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CAL RALEIGH

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Cal Raleigh

(Updated July 2018)
position
Catcher
height
6'3"
weight
225
year
Junior
hometown
Cullowhee, N.C.
high school
Smoky Mountain

ACCOLADES:

  • 2018 MLB Draft: 3rd Round (90), Seattle Mariners
  • 2018 Second Team All-American (Collegiate Baseball)
  • 2018 Third Team All-American (ABCA, Baseball America, D1Baseball, Perfect Game)
  • 2018 ABCA All-Atlantic Region First Team
  • 2018 All-ACC First Team
  • 2018 ACC Championship Team & Most Valuable Player
  • 2018 All-ACC Academic Team
  • 2016 & 2018 ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • NCBWA National Player of the Month – May
  • Fall 2017 Dean’s List
  • 2016 Freshman All-American (Louisville Slugger)
  • 2016 Freshman All-American (Baseball America)
  • 2016 Freshman First Team All-American (NCBWA)
  • 2016 Freshman First Team All-American (Perfect Game)
  • 2016 All-ACC Freshman Team
  • 2016 All-Regional Team

JUNIOR (2018):

Led Florida State with a .326 batting average, notching 75 hits, 18 doubles a triple and 13 home runs while starting all 62 games, primarily at catcher…earned first team All-ACC recognition and All-America honors…career-highs in a season for doubles, home runs and RBI (54)…tied with Steven Wells for the team lead with 51 walks as FSU once again led the country in base on balls…earned ACC Tournament MVP honors after hitting 6-for-18 with three doubles, a home run and six RBI in FSU’s four-game sweep, leading to a second-consecutive ACC Championship…ended his FSU career on a career-high 17-game hitting streak and a 26-game streak of reaching base…had the first multi-home run games of his career against Clemson (5/6) and Stetson (4/18)…started the final 186 games of his career, dating back to freshman season, including 182 behind the plate…threw out 13 runners attempting to steal…semifinalist for the Johnny Bench Award, given to the nation’s best catcher…stole two bases, against Georgia Tech (4/8) and Jacksonville (5/9)…hit a first-inning two-run home run against Miami (4/27), the only runs of the game in FSU’s 2-0 win over the Hurricanes…against Clemson, the school he was committed to before joining FSU, hit 8-for-13 with three RBI in the regular season…hit 32 home runs in his career, including a career-high 13 in 2018…team captain…taken in the third round of the 2018 MLB Draft by Seattle, signing with the Mariners in early July.

SOPHOMORE (2017):

Was the only Florida State player to start all 69 games of the season…ended the year with 51 runs scored, 16 doubles, and nine home runs…picked up his first of 14 multi-hit games on the season with a 2-for-3 performance against Samford on February 25, including an RBI double that opened a five-run inning that brought FSU to a 8-0 win…smacked his first home run of the season with a first-pitch shot to open the top of the fourth on February 28 in Jacksonville, helping the Seminoles escape a 3-0 deficit and pull off a comeback to win 6-5…went 3-for-4 in the first game of the doubleheader against Boston College on March 11 while notching two doubles and scoring two runs in Florida State’s 11-1 victory…had his second three-hit game of the season on March 21 against Jacksonville, which included a solo home run to open the ninth inning to bring the FSU deficit to 9-8 before the Seminoles ultimately scored two more runs and earned the first walk-off win of the season…hit his first triple of the season in the fourth inning against FGCU on April 5 before scoring the winning run on Dylan Busby’s RBI single…drew three walks on April 25 against Stetson, tying a career-high that was set in the 2016 Super Regional game at Florida…knocked in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning of the ACC Championship game against North Carolina on May 28, helping Florida State claim its seventh ACC Championship victory…singled in the tying run in the seventh inning against Sam Houston State on June 10 in the first Super Regional game before the Seminoles walked off in the ninth to win 7-6…partnered with Quincy Nieporte to hit back-to-back home runs to open the bottom of the ninth in the final College World Series game against LSU before Florida State ultimately fell 7-4.

FRESHMAN (2016):

Started 62 games on the season and appeared in all 63…garnered 20 multi-hit and 13 multi-RBI games…drew 42 walks, hit 10 home runs (second only to Dylan Busby), and accumulated 50 RBI to end the season with an average of .301 and an on-base percentage of .412…ranked among the top 25 freshman in FSU history in terms of doubles, home runs, hits, RBI, and runs…gathered his first collegiate career hit on Opening Day against Rhode Island when he reached base on an RBI bunt…recorded the first home run of his college career on March 1 against Jacksonville…hit a clutch sacrifice fly in the 14th inning of the March 2 game against Villanova to allow the Seminoles to win 11-10 in walk-off fashion…led Florida State offense in the series against Georgia Tech as he batted .545 with a home run and four RBI…on March 19 against Pittsburgh, he had a season-high four RBI after going 2-3 with a double and a triple…hit home run No. 10 of the season on June 5 against South Alabama during the Tallahassee Regional…selected to be honored as a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American…named as a Freshman First Team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association…chosen as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s All-Freshman team…named as a Freshman All-American by Baseball America…awarded with First Team Freshman All-America honors by Perfect Game…played summer ball for the Harwich Mariners in the Cape Cod League where he hit .204 in 27 games and drove in nine, ending his summer having been ranked No. 66 in D1Baseball’s list of Cape Cod prospects.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Graduated from Smoky Mountain High School in Cullowhee, NC…ranked as the No. 169 college prospect by Perfect Game…ended his senior season with a .469 batting average, 25 RBI, 20 stolen bases and 10 home runs…named Louisville Slugger First Team All-America…distinguished as Western North Carolina Conference Player of the Year and Male Athlete of the Year as a senior…named Area 4 Legion Player of the Year…participated in the Under Armour All-American Game held at Wrigley Field…as a junior, he earned All-Western North Carolina Athletic Conference (WNCAC) and Asheville Citizen-Times All-WNC honors after posting a .351 batting average, 18 runs, 16 RBI, 11 stolen bases, six doubles and a home run at the plate…that season he tossed 37.1 innings and finished with 30 strikeouts, a 1.67 ERA, one save and a 2-1 record…was a three time All-Conference performer in both basketball and baseball…named All-WNCAC Player of the Year in basketball in 2013-14 and 2014-15…named as a North Carolina All-State performer on the diamond on two occasions.

PERSONAL:

Son of Stephanie and Todd Raleigh…has three siblings, Emma Grace, Carley and Todd Jr.…father played collegiate baseball at Western Carolina before signing with the Boston Red Sox…Todd also served as the head coach at Western Carolina (2000-07) and Tennessee (2008-11)…his uncle, Matt, was drafted in the 14th round (No. 379) by the Montreal Expos and enjoyed a 10-year minor league playing career…exploratory major…born on November 26, 1996.