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24 Danny Rafferty

Career Statistics:
Hitting -
.282 batting average, 169 games played, 151 starts, 554 at bats, 82 runs, 156 hits, 35 doubles, 7 triples, 4 home runs, 80 RBIs, .392 slugging %, 76 walks, 11 hit by pitches, 72 strikeouts, .374 on-base %, 9 sac flies, 5 sac bunts, 9-13 stolen bases, .988 fielding %

Pitching - 4.17 ERA, 2-5, 28 appearances, 8 saves, 49.2 IP, 51 hits, 31 runs, 23 earned runs, 19 walks, 58 strikeouts, .266 batting average against, 6 wild piches, 6 hit by pitches

Career: Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 35th round (pick No. 1,042) of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft ... Patriot League All-Tournament Team (2017) ... left Bucknell ranked sixth in saves (8), tied for eighth in sac flies (9), ninth in games played (169), 10th in doubles (35), tied for 11th in games started (151) and 13th in at bats (554).

2017 (Senior): Spent a third consecutive season as a two-way player ... transitioned from the outfield to first base ... team's starting first baseman ... saw action in 48 of the team's 49 games with 47 starts ... made a team-high 41 starts at first base ... four starts in left field ... one start at DH ... hit .314 with 28 RBIs and 24 runs scored ... led the team in walks (30) ... ranked second in doubles (15) ... typically hit third in the lineup ... ranked second on the team in multi-hit outings (17) and multi-RBI performances (9) ... reached base in the first 15 games games of the season ... ranked third in the Patriot League in on-base percentage (.423), third in walks and fourth in doubles ... went 3-for-4 with three RBIs in a win over Northeastern on the team's spring break trip to Florida ... started all 20 Patriot League weekend games ... went 6-18 (.333) with two RBIs and four runs scored in the Patriot League Tournament, earning all-tourney honors ... made six appearances on the mound ... started twice ... went 0-2 with a 4.40 ERA and 10 strikeouts in 14.1 innings ... combined to pitch 3.2 scoreless innings in his first three appearances of the year ...  tossed 3.2 IP of relief in a win over Iowa, allowing one run on four hits while striking out two.

2016 (Junior): Spent a second consecutive year as a two-way player ... team's starting left fielder ... saw action in 50 games overall with 50 starts ... team-high 36 starts in left field ... also had nine starts in right and five at DH ... hit .294 with four home runs, 26 RBIs, 36 runs scored, 58 hits and 19 extra-base hits ... tied for team lead with four home runs ... ranked ninth in Patriot League in slugging percentage (.452) ... tied for seventh in PL in triples (4) ... third on team with 16 multi-hit games, including a pair of four-hit outings ... fourth on team with five multi-RBI games ... put together a seven-game hitting streak in March ... broke Bucknell single-game record for total bases with a 4-for-5 performance against Holy Cross on April 24 ... had one double, one triple and two home runs for 13 total bases ... only multi-HR game by a Bison player all season ... also drove in five runs in that game ... finished the Holy Cross series 7-for-16 with seven runs scored ... also had home runs against non-league foes Binghamton and La Salle ... was 6-for-14 with four runs scored and two RBIs during Patriot League Semifinal Series at Navy ... one of team's top relievers ... was 1-3 with a 5.87 ERA in 23.0 innings ... totaled five saves and 24 strikeouts ... five saves ranks tied for eighth on program's single-season list ... fourth in Patriot League in saves ... earned save by pitching three scoreless innings in final game of regular season that preserved a 6-4 Bison victory and clinched a PL Tournament berth ... allowed just one run and one hit in 2.2 innings of work during game two of Patriot League Semifinal Series ... allowed one or fewer earned runs in seven of final eight appearances ... ERA dropped by almost three runs during that span.

2015 (Sophomore): Key member of both the outfield and bullpen ... starting left fielder ... appeared in 33 games with 30 starts, 29 coming in left field ... hit .223 with 17 RBIs and 15 runs scored ... three outfield assists ... typically hit in the fifth or sixth spot in the lineup ... seven multi-hit games ... drove in a season-high four runs at Wake Forest ... had at least one RBI in each of first six games ... had nine RBIs during that span ... tied for fourth on team with 17 walks ... made seven appearances out of the bullpen ... second on team with a 0.73 ERA in 12.1 innings of work ... did not allow an earned run over first six appearances ... only earned run came in 4.0 innings of relief at Holy Cross in final appearance of season ... had season-high 10 strikeouts and allowed just one hit in that outing ... averaged nearly two strikeouts per inning (24 Ks in 12.1 IP) ... allowed just five hits and one walk all season ... opponents hit .119 ... second on team with two saves ... posted saves against VCU and Illinois State.

2014 (Freshman): Split time between left field and designated hitter ... 63 of 85 at bats came after April 1 ... hit .259 with five extra-base hits, nine RBIs and seven runs scored ... appeared in 38 games with 24 starts ... used as a pinch hitter nine times ... 8-for-20 over his last six starts prior to NCAA Regionals ... named Bison Athlete of the Week May 19 after posting team-high figures of four hits and four RBIs in Bucknell's Patriot League Championship Series sweep of Lehigh ... four multi-hit games, all after April 27 ... saw season average jump from .207 to .259 over final nine games played thanks to 10-for-25 performance over that span.

High School: Graduated from Loyola Academy in 2013 ... four-time baseball letterwinner ... two-time football letterwinner ... baseball team captain and MVP as a senior ... two-time Chicago Catholic League All-Conference selection ... helped team to 2011 regional title ... selected to the Chicago Catholic/Public League All-Star Game at U.S. Cellular Field ... member of the Chi-Town Cream ... helped squad to 2012 state championship game and to the 2013 state semifinals ... named Chicago Catholic League All-Conference for football ... earned the Bill and Nicki O'Donnell Commitment and Leadership Award for football.

Personal: Daniel Joseph Rafferty ... born Oct. 19, 1994 in Chicago, Ill. ... son of Scott and Mary Rafferty ... father played baseball at Ball State and was a First Team Academic All-American ... has three brothers, Tom, John and Charlie ... Tom played baseball at Middlebury College (2010-13) ... majoring in political science.

Position: Outfield/Pitcher
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
High School: Loyola Academy
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