Brooks' Career Stats (Through 2011 Season) | Brooks' Game-by-Game Stats (Through 2011 Season)
Walter on Brooks
"Steven has turned himself into an ACC Player of the Year candidate. On the baseball field there is nothing he can't do, and he is a tremendous leader in the clubhouse. All phases of his game have improved by leaps and bounds this past year. As Steven goes, the Deacons go."
Started all 56 games for Wake Forest in center field where he was nearly flawless, making just one error in 146 chances (.993) ... Hit in the three-hole for the majority of the season, while also seeing some time as the Deacs' leadoff man ... Was signed as a free agent by the Kansas City Royals on June 27 ... Stole 30 bases on 33 attempts, ranking him fifth in stolen bases for a single season at WFU ... At season's end, his 30 SB's were second in the ACC, and his 14 stolen bases in conference play were third in the league ... Ended his four-year career with 79 stolen bases, good enough for second-place all-time on the Demon Deacon stolen bases list ... Tied a school record with five stolen bases in a game at Winthrop on April 13 ... Walked 51 times on the year, which is tied for the sixth most in a season at Wake Forest ... His 113 career walks are tied for third on Wake's all-time list with Jamie D'Antona ... Was named a Top 50 Senior by Baseball America in the preseason ... Led Wake Forest with 47 runs scored ... Finished the year with a .241 batting average, 46 hits, 13 doubles, four homers and 27 RBIs ... Stole multiple bases in four different games ... Tallied two hits on 13 occasions, including the final game of his career against Miami on May 28 at the ACC Baseball Championship ... Was one RBI short of a career high at NC State on April 1 when he went 2-for-3 with a homer, a double, a run scored and four batted in ... Hit a home run in back-to-back games on March 1 and March 4 against UNC Greensboro and Fordham, respectively ... Walked at least twice in a game 14 times, including a trio of three-walk games ... Ended the season with a five-game hit streak, including a 4-for-10 performance with a double and a run scored at the ACC Baseball Championship.
Started every game on the season and finished the regular season 20th in the ACC in batting average (.349) and hit six homers and 39 RBIs ... Closed the season on a career-best, 12-game hitting streak ... Stole 23 bases, which ranked in a tie for second in the ACC at the end of the regular season and in a tie for 10th in a single season in Wake Forest history ... Hit .400 (6-for-15) in opening weekend of the season with three doubles and two runs scored ... Belted first home run of the season and drove in three runs in first game of a doubleheader against Kent State (2.27) ... Batted .556 (5-for-9) in series against Xavier, with three RBIs and three runs scored. Had a season-high three hits in four at-bats with two RBIs and two runs scored in middle game of series ... Hit .375 in midweek games at Coastal Carolina and UNC Wilmington, including hitting second home run of the season and driving in two runs against Coastal ... Recorded a .385 batting average (5-for-13) in series at Georgia Tech, including tying a career-high with four hits in the second game of the series ... Hit .364 in series against NC State with a homer, two RBIs and four runs scored ... Hit .625 in midweek games against Charlotte and Elon, including a 4-for-5 game with three runs scored against the Phoenix. Stole two bases in each game ... Posted a .462 batting average in series at Miami, including going 4-for-5 with a home run, four RBIs and three runs scored in second game of the series ... Went 5-for-14 in series against Florida State with two doubles, three RBIs, three runs scored and two stolen bases ... Hit .333 (5-for-15) in three games at Boston College with two RBIs, three doubles and four runs scored ... Hit fifth home run of the season in series opener against Duke (4.23) ... Went 5-for-11 in series at North Carolina with a homer, an RBI and two doubles ... Reached base six times and scored a career-high four runs at UNC Greensboro (5.12) ... Hit .417 (5-for-12) in series against Clemson with four RBIs and three runs scored ... Had two hits with an RBI and a run scored in victory against Appalachian State (5.18) ... Hit .300 (3-for-10) in series against Maryland with three RBIs.
Finished the season with a .313 batting average with five home runs and 30 RBIs ... Led the team with 11 stolen bases ... Committed just two errors in 90 chances while playing centerfield ... Made first start of the season against Fairleigh Dickinson (2.27), going 2-for-5 at the plate with a run scored and two RBIs ... Went 2-for-4 with two RBIs against High Point (3.18), including the game-winning, two-run double ... Went 2-for-5 in series finale against NC State (3.22), including a career-high two doubles ... Had a career-high four hits, including first home run of the season, and drove in career-best five runs in Wake's extra-inning win at Davidson (3.24) ... Recorded two hits, including his second home run of the season, scored two runs and drove in a run in middle game of series against Duke (3.29) ... Went 2-for-6 with an RBI and a run scored against Charlotte (3.31) ... Drove in the game-winning run against UNC Greensboro (4.1) ... Hit .357 in series against Virginia Tech with three RBIs and three runs scored. Went 3-for-6 in series opener against the Hokies (4.3), driving in two runs and scoring once ... Had three hits, drove in a run and scored once against Coastal Carolina (4.8) ... Went 5-for-12 in Boston College series with three runs scored and two RBIs ... Belted third home run of the season and drove in three runs against Charlotte (4.14) ... Had two hits, including fourth home run of the season, and drove in two runs against Davidson (4.28) ... Hit .308 in series against Maryland with four hits and a stolen base ... Batted a team-high .375 in series against Miami, including hitting his fifth home run of the season.
Hit .186 with two home runs and 17 RBIs during his freshman season ... Tied for third on the team in stolen bases with 15 ... Committed only one error in 54 attempts in the field, finishing with a .981 fielding percentage ... Scored three runs and reached base in all six plate appearances in victory at Pepperdine (2/23) ... Drove in four runs in home win over UNC Greensboro (3/5) ... Stole four bases, drove in two runs and scored twice in win at UNC Greensboro (4/29).
Four-year letterwinner in baseball at Seton Hall Prep ... Helped the Pirates to three state championships and three Iron Hills Conference championships ... Seton Hall Prep was ranked No. 1 in the nation in USA Today's final 2007 high school top 25 poll ... Honored as a 2007 PlayStation All-American ... Named to the 2006 AFLAC High School All-American Classic where he was the starting centerfielder for the East Team as well as a home run derby finalist ... Selected to the Area Code Games as a member of the Chicago White Sox ... Ranked by Baseball America as one of the nation's top 50 prospects ... Selected to the Team One Baseball Cape Cod High School Classic ... Named to the Boston Red Sox of the East Coast Professional Showcase ... Rated the 14th-best position player prospect at the Perfect Game National Showcase ... High school classmate of Rick Porcello, the Detroit Tigers' first round pick in the 2007 MLB Draft ... Named to Seton Hall Prep's honor roll each trimester.
Born January 26, 1989 ... Son of Donald and Gina Brooks ... Majoring in communication.