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Joe Rosati

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Havertown, Pa.

High School:
Episcopal Academy

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 206

Position:
Designated Hitter

Birthdate:
11/22/1986

Bats/Throws:
Left/Left

Career: Played in 144 games with 110 starts in three seasons ... Career .260 hitter (108-416) with 12 doubles, six triples and one home run ... 84 runs scored and 42 RBI ... Has drawn 53 walks, been hit by a pitch 28 times and struck out 96 times ... Has 50 stolen bases in 59 attempts and ranks fourth in school history in steals ... Career .376 on-base percentage and .325 slugging percentage ... Has 18 sacrifice bunts and 21 bunt singles.

2008: The team's starting designated hitter for most of the year and played in 54 games with 31 starts ... Batted .254 (36-142) with a .395 on-base percentage and .331 slugging percentage ... Collected five doubles and three triples while scoring 34 runs and driving in 16 ... Led the team with 24 stolen bases in 28 attempts ... Had nearly as many walks (23) and hit by pitch (11) as strikeouts (36) ... Laid down seven sacrifice bunts and seven bunt singles ... Had seven multi-hit games, including going 3-for-3 with two runs scored in a 12-0 win over top-seeded St. John's in the opening game of the BIG EAST Championship ... Also had three hits, three runs scored and two RBI in a win over Lehigh ... Had five games with two stolen bases ... Reached base safely in 25 of 31 starts ... Batted .421 (8-19) during a six-game hitting streak in March ... The hitting streak launched a 19-game stretch in which he batted .345 (19-55) with a .493 on-base percentage ... Batted .294 against left-handed pitching and reached base 50 percent of the time when leading off an inning ... Hit .295 with two outs.

2007: Started 47 of 50 games played as mostly a designated hitter ... Batted .265 (44-for-166) and was second on the team with 18 stolen bases ... Scored 30 runs and drove in 14 ... Collected four doubles and a triple, walked 17 times, was hit by a pitch nine times and produced a .359 on-base percentage and .301 slugging percentage ... Stole 18 bases in 23 attempts ... Tied for second on the team with six sacrifice bunts ... Batted .294 against left-handed pitching and .284 with runners on base ... Scored a runner from third with less than two outs in 9-of-16 (56%) opportunities.

2006: Forced his way into the everyday lineup early in the season and became the starting left fielder ... Wound up playing in 40 games overall and made 32 starts ... Batted .259 with one home run and 12 RBI ... Owned a .377 on-base percentage and .352 slugging percentage ... Had 28 hits in 108 at-bats, including three doubles, two triples and the one homer ... Named the Hometown Philly Baseball Rookie of the Week on April 18 ... In four games in the week leading up to the award, Rosati belted his first collegiate home run against Pittsburgh, scored four runs and had three RBI ... Scored 20 runs while drawing 13 walks ... Was hit by a pitch eight times and struck out only 17 times in 135 plate appearances ... Had four multi-hit and three multi-RBI games ... Made eight pinch-hitting appearances and incredibly reached base seven times ... Went 4-for-5 (.800) with two walks and a hit by pitch in those situations ... Batted .281 against left-handed pitching ... Hit .224 but with a .369 on-base percentage against Big East competition.

Episcopal Academy: Lettered in baseball, basketball and football ... Named All-City in baseball and football and was an All-League choice in football ... Runs a 6.7 40-yard dash ... Batted .467 during senior season ... Member of the school's honor roll.

Personal: Born 11/22/86 in Philadelphia, Pa. ... Older of two sons of Joe and Sue Rosati ... Has a younger brother Rich (15) ... Chose Villanova because of the strong reputation of the baseball team and academic programs ... Finance major.

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