32nd round pick Catcher Christopher Denove UC Los Angeles
On Deck -- One of two team captains... Will handle UCLA's pitching staff as the Bruins' starting catcher. "We look for Chris to bring his experience and leadership to the core of our team," Savage said. "He's going to be one of our mainstays - if he goes, we go."
2004 (Summer) -- Won Northwoods League championship with the St. Cloud Riverbats, along with new teammate Eric Taylor... Hit three home runs.
2004 -- Appeared in 61 games, including starting 58 behind the plate... Pac-10 All-Academic selection... Appeared on Johnny Bench Award watch list... Pac-10 Honorable Mention... Named to the Oklahoma City All-Regional Team... Tied for team-high with 47 RBI... Third on the team with seven home runs... Posted 18 multiple hit games, along with 11 multiple RBI contests... Skilled defensively, allowed only 39 stolen bases on 76 attempts... Tied a career-high with four RBI in UCLA's third game of the season against Fresno State... Hit a walk-off home run in the 12th inning against UC Santa Barbara on March 2 for his first homer of the year... Knocked in three runs at USC, going 2-for-5 in the UCLA win on March 28... Provided the game-winning run with a two-run home run at Pepperdine on April 6... Had a tremendous weekend at California with two home runs and five RBI in the three-game series... Drove in the game-winning run against USC as UCLA completed a six-run comeback in the bottom of the ninth inning on May 2... Was 3-for-5 on the day against the Trojans... Went 3-for-4 with three RBI against Arizona on May 7... Hit his seventh home run of the season on Friday night in Seattle as UCLA defeated 14th-ranked Washington 3-1... Set a career-high with four hits at Oregon State on May 29, going 4-for-4 with two RBI, a home run and three runs scored... Went 3-for-3 with four RBI in UCLA's 17-7 win over Oklahoma in the NCAA Regional. 2003 (Summer) -- Played for the St. Cloud Riverbats of the Northwoods League... Helped lead the Riverbats to the league championship series... Was named to the Northwoods League All-Star Team... Hit a team-high .362 with 15 RBI and two home runs in 30 games of action.
2003 -- Appeared in 39 games from January 31 - April 17, starting all of them behind the plate... Missed the remainder of the season due to a broken collarbone suffered against Arizona State... Hit .319, which ranked fourth on the team, with six home runs and six doubles... Named to the All Pac-10 Academic Second Team... Honored by team with second-year academic award... Led UCLA to a 13-2 win over defending national champion Texas in the Kia Baseball Bash on February 28, going 3-for-5 with two runs and a career-high four RBI... Hit .538 (7-for-13) in the Bruins' opening series against Cal State Northridge, with five RBI, five runs scored and his first collegiate home run... Was 5-for-12 (.416) with two doubles against Hawaii, driving in six runs over three games... Posted a seven-game hitting streak from March 28 - April 11... Had 13 multiple hit games and seven multiple RBI contests.
2002 (Summer) -- Played for the St. Cloud Riverbats of the Northwoods League... Hit .288 with 14 RBI and one home run... Led St. Cloud to a second-place finish in the Northwoods North Division.
2002 -- Redshirted.
2001 (Summer) -- Helped Agoura American Legion team to runner-up finish at Northwest Regional tournament... Hit home runs in each of the tournament's five games... Finished the summer hitting a torrid .485 with 19 homers and 62 RBI.
Agoura HS (Agoura Hills) -- Four-year letterwinner in baseball and two-year letterwinner in football for head coaches Zack Miller and Charlie Wegher, respectively... Had an outstanding career in both sports... All-league catcher in sophomore and senior seasons, and team captain senior year... 2001 stats: hit .384 with six homers and 30 RBI, only allowed eight stolen bases on 33 attempts... Was a record-setting quarterback in his final two years for the football team... Earned numerous team awards, including Captain (all four years), Outstanding Leader (three times), and Offensive MVP senior season... Led Agoura Hills to CIF semifinals in fall 2000, breaking all of the school's single-season passing marks... Selected to Los Angeles Times all-area team, and also earned all-CIF and all-league first-team selections.
Personal -- Full Name: Christopher Scott Denove... Born on December 9, 1982 in Westlake... Parents are Thomas and Beverly Denove... Has a brother, Bryan and a sister, Holly... Father and aunt attended UCLA... Chose to come to UCLA because of the great academics and great baseball program... Favorite UCLA road trip memory is beating Oklahoma at Oklahoma in front of 8,000 Sooner fans... Roots for the Atlanta Braves... Mathematics of Computation major.
.227/.278/.289 0 HR 22 RBI 15 BB