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RJ Santigate
28  RJ Santigate
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Las Vegas, Nev.

High School:
Bishop Gorman

Last College:
Central Arizona College

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 220

Position:
IF

Birthdate:
05/21/1991

Experience:
3L

B/T:
L/R

06/30/2014

Santigate Signs with the Los Angeles Angels

Third baseman joins the organization as a non-drafted free agent

06/16/2014

Kivett, Santigate Named to All-Region Team

Seniors led the Wildcats in batting average and stolen bases in 2014

05/15/2014

Record 11 Student-Athletes Named Academic All-Big 12

Seven Wildcats were named to the First Team

01/22/2014

17 Baseball Student-Athletes Make Honor Roll

Four achieve 4.0 GPAs during Fall 2013 semester

04/12/2013

K-State Falls at Iowa, 6-1

Hawkeyes score six runs over fourth and fifth innings

Honors
ABCA Midwest All-Region Second Team (2014)
Academic All-Big 12 First Team
(2013, 2014)
CoSIDA Academic All-District 7 Team (2013)
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2013)

Game-Highs
Hits: 4 (Last: 4/15/14 at Nebraska)
RBI: 4 (3/3/13 vs. Oakland)
Runs Scored: 3 (3/15/14 vs. Northern Colorado)
Home Runs: 1 (4/28/12 vs. Oklahoma State)
Walks: 3 (Last: 5/4/14 at TCU)
Stolen Bases: 2 (Last: 4/21/14 vs. Bakersfield)
Strikeouts: 3 (Last: 4/17/14 vs. Baylor)


Career

  • Batted .303 (161-for-532) with 16 doubles, 3 triples, 1 home run, 73 RBIs, and 28 stolen bases in 163 games during his career
  • Also had a career OBP of .388
  • Started in 113 of K-State's 119 games from 2013-2014

Senior (2014)

  • Hit a career-best .335 (66-for-197) with 6 doubles, 1 triple, 27 RBIs, 26 walks, and 15 stolen bases in 53 games
  • Led the team in batting average and second in stolen bases
  • In addition to batting average, he posted career-highs in OBP (.415) and stolen bases (15) as well as matched his career-high in doubles (6)
  • Hit .291 (23-for-79) with 7 RBIs and a .398 OBP in 22 Big 12 games
  • Tied for the team lead with 19 multi-hit games
  • Tied for second on the team with 8 multi-RBI games
  • Posted a season-high 22-game on-base streak from Feb. 28-April 5
  • Registered a 12-game hitting streak from March 14-30 ... Hit .489 (23-for-47) with 6 stolen bases over the stretch
  • Had a season-high 4 hits on April 15 at Nebraska ... Reached base in all five of his plate appearances after going 4-for-4 with a walk and 2 stolen bases
  • Walked a season-high 3 times on May 4 at TCU
  • His 12 walks in conference-only games were tied for sixth-best in the Big 12
  • Went 6-for-12 with a walk in first Big 12 series of the season at Oklahoma from March 21-23
  • Batted .500 (7-for-14) with a walk, 2 stolen bases, and 3 RBIs during Creighton series from March 28-30
Junior (2013)
  • Batted .324 (72-for-222) with 4 doubles, 2 triples, 29 RBI in 60 games
  • Walked 29 times and struck out 33 times
  • Stole 11 bases in 16 attempts ... 4th on the team in stolen bases
  • Hit .314 (22-for-70) with a .415 OBP and 7 RBI in 20 Big 12 games
  • Fourth on the team with 72 hits, including 17 infield hits
  • Collected a career-high 4 hits on February 16 vs. The Citadel ... Went 4-for-5 with a double, 2 RBI and run scored
  • Drove in a career-high 4 runs in game two of a doubleheader against Oakland on March 3 ... Was 3-for-4 with a triple, 4 RBI, 2 runs and a walk
  • Season-high 10-game hitting streak from March 22-April 5 ... Batted .395 (17-for-43) with 7 RBI over the stretch
  • 16-game on-base streak from March 15-April 7 ... Reached base safely two or more times in 10 games during the 16-game stretch
  • Stole 2 bases - a career-high - on April 30 at Creighton ... Was 2-for-4 with a walk and 2 runs


2013 Summer League
Played for the Mat-Su Miners of the Alaska Baseball League ... Went 0-for-5 with an RBI and 2 runs scored

Sophomore (2012)

  • Played in 50 games with 30 starts, including the final 15 as the starting third baseman
  • Hit .204 with six doubles, one homer and 17 RBI, including a .324 mark with five doubles and seven RBI over the final 12 games
  • Registered a season-high three hits against Nebraska Omaha on May 4
  • Also had two-hit games on five occasions, including three in the final three weeks of the regular season
  • Drove in a season-best three runs against Hartford on March 11, while he had two-RBI games at Minnesota on march 14, against Oklahoma State on April 28, Nebraska Omaha on May 4 and against Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Championship on May 24
  • His two-RBI game against the Cowboys on April 28 featured his first-career home run


Central Arizona College (2011)

  • Played one season for the Vaqueros under head John Wente
  • Helped lead team to a 54-13 record and a runner-up finish at the National Junior College National Championship
  • Earned all-region and all-conference honors
  • Hit .323 with six doubles, one triple and 36 RBI in 52 games
  • Also stole 11 bases and scored 41 runs


Long Beach State (2010)
Redshirted the 2010 season for the Dirtbags under head coach Troy Buckley.

MLB Draft

  • Signed as a non-drafted free agent with the Los Angeles Angels in June 2014.
  • Selected by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 44th round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, but did not sign.


Bishop Gorman HS:
A four-year letterwinner for the Gales under head coach Chris Sheff... Led team to three state titles... Had nine RBI in one game, recorded 15 straight hits and reached safely in 17 consecutive plate appearances, each of which were Las Vegas records.

Personal:
Richard Joseph Santigate was born May 25, 1991, in Staten Island, N.Y... Son of Rich and Ann Santigate... Has three sisters, Erica, Lyndsey and Brittany... Graduated in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in social science ... Worked towards a second degree in 2013-14 in secondary education.

Season AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI OBP SLG BB HBP SO SB-A
2012 .204 50-30 113 15 23 6 0 1 17 .301 .283 16 1 21 2-3
2013 .324 60-60 222 32 72 4 2 0 29 .409 .360 29 3 33 11-16
2014 .335 53-53 197 34 66 6 1 0 27 .415 .376 26 3 31 15-17
Career .303 163-143 532 81 161 16 3
1 73 .388 .350 71 7 85
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