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4  Kelby Tomlinson
Kelby Tomlinson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Elgin, Okla.

High School:
Elgin

Last College:
Seward County CC

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 175

Position:
INF

Birthdate:
06/16/1990

Experience:
1L

B/T:
R/R


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CAREER-HIGHS:
Games Played (Season): 58 (2011)
Games Started (Season): 58 (2011)
At-Bats: 6 2x, vs. #22 Oklahoma State (5/20/11)*
Runs: 3 3x, vs. #22 Oklahoma State (5/21/11)*
Hits: 4, vs. Northwestern (2/20/11)
RBI: 4, vs. Nebraska (3/26/11)
Doubles: 2, vs. #22 Oklahoma State (5/21/11)
Triples: 1 2x, at Missouri (5/14/11)*
Home Runs: 1, vs. Northern Illinois (2/27/11)*
Walks: 3 2x, vs. New Mexico (4/27/11)*
Strikeouts: 2 9x, vs. Dallas Baptist (5/3/11)*
Stolen Bases: 2 3x, at New Mexico (4/12/11)*
Hit Streak: 10 games (2/19-3/4/11)
* Indicates most recent high

2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft
Drafted in the 12th round (No. 387 overall) by the San Francisco Giants... became the highest drafted Texas Tech shortstop since 2005 (Cameron Blair - 6th round - Pittsburgh Pirates)... was the Giants 13th overall pick and third middle infielder selected (all shortstops)... became Texas Tech's 115th all-time draft/free agent selection... is the 12th highest drafted Red Raider since 2004... became 33rd Texas Tech infielder to be drafted/signed free agent with an MLB organization... became the fifth Red Raider drafted/signed with the San Francisco Giants and the first since outfielder Roger Kieschnick was drafted in the third round (No. 82 overall) in the 2008 MLB Draft... became the first Tech player drafted by the defending World Series champions since catcher Tyler Reves was taken by the Chicago White Sox (4th round - No. 135 overall) during the 2006 draft.

2011 (Junior)
ABCA Rawlings Division I Gold Glove Award (SS)... became the first Big 12 Conference player ever to earn an ABCA Rawlings D-I Gold Glove Award... All-Big 12 second team (Coaches)... All-Big 12 second team (Waco Tribune-Herald)... Brooks Wallace Award Watch List (nation's top shortstop - one of 25 selected)... Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (2/21)... Brooks Wallace Classic All-Tournament Team... Red Raider Classic Most Outstanding Player... Red Raider Classic All-Tournament Team... Baseball America No. 10 Top Newcomer - Big 12... Perfect Game USA: Projected High Round (4th-10th) Major League Baseball Draft Pick... ranks fourth in Texas Tech single-season history with 212 assists... most assists by a Red Raider since 2001... finished the season with 24 consecutive games without committing an error... longest streak by a Tech third baseman/shortstop/second baseman in over 10 years and it marked the longest errorless streak by a Tech infielder since 2001 (26 games - 1B Chad Landry, Feb. 25-Apr. 13)... committed only one error in last 33 games and two errors in final 38 games played... played in and started all 58 games at shortstop... hit in eight of nine batting order spots: batted three-hole 18 times, leadoff 16 times, seven-hole nine times, two-hole five times, five-hole four times, six-hole four times and batted cleanup and nine-hole each once... batting .307 (67-for-218) with 42 runs, seven doubles, two triples, one home run, 43 RBI, 39 walks, four hit-by-pitch, 21-of-29 stolen bases, .372 slugging percentage and a .415 on-base percentage... led team in at-bats (218), base hits (67), RBI (43), two-out RBI (18) and assists (212)... one of only three Red Raiders to play in and start in all 58 games (started every game at shortstop)... hit in every spot in the batting order except 8-hole... BIG 12 CONFERENCE RANKINGS: third in walks (39)... fifth in stolen bases (21)... tied for seventh in RBI (43)... 18th in batting average (.307)... in 20 games (20 starts) against nationally-ranked opponents batted .232 (19-for-82) with 12 runs, three doubles, eight RBI, 10 walks, 6-of-8 stolen bases, .969 fielding percentage (24 putouts, 71 assists, 3 errors), .268 slugging percentage and a .330 on-base percentage... DURING BIG 12 CONFERENCE PLAY... in 27 games (27 starts) batted .278 (30-for-108) with 17 runs, four doubles, led the team with two triples and tied for the team lead with 19 RBI with 13 walks, 8-of-12 stolen bases and committed only two errors with a .985 fielding percentage (44 putouts, 90 assists)... 90 assists is tied for sixth all-time in Texas Tech history for assists during a Big 12 season... ranked tied for fourth in the league during conference play with eight stolen bases... ranked 34th in the Big 12 with a .278 batting average during league play... in 33 home games led team batting .405 (49-for-121) with 28 runs, five doubles, one triple, one home run, 34 RBI (led team), .488 slugging percentage, 27 walks (tied for team lead), .503 on-base percentage and 15-of-21 stolen bases while fielding .965 (51 putouts, 114 assists, 6 errors)... in 25 road/neutral site games batted .186 (18-for-97) with 14 runs, two doubles, one triple, nine RBI, 12 walks, 6-of-8 stolen bases and fielded .978 (35 putouts, 98 assists) making only three errors... in two games at the Big 12 Championship batted .250 (2-for-8) with one run and one walk while not committing an error... batted .373 (22-for-59) against left-handed pitching... batted .283 (45-for-159) against right-handed pitching... batted .345 (38-for-110) with runners on base... led team batting .538 (7-for-13) with the bases loaded... best batting average by a Red Raider with runners in scoring position since 2004 (Cameron Blair - .571, 8-for-14)... batted .378 (31-for-82) with runners in scoring position... led team with 20 multi-hit games, including six three-hit games and one four-hit performance... tied for team lead with 11 multiple RBI games with four three-RBI games and one four-RBI game... led team with six game-winning RBI... five of six game-winning RBI came in the seventh inning or later... had an RBI walk-off base hit up the middle to defeat No. 5 Texas A&M (4/8) 4-3 at Dan Law Field... during season-high 10-game hit streak (2/19-3/4) batted .447 (17-for-38) with 11 runs, one home run, 11 RBI, eight walks, six stolen bases, .521 on-base percentage and .526 slugging percentage while posting five multi-hit games... reached base safely in 50-of-58 games... hit safely in 39 games, including in 12 of the final 15 games of the season...stringed together 39 consecutive at-bats (parts of 10 straight games) without a strikeout (May 3-26)... SEASON HIGHLIGHTS... made Texas Tech career debut on Opening Day going 0-for-1 with three walks, a run scored and a stolen base against Western Michigan (2/18)... marked the first time a Red Raider had at least three walks on Opening Day since February 20, 2009 (Michael Reed, 4 - vs. Southern Utah)... tallied first career base hit going 2-for-3 with a run, two RBI, a walk and two stolen bases against Northwestern (2/19)... had a career-high four base hits (4-for-5) with a run scored and three RBI against Northwestern (2/20) while earning Red Raider Classic Most Outstanding Player honors... hit first career home run going 2-for-5 with two runs and three RBI against Northern Illinois (2/27)... recorded a career-high 10 assists at New Mexico (4/12), which marked the most by a Big 12 player this season... 10 assists are the most by a Red Raider since May 12, 2002 (SS Gera Alvarez - 11 assists, vs. UT-Pan American)... went 3-for-5 and matched a career-high three runs scored with a career-high two doubles with one walk and one stolen base against No. 22 Oklahoma State (5/21)... member of the 2010 Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll (Dean's List)... member of the 2011 Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll.

SUMMER 2010
Baseball America: No. 3 Prospect from the Jayhawk League... played for the Liberal Bee Jays of the Jayhawk League... led team to the National Baseball Congress World Series Championship with a 38-14 overall record... Team Most Valuable Player... played in 50 games (49 starts) batting .340 (66-for-194) with 44 runs, 13 doubles, four triples, one home run, 30 RBI, .458 slugging percentage and a .419 on-base percentage while leading the league with 41-of-43 stolen bases... guided team to a 7-1 record at the NBC Tournament while hitting safely in five of the tournament games with two multi-hit games and leading all players in the tournament with 12-of-13 stolen bases, which led all players in the tournament... went 2-for-4 in the championship game with a run scored and made a highlight reel play at shortstop up the middle.

SEWARD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Played at Seward County for two seasons (2009-2010) for head coach Galen McSpadden... as a sophomore batted .352 (87-for-247) with a school-record 90 runs scored, 13 doubles, six triples, six home runs, 30 RBI, 26 walks, only 19 strikeouts, a .526 slugging percentage, .427 on-base percentage and was 28-for-32 in stolen bases... batted .386 (51-for-132) during Jayhawk West Conference play with 19-of-22 stolen bases... earned honorable mention NJCAA All-America... First Team All-Region VI... First Team Jayhawk West All-Conference... Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Player of the Week (March 16-23)... as a freshman batted .274 (31-for-113) with 29 runs, four doubles, two triples and 15 RBI with three stolen bases... ranks in three career and three single-season school top-10 record books, including seventh in career runs scored (119), eighth in career stolen bases (31), tied for seventh in career triples (8), holds school record in single-season runs scored (90), fourth in single-season stolen bases (28) and tied for seventh in single-season hits (87)... helped lead team to a 33-30 overall record and to a Jayhawk West Conference championship in 2010 with an NJCAA Region VI Tournament runner-up finish... guided team to a 37-22 overall record and to an NJCAA Region VI Tournament runner-up finish during 2009 season.

HIGH SCHOOL
A four-year varsity letterwinner at Elgin High School for head coach Cody McHugh... as a senior batted .430 with nine triples, three home runs and 31 stolen bases... played senior summer for the Elk City Travelers leading team to a 66-7 overall record... in 56 games with the Travelers batted .357 (40-for-112) with 37 runs, seven doubles, three triples, one home run, 29 RBI, 26 walks, only 14 strikeouts and led team with 18 stolen bases... led team to the best winning percentage in team history (66-7, .904) and to the longest win streak in team history (36 games, June 7-July 12)... team won four tournament titles in Elk City, Okla., Pueblo, Colo., Reno, Nev., and at Fayetteville, Ark.

PERSONAL
Kelby Aaron Tomlinson... born June 16, 1990, in Chickasha, Okla... son of Chris and Fern Tomlinson... has three siblings, sisters Krysten and Kameron and brother Kollin... a human development and family studies major at Texas Tech.

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