|Kevin Roberts 2
GENERAL: A skilled middle infielder who made an immediate and unexpected impact for the Saints as a freshman and has remained in the everyday lineup since...Roberts is a fundamentally sound second baseman with extremely quick hands and a knack for turning double plays...Offensively, he has proven to be equally adept from both the right and left sides of the plate...Has surprising power and consistently makes solid contact...A 2001 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American Honorable Mention selection and two-time All-MAAC selection...2002 All-MAAC First Team selection.
AS A JUNIOR: Started 52 of 53 games, serving as the team's everyday leadoff hitter...Led the Saints with 187 at bats and was second on the team with 31 runs scored...Batted .246 with 19 RBI...Tied for the team lead with five home runs...Finished second on the team with 15 stolen bases in 19 attempts...Also was second with 13 multiple hit games...Tops on team with five sacrifices and second with 19 walks...Blasted home runs against national powerhouses Florida and Florida St.
IN THE SUMMER OF 2002: Played for the Newport Gulls of the New England Collegiate Baseball League.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Named First Team All-MAAC at second base...Missed first 15 games of season with broken hand...Stepped back into lineup as lead-off hitter upon return, where he owned a .358 on base percentage... Assisted in 17 of team's 19 double plays...Team finished 27-15 when Roberts led off game...Stole 10 bases and drew 22 walks...Batted .259 and collected 10 doubles and 28 RBI...Owned a .341 batting average with runners on base and reached safely over 40% of the time when leading off an inning...Batted .500 in two MAAC Tournament games.
AS A FRESHMAN: Named Honorable Mention Freshman All-American and All-MAAC...Teamed with Hanan to form the most prolific double play duo in school history...Ended the regular-season with a then-school record 67 base hits, 215 at bats and 247 plate appearances...Reached base in nearly 39% of his trips to the plate...Quickly developed into one of the top defensive second basemen in the conference, committing just 11 errors all season (.953 fielding percentage)...Finished season second on team with a .311 batting average and 16 stolen bases...Batted .430 when leading off an inning (93 at bats) and was tops on team with 23 multi-hit games.
IN HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four letters at Notre Dame (Utica) where he was named Second Team All-State and Tri-Valley League Player of the Year as a senior...Was also an all-league selection in basketball his senior season.
ROSSI ON ROBERTS: "Kevin has had a great career at Siena and will again find himself at or near the top of the batting order. As a co-captain, he will need to elevate his game to yet another level and set an example for this year's team.
STRENGTHS: Range, Bat Speed, Energy
|STAT ||AGAINST (Most Recent)|
|At-Bats ||6-Eight Times (St. Peter's 4/28/03)|
|Hits ||3-10 Times (@ Saint Peter's 4/27/03)|
|2B ||2-Three Times (Marist 5/5/01)|
|HR ||1-Eight Times (@ LeMoyne 5/16/03)|
|RBI ||4-Twice (NY Inst. of Tech. 4/25/01)|
|Stolen Bases ||2-Four Times(@ Saint Peter's 4/28/03)|
|Walks ||4-@ Iona 3/29/03|
|Strikeouts ||4-South Alabama (3/6/01)|
|STAT ||# OF TIMES|
|Multi-Hit Games ||45|
|3-Hit Games ||11|
|Multi-RBI Games ||15|
|3-RBI Games ||3|
|4-RBI Games ||3|
|Longest Hitting Streak ||10 Games|