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JOSE BRIZUELA - Baseball - Florida State Seminoles

Player profile

(Updated November 2016)


* All-ACC First Team (2014).
* ACC Player of the Week – March 3, 2014.
* Tallahassee Regional All-Tournament Team (2013).
* Selected in the 2014 MLB Draft by the Oakland Athletics (16th round, 492nd overall pick).
* Selected in the 2011 MLB Draft by the Cincinnati Reds (46th round).


Started all 60 games for the Seminoles at third base, the third consecutive season he made 60-plus starts for Florida State…first team All-ACC selection…finished in the top 20 in the ACC in average (11th, .321), hit by pitches (T-9th, 12), runs (T-11th, 46), hits (T-11th, 70), stolen bases (13th, 14), total bases (19th, 97), slugging (19th, .445), and RBI (20th, 38)…70 hits led the team and was the second consecutive season reaching the 70-hit mark…strong showing in the ACC Tournament, finishing the three-game event going 4-for-12 with an RBI, run scored, and two stolen bases…tied a career-high with three hits seven times in 2014 including against No. 1 Virginia (4/26)…tied career-highs against Duke with three hits and three stolen bases (5/16) and three runs scored (5/17)…in the series sweep over Minnesota (5/3-4), went 7-for-11 with two doubles, three RBI, four runs and a home run…in three games against Florida, went 5-for-11 with two solo home runs, the only two runs Florida State scored against the Gators this season…had the walk-off single to defeat No. 5 NC State (3/15) 9-8 in the 13th inning…in two midweek games at UCF (3/11-12) went 4-for-5 with a triple, three walks, one HBP, three RBI and four runs scored…named ACC Player of the Week (3/3) after hitting .462 (6-for-13) against Miami (2/28-3/2)…against the Hurricanes, had a double, scored a run, and six RBI, while tying his career-high of three hits in each of the final two games of the series and tying his career-high of four RBI in game two…drafted in the 16th round of the 2014 MLB Draft, going No. 492 overall to the Oakland Athletics…finished his Seminole career with a .290 average, .389 on-base percentage, 190 hits, 120 runs and RBI, 82 walks and 24 hit by pitches…56 extra base hits for his career, including 40 doubles, seven triples, and nine home runs.


Played in and started 61 games at third base…finished third on the team and 19th in the ACC with a .324 batting average (70-for-216)…had 70 hits for the Seminoles, which ranked third on the team…finished with 44 RBIs and four home runs, along with getting hit five times and walking 34 times…posted a batting average of .392 with runners in scoring position…compiled a season-high 10-game hit streak from March 6 to March 20…collected hits in six straight at-bats against Duke at home on April 12-13…homered in both games of a doubleheader against the Blue Devils on April 13…finished the series vs. Duke going 9-for-11 with five RBIs, six runs scored, two doubles, two home runs and two base on balls…had a season-high three hits in a game seven times, including all three games against Duke…led off the season with an opening day grand slam against Rhode Island on February 15 – the second straight year in which he hit a home run on opening day…matched his season-high of four RBIs vs. Boston College on March 10…had a season-high four walks against USF on February 23…in ACC play, led the team with a .333 batting average, was second with 36 hits and third with 23 RBIs…finished the season with a .422 on-base percentage and a .472 slugging percentage…batted .400 in the Tallahassee Regional en route to being named to the Tallahassee Regional All-Tournament team…closed out the NCAA Tournament with a .364 average in five games…played over the summer with the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod League – hit .328 in 20 games.


Made the most appearances of any Seminole freshmen in 2012 playing in 66 games with 65 starts…a converted outfielder started 62 games in left field and three more at third base…hit .226 (50-for-221) in his first season with 12 doubles, two triples and two home runs…scored 34 times and registered 38 RBI…tied for third on the team with 11 multi-RBI games…stole six bases in 10 attempts while recording the second most total sacrifices with 10…spectacular start to his collegiate career hitting .400 on opening weekend against Hofstra finishing with a team-high eight RBI…hit a go ahead home run (two-run shot) in game one – first of his career, his two-run double in the fifth inning in game two tied the game at five and his two-run single in game three gave the Noles the lead for good…opened the year with a hit in his first five games – a season-high…recorded a career-high three hits three times in games against Stetson (3/21), Virginia Tech (3/30) and at Georgia Tech (4/7)…drove in a career-high four runs in game two against the Yellow Jackets as all four runs came on his first career grand slam in FSU’s nine-run fifth inning en route to a 12-7 victory…drove in a run in all three games at Boston College…recorded a .267 batting average against league foes with seven doubles, two triples and a home run…finished with a .981 fielding percentage in ACC games…started all nine games in the NCAA Tournament including four at the College World Series…registered two hits and scored a run in the second game against Arizona (6/21) out in Omaha…finished with  three outfield assists – tied for the second most on the team.


Earned Collegiate Baseball High School first team All-America accolades as a multi-position player in 2011; named a third team High School All-American by Baseball America…in four years at Archbishop McCarthy High School, was a two-time All-State and All-County honoree; also garnered All-State honorable mention accolades…a two-time state champion at Archbishop McCarthy and helped lead his team to a National Championship his senior year…named team MVP and MVP of the playoffs in 2010 and 2011 as a junior and a senior…hit over .400 in all four years; recorded seven home runs, 41 RBI, 50 runs scored and 25 stolen bases as a senior.


Son of Jorge and Allison Brizuela…majoring in international affairs…born August 31. 1992.