9 Esteban Puerta
Esteban  Puerta

RS Senior

Cooper City, Fla.

High School:
American Heritage-Plantation

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 215



Computer Science/Engineering


Record 227 FAU Student-Athletes Placed on C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

This is a new program record and a more than 10 percent increase from 2016


Baseball Set for Two Midweek Games

Owls Travel to FGCU Tuesday, to Host Miami Wednesday


This Week’s FAST Zeroes in on Baseball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball

The show will air on ESPN West Palm 106.3 on Monday, Feb. 20 from 6-7 p.m.


Resiliency: The 2016 FAU Baseball Season in Review

How FAU won its first C-USA Championship


Baseball's Valiant Season Closes at Regional

Owls fall 5-1 to Long Beach State in elimination game


2017 FAU Baseball Line Drive Luncheon

FAU Baseball 2017 Line Drive Luncheon - Feb. 7, 2017, featuring New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi

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2016 (RS Junior)

  • Started and played in every 2016 game
  • Led the Owls with 10 homers and 52 RBI; Second on the squad with 14 doubles
  • Hit for a .307 average with a slugging percentage of .500
  • Was named the first Conference USA Hitter of the Week, on February 22, after hitting .625 with eight RBI and 15 total bases, including two doubles and a home run
  • Tallied a .991 fielding percenage at first base
  • Occupied the No. 4 and 5 spots in the lineup

2015 (RS Sophomore) 

  • Played in 56 games, making 55 starts
  • Hit .305 with 11 doubles and seven home runs
  • Drove in 36 runs while scoring 34
  • Slugged .487 with an on-base percentage of .432
  • Drew 36 walks and was hit by a pitch eight times
  • Hit first career triple at Southern Miss on April 17
  • Recorded first career multi-home run game at WKU on May 14
  • Drew three walks at UTSA on March 27
  • Earned academic honors
2014 (RS Freshman) 
  • Started 26 games and played in 38 
  • Hit .276 with four doubles, two home runs and 18 RBI
  • Tallied eight runs and committed just two errors
  • Had five multi-RBI games and hit doubles in three consecutive games early in the season
  • Went 4-for-5 with an RBI double in FAU's win at Florida on April 1 and was 3-of-4 with three runs and two RBI at Marshall on April 6
  • Hit first career home run at UTSA on March 7
  • Named Conference USA Hitter of the Week on April 7 after hitting .533 on the week and .800 with runners on, including a 4-for-4 performance with a double and RBI in FAU's win at No. 12 Florida

2013 (Freshman) 

  • Redshirted

High School

  • Was an Honorable Mention All-American and hit the most home runs in Broward County as a junior at American Heritage-Plantation for Head Coach Todd Fitzgerald
  • Named First Team All-County as a junior and was Rookie of the Year as a freshman
  • Chosen as MVP for Prospect Wire Tournament
  • Son of Julian Puerta and Amparo Cabal
  • Computer science and computer enginnering double major who, after playing days are complete, wants to become a software programmer
  • Born March 9, 1994 in Cali, Colombia

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