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Jeff Culpepper #7
3/18/6: Called up to play for the Cubs big league team vs. Oakland. He got into the game in the 7th inning playing LF. In his only AB he grounded out to 2B.
2/28/6: Close-up Interview with 2005 Daytona Cub Jeff Culpepper - Jeff started the Chicago Cubs spring training last week, 3 weeks prior to most of the other minor leaguers.
9/6/5: Finished season leading the FSL - .343 avg. (75 at bats min) and on base % (.418). Also had the highest batting average and on base % of any player on the Chicago Cubs minor league system
6/9/5: Signs with Chicago Cubs
5/15/5: Senior outfielder from Woodinville a fixture on Gonzaga career baseball lists "John Stockton ... Ronny Turiaf ... Dan Dickau ... Blake Stepp ... Jeff Culpepper."
4/23/5: Lifts Zags to Game One Win "Jeff lead the Zag baseball team with a 2 run Homerun in the bottom of the 8th inning to defeat Pepperdine 5-4. Jeff is now #2 all time career Gonzaga in hits and doubles."
4/9/5: Walk off single evens series
3/22/5: Doubles record chase "Culpepper has seven doubles on the season which gives him 47 for his career placing him in fifth all-time. The all-time doubles record is currently held by Jerrod Wong (1993-96) with 59."
3/1/5: Named WCC Player of the Week
2004 Draft: Round 24, 726th Overall - Chicago Cubs - COMMENT: TALL FRAME. WELL PROPORTIONED. LOOSE, SUPPLE, ATHLETIC BUILD. GOOD OVERALL STRENGTH. ADDED NEARLY 40 LBS SINCE H.S. SLOPED SHOULDERS. ANGULAR UPPER BODY. TRIM AT WAIST. BUILT LIKE RUSTY GREER. SPREAD STANCE. LEFT LEG BENT. LEVEL, FLAT PLANE SWING W/MINIMAL BODY TILT. STAYS ON BALL IN LINE DRIVE, GAP APPROACH. SHOWS PATIENCE, SELECTION. GOES OTHER WAY. AGILITY IN FIELD W/AVG SPEED. COVERS GROUND. SOFT HANDS. EXTRA OF PROFILE W/DISCIPLINED, CONTACT BAT. GAP-TO-GAP IN APPROACH. ATHLETIC ENOUGH TO PLAY ANYWHERE IN OF. SOME 1B NOW AS NEEDED."
2/21: 5-for-5, 4 RBI vs. UW
Played in 54 of Gonzaga’s 56 games with 49 starts...led the Bulldogs with a .349 batting average while ranking second on the team with 13 doubles...split time starting at third base, left and right field as he earned first-team Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America honors as selected by Collegiate Baseball...season-high 4 RBI against Oregon State (3/3) and Saint Mary’s (3/28)...had nine game hitting streak in middle of the season...season-high five hits during a 5-for-5 game against Washington State (5/1). (cite: Jeff Culpepper)
2002 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Baseball team as selected by Collegiate Baseball News. Culpepper was a first-team selection"
Redshirted at Gonzaga University. (cite: Jeff Culpepper)
All Systems Go at Safeco - "Woodinville's Jeff Culpepper, the Arsenal third baseman, stepped up to the plate in the first inning without anything special on his mind. His father, though, sitting with Jeff's mother and grandparents behind home plate with camcorder in hand, pointed to the gap between short and third. "I had two great guys hitting ahead of me, so I never expected to be the one to get the first hit," Culpepper said of his single. "It's pretty amazing." The Culpeppers -- who cheered Jeff on with a sign that read "Culpepper Future Mariner" -- were given the ball and said they planned to put it in a plastic case for safe keeping, but only after Jeff signs it."
"HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Woodinville High earning three varsity letters in baseball for coach Terry Agnew… helped lead team to Kingco 4A League championship as a sophomore and senior… led league with 30 hits as a senior en route to a .448 average and 21 RBI's… first team All-Kingco as a junior and senior… team captain and MVP as a senior… recorded first ever hit at SAFECO Field during a high school game… earned three varsity letters in wrestling and one varsity letter in football.
MISC.: Born 12-30-81… 3.4 high school GPA… majoring in computer science...played for theEverett Merchants of the Pacific International League during the summer of 2001 and 2002, earned second team All-PIL honors as Everett won PIL Championship in 2001...missed most of 2002 summer baseball due to injury...sister Suzanne played soccer at the University of Washington. " (cite: Jeff Culpepper)
Bruce to Culpepper
2003 Team Set
2003 Gonzaga Bulldogs
First ever hit at SAFECO Field
5-for-5, 4 RBI vs. UW
Statistics For Jeff Culpepper - CABA World Series
Year Played: 1997 - Team: Redmond, WA Transwest