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General: Had very impressive 2006 fall practice sessions and is in the mix for playing time at second base, shortstop or third base Should help early in his career at Stanford Seems to be making the transition to college baseball nicely A solid defensive player.
High School: A 2006 graduate of La Mirada High School Named First Team All-CIF Section, First Team All-Area by the Whittier Daily News and Second Team All-Area by the Long Beach Press Telegram as a senior in 2006 when he also won Suburban League Most Valuable Player honors and a team coaches award Hit .393 with two homers and 21 RBI to go along with 31 runs scored, 44 hits and eight doubles as a senior Twice named Student-Athlete of the Week during 2005 and 2006 by the Long Beach Press Telegram Hit .342 with one homer and 29 RBI to go along with 21 runs scored, 28 hits and nine doubles to earn 2005 First Team All-Suburban League shortstop, Team MVP and First Team All-Region shortstop honors from the Whittier Daily News Named the First Team All-Suburban League designated hitter, Second Team All-Region by the Whittier Daily News and team Rookie of the Year in 2004 when he hit .312 with a homer and 18 RBI, while adding 17 hits, 10 runs scored and four doubles Helped his team to a 66-26-1 overall record during his three prep campaigns and three consecutive Suburban League titles (2004-06), which is part of a current string of eight consecutive league championships (1999-2006) captured by the school Led his team to a 24-7 record and the CIF Southern Section quarterfinals during his senior year as well as the 2006 Bishop Gorman Easter Classic title Helped his squad to a 19-10-1 record in 2005 and a CIF Southern Section second round appearance A member of a 2004 squad that went 23-9 and made the CIF Southern Section semifinals A three-time winner of the Team Scholar-Athlete Award in baseball (2004, '05, '06) Also lettered in football at wide receiver and quarterback Had 12 receptions for 220 receiving yards during the 2004 season when he helped his squad to the second round of the 2004 CIF Southern Section playoffs Won his football team's Scholar-Athlete Award in 2004 Graduated with highest honors and was voted Male Athlete of the Year in 2006 Also earned his school's El Toro Award and the PTSA Scholar Award in 2006 Was honored for graduating with more than 250 hours of community service through the Positive Alternatives student organization Coached in baseball by Kim Brooks.
As A Freshman In 2007: Played a huge role on the club in his rookie collegiate season when he started 38 of the teams 56 games at shortstop and played in a total of 47, hitting a respectable .283 (32-113) with 10 RBI Started his Stanford career by hitting safely in his first nine games from February 2-23 Added five doubles, a triple, six walks, three hit by pitches and three sacrifice bunts (tied for second on the club) Posted a .936 fielding percentage with 10 errors in 154 defensive chances (48 PO, 96 AST) Went 13 straight games without making a fielding error from April 5 May 1 Struggled to a .150 (6-40) batting average in Pac-10 action, starting 15 and playing in 19 of the 24 conference contests Had three doubles, a triple and three RBI in Pac-10 play.
Other Amateur Baseball: Played on the California Birds Connie Mack squad during the summer of 2006, hitting .355 with 21 RBI, three stolen bases and 10 doubles Spent four summers (2002-05) with the La Mirada American Legion team.
Parents: Ken and Debbie Gaylord
Sports Family: His father, Ken, was a first baseman at UCLA (1975-76), earning First Team All-Pac-8 honors in 1976, and has been the head baseball coach at Cerritos Community College since 1993
The reason I love baseball is: It's the most challenging game out there
Favorite Pro Sports Team: New York Yankees
I pattern my game after: Cal Ripken, Jr.
For me to improve as a person, I need to: Utilize the resources and people around me
The reasons I chose Stanford are: The tradition and the excellence in both athletics and academics
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: Time management skills
Favorite Pro Sports Team: New York Yankees
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: Johnny Cash
Favorite Food: Steak with mushrooms and mashed potatoes
If I had to cook all of my meals, I would probably survive on: Microwave popcorn
Favorite Movie: Baseball flick For Love of the Game
My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: Winning the World Series
If I were not playing college baseball, I would be: In a band
Best Advice Received: Keep it simple
Advice To Youngsters: Work hard, do well in school and don't get distracted
When I played sports as a kid, I pretended to be: Brett Favre
Delivery Man: Worked as a pre-loader for the United Parcel Service (UPS) during the summer of 2006
Earliest Baseball Memory: Playing catch with his brother, Brian