Jonathan Griffin

Jonathan Griffin


Bradenton, Fla.

High School:
Lakewood Ranch

Last College:
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 250



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-All-C-USA First Team selection and voted onto the C-USA All-Tournament Team
-Also named to the Tallahassee Regional All-Tournament Team
-Ranked second in UCF single-season history with 19 homers, and also finished his senior year with a .343 average, 58 RBI, 53 runs, 19 doubles, a .661 slugging percentage and six sac flies
-Led C-USA in slugging, homers and total bases (166)
-Had 25 multi-hit and 16 multi-RBI games
-Started all 62 games at first base, and hit .600 with the bases loaded while posting a team-high 20 two-out RBI
-Tripled in a two-hit day vs. Alabama in the NCAA Regionals (6/5), and went 7-for-13 overall in the NCAA Tournament
-Hammered B-CU in the NCAA Regionals (6/4) by going 4-for-5 with two RBI, a homer, two doubles and three runs, while also matching a UCF NCAA record with five RBI
-Erased a 4-3 UCF deficit with a two-out, three-run homer in the eighth for a 6-4 win vs. UAB in the C-USA Championship (5/26)
-Went 3-for-4 with three RBI, four runs, a double and a homer vs. Memphis in the C-USA Championship (5/25)
-Destroyed two pitches over the fence in a three-hit day vs. Marshall (5/21), marking his first multi-homer game as a Knight
-Doubled twice and drove in two vs. Marshall (5/20)
-Crushed a solo homer in the ninth inning at UAB (5/13)
-Made it 13-6 with a two-out grand slam in the seventh inning in a 14-10 win at FSU (5/7)
-Pounded out two doubles in a three-hit game at USF (5/3), driving in one and scoring two runs
-Drove in three runs on two hits highlighted by a two-run homer vs. Houston (5/1)
-Hit .333 with a homer and three RBI in the Memphis series (4/22-24)
-Had a nine-game hitting streak (4/8-20)
-Homered in six of eight games (4/8-19)
-Drove in two with a homer and a single vs. FAU (4/19)
-Doubled and scored a run in game one at ECU (4/15) before homering in game two (4/16)
-Crushed a home run in four-straight games from 4/8-12, including in all three-games vs. Tulane and then at FAU
-Went 3-for-4 with three runs and a two-run homer vs. Tulane (4/8)
-Cranked out three hits with a double vs. Southern Miss (4/1)
-Collected two hits and two runs vs. Stetson (3/29)
-Hit .385 in the series win at Rice (3/25-27), including his first UCF triple and also stealing his first base as a Knight
-Delivered a solo homer against USF (3/15)
-Crushed a two-run homer in a 2-1 win over Wagner (3/13)
-Amassed three hits with three RBI and a run vs. Wagner (3/11)
-Drove in three on three hits including a two-run homer, and also scored three runs vs. BC (3/9)
-Had two hits with a RBI and two runs at South Alabama (2/25)
-Doubled twice with two runs at B-CU (2/22)
-Went 5-for-12 (.417) with four RBI, a double and five runs, while he crushed a two-run homer in his first plate appearance of the year vs. Siena (2/18-20)

-Had only two dingers through his first 19 games before finding his home-run stroke in the second half of the season
-Crushed 13 home runs overall, and from April 10 to the end of the year, went .344 at the plate with eight long balls in his last 23 outings
-Collected at least two hits in 12 of those final 23 games
-Ended the year with a .299 overall average, racking up 10 doubles, 44 RBI, 42 runs and a .539 slugging percentage
-Only made four errors for a .992 fielding percentage at first base
-With a solo blast at Tulane (5/2), posted six homers in a span of eight games (5/2-20), including two stretches of a home run in three-straight outings (5/2-11 and 5/15-20)
-Banged out two hits including a massive homer vs. ECU (5/16)
-Fell a triple short of hitting for the cycle against ECU (5/15)
-Tied the game with JU (5/11) on a solo homer in the ninth, his third-straight game with a long ball
-Crushed a three-run homer in a two-hit day at FAU (5/4)
-Homered with a double in a two-hit, two-RBI game vs. Memphis (5/2)
-Hit .364 with a double and a homer in the Marshall series (4/23-25)
-Had two hits with a double and scored twice vs. B-CU (4/21)
-Doubled in a two-hit, two-run day vs. Stetson (4/13)
-Led all UCF hitters in the USM series (4/9-11) with a .625 average, including a key two-run homer in the finale
-Reached base four times including a three-run homer vs. B-CU (3/30)
-Drilled a three-run hom run vs. Presbyterian (3/21)
-Homered against Presbyterian (3/20)
-Came through with three hits at Stetson (3/17)
-A perfect 2-for-2 with a RBI and a run vs. Hartford (3/14)
-Belted a mammoth two-run homer over the batter's eye vs. Siena (2/27), and then duplicated that feat vs. North Florida (3/3)
-Had a hit with a RBI and two runs vs. Siena (2/26)
-Collected two hits and scored a run at Florida (2/24)
-Went 3-for-4 with two runs and a RBI vs. Savannah State (2/21)
-Busted out for three hits, three runs, two RBI and a double vs. Savannah State (2/20)

Prior to UCF
-Drafted in the 45th round of the 2008 MLB Draft by the Boston Red Sox
-Drafted in the 41st round of the 2007 MLB Draft by the Minnesota Twins after high school
-Competed for the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota and coach Tim Hill for two seasons, serving as a teammate with fellow signee Derek Luciano
-Joined Luciano to play for the DeLand Suns of the Florida Collegiate Summer League in 2009
-Led the team with 15 homers and hit .333 in 35 games with 42 RBI
-Was selected to the 2009 Suncoast All-Conference First Team
-Led all of Florida junior college players with 22 home runs in 2008, going .340 at the dish while driving in 74 runs
-Attended Lakewood Ranch High School and played for coach David Moates
-Earned all-area honors as a senior
-Ranked No. 233 nationally by Perfect Game Crosschecker in 2007

-Born April 29, 1989
-Son of James and Diane Griffin
-Has one brother, Dustin
-Majoring in interdisciplinary studies with a minor in criminal justice

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