|Hometown:||Thousand Oaks, Calif.|
|High School:||Thousand Oaks HS|
|Previous College:||Central Arizona College|
UC Santa Barbara
As a junior Kevin appeared in only four games pitching 2.2 scoreless innings...Struck out seven while only walking one ... Struck out the side in two different games, once against San Jose State on April 2nd and once on April 19th against Cal State Fullerton ... Was limited due to injury.
Kevin appeared in four games for the Gauchos going 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA ... Had six strikeouts in five innings pitched ... Had three appearances with two strikeouts each ... On March 13 against Northern Illinois University he pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, striking out two ... After that game he was shut down for the rest of the year due to an elbow injury, but showed so much promise that he was drafted in the 44th round by the New York Mets of the Major League Baseball draft.
Central Arizona College
Played one season at CAC for coach Jon Wente ... Went 7-0 with a 1.68 ERA in 13 appearances, all starts ... Struck out 79 batters in 53.2 innings pitched ... Led team to Region 1 championship ... Named a Junior College All-American by Baseball America ... Ranked as the No. 7 prospect in Arizona ... After pitching seven innings with 13 strikeouts against Chandler-Gilbert in April, was named NJCAA Division 1 Player of the Week as well as ACCAC Player of the Week ... Allowed just 36 hits in his 53.2 innings and walked only 26 batters.
Made three appearances for the Waves as a freshman ... Pitched four innings, striking out two and limiting batters to a .077 average ... Allowed just one hit.
A two-year letterwinner for head coach Frank Mutz ... Went 3-0 with a 3.09 ERA, striking out 22 hitters in 22.2 innings with one save as a senior ... Led the Lancers to the Marmonte League title in 2007 ... Played with the Ventura County All-Stars ... Also played on the Los Angeles Braves scout team.
Kevin Joseph Gelinas was born on May 31, 1989 in Castro Valley to parents Joe and Lisa ... Has three siblings - Sarah, 23, Tommy, 17 and Matt, 15 ... Aspires to play baseball professionally or somehow be involved in the game ... Was drafted in the 2009 draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 45th round, but decided to come to UCSB ... Majoring in sociology ... Roots for the Los Angeles Angels, Lakers and Kings and the NFL's Chargers ... Favorite movies are the "Harold and Kumar" series ... Favorite novel is "Huckleberry Finn" and Mark Twain is his favorite writer ... In his free time, Kevin listens to music, goes surfing, watches baseball and hangs with his friends ... Favorite athletes are Cliff Lee and Torii Hunter ... Favorite TV shows are "Fresh Prince of Bel Air," "Cops" and anything on ESPN and the Discovery Channel ... Was also recruited by Arizona State, Long Beach State, USC, San Diego State and Nebraska.
Has played for the Conejo Oaks of the California Collegiate League the past two years ... In 2009 posted a 1.96 ERA in 16 appearances, going 2-2 while making three saves ... Pitched 36.2 innings, allowing just 23 hits while striking out 54 compared to just 20 walks ... Named the No. 1 prospect in the CCL by Baseball America ... A California Collegiate League All-Star ... Led team to fourth place in the National Baseball Congress World Series ... In 2008 he posted a 1.01 ERA in 26.2 innings, spanning 19 appearances ... Had four saves and went 4-0 ... Allowed just seven hits while striking out 48 batters and walking just 23 ... Named First Team All-CCL ... Was voted as the league's best pitching prospect ... Named a top prospect by Baseball America ... Led team to NBC World Series ... Was voted as the fourth-best Top Professional Prospect in the CCL.