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Bobby Rinard
Bobby Rinard


Prescott, Ariz.

High School:
Mishawaka Marian (Ind.)

Last College:
Yavapai CC

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 174




Career Stats Summary (PDF)

Arizona 2010

Played in 35 games and made 25 starts, including in left field, centerfield and at designated hitter ... Appeared in two games at Fort Worth Regional - both against Baylor - and collected one hit in one at bat (6/4 and 6/6) ... Made two starts in left field at Oregon State to close regular season (5/28-30). Collected one hit and scored a run in seven at bats ... Went 1-for-2 with a walk in start against Stanford (5/21) ... Scored a run in a start as designated hitter against Arizona State (5/4) ... Appeared in two games against Cal State Bakersfield (5/7-8). Collected two hits in three at bats with two runs scored, an RBI, a double and a walk in second game ... Went 2-for-4 at plate with a run scored in start in centerfield at Arizona State (5/4) ... Hitless in two trips to the plate in only game played at USC (5/2) ... Started all three games in left field in series against UCLA (4/23-25). Collected four hits, scored two runs and tallied two RBI in three games ... Played defensively off the bench in 4-2 victory at Arizona State (4/20) ... Collected a hit and an RBI in three starts against Washington State (4/16-18) ... Went 3-for-4 with a run, an RBI and two stolen bases in single game at Gonzaga (4/12) ... Collect two hits, including a double, with a run scored, an RBI and a stolen base in two games at Washington (4/9 and 4/11) .... Tallied three hits, a run and an RBI in two games against California (4/3) ... Went 1-for-4 with a double, run scored an RBI in two games played against Oregon (3/26-28) ... Tallied a hit and an RBI in start at DH against Sacramento State (3/19) ... Went 1-for-3 with an RBI against Wichita State (3/16) ... Combined to hit 2-for-5 with a run and three RBI in two games against Northern Colorado (3/12-14) ... Turned in a 3-for-6 effort at the plate with a double, two runs scored and an RBI in second game of double header against St. Joseph's (3/10) ... Picked up one hit, one run scored and an RBI in seven at bats over two starts against Cal State Fullerton (3/5-6) ... Went 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored at UNLV (3/3) ... Collected one hit in two at bats against Long Beach State (2/26) ... Hitless in appearance off the bench in Arizona debut against Utah Valley (2/21).

Drafted in the 43rd Round of the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the New York Mets with the 1,304th overall pick.

Junior College
Attended Yavapai College in Prescott, Ariz., in 2008 and 2009 ... Named All-Conference as a sophomore ... Hit .350 and drove in 39 runs in sophomore seasons as the every day right fielder ... Led team in both hits (76) and runs scored (53) and showed speed on the base paths in stealing 20 bases in 25 attempts.

High School
Graduated from Mishawaka Marian High School in Mishawaka, Ind., in 2007 ... Named All-Conference both junior and senior years ... Named Team MVP and was selected a captain as a senior ... Selected to the All-Metro teams for junior and senior seasons.

Full Name: Robert Jeffrey Rinard ... Born 11/9/1988 in South Bend, Ind., ... Son of Jeff Rinard and Maureen Metzler ... Pronunciation: Rih-NARD ... Has two siblings, Lauren and Jeffrey Rinard ... Father, Jeff, played baseball at Valdosta State ... Enjoys playing ping pong, barbequing and broadcasting in free time ... Is enrolled in the College of Science as a psychology major with a thematic minor.