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Esteban Puerta
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Esteban Puerta

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Cooper City, Fla.

High School:
American Heritage-Plantation

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195

Position:
1B/OF

Birthdate:
03/09/1994

B/T:
R/R

05/13/2017

Baseball Evens Up Series with WKU and Clinches C-USA Berth in the Process

Miranda goes 4-for-4 and Sanderson Strikes Out Career-Best Seven

05/03/2017

Across the Stage: Athletics Celebrates 49 Spring Graduates

FAU athletics celebrated its 49 spring graduates at a reception for family and friends on Tuesday, May 2

04/06/2017

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

02/27/2017

Baseball Set for Two Midweek Games

Owls Travel to FGCU Tuesday, to Host Miami Wednesday

02/20/2017

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.

02/07/2017

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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2017 (RS Senior)

  • Started and played in all 57 games of the final year of his five-year Owls' career
  • Batted .287 with 10 home runs and 48 RBI
  • Those marks were fifth-, third- and second-highest on the team, respectively
  • Also was tied for second with 46 runs scored, fourth in hits (66) and fifth in slugging (.461)
  • Tied for second on the team and ninth in C-USA with 36 walks
  • Ended his stint at FAU second all-time in putouts (1,192), and holds the top and eighth-highest single-season marks in that category (537 in 2016 and 429 in 2017)
  • Finished fourth in Conference USA in putouts
  • His other career slots were: walks (115, fourth), RBI (154, eighth), games started (196, tied for eighth), at-bats (750, ninth), total bases (350, ninth), hit-by-pitch (23, tied for ninth), games (209, tied for 10th), and hits (226, tied for 10th)
  • Also wrapped his career with 29 home runs, just outside of the top 10

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

Personal

  • 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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