Selected by the Washington Nationals in the 28th round of the 2005 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
Veteran player who will contend for starting role in the outfield ... Brings excellent speed to the lineup offensively and defensively.
Season: Appeared in 21 games, making seven starts in the outfield ... Hit .143 in 21 official at bats ... Scored seven runs and stole three bases ... Georgia (Feb. 22-24): Started all three games of opening series and collected two hits and scored a run.
Season: Appeared in 30 games, making nine starts ... Batted .349 with 16 runs scored, a double and four RBI ... Went 3 for 5 in stolen base tries ... Washington (May 18-20): Made three starts and batted .385 (5 for 13) with six runs scored and a RBI in the series.
Appeared in 20 games, making three starts ... Batted .158, scored five runs and tallied one RBI ... Went 2 for 3 in stolen base tries.
Graduated from Hamilton High School in Chandler, Ariz., in 2005 ... Earned two varsity letters in baseball for coach Mike Woods ... High school teammate of fellow UA freshman Travis Peep ... Hamilton won 5A state championships his junior year in 2004 and was 5A state runner in the 2005 ... Team captain his senior season ... Named first-team all-state his senior season by the Arizona Baseball Coaches Association ... Fiesta Region Player of the Year in 2005 ... Southeast Player of the Year his senior year ... Collegiate Baseball Louisville Slugger All-American in 2005 ... Holds seven Hamilton single season school records in baseball ... Also earned two varsity letters in golf for coach Steve Kanner.
Played for the Firebirds, the 2005 Connie Mack state champions.
Full name: Hunter Joseph Pace ... Born: 12/5/86 in Mesa, Ariz. ... Son of Mike and Amelia Pace ... Is an interdisciplinary studies major.