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Pulfer, the Ducks’ starting second baseman for three consecutive seasons (2009-11), was just the third position player selected in the draft since UO baseball returned to the diamond in 2009.
Pulfer, the 574th overall pick, was part of Oregon’s original class as the Ducks brought back baseball for 2009 after the program was discontinued following the 1981 season.
The native of Cypress, Calif., was also named to the Pac-10 All-Conference team following the 2011 regular season, becoming the first position player to earn the honor since the Oregon program was reinstated. He was named Pac-10 honorable mention in 2010.
During his three-year career with the Ducks, Pulfer is one of only two players (Shawn Peterson) since 2009 to bat over .300 for their respective careers.
Pulfer departed Oregon with a .302 career average, and holds the all-time records for hits (193), doubles (31), at-bats (639), games played (78) and multiple-hit games (58).
During three seasons at Oregon, Pulfer appeared in 178 games (177 starts) missing just two games and (three starts) throughout his career at UO.
Pulfer was the 34th Oregon player to be selected in the MLB draft and the third position player to be drafted since the program was brought back in 2009.
PULFER'S SINGLE-GAME SEASON & CAREER HIGHS
AS A JUNIOR • 2011
For the second straight season played for the Rochester Honkers of the Northwoods League…helped Rochester to a 36-29 record, as the Honkers advanced to the NWL championship series for the second straight year before falling to the Eau Claire Express…batted .233 with 14 RBIs and 11 runs scored.
AS A SOPHOMORE • 2010
Oregon’s starting second baseman, batted .300 (74-for-247) on the season, leading the Ducks with 14 doubles…batted mostly in the second and third spots of the lineup, and was second on the team with 38 RBIs…scored a team-leading 47 runs, and also hit three homers, drew 19 walks and stole six bases…led Oregon with 12 sacrifice hits (T-3rd Pac-10,)…defensively led the Ducks with 183 assists from second base, and was charged with just seven errors for a .976 fielding percentage…was second on the team with 23 multiple-hit games and also added seven multiple-RBI games…season highlights included lacing a two-run double to deep right, and scoring the go-ahead run in Oregon’s season-opening 7-3 victory at No. 4 Cal State Fullerton (2/19)…was 3-for-5 with four RBIs and three runs scored in UO’s 12-3 victory at Loyola Marymount (2/21)….hit the first home run of his collegiate career in a 5-2 victory at No. 22 Stanford (4/9)…was 2-for-5 with a solo home run, double and two runs scored in Oregon’s series-clinching 8-4 upset of No.1 UCLA (4/17)…hit the third home run of his season in a 19-10 win at Gonzaga (4/21)…was 3-for-4 with a run scored in Oregon’s 6-0 win over Washington State (5/1)…set career highs with a 4-for-5, four-RBI performance in Oregon’s 17-7 victory over East Tennessee State (5/16)…in that game scored three runs, registered a double and had a season high eight assists.
Got off to a slow start offensively with the Rochester Honkers of the Northwoods League, but ended the season strong by helping the club win the 2009 NWL Championship as the team’s starting third baseman… ended his season hitting .257 with 12 RBIs and 14 runs scored.
AS A FRESHMAN • 2009
An everyday starter in the infield, split time between third base (31 starts), second base (21 starts) and shortstop (3 starts)...began the season as the Ducks’ starting second baseman, but made the move to the hot corner because of his defensive ability...finished the season with 110 assists, 14 double plays turned and a .930 fielding percentage...offensively hit .240 (40-for-167), with a team-leading 19 walks, in addition to15 RBIs, 12 runs scored, one double, one triple and four stolen bases...led the team and finished second in the Pac-10 with 11 sacrifices...hit .306 with runners on and had a .352 percentage reaching as the leadoff batter...also hit .500 (6-for-12) with a runner on third and less than two outs, while managing a .563 success rate in advancing runners to lead the everyday starting corps...hit mainly in the 9th (17) and 5th (11) spots of the order, but appeared in all positions except cleanup...started the season slow hitting .161 after the first 11 games...over an 18-game stretch from March 8 - April 5, led the everyday starters hitting .345 (19-for-55) with six RBIs, nine walks, four hit-by-pitches and a .471 on-base percentage, improving his clip to a season-best .279...drove in the game-winning run, and was 2-for-4 with a triple in the Ducks 6-5 victory at Nevada (3/12)...was 2-for-4 with one run scored in the Ducks 6-4 win over Sacramento State (3/25)...was responsible for the Ducks’ game-winning run with an RBI single during Oregon’s 2-1 victory over Stanford (4/3) - the Ducks first Pac-10 win at PK Park...set season highs with three hits and three RBIs in a 12-8 loss to Portland (4/14)...had a season-high six assists in the season finale vs. Arizona (5/24).
Graduated with honors from Cypress High School (Calif.) in 2008...played three years at Marina High School, earning all-Sunset League honors before transferring to Cypress...as a senior was an all-Empire League, all-county and all-CIF selection after batting .485 with three home runs and 24 stolen bases...considered one of the best middle infielders on the west coast...was a team captain for four seasons...also a scholar-athlete...played for the Southern California club team under head coach Steve Trombly...won the Don Mattingly World Series championship in 2007.
PERSONAL Born Feb. 16, 1990...majored in political science...parents are Jack and Cindy Pulfer...has one sister, Megan.
PULFER'S CAREER STATISTICS