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Moises Duran Biography
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: August 30, 2004
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Summer 2003
Played for the Harrisonburg Turks in the Valley League in Virginia ... Hit .282 with 36 runs scored, 10 doubles, three home runs, 21 RBIs and 12 stolen bases ... Was named to the all-league team at the end of the summer.

Arizona 2003
Led Arizona in home runs (15) and walks (41) and finished second on the team in RBI (63) and runs scored (61) ... Finished fifth in the Pac-10 in walks (41) and stolen bases (16), eighth in RBI (63) and home runs (15) and ninth in runs (61) ... Oregon State (May17-19): Finished the series 6 for 13 (.462) with two home runs, five RBIs and six runs scored ... Went 4 for 5 with both home runs, a double, three runs and three RBIs in Sunday's 9-4 win ... Cal (May 2-4): Hit just .183 (2 for 11), but walked four times and scored three runs in three starts ... at Sac State (April 28): Hit his school record-tying fourth career grand slam in Arizona 21-13 win ... Finished the game 3 for 5 with two home runs, six RBIs and four runs scored ... at Stanford (April 25-27): Hit two home runs and a triple en route to a 3 for 12 (.250) weekend. Scored a team-high six runs in three starts ... Hit his 10th home run of the season to tie Friday's game at 3-3 ... His 11th home run of the season, a two-run shot, gave Arizona its ill-fated 9-6 lead in Saturday's 10-9 loss ... at Washington State (April 17-19): Finished 2 for 13 (.154), but hit his career-high-tying ninth home run to tie the score at 3-3 in the series opener ... Finished with three RBIs and two runs scored in the series ... Sac State (April 14): Hit his eighth home run of the season, a three-run blast, that gave Arizona's its ill-fated 11-8 lead ... Finished 2 for 4 with four RBIs ... Washington (April 11-13): Went just 3 for 14 (.214), but scored four runs and clubbed his seventh home run of the season in Arizona's series clinching 9-4 win on Sunday ... Miami (OH) (April 4-6): Missed the entire series to rest ailing knee ... at UCLA (Mar 28-30): Missed series opener with a sore knee ... Went just 1 for 8 (.125), but scored two runs and tallied one RBI ... USC (Mar. 21-23): Returned from DL after missing start in series opener and went 2 for 9 with a team-high five RBIs in two starts ... Hit his sixth home run of the season, a three-run shot, in Sunday's series clinching win ... New Mexico (Mar. 18-19): Played only one game after having knee injured in the opening game of the series ... Went 1 for 1 with a run scored and a walk ... Wagner (Mar. 13-15): Went 3 for 8 (.375) with a team-high six runs scored, two triples and four RBIs ... Portland (Mar. 11-12): Hit .600 (3 for 5) with three RBIs, two stolen bases and a team-high four walks in two games ... Went 1 for 1 with an RBI, four walks and a run scored in Arizona's 15-12 win on Wednesday ... at #9 Texas (Mar. 7-9): Hit a two-run homer in the first inning of Arizona's 5-1 win over the Longhorns in the series opener on Friday ... Played outstanding defense at second base ... #24 Texas A&M (Feb. 28- Mar. 2): Went 4 for 10 (.400) with a home run (4), five runs scored and four RBIs ... Oklahoma State (Feb. 24): Went 1 for 3 with a RBI double and a run scored ... Minnesota (Feb. 21-23): Hit .364 ( 4 for 11) with three RBIs and two runs scored in three games ... Finished 3 for 3 with an intentional walk and two RBIs in the series finale on Sunday ... At UC Irvine (Feb. 14-16): Hit his third career grand slam in the third inning of Arizona's series sweeping win on Feb. 16. The GS erased a 1-0 UCI lead ... #10 Baylor (Feb. 7-9): Hit .417 with a team-high tying four RBIs and three runs scored in three starts against the Bears ... Hit his second home run of the season, a two-run shot down the left field line, in Friday's win. The RBIs proved to be the game winning runs ... BYU (Jan. 30-Feb. 1): Went 5 for 15 (.333) in three starts against the Cougars ... Posted five RBIs and five runs scored in the three-game series ... Went 3 for 6, including his first home run of the season, with four runs scored in Arizona's 32-2 win over the Cougars on Saturday.

Summer 2002
Played for the MatSu Miners in the Alaska Summer League ... Hit five home runs and had 18 stolen bases in 20 attempts.

Arizona 2002
Started 49 games at second base ... Led Arizona in walks (36) and was second in stolen bases (14) ... at Washington (May 24-26): Launched his then-career-high ninth home run of the year in the final game of the season, a three-run shot in Arizona's 5-2 win over the Huskies ... Washington St. (May 17-19): Hit his eighth home run of the season (5/17) ... UCLA (May 10-12): Finished the three-game series 6 for 11 (.545) with a grand slam, a bases loaded triple, two doubles, nine RBIs and four runs scored ... at #23 USC (April 26-28): Tallied two RBIs and two runs scored ... UC Riverside (April 19-21): Led Arizona with a .400 batting average (4 for 10) in three games against the Highlanders ... #2 Stanford (April 5-7): Hit .364 (4 for 11) with two RBIs and four runs scored in three games ... Scored the game-tying run in the 15th inning in Arizona's 18-inning, 5-4 loss to the second-ranked Cardinal (4/5) ... at Oregon State (Mar. 28-30): Hit .300 (3 for 10) in three games, including his fifth home run of the season. Scored three runs and tallied two RBIs against the Beavers ... Arizona State (Mar. 22-24): Was 2 for 3 with three RBIs and two runs scored in Arizona's 10-1 over the Sun Devils (3/24) ... Dominguez Hills (Mar. 2-3): Went 3 for 7 (.429) with a pair of doubles, an RBI and three runs scored vs. CSUDH ... UC Irvine (Feb. 22-24): Hit his fourth home run of the season ... at Texas A&M Corpus Christi (Feb. 13): Went 3 for 4 with an RBI in Arizona's game with the Islanders ... San Deigo State (Feb. 6-8): Hit the game-winning, walk-off home run in UA's 1-0 win ... New Mexico (Jan. 25-27): Went 7 for 10 (.700) with 10 RBIs and eight runs scored in the season opening series against the Lobos, including a single game in which he went 4 for 4 with nine RBIs, a grand slam, a triple and four runs scored ... The nine RBIs were third most in a single game in school history. Arizona 2001
Appeared in 29 games, making 19 starts at second base ... at Arizona State (April 27-29) Led Arizona with a .444 (4 for 9) average in three games at ASU, also scored two runs and drove in one ... Cal (April 20-22) Collected his first career home run against the Golden Bears ... at Washington State (April 6-8): Hit .286 (4 for 14) and scored two runs in three starts... at UCLA (March 9-11): Made third career start, going 2 for 4 with two, two-out RBI ... New Mexico (Feb 8-10): Scored a run and collected a hit in pinch running/hitting role... Long Beach State (Feb 2-4): Recorded first collegiate hit, a double, against the 49ers.

High School
Graduated from Sunnyside High School where he played for Coach Ernie Palomarez... Earned four letters playing primarily at second base and short stop... Three year captain ('98-'00)... Second-team all-city as a freshman... First-team all-Southern Arizona, first team all-city and second team all-state his sophomore year... First team all-state and first team all-Southern Arizona his junior year... Second team all-city his senior season... Also played football for Coach Carlos Flores... Honors society and honor roll member. Summer 2000: Selected to 1999 Sunbelt all-tournament team.

Full name: Moises Ubaldo Duran... Nickname: Mo... Majoring in education with a minor in Spanish... Born: 1/9/82 in San Luis R.C., Mexico... Son of Josue and Gloria Duran.

Career Stats

Year       Avg   GP-GS     AB    R    H   2B   3B   HR  RBI   BB   SO   SB-ATT
2001....  .247   29-19     77   15   19    3    0    1    7    8   11    2-2
2002....  .272   51-49    169   48   46    8    3    9   42   36   36   14-18
2003....  .286   51-51    196   61   56   11    4   15   63   41   41   16-21
TOTAL...  .274  131-119   442  124  121   22    7   25  112   85   88   32-41

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