Competing for the starting position in right field ... Could also be used as a designated hitter against right-hand pitchers ... Good swing and hits for average ... Has a bright future if he continues to work hard ... Needs to keep improving his defensive skills ... Dean's List ... Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2005 (Fr.): Played in 47 games, including 41 starts ... Hit .316 with 11 doubles, 16 walks and 19 RBIs ... Had an on-base percentage of .379 ... Registered a .352 batting average in Conference USA games with eight doubles and 14 RBIs ... Finished with 15 multiple-hit games (11 with two, four with three) and five multiple-RBI games (three with two and two with three) ... Hit .375 (3/8) in the Tulane series (5/22-24), playing two of the three games with two doubles and two RBIs ... Hit .400 (2/5) in the two-game series at Mississippi State (4/26-27) ... Hit .417 (5/12) in the Louisville series (4/30-5/1) with a double and an RBI ... Hit .545 (6/11) with two doubles and eight total bases (.727 slug) and a .583 on-base percentage against UAB (5/6-8) ... Batted .500 (5/10) with two doubles, three RBIs and four runs scored against Cincinnati (3/23-25).
Prep: Played two years at Jesuit High School before transferring to Mandeville High School as a junior and playing his last two seasons for Coach Carey Stockton ... As a senior, he hit .450 with 11 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 21 RBIs ... Named first-team all-district and First-Team All-St. Tammany Parish ... Also a team captain ... A first-team all-district, First-Team All-Tammany Parish, First-Team All-New Orleans metro and honorable-mention all-state as a junior ... Leading hitter in the district with a .500 batting average, three home runs, 24 RBIs ... Helped lead Mandeville to the 5-5A district championship ... Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Big Brother program and the M-Club of Mandeville High School ... Honor Roll ...
Personal: Son of Frank and Martha Steele ... Father played baseball at Tulane (1973-76) ... Majoring in coaching and sport administration ... Enjoys listening to music, playing video games and fishing in his spare time ... Born October 10, 1985.
Steele's Career Statistics
Year AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO
2005 (Fr.) .316 47-41 152 23 48 11 0 0 19 0-1 16 20