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Jon Gaston Bio
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: January 22, 2007
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Selected in the 20th round of the 2005 MLB First Year Player Draft by the San Francisco Giants.


Arizona 2006

Season: Batted .297 with five home runs, 39 runs scored and 28 RBI in 46 games played ... at USC (May 26-28): Started in right in all three games and went 3-for-12 with a triple, two RBI and three runs scored ... No. 12 Arizona State (May 19-21): Went 4-for-14 (.286) with a triple, a home run, three RBI and a pair runs scored ...  Washington State (May 13-15): Batted .286 (4-for-13) with four RBI and three runs scored ... UNLV (May 5-7): Collected a pinch hit single in his only plate appearance of the series .... Washington (April 28-30): Returned to the lineup after missing six games with a sprained ankle ... Went 3-for-10 (.300) with a double, five runs scored and a RBI ... UCLA (April 13-15): Went 3-for-11 (.273) with a double, two RBI and three runs scored in three starts ... Sprained his ankle in the series finale ... at No. 14 Oregon State (April 7-9): Hit his fourth home run of the year and finished the three-game series 5-for-14 (.357) with two RBI and a team-high four runs scored ... No. 10 Arizona State (April 2): Batted .333 (1-for-3) and scored a team-high three runs at Chase Field ... at Cal (March 30-April 1): Went 4-for-11 (.364) with a team-high four runs scored ... Hit his team-leading third home run of the season, a two-run shot, in Thursday’s 3-2 loss ... UC Irvine (March 25-26): Missed series with injured wrist ... No. 7 Cal State Fullerton (March 17-19): Batted .100 (1-for-10) with a RBI ...  at No. 15 Mississippi State (March 10-12): Finished the series 2-for-10 (.200) with two runs scored and a triple ... Dairy Queen Classic (March 3-5): Hit his second HR of the year in UA’s 7-2 win over Minnesota ... Threw out a runner at home from right in the first inning against Notre Dame. Game went scoreless until the 10th inning ... La Salle (Feb. 24-26): Batted .444 (4-for-9) with a double, a triple, three RBI and three runs scored in three starts ... Finished the series opener 3 for 5 with three RBI and two runs scored ... New Mexico (Feb. 17-19): Hit .385 (5-for-13) with a RBI and three runs scored in three games vs. the Lobos ... at UC Riverside (Feb. 10-12): Went 3-for-11 (.273) with two RBI and a run scored in three games ... Loyola Marymount (Feb 3-5): Hit a home run on the first collegiate pitch thrown to him in a pinch hit appearance in the season opener ... Finished the series 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored.


High School

Graduated from Borah High School in Boise, Idaho, in 2005 ... Earned three varsity letters in baseball for coach Jake Taylor ... Team won back-to-back Idaho state championships his junior and senior seasons ... 2005 Gatorade Idaho Player of the Year ... 2005 BCA/Louisville Slugger Idaho Player of the Year ... Three-time All Southern Idaho Conference honoree ... District player of the year his junior and senior seasons ... All-Idaho All-Star ... Northwestern Baseball All-Star ... 2003 Junior Olympic Team member.


Summer Leagues

Played four years American Legion baseball ... Team won one state championship and finished third at regionals ... Participated at the 2004 Area Code games in Long Beach, Calif.



Full name: Jonathan Steven Gaston ... Born: 10/13/86 in Bellflower, Calif. ... Son of Steve and Sue Gaston ... Father graduated from Long Beach State, mother from Cal State Los Angeles ... Has a sister, Charity, who played volleyball at Albertson College, and a brother, David, who attends Boise State ... Area of academic interest is physical education ... Was member of the Borah High School bowling club.

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