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Cris Tapia Bio
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: January 10, 2007
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Selected by the Anaheim Angels in the 28th round of the 2004 MLB First Year Player Draft.


Kansas State

Played two seasons for the Wildcats in Manhattan, Kan., for head coach Brad Hill ... Batted .298 with eight doubles, three home runs and 38 RBI in 41 games for K-State as a sophomore ... As a freshman in 2005, batted .326 with two home runs and 28 RBI in 36 games.


Tucson High School

Graduated from Tucson High School in Tucson, Ariz., in 2004 where he earned four varsity letters in baseball for head coach Oscar Romero ... Was team captain his senior season and batted .500 with six home runs for the year ... Named All-Southern Arizona his junior and senior seasons ... Also earned two letters in football as a quarterback ... Team captain of the football squad his junior and senior season years.


Summer Leagues

Played in the Texas Collegiate League in the summer of 2005 ... All-Stars and Futures Game participant.



Full name: Cristen Scott Tapia ... Born 10/14/85 in Safford, Ariz. ... Son of Pat and Elisa Tapia ... Has three brothers, Jake, Josh and Aaron ... Brother Josh is on the baseball team at Gateway Community College.

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