27  Dylan de Graaf
Dylan de Graaf

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cumming, Ga.

High School:
Pace Academy

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 220

Position:
OF

B/T:
R/R


2010 (Senior): Was the only Catamount to start all 59 games played, making every start in centerfield for WCU in his final season ... Finished the year with a .282 batting average (66-of-234) ... Surpassed his previous three season tally with 11 doubles while matching a seasonal career-best two doubles and two home runs ... Drove in 28 runs ... Led the team with a career-high 30 stolen bases in 32 attempts for a 93.8% success rate ... During his four-year career, stole 55-of-60 bases to finish ranked seventh in the school record books for stolen bases, while his 60 attempts rank 10th ... Was named team captain prior to the 2010 season along with classmate, Daniel Ottone.

2009 (Junior): Played in 45 games on the season with 23 starts, 14 coming in centerfield, eight in left field and once as the designated hitter ... Posted a career-best .298 batting average (28-of-94) with four doubles and two home runs, scoring 20 runs on the year ... Tallied six multiple-hit games, including a career-best 4-for-6 showing at Davidson in the season-ending series ... Drove in a career-best four RBI in the third game of the season-opening sweep of Bowling Green - delivering a pinch hit grand slam, the first of his career ... Had six multi-RBI games ... Finished a perfect 8-for-8 in stolen bases, primarily batting in the bottom of the WCU order, adding lead-off speed ... Was perfect in the field, playing error-free through his 46 putouts.

2008 (Sophomore): Appeared in 50 of WCU's 57 games on the season, making 42 total starts with 41 of those coming in the outfield, 31 of which were in centerfield ... Finished with a .240 batting average, tallying 36 hits in 150 at bats with10 extra base hits and a career-high 30 RBI ... Hit his first career home run on March 17 against Hartford, finishing with three round-trippers on the season ... Recorded nine multi-hit games, including his first-career, three-hit outing with a 3-for-3 showing against Creighton ... Posted a career-long, five-game hitting streak in early April ... Hit over .300 through the mid-season before a 1-for-25 slump in mid-April dipped his average ... Successfully swiped 17 bases in 20 attempts to rank third on the team in stolen bases ... In the field, only committed one error with four assists in 100 chances for a team-leading .990 fielding percentage ... Played for the Thomasville Hi-Toms in the Coastal Plain League, hitting .184 (7-for-34) with limited at bats, driving in four runs.

2007 (Freshman): Made 15 appearances as a freshman, starting four of those contests ... Had one total at bat, recording a double with two walks for the season ... Scored four runs on the year.

Prior to Western: Batted .408 with two home runs and 22 RBI as senior, earning second team South Fulton County All-Area honors ... Was additionally tabbed Pace's Offensive MVP ... As a junior, batted .357 with two home runs.

Personal: Born Dylan Glenn de Graaf in Cartersville, Ga. ... Son of Glenn and Jenny de Graaf.

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