2005 Summer League:
Played in the Central Illinois Collegiate League for the DuPage Co. Dragons... named by Baseball America as the league's 10th top prospect... selected as the starting pitcher and designated hitter for the CICL All-Stars... had a 3-0 record to go along with a 1.10 ERA in seven starts... had one complete game... struck out 34 batters in 41 innings... appeared in 17 games as a hitter... hit .339 with three doubles and 10 runs driven in... was successful in one of two stolen base attempts.
Saw action in 11 games out of the bullpen... pitched 16 innings... struck out 10 and finished with a 5.06 ERA... picked up two outs in his first outing of the season against Utah on February 13... had three straight tough outings, giving up six runs in 3.1 innings... struck out three against Manhattan on March 5... settled in and turned in two scoreless relief outings, pitching a perfect inning against Saint Louis on March 26 and recording two outs against East Carolina on April 2... gave up two runs in 2.2 innings of work at Charlotte... threw a perfect inning of relief against UT-Pan American on April 27 to combine on the shutout... picked up two outs against Cincinnati in Frogs come-from-behind victory at Cincinnati... pitched against Southern Miss in the Conference USA Tournament on May 28... turned in best performance of the season in Frogs game against Baylor in the NCAA Waco Regional... went 5.1 innings, holding the Bears to an unearned run on two hits and striking out three.
Saw limited action out of the bullpen and made three starts... had a 6.52 ERA in 12 appearances, pitching 19.1 innings... made collegiate debut on the mound against UTA on Feb. 17... pitched a scoreless inning of relief... didn't give up an earned run in his first three outings... pitched 3.1 innings against Oklahoma State spanning two games (Feb. 19 and Feb. 24)... Texas Tech tagged him for two runs on two hits in one inning of work on Feb. 29... started against Oklahoma on March 16, gave up a run in two innings... started against Dallas Baptist on May 11... pitched five innings, allowed six hits, five runs (three earned) and struck out a career high three... struggled in his last two outings, gave up three runs in appearances against East Carolina (May 15) and Houston (May 29).
Named a Texas All-Star as a senior at Poteet High School... named to the all-district team three consecutive years... posted a 22-7 career record... drafted in the 27th round by the Houston Astros in the 2003 MLB First Year Draft.
Personal: Full name is Omar Arif... born September 3, 1984... son of Eileen and Haji Arif... has a brother named Ali... is an communications major.