Coach Corbin Quote: Brad fields everything in sight and does whatever he can to help us win. He can flash some power, drop a bunt, and plays very good defense at first base. He's a total teammate and cares about everyone.
2007: Hit .267 with two homers, eight doubles and 23 RBI in 62 games (48 starts) ... Has 11 multiple hit and six multiple RBI games ... Defensive stalwart at first with just three errors all season (.993 fielding percentage) ... Was 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBI against Michigan (6/3) in NCAA tourney ... Had 3-for-4 day with two doubles and three RBI in helping lead Commodores to series clinching win over Kentucky (4/15) ... Had 2-for-5 day against Alabama (4/8) ... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored against Middle Tennessee (3/28) ... Was 4-for-9 (.444) in the Arkansas series ... Was 3-for-3 with a homer and four RBI against Xavier (3/3) ... Went 2-for-4 against Pittsburgh (2/23) ... Scored a career-high three runs against Lipscomb (2/21) ... Was 2-for-4 with two RBI against Ohio (2/16) ... Had two hits with a double against Rice (2/9) in the season opener ... Hit .233 with four homers and 28 RBI in 42 starts for the Newport Gulls of the New England Collegiate Baseball League over the summer.
2006: Hit .312 with three homers and 16 RBI in 39 games ... Made 26 starts including the last 15 games of the year ... Was hitting .256 with a homer and seven RBI prior to permanent spot as starting first baseman, then hit .360 with two homers and nine RBI in the final 15 games of the year ... Made just four errors in the field (.985 fielding percentage), 23 games at first, two at second and one at third ... Had eight multi-hit and four multi-RBI games ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Hit .320 with two homers and eight RBI in 13 SEC games (six starts) ... Went 2-for-4 with a run scored against Michigan (6/4) ... Hit .500 (8-for-16) in five SEC tournament games with a triple and five runs scored ... Went 3-for-4 with an RBI against Ole Miss (5/28) in SEC Championship game ... Was 2-for-4 with two runs scored against Georgia (5/27) in the tourney ... Went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored against South Carolina (5/18). Had game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth in the come from behind win over the Gamecocks ... Went 3-for-6 with a homer and tied a career high with four RBI in his first start down the stretch in the Commodore's 19-4 thrashing of LSU (5/13) in Baton Rouge ... Was 6-for-11 in the series against Brown with five RBI and two runs scored ... Played in just five games with four starts for the Granville Settlers of the Great Lakes League.
2005: Was 2-for-4 (.500) with two runs scored in six games played ... Received SEC Academic All-Freshman honors ... Played for LeHigh Valley of the ACBL ... Hit .241 with 11 runs scored in 27 games.
High School: Helped lead Montgomery Bell Academy and head coach Thomas Wims to the 2004 baseball state championship - was the winning pitcher in the title game...2004 All-State Baseball Team...Led hitters in the state tournament in slugging percentage and owned a .600 batting average...Hit two home runs in the state semifinal game...2003 All-Region Baseball Team...Two-time Super Seven All-State Football Team (offense)...Helped lead MBA to back-to-back state football championships and a #15 USA Today national ranking...National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete Award...2004 All-State Honorable Mention Basketball Team...2003 and 2004 All-Region Basketball Team...2004 MBA Most Valuable Basketball Player...2002 Basketball Tournament All-State Team ...Owned a 3.7 GPA.
Personal: Brad Stephen French...Born 7/5/85...Son of Rodney and Kelly French...Major is economics...Favorites include: Chase Utley, Jose Reyes, Lost, James Taylor, Peyton Manning, Edward Norton, Entourage, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Braveheart and barbeque ribs...Craziest ambition is to live outside the USA...Lists Ted Williams as the greatest baseball player of all time.