Second-year outfielder who showed flashes of ability to impact games in 2003, as pesky lefthanded hitter with good bunting ability and speed on the bases ? could emerge as regular in left field, with greater consistency ? has solid all-around defensive skills, with strong arm and unending hustle ? excellent bat control and knack for creating hits ? played just four games in summer of ?03 with Delaware (Ohio) Cows, due to hamstring injury (2-for-7, 2 SB) ? hit 4-for-12 in 2002 Blue-Gold fall intrasquad series (2 RBI, 2 R, BB, 2 SB), batting 3-for-9 to help Blue win in ?03 fall (4 R, 2 BB, 3 SB) ? part of Irish program that regularly has several Florida natives, including senior catcher Javi Sanchez (Miami) and junior righthander Chris Niesel (Plantation) ? noteworthy former players who have worn No. 13 include current executive director of the ND Alumni Association Chuck Lennon (?61) and power hitter Joe Binkiewicz (?92) ? could face three former teammates in ?04: Georgetown first baseman Ryan Craft (Benjamin HS), Michigan pitcher Michael Penn (Delaware Cows) and Florida Atlantic pitcher Will Mann (winter league) ? enters 2004 spring semester with 3.18 cumulative GPA, including 3.67 Dean?s List GPA in ?02 fall semester.
AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in 56 games while making most starts (50) among first-year players, platooning in left field with righthanded-hitting classmate Craig Cooper during stretch run ? seventh on team with .299 batting average, sharing team lead in triples (5, second among BIG EAST players) plus team-best 12 sacrifice bunts ? second on team in stolen bases (15-of-21; 11th BIG EAST) and third in runs (43), plus 25 RBI and 17 walks (3 2B, 2 HBP, .363 on-base, .370 slugging) ? made just one error in 68 chances (.985; 2 assists) ? made switch to center field and 2-hole during spring break before midseason return to left field (29 total starts in left, 21 in center) ? made 47 starts near top of order (41 in 2-hole, 5 in 3-hole, 1 leadoff) ? second on team in percentage of runners advanced (.622), third in batting with runners in scoring position (.359; 60 points above overall avg.) and third in 2-out batting (.311) ? hit .325 vs. RHPs ? averaged team-best 13.1 ABs per K ? totaled 12 multi-hit games, six with multiple RBI ? led BIG EAST with four triples in conference play (.295, 12 RBI, 19 R, 2B, 10 BB, 6 SAC, 7 SB) ? hit 2-for-3 in opener vs. Dayton (2 RBI, R, SAC; 10-9, at ASU) ? had two hits in 3-1, 10-inning win over Vanderbilt in Jacksonville at Kennel Clubs Classic ? drilled first-pitch offering from reliever Jensen Lewis into right-center gap for decisive triple in that game, plating Steve Sollmann for go-ahead run before scoring on Matt Macri?s first-pitch single (helping end duel between ND?s Chris Niesel and Vanderbilt LHP Jeremy Sowers) ? hit 5-for-15 to help win series at Villanova (5 RBI, 2 R, 2 3B, SB), including 3-for-5 in third game (2 RBI, R, 3B; 5-1) ? went 5-for-11 in sweep of Georgetown (2 RBI, 5 R, 3B, BB) ? played lead role in wins at St. John?s (3-for-6, 2 RBI, 2 R, 3B, SB; 18-3) and Creighton (4-for-6, 3 RBI, 2 R, 2B; 13-12), at home vs. IPFW (3-for-4, RBI, 3 R, 2B; 13-3) and at Virginia Tech (2-for-3, 2 RBI, 3 R, 2B, BB, SB; 12-4) ? hit 5-for-9 to help win BIG EAST Tournament (4 RBI, 4 R, BB, SB), including 3-for-5 vs. West Virginia (2 R, SB; 9-3) ? closed just 1-for-11 at NCAA Regional (RBI, 2 R, BB), going 1-for-4 in 13-5 win over Arizona (RBI, BB) and scoring in 4-3 loss to host Cal State Fullerton.
PREP & PERSONAL: All-state as senior at Benjamin School, with his 29 SBs ranking second in county (.434, 30 RBI, 3 HR, .671 slugging) ? posted .445 career batting, reaching base every game of career ? did not play as junior (hand injury) ? all-county, all-area as sophomore (.455, 22 RBI, 25 SB) ? hit 5-for-5 in 2000 district playoff vs. John Carroll ? played in Dick Howser All-Star Game ... hit over .400 for ?01 Jupiter Legion Post 271 state-title team (coached by former White Sox pitcher Bob Shaw) ... ranked No. 2 prospect at ?01 Team One Midwest Showcase (at Notre Dame) ? ranked by Team One as nation?s 12th-best centerfielder, No. 157 among all prep players ? listed as a top prospect at Perfect Game Wood Bat Championships ? made visit to Notre Dame during weekend of ?01 ND-Pittsburgh football game ... MVP of JV basketball team ? grandfather Robert Grogan competed in football, basketball, golf and track at Knox College and played baseball at Indiana State ? born Nov. 28, 1983, in Rota, Spain ? son of Bob and Sean Coulter ? full name is Brennan Eugene Grogan ? enrolled in College of Arts and Letters.
Grogan?s Career Stats