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Brian Streilein

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Staten Island, N.Y.

High School:
Brick Memorial

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 222

Position:
Starting Pitcher

Birthdate:
11/03/1988

Experience:
SR

Bats/Throws:
Right/Right

On Streilein: Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 37th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft (1,113th overall pick) ... True power pitcher with the ability to generate swings and misses ... Can be dominant with his slider and has an above-average fastball ... Changes speeds well during games ... Was the ace of the Villanova starting rotation over the past two years.

Career: A top starting pitcher for Villanova over the last three seasons of a terrific collegiate career ... Ranks second all-time in strikeouts, tied for third in victories, fourth in innings pitched and tied for ninth in appearances in school history ... One of only six pitchers ever at Villanova with at least 200 strikeouts and 20 victories ... Pitched in 59 career games with 38 starts, five complete games and one shutout ... Went 20-16 with a 4.75 ERA over 289 2/3 innings, during which he struck out 224 batters ... Allowed 359 hits, 171 runs (153 earned) and 91 walks ... Struck out 7.0 batters per nine innings while issuing just 2.8 walks per nine innings ... Gave up just 17 home runs to 1313 batters faced (one home run per 77 batters) ... One of seven pitchers in school history to surpass 250 career innings pitched and one of eight Wildcat pitchers with at least 200 strikeouts.

2010: Philadelphia Big Five Pitcher of the Year for the second straight season ... In his second season as the ace of the starting rotation, made 13 starts with one complete game and was 6-3 with a 4.20 ERA over 90.0 innings ... Averaged 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings with 78 strikeouts and only 29 walks ... Allowed 105 hits and 46 runs (42 earned) ... Surrendered just five home runs to 394 batters faced ... Went 3-0 over his final three starts ... Logged the seventh-most innings in a season in school history ... Registered his 200th career strikeout in a start against Georgetown ... Notched his 20th career win in final start against West Virginia ... Opened the season with a dominating start at Norfolk State in which he fanned a career-high 12 batters over 6 2/3 scoreless innings.

2009: Philadelphia Big Five Pitcher of the Year ... Anchored the starting rotation and appeared in 14 games with 13 starts and two complete games ... Led the pitching staff with 84.0 innings pitched, 54 strikeouts and five victories ... Allowed 103 hits and 54 runs (51 earned) while walking 29 ... Compiled a 5-8 record ... Went 2-0 with a 3.94 ERA over his final two starts, including pitching a complete game win over Connecticut ... Registered a stretch of three starts in March and April over which he was 1-1 with a 2.13 ERA in 25 1/3 innings.

2008: Pitched in 13 games with 11 starts and earned a spot in the weekend starting rotation at the beginning of conference play ... Finished the year 6-4 with a 5.26 ERA, including a 4.32 ERA in his 11 starts ... Tied for the team lead with 78 2/3 innings pitched and was second on the pitching staff with 56 strikeouts ... Allowed 104 hits, 54 runs (46 earned) and only 25 walks ... Pitched complete games in each of his last two starts, including a win over Rutgers late in the regular season and a seven-hit shutout over top-seed St. John's in the first game of the BIG EAST Championship ... In his first three starts in conference play logged a 1.96 ERA with a 1-0 record, including eight innings with no earned runs allowed at Connecticut ... Defeated Louisville in a start where he allowed just a run on five hits over 7 1/3 innings.

2007: Became a trusted member of the bullpen as a freshman and wound up tied for the team lead with 19 appearances on the season ... All but one of those games came as a relief pitcher ... Overall was 3-1 with a 3.41 ERA over 37.0 innings pitched while issuing just eight walks and striking out 36 (4.5 strikeout-to-walk ratio, 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings) ... Allowed 47 hits and 17 runs (14 earned) ... Surrendered only one home run to 173 batters faced ... Pitched 5 1/3 innings of scoreless relief and was the winning pitcher in a game against La Salle ... Followed that appearance with his only start of the year and gave up just one run over seven innings while striking out nine to pick up a win against Temple ... Did not allow a run in 10 of his 18 games pitched out of the bullpen.

Brick Memorial High School: Two-year letterwinner who graduated with honors ... Two-time team Pitcher of the Year ... All-Conference and All-Shore honors ... Carpenter Cup participant in 2006 ... Played in the senior all-star game ... Was clocked between 90-92 mph during summer of 2006.

Personal: Born 11/3/88 in Staten Island, N.Y. ... Younger of two children of Richard and Susan Streilein ... Has an older sister, Kate (23), who played softball at Brandeis University ... Chose to attend Villanova because of its academic reputation and great people ... Majored in Liberal Arts.

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