14th round pick Michael Griffin 2B Baylor
• 2005 Preseason Third-Team All-America (Collegiate Baseball)
• 2004 Larry Isbell Baylor Most Valuable Player Award
• 2004 First-Team CoSIDA Academic All-District VI
• 2004 First-Team Academic All-Big 12 Conference
• 2004 Honorable Mention All-Big 12 Conference (coaches)
• 2004 Preseason First-Team All-America (NCBWA)
• 2004 Preseason Third-Team All-America (Baseball America)
• 2003 USA National Team Selection
• 2003 First-Team All-Big 12 Conference (coaches)
• 2003 First-Team All-Big 12 Conference (Austin American-Statesman)
• 2003 First-Team All-Big 12 Conference (Waco Tribune-Herald)
• 2003 Verizon Academic All-District VI Second Team
• 2003 First-Team Academic All-Big 12 Conference
• 2003 NCAA Hattiesburg Regional All-Tournament Team
• 2003 Minute Maid Park College Classic Most Outstanding Player
• 2003 Minute Maid Park College Classic All-Tournament Team
• 2002 Freshman All-America Honorable Mention (Collegiate Baseball)
• 2002 Second-Team All-Big 12 Conference (Dallas Morning News)
• 2002 Second-Team All-Big 12 Conference (Waco Tribune-Herald)
• 2002 Big 12 Conference All-Freshman Team (coaches)
• Big 12 Conference Player of the Week -- April 5, 2004
Baylor Career Records Book
• 7th in at bats (782)
• 5th in hits (243)
• t-8th in doubles (50)
• t-9th in home runs (28)
• 7th in RBI (166)
• 7th in extra-base hits (90)
• 7th in total bases (401)
• t-10th in hit by pitch (17)
• t-8th in Big 12 games played (78)
• 7th in Big 12 games started (78)
• 6th in Big 12 at bats (335)
• 7th in Big 12 hits (102)
• 6th in Big 12 doubles (24)
• t-3rd in Big 12 triples (5)
• t-9th in Big 12 home runs (12)
• 7th in Big 12 RBI (72)
• t-6th in Big 12 total bases (172)
• 8th in Big 12 assists (99)
Did not play competitively.
Started every game at 3B ... Hit .307 with nine home runs, 25 RBI and eight doubles in Big 12 play ... Shared conference lead in home runs in Big 12 games with teammate Josh Ford ... Home run total tied for second-best single-season Big 12 total ever by a Baylor player ... Also tallied 70 total bases in Big 12 play, 10th in school history ... Second on team with 11 multiple-hit games and tied for team lead with six multiple-RBI games in Big 12 play ... Enjoyed a team-best 12-game hitting streak in conference action ... Hit safely in each of final eight Big 12 contests and in 22 of 25 league games on the season ... Ranked eighth in Big 12 in hits in league play with 35, tied for fifth in runs (23), tied for sixth in RBI (25), tied for fourth in doubles (8), second in total bases (80) ... Tied for third on team with 13 two-out RBI ... Led team with 22 multiple-hit games on the season ... Hit .351 with eight home runs, 21 RBI, eight doubles and a .691 slugging percentage in road games ... Reached safely in 53 of 60 games and did not go more than nine at bats without a hit ... Seventh in Big 12 with 17 stolen bases on the season ... Had the game-winning hit, an RBI single up the middle, in Baylor's Feb. 15 1-0 victory over LMU ... Was 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in first game of Feb. 21 doubleheader at Long Beach State ... Homered and went 2-for-4 March 2 against UC Irvine ... Went 2-for-4 March 9 at UT-Arlington ... Tied Baylor and Big 12 records March 12 against Vanderbilt, getting hit by a pitch three times ... Also went 2-for-3 with a run and two RBI in that game ... Went 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI double March 19 at Texas A&M ... Went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored March 23 against Northwestern State ... Went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI March 26 at Oklahoma, followed by a 2-for-5 performance with an RBI and two runs scored the next day ... Had three RBI on two hits with two runs scored March 30 against TCU ... Second hit on the night was career hit No. 200; first hit was career double No. 40 ... Went 6-for-15 with four runs, a double, three home runs and nine RBI in Missouri series ... Was 3-for-6 April 3 against Missouri with two home runs ... Went 2-for-5 with five RBI and a game-winning grand slam in series finale ... Earned Big 12 Conference Player of the Week honors following Missouri series ... Went 3-for-5 with three RBI and two doubles April 13 against Sam Houston State ... Hit a leadoff, game-winning home run in the top of the 10th inning April 17 as Baylor upset top-ranked Texas ... Also homered in the series finale ... April 18 game at Texas was the last game of a 16-game hitting streak and a stretch of 32 consecutive games reaching base safely ... Doubled twice and drove in game's first run April 25 against Kansas ... Went 1-for-4 with a walks and two runs scored April 27 at TCU ... Scored twice and went 2-for-5 April 28 against Texas Southern ... Smashed a two-run, first-inning home run May 2 at Kansas State ... Went 3-for-4 with two runs and a double May 12 against Texas State ... Went 2-for-3, walked and scored twice May 19 against Texas Southern ... Was 2-for-4 with a home run May 21 at Texas Tech ... Went 2-for-6 with a double and two runs May 22 at Texas Tech.
Earned a spot on the USA National Team that represented the United States in the Pan-American Games ... Hit .211 in 21 games (nine starts) with one double and two RBI ... Scored eight runs as the Red, White and Blue went 27-2 and earned the silver medal at the Pan-Am Games.
Established a Baylor record with six hits in a game Feb. 9 at Arizona, an 11-9, 11-inning win; also drove in six runs in the game (including the winning run in the 11th) with five singles and a home run ... Had four hits on the day, including a home run, and threw out a runner at second for his first outfield assist against Feb. 14 against Houston at the Minute Maid Park College Classic ... Drove in three runs on two doubles Feb. 22 in a 9-8 win over then-No. 7 USC ... Hit safely in the Bears' first 10 games of the season ... Had a bases-loaded triple March 15 against Texas Tech ... Two-out, bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth March 21 drove in the winning run to beat Oklahoma ... Two days later, was 3-for-4 with a solo homer in a 10-3 Baylor win over the Sooners ... Had three hits, including two doubles, and drove in two in a 9-1 win March 29 at Texas A&M ... Recorded his first career two-homer game in a 10-3 April 1 over UT-San Antonio ... Went 3-for-5 with a double, a triple, four RBI and three runs scored April 11 at Oklahoma State ... Again recorded three hits the next day, extending his hitting streak to 12 games before going hitless in the OSU series finale ... Singled, doubled and tripled, driving in three, April 18 in the Missouri series opener ... Recorded three hits, including a double, and drove in three runs two days later against the Tigers ... Became the first Bear to hit for the cycle since Shane Nolen in 1978, going 4-for-5 with a single, double, triple and home run May 6 against Centenary ... Also scored three times and tied his career high with six RBI against the Gents ... Extended his season-long hitting streak to 13 games with an infield single May 25 against Nebraska before going 0-for-6 in the Big 12 Tournament title game ... Solo homer in the seventh gave Baylor the lead for good in a May 31 win over Southern at the NCAA Regional ... Recorded his 26th double of the season June 8 in game three of the Super Regional at LSU, setting a single-season school record ... His 103 hits and 45 extra-base hits were each the second-best season totals in school history ... Also set single-season at-bats record and finished among the top five in the school single-season records in triples, RBI and total bases ... Ranked 25th nationally in triples per game, 46th in doubles per game and 51st in RBI per game ... Finished second in the Big 12 in doubles, triples and RBI ... Also among the league leaders in hits (3rd), total bases (3rd), slugging percentage (10th), home runs (t-10th) and batting (17th) ... In conference games only, was among the best in the Big 12 in doubles (t-2nd), triples (t-3rd), RBI (t-6th), hits (t-8th) and batting (24th) ... Fall 2002 winner of the Baylor Baseball Award for Academic Excellence.
Hit .285 with six doubles, nine RBI and eight runs scored in his first season in the Cape Cod League, playing with Hyannis.
Was not expected to contribute heavily but forced his way into the line-up with a strong bat and solid defense ... Started the Bears' final 55 games at third base ... Led the Bears in home runs for much of the year before finishing second on the team with seven ... Second on the team with 50 RBI ... Hit his first collegiate home run Feb. 9 at Enron Field against TCU, a two-run, ninth-inning shot that brought the Bears within a run in an eventual 6-5 loss ... Went 3-for-6 with two doubles and three RBI March 6 against Winthrop ... Drove in four runs March 12 against Texas State ... Three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth finished off a tie-breaking, six-run inning March 16 as the Bears beat Kansas 15-9 ... Finished the game with a career-best six RBI ... Went 3-for-6 with two runs scored and two RBI, narrowly missing the cycle after knocking out a single, a double and a triple in his first three at-bats Sunday March 24 at Missouri ... Knocked his first career grand slam April 2 at TCU, his fifth home run of the year ... Added a bases-loaded walk to finish the day with five RBI ... Hit his sixth home run of the year as the latter half of back-to-back shots in the fourth inning of a 6-5 win April 12 against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ... Hit safely in 16 straight games (3/20-4/14), the longest streak on the team in 2002 and the eighth-longest streak in program history ... Went 3-for-4 and scored a run in a 4-1 win May 4 over Dallas Baptist ... Finished tied for seventh in the Big 12 in triples (4).
Three-time letterwinner at Cedar Hill High School in Cedar Hill, Texas, where he played for coach Randy Bush ... Named newcomer of the year in 1999 and earned all-district honors in 2000 ... As a senior, hit .537 with four home runs ... Ranked in top 10 in batting average in the Dallas-Fort Worth area (5A) ... Graduated fourth out of 350 students with a 3.93 GPA ... National Achievement Commended Scholar ... Member of National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society and Health Occupation Students of America (vice-president).
Full name is Michael Jason Griffin ... Born Oct. 1, 1983, in Corpus Christi, Texas ... Son of Greg Griffin and Debbie Griffin ... Father played pro baseball in the Toronto Blue Jays organization ... Brother Gregory Griffin Jr. played collegiate baseball at Northlake Junior College ... Chose Baylor over Texas, Houston and Louisiana Tech ... Majoring in international business ... Is a year ahead of his age in school ... Says his best non-athletic talent is dancing ... Craziest ambition is to join the Professional Bowlers Association.
Hits: 6 at Arizona (2/9/03)
Runs: 3, twice
Doubles: 2, six times
Triples: 1, 12 times
Home Runs: 2, twice
RBI: 6, three times
Stolen Bases: 2 vs. Texas Southern (4/28/04)
Walks: 2 vs. Oklahoma State (4/5/02)
Hitting Streak: 16 games (3/20/02 through 4/14/02)
16 games (3/21/04 through 4/18/04)