One of three players battling for the final spot in the outfield... Could see time in either center or right field... Considered as one of the best defensive outfielders on the team... Needs to smooth some of the rough edges... Very athletic... The team's best runner... Has the best arm strength among the outfielders... A left-handed hitter with raw power... Needs to be more consistent and confident at the plate... Should hit in the lower half of line-up.
during fall drills
Started just one game for the Purple Sox during the Fall Ball World Series before an eye injury held him out of the rest of the series... Did not post a batting average in two at-bats with a run scored.
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 Josh Heinrich... Served two years as the team's starting outfielder... 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 61 of 63 games... Registered a .359 batting average in 192 at-bats as a sophomore with 64 runs scored on 69 hits and 56 RBIs... Ranked fourth on team in hits, runs and RBIs... Among his 69 hits were 15 doubles, three triples and 10 home runs... His 28 extra-base hits ranked fourth... Was second on the team with 10 stolen bases... Tallied a .625 slugging percentage and a .414 on-base percentage... Helped the Saints to a 36-18 overall record and the Jayhawk West Championship in 2001... Saw action in 51 of 56 games... Selected to the NJCAA All-Star Game, where he ran the fastest 60-yard dash (6.61)... Tallied a .333 batting average in 128 at-bats as a freshman with 32 runs scored on 40 hits and 25 RBIs... Posted 16 extra-base hits, including five home runs... Earned seven stolen bases and 23 walks... Coached by Galen McSpadden.
at burkburnett high school
A four-year starter and letterman at Burkburnett High School in Burkburnett, Texas ... Named all-district as a junior and senior... Lettered four years in track and two years in basketball... Coached by Mike Leach.
(Full name: Brian Joseph Patty) was born Dec. 16, 1981, in Wichita Falls, Texas. ... He is the son of Don and Connie Patty... Has two brothers, Chris (21) and Michael (18)... Majoring in social science.