16  Adam Amar
Adam Amar

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lake Mary, Fla.

High School:
Lake Highland Prep

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 235

Position:
First base

Experience:
3L

Bats/Throws:
R/R


Outlook for 2007: Coaches look for great offensive things out of Adam as he is coming off of one of the most solid offensive years in Memphis history...Coaches are anxious to see if he can continue to elevate his game as a senior as he chases the career RBI mark...Still improving around the bag and better strength and conditioning will continue to help.

2007 (Senior): One of three Conference USA players to earn third team NCBWA preseason All-American honors...Memphis' first baseball All-American pick since former Tigers standout and current Florida Marlins All-Star Dan Uggla in 2001...CBF Brooks Wallace Watch List selection.

2006 (Junior): First Team All C-USA performer...Led Memphis and Conference USA with a .395 average...Started in 55 games at first base...Hit 10 home runs and drove in a team-high 66 runs...Second on the team with 31 walks...Was one of four Tigers to post 80 or more hits...Pounded 17 doubles...Scored 40 runs...Two-time C-USA Hitter of the Week...Finished second in slugging (.648) and on base percentage (.472)...Finished third with 66 RBI. He finished in the league's Top 10 in hits (83), doubles (17), home runs (10) and total bases (136)...Slammed multiple homers twice, including hitting three round trippers in an 11-4 win vs. #14 Tulane...Went 6-for-6 with a pair of home runs in series finale vs. ECU...Led Memphis with 26 two-out RBI.

Summer 2006: Split the summer between the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod League and the Luray Wranglers of the Valley League...Hit a combined .323, with six homers and 27 RBI...Hit .261 with four RBI and a homer in 13 games at Harwich...At Luray, played in 25 games...Batted a blistering .362 and pounded five home runs...Drove in 23...Led the Wranglers with a .442 on-base percentage and a .562 slugging clip...Summer teammate of Tiger pitcher Dusty Davis.

2005 (Sophomore): Started in all 55 games in 2005 at first base, and has played in 97 out of 100 games in his two-year stint at Memphis...Scored 25 runs...Top returning hitter, finishing his sophomore campaign with a .301 average and seven home runs...Led Memphis in hits (66), RBI (53), doubles (12) and total bases (99) in 2005...Posted 18 multi-hit performances... 16 multiple-RBI games...Produced four game-winning RBI ...Posted a .966 fielding percentage at first base and a .452 slugging percentage at the plate...Drove in 20 two-out runs...Hit .360 with runners on base... Hit .400 with runners in scoring position...Posted five home runs in C-USA play...Was 4-of-7 in the stolen base category...Had a career-best 10-game hitting streak (5/6-5/19/05)...Batted clean-up in 42 games...Hit a grand slam vs. Cincinnati (5/13/05)...Was 6-for-13 in the weekend series vs. the top-ranked Tulane Green Wave...Went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI vs. Arkansas-Little Rock (3/12/05)...Went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and four RBI vs. Murray State (3/23/05)...Went 4-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored vs. Tulane (5/8/05)...Went 4-for-5 with three RBI vs. UT-Martin (5/11/05)...Went 4-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI vs. Arkansas State (5/17/05).

2004 (Freshman): Had a solid freshman campaign...Started in 42 of the 45 games he played in...Platooned at first base...Finished the 2004 campaign with a .258 batting average, six home runs and nine doubles...Drove in 34 runs in the middle of the Tigers lineup...Forced into action early in the season when Scott sustained and injury...Had 10 multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games... Served as the DH for 10 games...Got his career off to a blistering start, hitting .389 with 12 RBI and three round-trippers through his first 15 games...Hit his first homer in a 7-1 win against Murray State...Went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI and two runs scored...Hit his second homer a game later in a 2-for-4 night...Went 3-for-4 with two runs and two doubles to pace Memphis past UT-Martin...Had a season-long six game hit streak...Homered and drove in three runs in addition to scoring once in a league-win over UAB.

Prep: Earned a pair of letters on the baseball diamond and on the football field at Lake Highland Preparatory School...Played baseball for Cy Young award winner Frank Viola...Earned All-District, All-Region, and All-State honors as a senior first baseman...Helped lead Lake Highland Prep to two district titles...Earned team MVP honors his senior year after hitting .405 with nine doubles, six triples, three home runs and 39 RBI...Maintained a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage...Earned All-District, All-Region and All-State honors in football as well.

Personal: Full name is Adam Amar...Son of Mark and Vera Amar...Played summer ball with Marcus Davis and Jordan Tolliver for the Luray Wranglers in 2005...Earned the Valley League's North Division Player of the Week honors in consecutive weeks-on July 19, 2005 and July 26, 2005...Was recruited to play football at Louisville...Majoring in economics with a minor in judaic studies.

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