Current Roster

Thomas Walraven
#0

Position: IF
Height: 5' 9"   Weight: 185 lbs
College Experience: University of New Haven
Bats: R
Throws: R

Biography:

2018
Signed his first professional baseball contract with Gary on Oct. 30 following his redshirt-senior season at the University of New Haven
Named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) All-East Honorable Mention Team, the Northeast-10 Conference (NE10) Second Team, the NE10 All-Tournament Team, the NE10 Academic All-Conference Team, the Google Cloud Academic All-District Team and the NCAA Division II East Region All-Tournament Team
Won the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove after posting a .974 fielding percentage and setting a single-season school record with 155 assists
Slashed .355/.463/.516/.979 with 45 runs, 66 hits, 18 doubles, four home runs, 22 extra-base hits, 28 RBIs, 96 total bases, four hit by pitches, two sacrifice hits, four sacrifice flies and 10 stolen bases in 51 games
Finished with a team-high 66 hits, 18 doubles, 45 runs, 22 extra-base hits and 51 games started

2017
Named to the NE10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll, the NCBWA Honorable Mention Team and the NE10 First Team as a redshirt-junior
Slashed .302/.394/.420/.814 with 37 runs, 51 hits, eight doubles, four home runs, 12 extra-base hits, 18 RBIs, 71 total bases, five hit by pitches, two sacrifice flies, eight sacrifice hits and 14 stolen bases in 44 games
Finished with a team-high 37 runs, four home runs, 14 stolen bases and eight sacrifice hits
Slashed .313/.397/.433/.830 with 15 runs, 21 hits, five doubles, one home run, six RBIs, two stolen bases, one hit by pitch and one sacrifice fly in 20 games with the Worcester Bravehearts of the Futures Summer Collegiate Baseball League

Personal
First Team All-State as a senior at Pine Bush High School in 2013
Attended the University of New Haven from 2014-18
All-time career leader at New Haven with 93 walks and 409 assists
Named the New Haven Rookie of the Year, the NE10 Co-Rookie of the Year, Third Team NE10, the NE10 All-Rookie Team and to the NE10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll as a true freshman in 2014
Slashed .317/.393/.352/.745 with 18 runs, 45 hits, five doubles, 16 RBIs, 50 total bases, two sacrifice hits, two sacrifice flies and nine stolen bases in 35 games in 2014
Named to the NE10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll as a sophomore in 2015
Slashed .314/.391/.401/.792 with 21 runs, 43 hits, seven doubles, one triple, one home run, nine extra-base hits, 15 RBIs, 55 total bases, one hit by pitch, one sacrifice fly, three sacrifice flies and six stolen bases in 33 games in 2015
Slashed .302/.378/.380/.758 with 22 runs, 54 hits, 12 doubles, one triple, 13 extra-base hits, 19 RBIs and five stolen bases with the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs of the Perfect Game Summer Collegiate Baseball League in 2015
Missed the entire 2016 season due to injury and received a medical redshirt from the NCAA
Son of Tom and Nia Walraven; has an older brother, Michael, and two older sisters, Andrianna and Kristina
Played for his father, Tom, at Pine Bush High
Brother, Michael, played baseball at Iona and Hofstra
Sisters, Andrianna and Kristina, played at Albany and Manhattan, respectively

Catchers

# Name POS
16 Wilfredo Gimenez C

Infielders

# Name POS
0 Josh Anthony IF
0 Gavin Blodgett IF
0 Steven Figueroa IF
0 Thomas Walraven IF
5 Andy DeJesus IF
17 Randy Santiesteban IF
18 Will Savage IF
34 Alex Crosby IF

Outfielders

# Name POS
0 Alex Boxwell OF
0 Edgar Corcino OF
4 John Price Jr. OF
21 Colin Willis OF

Pitchers

# Name POS
0 Jumpei Akanuma P
0 Felix Carvallo P
0 Christian DeLeon P
0 Matt Kostalos P
0 Trevor Lubking P
0 Chris Pennell P
0 Sean Watkins P
0 Duke von Schamann P
0 Jordan Cummings P
22 Lars Liguori P
25 Justin Sinibaldi P
54 Mario Samuel P

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