Will serve as the primary back-up to No. 1 starter Ryan Baldwin at catcher... Will be the Wildcats' Saturday starter behind the plate... A great defensive catcher, but has to prove he can swing the bat to unseat Baldwin at No. 1... The best catch-and-throw catcher on the team... Has good bat speed with the ability to be a good hitter... However, he needs to make the adjustment to Division I pitching... A gap-to-gap hitter who should hit late in the order.
during fall drills
Saw action in three games with two starts behind the plate for the Purple Sox during the Fall Ball World Series... Posted a .167 batting average with a run scored and a triple... Went perfect in the field with 12 putouts and zero errors.
at seward county community college (2001-02)
A two-year letterman at Seward County Community College in Liberal, Kan. ... One of two Seward players to sign with the Wildcats, joining teammate Brian Patty... Served two years as the team's starting catcher... Helped the Saints to a 50-16 overall record and the Jayhawk West Championship in 2002... Lost in the Region VI Championship game to Cowley County... Team finished the season at No. 9 in the final NJCAA poll... Saw action in 43 of the 66 games... Collected a .342 batting average in 120 at-bats as a sophomore with seven runs scored on 41 hits and 24 RBIs... Among his 41 hits were five doubles, one triple and four home runs... Helped the Saints to a 36-18 overall record and the Jayhawk West Championship in 2001... Saw action in 40 of 56 games... Tallied a .347 batting average in 98 at-bats as a freshman with 21 runs scored on 34 hits and 18 RBIs... Posted 10 extra-base hits, including three home runs... Coached by Galen McSpadden.
at cherry creek high school
A two-year letterman and one-year starter at Cherry Creek High School in Englewood, Colo ... Hails from the same high school as fellow signee Nick DiPaolo and Wildcat outfielder Brad Anzman... Batted .450 as a senior en route to earning first team All-Centennial League honors... Helped the Bruins to the 1999 Class 5A state title as a junior... Coached by Marc Johnson, who was named Baseball America's National High School Coach for the 1990s.
(Full name: Josh Andrew Heinrich) was born July 10, 1981, in Scottsbluff, Neb. ... He is the son of Larry and Rita Heinrich... Has three older brothers, Scott (28), Jeff (26) and Zach (23)... Majoring in business administration.