9 Esteban Puerta
Esteban  Puerta

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Cooper City, Fla.

High School:
American Heritage-Plantation

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 215

Position:
INF/OF

Birthdate:
03/09/1994

Major:
Computer Science/Engineering


07/05/2016

Resiliency: The 2016 FAU Baseball Season in Review

How FAU won its first C-USA Championship

06/05/2016

Baseball's Valiant Season Closes at Regional

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

05/25/2016

No. 13 Owls Open C-USA Tourney With 7-5 Win Versus Charlotte

Owls will face Rice on Thursday

05/20/2016

No. 17 Owls Outpower WKU 10-2, Second Game Suspended

Game three will resume Saturday at 11 a.m.

05/20/2016

No. 17 Owls Walkoff Against WKU, Keep Title Hopes Alive

Tyler Frank hit a walk-off sacrifice fly in the 12th

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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
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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