Looking California, Feeling Minnesota - Tim's blog from the pro ranks.
MLB DRAFT HISTORY: Drafted by Minnesota (23rd round, 718 overall) on June 7, 2011.
AS A SENIOR IN 2011: ABCA All-America Second Team... NCBWA All-America Third Team... Daktronics All-America Third Team... ABCA West Region Pitcher of the Year... NCBWA West Region Pitcher of the Year... Daktronics West Region Pitcher of the Year... CCAA Co-Pitcher of the Year... ABCA All-West Region First Team... NCBWA All-West Region First Team... Daktronics All-West Region First Team... All-CCAA First Team... All-CCAA Tournament Team... College Baseball Lineup All-Star... Became UCSD's all-time wins leader on Feb. 11 vs. Mesa State... Also broke school record for career innings pitched on Mar. 24 vs. Cal Poly Pomona... Broke a third UCSD all-time record on Apr. 15 vs. Cal State Stanislaus, becoming the school's leader in strikeouts... Named the NCBWA West Region and CCAA Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 21... The San Diego Hall of Champions Star of the Month for February... The ucsdtritons.com Athlete of the Week on Mar. 28 and Feb. 28... An NCBWA preseason All-West Region pick... Named a Tino Award semifinalist on May 8 ... Named to the Athletics Director's Honor Roll at the Bronze Level (GPAs 3.00 to 3.299).
AS A JUNIOR IN 2010: ABCA All-America First Team... NCBWA All-America Second Team... Daktronics All-America Second Team... ABCA All-West Region First Team... NCBWA All-West Region First Team... Daktronics All-West Region First Team... All-CCAA First Team... Threw three consecutive complete games tallying just three earned runs in that stretch... Recorded 77 strikeouts versus 22 walks... Recorded five or more strikeouts in eight outings including a season high nine against Chico State on Feb. 19... Ranked first overall in the CCAA for innings pitched collecting 124 total innings... His 2.03 ERA was the best in the CCAA and also ranked first in wins with 13... Across the nation his ERA placed 18th overall, while his 13 victories were good for a second place tie just two shy of the leader.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2009: NCBWA All-America Honorable Mention... Daktronics All-American Honorable Mention... ABCA Gold Glove winner... ABCA All-West Region First Team... NCBWA All-West Region First Team... Daktronics All-West Region First Team... All-CCAA First Team... Served as UCSD's ace with a team low 2.28 ERA, an 8-6 record with two complete games and a team-high 118.2 innings pitched... Gave up 99 hits, 17 walks and struck out 77 batters.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2008: ABCA All-West Region Second Team... Daktronics All-West Region Second Team... CCAA Freshman of the Year... All-CCAA Honorable Mention... Went 8-2 out of the bullpen, pitching 70.2 innings and striking out 61 batters... Held opponents to a .243 batting average... Pitched a career-high 5.2 innings of relief against Barry allowing one run... Struck out a career-high six batters on two occasions.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Jackson Hole HS in Jackson, Wyo.... Named a two-time American Legion All-State member and Team MVP... A member of the team which won the American Legion Wyoming State Championship... Pitching statistics included 76.1 innings, 19 runs on 32 hits with 130 strikeouts... As a hitter, held a .440 average with 10 home runs and 25 stolen bases... A member of the golf team, earning all-state and all-conference honors... A three-time Bronc Golfer of the Year... Team advanced to the Wyoming 3A State Championship for four years.
PERSONAL: Born Sept. 14, 1989... Parents are Stephen and Nancy Shibuya... Father graduated from UC Davis while mother is an Eastern Kentucky graduate where she played volleyball... Father is a ski instructor while his mother is a teacher... A pharmacological chemistry major in Revelle College... Career plans include becoming a teacher... A fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers and the movie Star Wars... Favorite athlete is Mike Leake, a starting pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds... Hobbies include cycling, fishing, golf, hunting and skiing.
CAREER HIGHS (current through 2011 season)
CAREER STATISTICS (current through 2011 season)