Arizona Career Stats (PDF) Arizona 2009 Enters second season with the Wildcats ... Powerful left-hand hitter who split time at first base and as a designated hitter in 2008 ... Battled some nagging injuries down the stretch in 2008, but looks to make big impact in 2009 due to off-season work and improvement. Arizona 2008
Enters second season with the Wildcats ... Powerful left-hand hitter who split time at first base and as a designated hitter in 2008 ... Battled some nagging injuries down the stretch in 2008, but looks to make big impact in 2009 due to off-season work and improvement.
Appeared in 57 games making 57 total starts, including 35 as the DH and 16 at 3B ... Batted .318 with 63 hits in 193 at-bats ... Ranked fifth on the team in a number of statistical categories, including runs (36), hits (63), RBI (36), doubles (11), home runs (7) and total bases (97) ... Ranked fourth on the team with 21 walks and eight hit-by-pitches ... Coral Gables Super Regional (June 6-8): Collected a base hit in only at-bat of series and scored a run in Game 2 ... Ann Arbor Regional (May 30-June 1): Started Game 1 and Game 2 as the designated hitter. Went 1-for-8 at the plate with two runs scored and a stolen base in the Regional ... Arizona State (May 22-24): Collected two hits and scored a run six at bats during the series, but saw seven-game hitting streak end in second game ... Stanford (May 17-19): Collected a hit and a run scored in each of the three games, including a two-run homerun in final game ... at Oregon State (April 25-27): Collected two hits and two RBI in three game series ... New Mexico (April 22-23): Torched the Lobo pitching for five hits in nine at bats, while driving in two runs ... Indiana State (April 11-13): Went 4-for-7 in the series, walked twice in each game, and scored three runs in three-game series ... at Oklahoma State (March 25-26): Went 3-for-4 at the plate with an RBI in second game of mid-week series ... at USC (March 21-22): Blasted the Trojan pitching for three home runs while collecting a team season-high six RBI in first game of three-game series ... Cal State Fullerton (March 14-16): Collected four hits in 13 at bats, while scoring two runs and driving in two in three-game series ... Whataburger Classic (March 7-9): Went 7-for-15 in victories over South Alabama, Texas A&M Corpus Christi and Notre Dame, while scoring five runs and driving in two ... UNLV (March 4-5): Went 2-for-5 with a double, three runs scored and one RBI in second game of mid-week series ... Sacramento State (Feb. 29-March 2): Opened series with a 3-for-4 night while driving in team season high six runs and scoring two runs. Wrapped up series with 2-for-5 day at the plate on Sunday ... at Georgia (Feb. 22-24): Made Arizona debut on the road with a 2-for-5 performance at the plate that included a double and a run scored. Hit first career homerun in second game, and went 2-for-3 at the plate with two runs scored.
Selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 25th Round of the 2006 MLB Draft.
Yavapai Junior College
Played one season at Yavapai Junior College in Prescott, Ariz. ... All-ACCAC during his one year with the Roughriders ... 2007 all-region selection.
Graduated from Prescott High School in Prescott, Ariz., in 2006 ... Earned three varsity letters in baseball for head coach Kent Winslow ... All-state selection his senior year ... Also earned two varsity letters in basketball ... All-Wells Fargo in hoops his junior and senior seasons.
Full name: Dillon Michael Baird ... Born 1/13/1988 in Prescott, Ariz. ... Son of Craig and Katie Baird ... Has two older brothers, Andrew and Eamon ... Is majoring in communication.