54 - Casey Watkins
Casey Watkins
Birth Date: 11/20/1991
Height: 6-0
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
Hometown: Valencia, Calif.
High School: West Ranch HS
Position: C
B/T: R/R
Experience: 2V

TITANS `11: Versatile performer appeared in 19 games, 7 as a starter (3 at catcher, 2 in left field and 2 in right field • Went 3-for-5 at Cal Poly on Apr. 23 and 2-for-3 at UC Davis on Apr. 3 • Was 7-for-21 (.333) on the road but only 1-for-7 at home (.143).

TITANS `10: Started the season with all intentions of utilizing his redshirt, but joined the list of active players at the request of Head Coach Dave Serrano to help out the team • Played in 27 of the Titans' 64 games and made 12 starts in the outfield • Made his collegiate debut on Apr. 1 against UC Davis • His first-career hit came on Apr. 2 against UC Davis when he cleared the bases with a 3-run double • His first RBI came in first career plate appearance - he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded on Apr. 1 against UC Davis • Had 5-multi-hit games including a season-high 3 hits on 2 occasions - May 1 at Pacific and May 30 vs. Cal State Northridge • Had 3 multi-RBI games including a season-high 3 RBI on Apr. 2 vs. UC Davis • Made 2 postseason starts (June 5 and 6) and 5 postseason appearances and had 1 hit and scored 4 times in 5 at bats. His longest hitting streak was 3 games (May 8-14) when he went 5-for-12 (.417) with an RBI.

WEST RANCH HS: Was a 3-year letterman for West Ranch High School in Valencia, Calif., under Head Coach Casey Burrill • Hit .419 with 7 home runs and led the Foothill League with 45 RBI as a senior in 2009 • Holds the Foothill League record for RBIs in a season • Was named to the All-CIF Southern Section First Team, the All-Santa Clarita Valley First Team as well as the All-Foothill League First Team • Participated in the Tommy Lasorda Elite Games and was a 2008 VIBL All-Star • Hit .288 with a home run and 17 RBI for the Wildcats as a junior and .107 with 4 RBI as a sophomore in limited action.

PERSONAL: Born on Nov. 20, 1991, in Santa Clarita, Calif. • Full name is Casey Philip Watkins • Parents are Ed Watkins and Ava Raich • Has one older sister (Brittany), two younger brothers (Aaron and Dylan) and a younger sister (Emily) • Major is sociology • Models his game after Los Angeles Dodger outfielder Andre Ethier • Favorites include: "Wedding Crashers" (movie), Will Ferrell (actor), Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime and Jack Johnson (musical artists), "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" (book), youtube.com (websites), fishing and playing guitar (hobbies), Lance Armstrong (athlete), Yankee Stadium (stadium) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (team).

Career Highs Graphic

At Bats: 5, 3 times, last on Apr. 26, 2011 at San Diego


Runs: 3, 2 times, last on May 30 vs. Cal State Northridge


Hits: 3, 3 times, last on Apr. 23, 2011 at Cal Poly


RBI: 3, Apr. 2, 2010 vs. UC Davis


Home Runs: N/A


Doubles: 2, May 1, 2010 at Pacific


Stolen Bases: 1, 4 times, last on Apr. 3, 2011 at UC Davis