Walter Olmstead
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Walter Olmstead

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Antonio, Texas

High School:
MacArthur

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 230

Position:
Infield

Birthdate:
12/05/1980


Scouting Report: Had breakout season in 2001 ... perhaps TCU's best pro prospect ... one of the Frogs' most versatile players ... can hit for average and for power from both sides of the plate ... also a good fielding first baseman who can be called upon to play in the outfield ... pointed out by Head Coach Lance Brown as having a very good fall season ... slated to be TCU's everyday first baseman ... led Horned Frog returnees in home runs, RBI, total bases, slugging pct., putouts and fielding percentage.

As a Sophomore (2001): Led Horned Frogs in many offensive categories, including home runs (10), total bases (124), slugging percentage (.546), hit by pitch (tied with six) ... also tops on squad in a putouts (520) ... ranked ninth in the Western Athletic Conference in RBI and 10th in homers ... led off the season in fine style, going a combined 6-for-8 with seven RBI, four runs scored, two doubles, a triple and a home run in the season-opening doubleheader versus Prairie View ... a three-run blast in game one highlighted the season-opening outburst, in whch he plated as many runs in one day as he did his entire freshman year (7) ... hit safely 11-of-13 games to start the season ... reached base safely all five times he came to the plate versus on Feb. 18 vs. Hawaii-Hilo (3-for-3, two walks) ... drove in a combined seven runs in March 4 DH vs. UT-Pan American ... captured another 3-for-3, two walk performance vs. Nevada (March 9) ... ran off a season-long nine-game hitting streak from April 3-15 ... had best game of the stretch April 12 against UT-Arlington, going 4-for-5 with two doubles, a homer, an RBI and two runs ... finished slowly after torrid start, collecting a hit in only 10 of season's final 18 games ... concluded season with .308 batting average, good for third on the squad ... also drove in 53 runs and blasted 18 doubles, both good for second on the team ... appeared in 58 of TCU's 60 games, starting all of them.

As a Freshman (2000): Played in 21 games ... collected 16 hits in 67 at-bats (.239) ... drove in seven runs and scored eight more ... hit first-career home run Feb. 19 at Baylor ... posted four of his five doubles on the year dduring a four-game span from Feb. 15-18 ... had first-career multi-RBI game versus San Jose State (March 3).

High School: Pitched for San Antonio's MaCarthur High School ... collected six wins as a senior ... coached by Paul Lindy.

Personal: Full name is Walter Han Olmstead ... born December 5, 1980 (21 years old) ... son of John and Han Olmstead ... majoring in criminal justice with a sociology minor.


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