Versatile infielder who can play a number of positions ... good defensive player with excellent hands and good range ... has shown significant offensive improvement ... provides terrific depth in the infield ... has seen action at second base, third base and shortstop during his career ... named to Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner's List twice.
2012 SEASON: Appeared in 19 games and started 11 times ... made three starts at second base and eight starts at third base ... made only one error in 36 fielding chances for a .972 percentage ... batted .293 with seven runs scored and six runs batted in ... had a .356 on-base percentage ... stole three bases in four attempts ... had one three-hit game and three two-hit games ... had two hits and drove in a run with a double in 8-4 loss to George Washington ... had two hits and a stolen base in win at Delaware State ... had one RBI in win over Bucknell ... also drove in a run in Tigers' 8-6 victory over Delaware State ... helped Tigers to win over Mount St. Mary's with two hits and one RBI ... had three hits and scored a run in heart-breaking 2-1 loss at Maryland ... singled and scored a run with two sacrifice hits in 5-4 loss at Northeastern ... singled and scored a run in loss at UNC Wilmington ... drew a walk as a pinch hitter in series finale at UNCW ... singled and drove in two runs to help Tigers beat Maryland Eastern Shore.
2011 SEASON: Appeared in 22 games and started 16 times ... made 12 starts at second base and started at designated hitter four times ... got off to a slow start with only two hits in 20 at bats ... finished the season with a .185 batting average, three doubles and six RBI's ... played well defensively and had a .949 fielding percentage ... made only two errors in 39 fielding chances ... participated in three double plays ... had two hits with a run scored and one RBI in loss to Fordham ... drew a walk as a pinch hitter and scored a run in 9-6 victory at Wake Forest ... had a single in 5-0 loss at No. 3 Virginia ... helped Tigers to a 10-9 win over UMBC with an RBI double and a run scored ... singled and scored a run with a stolen base in win at Delaware State ... had an RBI single in victory at Bucknell ... had two hits and drove in two runs in victory over Maryland Eastern Shore ... also scored three runs against UMES ... drew a walk and scored a run in win over Delaware State ... drew a walk and scored a run in Tigers' 10-6 victory at Maryland ... also appeared in 3-2 win over Maryland as pinch runner ... started at second base in loss at UMBC and had two hits with a run batted in ... stole two bases in two attempts.
BACKGROUND: Two-time All-MIAA selection at Mount St. Joseph High School ... two-time member of Team Maryland ... named pre-season All-State ... batted .430 for the Gaels as a senior ... had four doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run and 25 runs batted in ... selected to play in Brooks Robinson All-Star Game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards ... named to all-tournament team at Sunbelt Classic ... two-sport athlete also played football for the Gaels.
PERSONAL: Has one sister ... lists parents as people he admires most ... favorite athletes is shortstop Jose Reyes of the Toronto Blue Jays ... avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys ... favorite actor is Will Smith ... most memorable experience was earning Most Valuable Player honors for Team Maryland in 2009 by batting .565 with 15 runs batted in ... parents are graduates of Indiana University ... father is owner and distribitor of oil distributing company ... son of Gregg and Mari Draper ... born on July 12, 1991 in Durham, N.H. ... major is economics.