|Hometown:||Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.|
|High School:||Palos Verdes HS|
AS A FRESHMAN IN (2010): Made 30 appearances – 29 coming off the bench as a defensive replacement in the outfield ... made his first and only start and had his first at-bat versus Southern Illinois (3/14) where he had an RBI, stole a base and had four putouts to help the Broncos win 12-11 ... as an outfielder, ended the season with a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage … was also 2-for-2 stealing bases and scored six times and drew four walks … did not have a hit in seven official at-bats.
HIGH SCHOOL: Starred at Palos Verdes High School in Los Angeles ... helped the Sea Kings go 25-5 as a senior and win its second straight Bay League title ... hit .388 in 30 games, as the leadoff hitter ... scored 34 runs and totaled 22 RBI ... posted a .492 on-base percentage, striking out just 13 times ... 2008 and 2009 First Team All-Bay League honoree ... three-years on varsity ... batted .368 as a junior in 2008, hitting 10 doubles and driving in 21 runs ... led Palos Verdes to the 2008 CIF Division II semifinals ... twice named an all-area player ... also played football as an underclassman at Palos Verdes.
PERSONAL: Born September 7, 1990 in Torrance, Calif. ... Son of Matt and Darlene Takahashi ... Majoring in Economics ... has one sister, Stephanie ... enjoys watching football and playing pickup basketball.