Southern Illinois Miners

2 Julius Gaines
2 Julius Gaines
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 180
Hometown: McDonough, GA
Previous College: Florida Atlantic University
Position: INF

Born: 09/10/1992

Bats/Throws: R/R

2016 Status: Rookie-2

- Entering first season with Southern Illinois in 2016

- Hit .224 with one homer, six RBIs and four doubles, but went 17-20 in stolen bases in 50 games last year at Rookie-level AZL Mariners in the Seattle Mariners organization

- Drafted by Seattle in the 33rd round of the 2015 MLB Draft after four-year career as a starter at Florida International University, hitting .274 with four homers, 85 RBIs, 24 doubles, 32 stolen bases and 240 hits in 226 career games, including .274 with 28 RBIs, 68 hits in 61 games as a senior

- Had a standout career at Luella High School (GA) and was named a Baseball America Preseason All-American and a Rawlings First Team All-American his senior year (hit .391, was ranked 25th best player in the country [best in GA, 3rd-best SS] by Perfect Game)