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David Banuelos
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David  Banuelos

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Ontario, Calif.

High School:
Damien HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 205

Position:
C

Bats/Throws:
R/R

06/21/2017

David Banuelos Named to ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Team

The junior catcher was named the best defensive catcher in the country by the ABCA, earning a spot on the Gold Glove Team.

06/17/2017

David Banuelos Earns ABCA/Rawlings Second Team All-American Honors

LBSU’s junior catcher added to his impressive list of postseason accolades with an All-America nod from the ABCA.

06/14/2017

Three Dirtbags Named Honorable Mention All-American by Perfect Game

David Banuelos, Darren McCaughan and Dave Smith all picked up All-American recognition from Perfect Game on Wednesday.

06/14/2017

Trio of Dirtbags Adorn ABCA West All-Region Team

Long Beach State had three players named to the ABCA West All-Region Team, led by David Banuelos on the first team.

06/13/2017

David Banuelos Drafted by Seattle Mariners in 5th Round of MLB Draft

The junior catcher was the first Dirtbags player off the board in the 2017 MLB Draft, going to the Seattle Mariners in Round 5.

Long Beach State (2016): Named First Team All-Big West as a catcher ... had a breakout sophomore season behind the plate, making 36 starts while appearing in 44 games total ... raised his batting average by over 180 points up to .299 for his sophomore season ... hit three home runs and was tied for fourth on the team with 26 RBIs ... his .404 on-base percentage was good for second-best on the team in 2016 ... committed just one error, resulting in a .997 fielding percentage ... opposing basestealers were just 12-for-31 (38.7%) running against him ... recorded his first RBIs of the season with a three-run home run vs. Columbia on Mar. 18 ... that kicked off a stretch of three multi-RBI games over a four-start stretch, including another three-RBI game at Fresno State (Mar. 29) ... hit home runs in consecutive Big West starts, Apr. 16 vs. UC Irvine and Apr. 22 at UC Riverside ... matched a career best with three hits in a win over Cal Poly (Apr. 29) ... recorded a hit in eight straight games during May ... recorded his first career triple in the final game of the NCAA Regional at Miami.

(2015): Appeared in 18 games, making nine starts, as a true freshman behind the plate ... hit .118 on the year with five RBI ... caught of 8-of-18 runners trying to steal ... drove in three runs in his second start with a two-run double and sacrifice fly against LMU (3/3) ... hit a two-RBI single against George Washington to cap a six-run eighth inning (3/10) ... went 1-for-2 with a runs scored at San Diego State (4/6) ... singled in his only at bat against UC Riverside (4/18).

Damien High School: A three-time All-Sierra League selection at Damien High School ... he was also selected to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune's All-Area first team ... hit .395 as a senior with 24 runs batted in and four home runs.

Personal: Son of Clemente and Andrea ... major is undecided.

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