 ... The 12-strikeout performance was the highest by a Bruin picther in 2002 ... Finished second on the team in strikeouts with 47 in only 44.1 innings ... Strikeout-to-walk ratio of 2.0 ... Suffered a season-ending knee injury at Oregon State (Apr. 19).
2001 Spent time as fourth starter and long reliever in freshman season Appeared in 13 games, starting four Posted a 2-3 record with one save and a 5.57 ERA Pitched brilliantly in relief, surrendering just five earned runs in 19 innings (2.37 ERA) In his first collegiate start against Long Beach State in front of a regional television audience, did not allow a run in 4.0 innings to pick up his first victory Best outing was May 4 against California, when he yielded one run and seven hits in a six-inning relief stint Also saw action as a pinch-hitter, going 2-for-9 Hit a two-run home run in the first at-bat of his collegiate career in UCLAs 16-3 rout of Hawaii.
2000 (Summer) Played third base and pitched for the Cardinals of the Blair Connie Mack League Helped lead team to a first place finish in its league and a third place finish in the playoffs Was selected to the all-star team Was 2-4 with two RBI, and 0-1 with a walk in the two all-star games Hit a home run and two doubles with five RBI in the zone playoffs.
Fountain Valley HS (Fountain Valley, CA) Lettered for three years under coach Ron LaRuffa First-team All-CIF and All-County selection Named MVP of the Sunset League As a senior, set three single-season school records- home runs (12), RBI (44) and triples (5) Also hit .410 as a senior Pitched 40 innings with a 2.12 ERA, 56 strikouts and allowed 23 hits Named National Classic All-Tournament and was MVP of the Loara Tournament Named LA Times Player of the Week As a junior, he hit .375 with two home runs and 21 RBI As a sophomore, hit .416 with three home runs and 16 RBI.
Personal Lists former Bruin Troy Glaus as his favorite MLB player Parents are John and Diane Janssen Has one brother, John Born on September, 17, 1981 in Anaheim Hills, California Full name: Robert Casey Janssen Undeclared major.
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