17 - Ryan Palermo
Ryan Palermo
Born: 08/17/1989
Height: 6-2
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Redwood City, Calif.
High School: Junipero Serra HS
Position: INF

UC Santa Barbara
2011
All-Big West Honorable Mention
As a junior Ryan played in 51 of 52 games on the season, all at third base, starting all but three of them ... His .278 batting average was good for fourth-best on the team ... Had 49 hits in 176 at-bats with 15 doubles and 25 RBI ... Posted a .325 batting average in Big West action with a .400 slugging percentage and .391 on base percentage, earning him a spot on the Big West Honorable Mention...Against Sacramento State on March 6th he went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, a double and an RBI ... Started the season off 5-for-10 with four runs, three RBI and four doubles ... Had a season-high three RBI on May 20th at UC Davis.

UC Santa Barbara
2010
In his sophomore season Ryan made 48 appearances, with 44 of them being starts, all at third base ... Batted .245 in 151 at-bats tallying nine doubles, a triple and three home runs to go with his 25 runs batted in ... Hit .258 in conference play with a home run, three doubles and 12 RBI ... Against No. 24 Stanford on March 7, Ryan went 3-for-5 with two runs scored, two doubles and two RBI ... On March 20 against New Mexico State, he went 2-for-3 with his first collegiate home run and two runs batted in ... Against UC Riverside on April 30 he went 3-for-4 with a double and a run batted in ... On April 1 at Sacramento State, hit a three-run home run in a 9-0 Gaucho win ... Posted six multi-RBI games and 8 multi-hit games ... Committed just seven errors in 118 total chances at the hot corner.

2010 Summer
Ryan played in the North Woods League as a member of the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters ... In 55 games he had 40 hits in 181 at bats ... He had 3 home runs and 12 doubles to go with his 15 RBIs.

2009
As a freshman, saw action in nine games with one start...Hit .500, notching six hits in 12 at-bats...In lone start, Apr. 28 vs. Cal State Bakersfield, Palermo played third base and went 2-for-3 with a run scored...On Apr. 10 at UC Davis, picked up his first double...Posted a .538 on-base percentage and a .583 slugging percentage.

High School
Played third base and centerfield for Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, Calif...Batted .480 with 14 home runs, 56 RBI, and 11 stolen bases for the Padres and coach Pete Jensen...Holds school records for home runs, RBI, and total bases...Named First Team All-State...First Team All-West Catholic Athletic League, and First Team All-Metro in both his senior and junior years...Named MVP of the team as a senior...Led his team to a West Catholic Athletic League championship in his senior and junior years...As a junior, batted .460 with 16 doubles, five home runs and 40 RBI...Also played football.

Personal
Born on Aug. 17, 1989 in St. Louis, Missouri...Aspires to play professional baseball ... Nickname is "P-Mo"... Majoring in sociology at UCSB with a minor in sports management ... Played for the California Smoke in the summer of 2008...Roots for the SF Giants, and the St. Louis Cardinals ... Favorite athlete is Albert Pujols ... He Enjoys watching "Boardwalk Empire" and "East Bound and Down"... Favorite movies are "Shawshank Redemption" and "Wedding Crashers"... Would be played by Leonardo DiCaprio in a Hollywood movie of his life ... Says he'd play football if he couldn't play baseball ... Would invite Jessica Biel, Albert Pujols, and Larry David to dinner if given the opportunity ... Most memorable sports moment came when he hit two home runs and went 3-for-4 vs. Valley Christian (San Jose, Calif.), the No. 1 team in the state ... Always makes sure to rub some dirt on his hands before he hits...Was also recruited by Pepperdine, Cal and Santa Clara ... Best baseball advice he received came from his father who said "Can't is not a word ... If you work hard enough, you will have success"... Has a sister, Ali, who plays Softball at Sonoma State ... Parents are Mark and Ann Palermo ...

YearAvg  gp-gs ab r h2b3bhrrbi slgbbhbpsoobpsb-attpo  a e
2009.500   9-1 12 1 61 0 0 0.583 1  0 3.538  0-0 2  3 0
2010.245 48-4415118379 1 325.37710  538.311  0-022 89 7
2011.278 51-48176244915 0 025.36412  332.328  1-220 9311
Total.271108-93339439225 1 350.37823  873.328  1-24418518