Greg Pron | #24 | RF
Hometown: Daphne, Ala.
Previous School: Daphne HS
Major: Computer Engineering
New York Mets: Selected by the Mets with the 1,272nd overall pick in the 42nd round of the 2011 MLB Draft... in his rookie year he batted .318 with a .389 on-base percentage and tallied 14 doubles, seven homeruns and 34 RBIs in 58 games...was named to the Met's organization All-Star team in 2011...
UWF Career: One of the most productive and talented overall players in West Florida baseball history... helped lead UWF to its first-ever NCAA championship as a senior in 2011... finished his four-year career as the school’s all-time leader in hits (291), hit-by-pitches (34), RBIs (187), total bases (413) and stolen bases (77)... also ranks fifth in career batting average (.359), ninth in slugging percentage (.510), fifth in on-base percentage (.439), third in runs (161), third in doubles (46), second in home runs (22) and second in walks (89).
2011: Posted arguably the best offensive season in school history while starting all but one game in right field... named to the Daktronics and NCBWA All-America first team and the ABCA All-America second team... College Baseball Lineup Division II All-Star Team selection... Daktronics and NCBWA South Region Player of the Year... ABCA, Daktronics and NCBWA All-South Region first team... ABCA South Region Gold Glove Team selection... GSC East Division Player of the Year... All-GSC first team... NCAA Championships and South Regional All-Tournament Team selection... GSC All-Tournament Team pick... two-time GSC Player of the Week (3/8, 4/19)... Tino Martinez Award semifinalist... finished the year batting .423 with a .486 on-base percentage and a .677 slugging percentage... scored 56 runs and drove in a school record 69 runs... also led the team with 28 stolen bases in 34 attempts... tallied 33 extra-base hits, including 20 doubles, three triples and 10 home runs... broke UWF single season records with 93 hits and 149 total bases... hit .441 with seven home runs and 27 RBIs in GSC play... reached base safely in 33 straight games to finish the season... played flawless defense, posting a 1.000 fielding percentage with 111 putouts and three outfield assists... consistent producer all season long, never falling below .400 in batting average... ranked 17th in the nation in batting average, third in hits, 25th in doubles, fifth in RBIs, 29th in slugging percentage, seventh in total bases and 23rd in stolen bases... ranked third in the GSC in batting average, second in slugging percentage, second in hits, first in RBIs, third in home runs, second in total bases, third in stolen bases... started the season with a 4-4 game, including three doubles and four RBIs, against Montevallo (2/2)... hit 4-4, including his third home run in as many games, with three runs and three RBIs at Alabama-Huntsville (4/17)... produced the biggest hit in UWF history, a two-out, two-run single to put the Argonauts ahead 4-3 in an eventual 5-3 win over Mount Olive in the semifinals of the Division II Championships (6/2)... named to the GSC Academic Honor Roll.
2010: Earned his second career Second Team All-GSC honorFinished the year batting .338 with 45 RBI, including 10 doubles and a triple... Second on the team with five homeruns..Started all but one game in right field...Second on the team with 13 muliple RBI gamesNamed a Honorable Mention Preseason All-American by the NCBWA...Went 5-for-10 with 2 homeruns, 7 RBI, and 6 runs scored in first two games of the season against Montevallo (2/2-3)... Became UWF's all-time career leader in hit-by-pitch in game one against Northwest Missouri State (3/16)... Went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBI, including his third homerun of the season against Northwest Missouri State (2/17)... Went 3-for-4 with two run scored and a RBI in the Argos 8-2 win over Mobile (3/30)..Went 4-for-4 with three RBI in the final regular season game against Valdosta State (425).. Blasted a two-run homerun, his fifth of the season, against Florida Tech at the NCAA South Region Tournament (5/14)..
2009: Named to the All-GSC Second Team...Ended the season second on the team with a .344 batting average... started all 56 games for the Argoants in right field... Batted .357 in Gulf South Conference games which led the team..Second on the team with five homeruns and 36 RBI... Led the team in at-bats (221), total bases (101), hits (76), multiple hit games (22), hit-by-pitches (10) and stolen bases (17)... Started off the season with a two run, two RBI 3-for-6 performance in the Argos 18-9 Opening Day win over Rollins (2/1)... Drove in the game winning run on an RBI single in a 7-6 15 inning victory over Florida Southern (2/7)... Went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and one run scored in a 12-2 victory over Quincy (2/21)... Went 4-for-6 with three RBI and two runs scored at No. 1 Southern Arkansas (3/7)... Scored three runs and drove in another in a 3-for-5 performance at North Alabama (3/21)... Was 3-for-4 with two RBI and a scored a run in a 5-4 win in 10 innings over North Georgia (4/1)...
2008: Was third on the team with a .322 batting average in his freshman season... started 48 of the 49 games he appeared in...In 171 at-bats he hit two homeruns, eight doubles with a team high 37 RBI's... Recorded a 14 game hit streak during the course of the season... Was 2-for-4 with a season high four runs scored and two RBI's in an 18-2 win over Miles College (2/18)... Recorded a season high four RBI's twice by going 3-for-4 against Quincy (2/24) and Montevallo (3/15)... Recorded his first Argonaut homerun vs. Quincy (2/23) in a 5-2 win... Led the team with seven, three hit games.
High School: Graduated in 2007... Played under Coach Joe Hutchins... Lettered three years for baseball... Started in all 36 games his senior year... Captain of the baseball team senior year... .1.000 fielding average... Two time selection to Alabama Baseball Coaches All-Stars...
Personal: Son of Stephan and Barbara Pron... Older siblings Angela and Steve and younger brother Ryan... Majoring in Computer Engineering.
Photo by Jim Hogue