Worked primarily as a short middle reliever the past two seasons but could be in the starting rotation to begin the 2013 season ... Competed during the summer of 2012 for the Eau Claire (Wis.) Express of the Northwoods League ... Made 11 starts, compiling a record of 4-3 with a 5.30 earned run average ... Played during summer of 2011 for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots of the Alaska League ... Made 16 appearances including eight starts while compiling a record of 3-2 with one save and a 4.66 earned run average ... Drafted in the 50th round in June 2010 by the Baltimore Orioles.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2012
A member of the starting rotation over the first half of the season and a middle reliever over the final month ... Longest outing of the year came against University of San Diego on April 9 when he went 5.2 innings in his third start of the year ... Season-high three strikeouts on two occasions: vs. Cal State Fullerton (April 3) and at Air Force (April 28) ... Picked up lone win of the campaign with four innings of relief work against UNLV on May 4 ... Made four appearances in Mountain West action with one start ... Record of 1-0 with a 1.80 earned run average.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2011
Has worked out of the bullpen during his freshman campaign with his lone start coming against Utah on April 10 ... In his 11 relief appearance prior to that start he allowed three earned runs on eight hits in 12 innings for a 3.00 earned run average ... All three of those runs came against 22nd-ranked Connecticut ... His longest relief outing was on April 2 against Oral Roberts when he went 1.2 innings and gave up one hit while striking out a season-high three batters ... Recorded a season-high three strikeouts in that contest.
Won two varsity letters at Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego, Calif. playing for coach Ryan Thompson ... Helped the Falcons to an Eastern League title as a senior in 2010 ... Made 10 starts and recorded four complete games including a pair of shutouts ... Compiled a record of 7-4 with a 2.38 earned run average ... Struck out 59 over 64.2 innings and held opponents to a .231 batting average ... A first-team all-Eastern League and second-team all-Division II selection as a junior in 2009 ... Record of 7-2 with one save and a 1.88 earned run average ... Seven of his 14 appearances came in a starting role as he tossed three complete games ... Opponents hit .237 against him ... Named to the San Diego Union-Tribune all-academic team honoree in both 2009 and 2010.
Philip George Walby was born on July 24, 1992 in Macomb, Mich. ... Son of Philip and Judy Walby ... Plans to have a career in professional baseball ... Favorite athlete is Chicago White Sox reliever (and former Aztec) Addison Reed ... Interests include guitar, cooking, running and going to the beach ... Also recruited by Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana, Harvard, UC Riverside and Loyola Marymount ... A sociology major at SDSU.