Was the first pick of the second round by the Washington Nationals in the 2009 Major League Amateur Draft...excelled in three seasons at Cal, owning a .324 career average and earning All-Pac-10 honors as a junior and Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-America and honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors in 2007...a multi-talented athlete who played second base this past season after moving to third base in 2008 after playing outfield as a freshman...has outstanding speed on the base paths with 44 career stolen bases...played well in the summer of 2008 in the Cape Cod League for the Cotuit Kettleers (.263, nine doubles, a triple, home run and 24 RBI)...
AS A JUNIOR (2009): Batted .341 (74-for-217, 8th in Pac-10, .311 vs. Pac-10) with 14 doubles, three triples, eight home runs and 40 RBI...is third in the Pac-10 with 20 stolen bases, seventh with 74 hits and 10th with 118 total bases...was the April 20 Pac-10 Player of the Week after going 11-for-19 (.579) with two doubles, three home runs (including a grand slam) and 12 RBI in games at Stanford, at UC Davis and the three-game series versus Oregon...had a career-high 14-game hitting streak (27-for-55, .491, 5-2B, 5-HR, 19 RBI) from April 9-May 1...had a 12-game hitting streak from Feb. 21-March 13 (20-for-56, .357, 5-2B, eight RBI)...went 2-for-5 with a double, triple and RBI at UCLA May 9, and 3-for-5 with a double, triple, home run and two RBI versus the Bruins May 10...was 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI May 5 versus UC Davis...went 2-for-5 with a home run April 28 versus Pacific and 3-for-4 with a double and RBI April 26 versus Arizona State...was 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and three RBI April 22 at Stanford...went 6-for-10 with two home runs and seven RBI versus Oregon April 17-19...was 2-for-3 with a grand slam and five RBI versus the Ducks April 17...went 3-for-5 with a double, two-run homer and four RBI April 15 at UC Davis...was 3-for-5 with a double March 7 at Arkansas...went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI Feb. 23 versus Vanderbilt, including knocking in the game-winning RBI in the ninth inning...was 2-for-4 with a triple, home run and two RBI in the Feb. 20 season-opener versus UC Riverside...had a team-best 24 multiple hit games and 10 multi-RBI games...
AS A SOPHOMORE (2008): Batted .303 (69-for-228, team-best .367 vs. Pac-10) with 13 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 27 RBI...was second on the team with 11 stolen bases (10th in Pac-10)...went 5-for-12 (.417) with a double and three RBI at Stanford May 9-11...was 6-for-12 with a double and RBI versus Washington April 18-20...had a two-run triple at USC April 12...went 6-for-13 with a triple versus Oregon State April 4-6, 2-for-6 with a double and two RBI versus Stanford April 7 and 3-for-6 with a home run April 9 versus Santa Clara...was 5-for-13 (.385) with a double and three RBI versus Long Beach State March 28-30...went 3-for-6 with a grand slam March 15 (game one) versus Loyola Marymount...was 9-for-20 (.450) with three doubles and an RBI at the San Diego Tournament, including 3-for-5 versus Missouri and 3-for-6 with a double versus eventual national champion Fresno State...was 2-for-4 with a double and home run Feb. 22 versus Kansas State.
AS A FRESHMAN (2007): Was a freshman All-American and honorable mention All-Pac-10 after finishing second on the team with a .331 average (59-for-174, .246 vs. Pac-10) with five doubles, a triple, a home run and 22 RBI...led Cal with 13 stolen bases (9th in the Pac-10) and was second with 60 hits and 19 multiple-hit games...went 4-for-8 with a triple and two RBI at UCLA May 4-6...was 2-for-5 with first collegiate home versus Arizona State April 29...had an eight-game hitting streak from March 13-28 (13-for-33, .394, 2-2B, five RBI) and a team-high nine-game hitting streak from Feb. 16-March 2 (19-for-39, .487, 2-2B, three RBI)...went 3-for-3 with two RBI at UC Santa Barbara March 28...was a career-high 4-for-6 with two RBI versus UNLV Feb. 18...went 4-for-7 with a double and two RBI in two games versus Portland Feb. 11...was named the team's Freshman of the Year.
HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: At Bishop O'Dowd High School played shortstop, earning 2005 and 2006 all-league and All-East Bay honors...had a career .415 batting average, including hitting .423 with six doubles, three triples, two home runs and 22 RBI as a junior...was a two-time North Coast Section Scholar-Athlete...competed in the 2005 Area Code Games and at the 2005 17U Junior World Wood Bat Association National Tournament in Marietta, Ga., helping NorCal to a co-national championship, batting .455 with a home run and nine RBI...majoring in American studies...father, Jeff, played minor league baseball for the Seattle Mariners...parents are Jeff and Margie Kobernus...born June 30, 1988 in San Leandro, Calif.
Kobernus' Career Statistics YEAR AVG G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB SO SB 2007 .331 52 181 31 60 22 5 1 1 12 27 13 2008 .303 56 228 34 69 27 13 2 3 14 36 11 2009 .341 53 217 43 74 40 14 3 8 17 25 20 Total .324 161 626 108 203 89 32 6 12 43 88 44