Andre Everett Ethier
() (born April 10, 1982 in Phoenix, Arizona
), is a Major League Baseball outfielder
for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Junior College career
Ethier transferred to Chandler-Gilbert Community College
after playing with Arizona State University
in the fall of 2000. The coaching staff at ASU told him that they thought he did not have Division I talent, and that he would do better to play junior college ball. At CGCC, Ethier recorded 94 hits as one of the top junior college players in Arizona, batting .468 with 32 doubles. He was named team MVP
. During the summer of 2001, he played with the Keene Swamp Bats
in the New England Collegiate Baseball League
. In 2010, Ethier was inducted into the NECBL Hall of Fame.
Ethier re-enrolled at ASU in the fall of 2001 and played there until the end of his junior year in 2003 with an ASU career batting average
of .371, 113 runs, 27 doubles, 7 triples, 14 home runs
and 118 runs batted in
. His collegiate career ended in the midst of a 23-game hitting streak. He was a two-time Pacific-10 Conference
All-Star in 2002–03.
During the summer of 2002, Ethier played with the Rochester Honkers
of the Northwoods League
, one of the country's premier summer collegiate baseball leagues. Ethier tied for the team lead in home runs(4), batted .264, led the team with 34 RBIs and won a Northwoods League Silver Glove for his defensive play in right field.
MLB Draft and minor leagues
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