Tom Walraven
#7

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

Biography:

2020

During the shortened 2020 season, Walraven briefly signed with the Winnepeg Goldeyes, but was only there for one day and never recorded an at bat. 

2019

Walraven signed his first professional baseball contract with Gary on Oct. 30 following his redshirt-senior season at the University of New Haven. During his first year of pro ball, the Cornwall, NY native delivered a .300 batting average, ranking him first among returning players, along with a .409 on base percentage while slugging .438 in 245 plate appearances. Walraven recorded 61 hits, 16 of which resulted in extra bases, and crossed the plate 35 times.  He belted a career-high six home runs and additionally reached career marks with 31 RBI and 35 walks.  

University of New Haven

2018

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
30 Marshall Skinner C
72 Jackson Smith C

Infielders

# Name POS
1 Brandon Zaragoza IF
2 Michael Woodworth IF
7 Tom Walraven IF
8 Hayden Schilling IF
31 Jose Mercado IF
44 Daniel Lingua IF
63 Ryan Cash IF

Outfielders

# Name POS
11 MJ Rookard OF
14 Ray Jones OF
18 Jesus Marriaga OF
25 Billy Cooke OF
34 Alec Olund OF
39 Jacob Talamante OF

Pitchers

# Name POS
0 Aaron Phillips P
10 Chris Erwin P
15 Tasker Strobel P
37 Trevor Lubking P
41 Jack Eisenbarger P
46 Matt Vonderschmidt P
48 Jack Alkire P
50 Yoel De Leon P
58 John Sheaks P
64 Nick Garcia P
66 Adam Heidenfelder P

Inactive

# Name POS
56 Josh Vincent P

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