|Hometown:||Huntington Beach, CA|
|High School:||Ocean View HS|
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2008: Started in 45 of 47 games played ... made four starts as catcher ... finished the year tied for third on the team in triples ... had a career-high five at bats and two doubles against Kansas State (Feb. 23) ... registered a career-high two RBIs and had two runs against Pacific (Feb. 27) ... went 2-for-3 in game one against San Jose State (Feb. 29) with two runs and two RBIs ... made his first start of the season at the catcher's spot against Fresno State (Fresno State), going 1-for-3 with one double and one RBI ... hit his first collegiate home run against No. 11 San Diego (Mar. 6) ... hat a career-high three hits and three RBIs against SDSU (Mar. 7) ... went 3-for-4 against then-No. 20 OK-State with two RBIs, two doubles and one run ... registered his second home run of the season against Cal Poly (Mar. 12) ... went 3-for-4 in game one against cal Poly (Mar. 22), driving in three runs and hitting his third home run of the season ... hit his first collegiate triple against then-No. 14 San Diego (Mar. 29) ... made his third start as catcher against Pacific (Apr. 2), recording 13 putouts
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007: Appeared in 19 games, starting one ... batted .286 with an RBI ... went 2-for-4 with an RBI in only start Feb. 19 against Utah ... went 2-for-2 and scored twice March 16 at UC Riverside ... singled in his only at-bat against Fresno State on Apr. 24 and at Nevada on May 8.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Ocean View High School in Huntington Beach, Calif. ... played for Coach Aaron Kavanagh ... in 2004, 2005, and 2006 team was Goldenwest League Champions, and 2005 CIF Southern Section Champions ... as a junior was named 2005 All-League catcher ... managed CIF Championship team to a 1.91 ERA in 2005 ... as a senior in 2006 was named Goldenwest League MVP, All-CIF First Team, selected to the 2006 Orange County All-Star Team's Southern Squad, and was the Navy Student-Athlete Award winner ... in 2006 batted .444 in league, .373 overall, with three homeruns, six doubles, twenty RBI's, and 19 walks as a clean-up hitter ... threw out 79% of attempted base stealers ... also played on the SoCal Renegades, helping them win the Connie Mack State Championship ... qualified for 2006 Connie Mack World Series ... played with the Arizona Western Regional Champions.
PERSONAL: Born in Long Beach, Calif. ... son of John Klein and Patrice Pineda ... has one younger sister, Brenna ... enjoys working out, surfing, playing video games, fishing and golfing ... wants to play professional baseball or become a doctor in sports medicine.