Jason Basil
13
OF/C/3B
6-3, 225
B-R/T-R
West Chester, Ohio
(St. Xavier)

2004: Released by Oakland organization 4/3.

2003: Assigned to Class A Kane County (Midwest League) and saw action as third baseman, catcher, first baseman, and outfielder.

2002: Assigned to Class A Modesto (California League) as a catcher to begin season....transferred to Class A Visalia (California League) 5/6 and played primarily at first base along with duty at third base and as an outfielder.

2001: Second-team All-ACC selection as outfielder and All-ACC Tournament team honoree....saw time at all three outfield positions as well as third base and catcher, including starts at four of those positions (CF, RF, SS, C) during season....collected four hits at Georgia Southern 2/17....drove in five runs in second game of doubleheader vs. Oakland 2/27....tied single-game school-record with three doubles vs. N.C. State 3/9....hit safely in 13 consecutive games from 3/21 to 4/10....belted a pair of three-run homers during seventh inning of come-from-behind victory over Wake Forest 4/13....hit safely in final eight games of the season, including all four ACC Tournament games and both NCAA Regional contests....named to the Dean's List for spring semester....signed professional contract after being selected in the 15th Round (461 overall) by Oakland Athletics....assigned to Class A Vancouver (Northwest League).

2000: First-team All-ACC selection in the outfield....went 13-for-19 (.684) with three homers, 10 RBI, and six runs scored in ACC Tournament to win MVP honors....hit for cycle in ACC Tournament opening victory over Duke 5/17....also posted 8-for-8 performance, including 5-for-5 vs. Florida State, on final day of ACC tourney....named Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week 5/22....spent summer with Orleans Cardinals of Cape Cod League.

1999: Second-team all-Atlantic Coast Conference....An everyday starter in the outfield....Also played in five games behind the plate for the Jackets....Named ACC co-Player of the Week on Mar. 15, after going 7-for-13 with two home runs, eight RBI, and four runs scored during the series against N.C. State....Only Tech player to have a five-hit game going 5-for-5 against Charleston Southern on Mar. 3....Drove in career-high six runs with a double and a homer in Mar. 12 victory over N.C. State....Had nineteen multi-hit games, including nine games of three or more hits, and 15 multiple RBI games....In ACC games, hit .318 with four homers and 24 RBI....Hit safely in 23 of his last 27 games (33-for-106, 24 RBI), and had a separate 11-game hitting streak earlier in the season....27 of his 56 RBI came with two out (.411 average)....In five games as a catcher, went 5-for-16 with five RBI and threw out three of five base stealers....Hit .358-2-23 away from home....ACC Tournament: 3-for-7, three runs, three RBI....Played for Falmouth of the Cape Cod League during the summer.

1998: Helped the Jackets in several positions....Played in 48 of Tech's 63 games, seeing action in the outfield, behind the plate, and as the designated hitter....Was the only Tech player to hit two grand slams, one against Cincinnati on Feb. 21, and the other against S.E. Missouri State on Apr. 11....Picked up three hits in his first game, along with three RBI against UCLA on Feb. 6....Drove in a season-high five on two occasions, against Cincinnati on Feb. 21 and also during Tech's 27-4 win over Virginia on March 7....Went 5-for-7 with four runs scored against Clemson....Started all three games against Maryland and went 4-for-10 with two RBI....Went 1-for-5 with a bloop double in the ACC Tournament and an acrobatic catch against the Blue Monster at Durham Bulls Athletic Park....Started three games (2-for-12) in the NCAA Midwest Regional....Voted the No. 1 pro prospect in the Great Lakes Collegiate League during the summer.

High School: Rated as the No. 26 prospect in the nation by Baseball America in January 1997....Lettered four times for coach Bill Slinger at St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati....Hit .507 his junior season to set the school record for highest batting average in school history....As a senior, hit .373 with 1 home run and 11 RBI.... Had a composite batting average of .415 for his high school career....Named the Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year in 1996....An All-City selection by the Cincinnati Enquirer....Part of the Mizuno prep All-America team as a junior....MVP of the 1997 Connie Mack World Series, which his team won....Three-time MVP of his high school baseball team....Also lettered twice in basketball and golf, and was captain of his basketball team....An honor student for all eight semesters at St. Xavier....Member of both the Spanish and National Honor Societies.

Personal: Jason Matthew Basil....Born Aug. 5, 1978....Son of Jay Basil and Linda Zimmer....Brother Adam plays baseball at Eastern Kentucky University....Enjoys golf and fishing....Majored in management.


Georgia Tech Statistics
Year    G-GS     AB   R   H   Avg.  2B  3B  HR  RBI  Slg%   BB   SO  SB-A 
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1998    48-37   134  28  42  .313   11   1   3   27  .478   29   28   3-6 
1999    55-54   209  43  73  .349   18   0   8   56  .550   28   26   5-9 
2000    66-66   251  59  96  .382   25   2  15   83  .677   36   29   8-11
2001    61-61   234  64  78  .333   12   0  14   64  .564   41   34   8-9
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Career 230-218  828 194 289  .349   66   3  40  230  .581  134  115  24-35


Professional Statistics
Year  Team         Avg.   G   AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  BB  SO  SB-A
2001  Vancouver   .260   50  177  23  46   8   1   5   30  23  42   1-1
2002  Modesto     .231   17   52   6  12   3   1   1    5   4   9   0-0
      Visalia     .248   95  351  42  87  10   1  10   60  47  84   0-0
2003  Kane County .242  105  343  37  83  13   1   3   36  50  64   4-5