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Derek Self
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Derek Self

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cave City, Ky.

High School:
Caverna

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 210

Position:
RHP

Experience:
3L

B/T:
R/R


08/22/2012

2012 Louisville Baseball Season Review

Cardinals won third BIG EAST title in four years; advanced to fifth NCAA Regional in six years

06/05/2012

Koch, Self and Amlung Taken on Day Two of 2012 MLB Draft

Mets select Koch in the fifth round, Nationals take Self in the ninth round and Cubs draft Amlung in the 12th round

06/04/2012

Louisville Baseball Postgame Notes

No. 8 Arizona 16, No. 25 Louisville 3

06/04/2012

Louisville Baseball Postgame Quotes

No. 8 Arizona 16, No. 25 Louisville 3

05/31/2012

No. 25 Baseball Practices, Meets with Reporters at Tucson Regional

Louisville and New Mexico State scheduled to open Tucson Regional on Friday at 7 p.m., ET on ESPNU

06/01/2012

2012 Louisville Baseball: A Season in Photos

Images of the Cardinals during their run to the BIG EAST regular-season championship.

05/13/2012

LOUISVILLE v ST JOHNS | GAME 3

Louisville Baseball v St John's | Game 3

02/14/2012

MEDIA DAY 2011-12

Louisville Baseball Media Day 2011-12

Honors:

  • Selected in 9th Round (294th overall) of 2012 MLB Draft by Washington Nationals
  • 2012 Third Team All-BIG EAST
  • NCBWA Stopper of the Year Midseason Watch List
  • 2009 Freshman All-America (Louisville Slugger)

    Career: Closed his career ranked fourth in school history in pitching appearances at 96, fifth in wins at 19, seventh in ERA at 3.43 and tied for 10th in saves at nine.

    2012: Had a team-leading seven saves to go with a 2-2 record and a 3.41 ERA in 26 relief appearances and 31.2 innings pitched. Won 19th career game with 2.0 shutout innings of relief at Pittsburgh on May 17. Pitched a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts to close out Cards' April 24 win over No. 1 Kentucky. Earned first win of the season and 18th of his career with 2.0 innings of relief at USF on April 20. Charged with an unearned run on one hit in 1.2 innings of relief at Georgetown on April 7. Earned team-leading seventh save of the season with 1.1 innings of shutout relief on April 5 against Hoyas. Suffered first loss of the season after allowing walk-off game-winning single in the 10th inning at No. 15 Purdue on March 27. Picked up his sixth save of the season on March 24 against Cincinnati with 1.1 innings of shutout relief. Pitched an inning of shutout relief against Ball State on March 18. Earned fifth save of the season with 0.2 innings of shutout relief in March 13 win over No. 12 Ole Miss. Had his season-opening scoreless streak halted at 10.2 innings against East Carolina on March 11. Picked up fourth save of the season with 1.1 innings of relief in March 9 win over Oral Roberts. Earned his third save of the season after pitching 2.0 shutout innings of relief against Pepperdine on March 4. Needed only five pitches in a perfect ninth inning of relief against EIU on Feb. 28. Made his third two-inning relief appearance of the season and completed his second save of the season in a scoreless outing against Oakland on Feb. 24. Earned first save of the season and the third of his career with 2.0 perfect innings of relief against Michigan State. Opened the season with 2.0 innings of solid relief in Cards' win over Illinois.

    2011: Selected in the 27th Round (826th overall) of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Oakland A's. Went 3-3 with one save, a 2.26 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 75.2 innings pitched, including six starts. Earned third win of the season after allowing just one run on eight hits in 7.0 innings against Notre Dame on May 19. Dropped just his second game of the season and the second of his career after allowing career-worst six runs on career-high 12 hits in 5.2 innings against No. 15 Connecticut on May 13. Was outstanding in his third start of the season on May 5 pitching career-long 9.1 innings of shutout baseball while scattering seven hits in a no-decision at Seton Hall. Pitched 7.2 innings allowing just one earned run on five hits with four strikeouts in no-decision against Georgetown on April 29. Making his first start of the season, allowed three runs on just four hits in 6.2 innings against USF on April 21. Gave the Cardinals two scoreless relief appearances out of the bullpen at St. John's. Suffered his first career loss after allowing one run on one hit in 1.2 innings of relief against Kentucky on April 12. Pitched 2.1 innings of shutout relief allowing only one hit with three strikeouts. Had his career best scoreless streak halted at 13.2 innings on April 8 at Cincinnati. Pitched 2.2 innings of shutout relief on April 3 against WVU to extend career best scoreless streak to 13.1 innings. Improved to 16-0 in his career and extended scoreless streak to 10.2 innings with 1.1 innings of shutout relief to earn the win against WKU on March 29. Came out of the bullpen for 3.0 innings of shutout relief with two strikeouts to earn his second career save on March 26 at Rutgers. Pitched season-high 4.1 innings of shutout relief allowing just one hit with season-best five strikeouts on March 20 against Xavier. Gave up one earned run on three hits with two strikeouts in 3.0 innings of relief at USC on March 16. Allowed one unearned run on four hits in a season-high 3.1 innings of relief against Purdue. Came out of the bullpen to allow just one run on two hits in 3.0 innings and earn his first win of the season and improve to 15-0 in his career in the Cardinals' March 4 triumph over Kent State. Pitched 3.0 innings of hitless relief with two strikeouts against Toledo on Feb. 25. In first appearance of the season, he came out of the bullpen for 3.0 innings of shutout, one-hit relief with three strikeouts in the season-opening win over Michigan.

    Summer 2010: A 2010 Cape Cod League All-Star, he finished 3-0 with a 2.36 ERA and 17 strikeouts in 42.0 innings for the Chatham Anglers. Best game came on July 11, when he pitched a complete game, one-hitter in Chatham's 3-1 win over the Hyannis Harbor Hawks. He finished with three strikeouts in the game, while the only run allowed was unearned.

    2010: Was 7-0 to take his career mark to 14-0 during his sophomore season. Finished with a 4.52 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 61.2 innings of work. Allowed two runs on four hits with two strikeouts in 4.0 innings in the starting role in the Cardinals' NCAA Regional opening win over Saint Louis. Made 27 total appearances on the mound, including seven starts. Made three appearances at the BIG EAST Championship and did not allow a run in 2.0 total innings of work. Came out of the bullpen for an inning of scoreless relief at Notre Dame on May 22. Pitched less than an inning of scoreless relief in the Cards' May 16 win over St. John's. Struggled in his seventh start of the season, allowing six runs in less than 3.0 innings at Vanderbilt on May 11. Returned to the bullpen after two starts and allowed two runs on five hits in 3.0 innings at Ohio State on May 5. Made sixth start of the season, giving up four runs on seven hits with two strikeouts on May 1 against Rutgers. Allowed only two unearned runs on four hits with two strikeouts in 3.0 innings against Kentucky in fifth start of the season on April 28. Earned sixth win of the season and improved to 13-0 in his career after allowing only one hit in 3.1 innings of relief against Seton Hall on April 23. Gave up one earned run and two total runs on six hits in 2.0 innings of relief in Cards' win in second game of doubleheader at WVU on April 17. Allowed only one run on one hit with four strikeouts in 2.2 innings of relief at WKU on April 14. Gave up two runs on four hits with three strikeouts in 1.2 innings of relief at Pittsburgh on April 9. Allowed six runs on seven hits in 4.1 innings in fourth start of the season on April 3 against Villanova. Came out of the bullpen for 1.0 inning of perfect relief on March 30 at Indiana. Pitched 2.2 innings of one-hit, scoreless relief to earn the win against UConn on March 27 and improve to 4-0 on the season. Gave up two runs on three hits in 1.0 inning of relief at Evansville on March 23. Allowed one run on two hits with three strikeouts in 2.0 innings of relief against Ball State on March 20. Moved to 3-0 on the season and 10-0 in his career after allowing only two earned runs on five hits with three strikeouts in 5.0 innings in his third start of the season on March 16 against Xavier. Came out of the bullpen to give the Cardinals 3.1 innings of scoreless relief with three strikeouts and only one hit against Ole Miss on March 12. Improved to 2-0 on the season with personal best five strikeouts in 5.0 innings of scoreless work against Le Moyne on March 5. Allowed three earned runs on five hits with two strikeouts against Evansville on March 3. Came out of the bullpen with 1.0 inning of relief, allowing only an unearned run and no hits against Michigan State. Pitched 1.0 scoreless inning of relief with one strikeout in Cards' win over Morehead State. Was outstanding with 3.0 innings of relief, allowing three hits and one unearned run and striking out four to earn the win in Louisville's 5-2 triumph over Bowling Green on Feb. 20.

    2009: Earned Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America honors after going 7-0 overall with one save and a 3.88 ERA in his first season as a Cardinal. Made 22 total appearances with two starts and finished with 34 strikeouts in 46.1 innings. Pitched 3.0 innings of perfect relief to get the win in Cards' 3-2 win over Middle Tennessee in the NCAA Regional. Gave the Cards' 6.0 strong innings allowing only two runs on four hits to earn the win in his second career start in Cards' first round win over Cincy at the BIG EAST Tournament. Was very impressive in his first career start on May 12 with 4.0 scoreless innings and only two hits allowed at WKU to improve to 5-0 overall. Gave the Cards 1.1 innings of scoreless relief in May 9 win over St. John's. Picked up his first career save with 3.0 scoreless innings of relief on May 2 in completion of the Cards' win at Villanova from May 1. Earned his fourth win of the season to move to 4-0 with 3.0 scoreless innings of relief with only two hits at UK on April 28. Gave the Cards one of his best performances this season on April 21, allowing only one hit in 3.0 scoreless innings of relief at IU. Allowed one run on three hits in 1.0 inning of relief against IU on April 7. Gave up one run on two hits in less than an inning of relief against Ball State on April 1. Pitched out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the 14th inning to keep the Cards' chances alive in their 17-inning win at Seton Hall on March 28. Gave up two runs on two hits with three strikeouts in 2.0 innings of relief against Georgetown on March 20. Allowed two runs on two hits in 2.0 innings of relief on March 14 against Iowa. Picked up the second win of his career on March 7 against EIU after allowing one earned run on two hits in 1.1 innings of relief. Gave up the first earned runs of his career on March 3 at EKU, allowing five straight singles in a three-run seventh for the Colonels. Allowed a pair of unearned runs on four hits and struck out four in 3.0 innings of relief to get his first career win on Feb. 27 against Bowling Green. Pitched 2.0 innings of scoreless relief, allowing only one hit and striking out two in his collegiate debut against Florida on Feb. 21. Named to AD Honor Roll and a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

    High School: Earned five letters in baseball at Caverna High School where he was coached by Bart Weaver and Simon Ford. Earned All-Region and All-District honors in baseball. Named to Pro-Day All-American team in baseball. Also earned four letters in basketball and one letter in golf. Earned All-Region and All-District honors as a guard in basketball.

    Personal: Born Derek Austin Self on Jan. 14, 1990. Son of David and Kathy Self. Majoring in exercise science. After college, he plans to play professional baseball or be a physical therapist. Person with the most influence on his athletic career was his dad, who was always his coach when he was younger and always pushed him hard in everything he did. Biggest thrill in sports was closing out the final three innings, throwing 27 of 29 pitches for strikes, in the Cards' NCAA Regional win over Middle Tennessee. Hobbies and interests include hanging out with friends, playing cards and playing other sports. Favorite movies are For Love of the Game, Summer Catch, The Dark Knight and The Hangover. Favorite TV choices include ESPN, MTV and Fresh Prince. Favorite athletes are Derek Jeter, Michael Jordan and Nolan Ryan. Favorite foods include Reese's, steak and ribs. Favorite restaurants are Outback, Shogun, Sapparo's and P.F. Chang's. Favorite team is the New York Yankees. Favorite music includes rap, R&B and rock. If he could eat dinner with three people, he would pick his grandfather, Derek Jeter, and Jessica Alba.

    Career Stats:

    Year

    ERA

    W

    L

    App

    GS

    CG

    SHO

    CBO

    SV

    IP

    H

    R

    ER

    BB

    SO

    2B

    3B

    HR

    BF

    B/Avg

    WP

    HBP

    BK

    2009

    3.88

    7

    0

    22

    2

    0

    0

    0

    1

    46.1

    47

    27

    20

    14

    34

    8

    1

    3

    199

    .260

    1

    1

    2

    2010

    4.52

    7

    0

    27

    8

    0

    0

    0

    0

    61.2

    77

    39

    31

    11

    50

    24

    0

    7

    272

    .298

    1

    2

    5

    2011

    2.26

    3

    3

    21

    6

    0

    0

    0

    1

    75.2

    65

    21

    19

    13

    34

    7

    0

    4

    303

    .236

    1

    6

    1

    2012

    3.41

    2

    2

    26

    0

    0

    0

    0

    7

    31.2

    34

    15

    12

    5

    23

    4

    0

    1

    136

    .276

    3

    2

    2

    TOTAL

    3.43

    19

    5

    96

    16

    0

    0

    0

    9

    215.1

    223

    102

    82

    43

    141

    43

    1

    15

    910

    .266

    6

    11

    10

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