There are currently 17 former Waves playing professionally both in the U.S. and internationally.
CAREER HIGHS: Hits: 4 (3x), Last: 5/9/10 at Saint Mary's; Runs: 3 (4x), Last: 5/8/10 at Saint Mary's; HR: 1 (7x), Last: 5/13/11 at San Francisco; RBI: 4, 3/22/09 vs. Chicago State; SB: 2 (2x), Last: 3/13/11 vs. Coastal Carolina (G1); Hitting Streak: 11g (2x), 3/13/11 - 3/31/11.
CAREER: In three full seasons at Pepperdine batted .299 with seven home runs and 98 RBI ... Has appeared in 160 games with 155 starts, mostly in center field ... Finished junior year with 194 career hits, 38 doubles, five triples and 97 runs scored ... Has a stolen base success rate of 83 percent (24-of-29) ... Two-time All-WCC honoree ... Named to the All-WCC Freshman Team in 2008 ... Voted WCC Player of The Week on May 10 and 17 in 2010.
2011/SUMMER: Selected by the Colorado Rockies during the 14th round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft and began his professional career by joining their short-season club shortly thereafter.
2011/JUNIOR: All-WCC selection for the second consecutive season following a spring in which he produced a .288 batting average, three home runs, 28 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 12 attempts ... His 11 thefts ranked him among the top five base stealers in the West Coast Conference and raised his career total to 24 ... Swiped second base eight times and made it safely to third base on three of four attempts ... Led Pepperdine with 60 base hits, 13 of which went for extra bases ... Ripped two triples to finish tied for fifth in the WCC ... Tops on club with seven multi-RBI contests and tied Joe Sever for the Pepperdine lead with 16 multi-hit games ... 14 of his RBI came with two outs, and his average in clutch situations (with runners on base [.333], scoring position [.306], two outs [.329]). was continually above .300 ... Tied Trent Diedrich for the team's longest hitting streak of the year at 11 games, which he posted from March 13 to 31, tying a career high ... During this stretch he picked up his batting average 75 points to .299, collecting 16 hits, six runs, six RBI, six stolen bases and a pair of doubles ... Finished third on team with .325 batting average (plus two HR and 11 RBI) vs. WCC opponents, fairing well against Saint Mary's (.300, two RBI) Loyola Marymount (.333), Portland (.500 with HR and two RBI) and San Diego (.500, two RBI) ... Blasted a two-run home run during first game at San Francisco (5/13), which was his third and final round-tripper of the season ... Batted .545 (6-for-11) vs. No. 23 Coastal Carolina (March 18-20) and continued to hit the ball well the following weekend vs. Dayton, going 5-for-11 (.455) with two RBI ... Homered and drove in three RBI during a .300 three-game series at Fresno State (Feb. 25-27) ... Credited with two outfield assists through 51 starts split between left (17) and center (34), which included throwing runners out at home plate (3/26 vs. Dayton) and second base (2/22 at UCLA) ... Named to the WCC, Baseball America and PerfectGame.org All-Conference preseason teams.
2010/FALL: Started all six games in center field for the Blue team during its intrasquad series ... Batted .235 with two doubles, two runs and three RBI ... Walked three times and stole a base ... Made 18 catches at his position and was credited with a pair of outfield assists ... Threw out the potential game-tying run at home plate with two outs in the game one tiebreaker ... Part of an 8-6-2 relay that resulted in a home plate putout for the first out of the third inning in game five ... Drew a one-out walk in game one that led to Bryan Langlois' two-run home run that made it a 4-3 game in the fifth ... Doubled in a run and scored during a two-run seventh inning for Blue in game three ... Smacked a two-run, two-out double in the first inning of game five, which eventually helped Blue win the fall series.
2010/SUMMER: Played in 39 games for the Chatham (Mass.) Anglers of the Cape Cod Baseball League, batting .253 with a home run and 12 RBI ... Smacked 12 doubles and stole two bases ... Recorded a season-high three hits in games vs. Falmouth (6/23), Yarmouth-Dennis (7/12) and Brewster (7/26) ... Posted a season-best six-game hitting streak from 7/2 to 7/9, which included two doubles, three RBI and three runs scored.
2010/SOPHOMORE: All-WCC selection ... Batted .305 through 52 games/50 starts as the Waves' everyday center fielder, where he made just two errors on 110 chances (.982 fielding percentage) ... Also played four games in left field for the first time in his career ... In game two vs. San Francisco (5/29) robbed Stephen Yarrow of a home run with a leaping catch over the left-field wall ... Ripped 67 hits at the plate, including a team-high 17 doubles plus two triples and a pair of home runs ... Ten of his two-baggers were against conference opponents as he finished second on Pepperdine with a .375 (33-for-88) batting average vs. the WCC ... Also hit .333 with runners in scoring position and .600 with the bases loaded ... Finished second on the team with 20 multi-hit games, including one four-hit performance at Saint Mary's (5/9) that matched his career high ... Tied Nate Johnson for second with 10 multi-rbi games but never drove in more than two runs ... From 5/4 to 5/16, produced Pepperdine's third longest hitting-streak of the season at 11 games, which resulted in him winning the WCCs Player of the Week award in back-to-back weeks on 5/10 and 5/17 ... Became the first Wave to collect this honor over two consecutive weeks since G.J. Raymundo received the same distinction on Feb. 23 and March 3 of 1999 ... Raised his batting average fifty points from .254 to .294 during this stretch as he batted .404 (21-for-52) with a leadoff home run vs. UCLA (5/4), eight doubles, 13 RBI and 14 runs scored ... His leadoff round-tripper vs. the Bruins at home was the first by a Wave since David Uribes did it at San Francisco on 5/23/04 ... During this hitting streak also scored at least one run in 13 consecutive games, and drove in two runs in five of six games vs. Saint Mary's (5/9), UC Santa Barbara (5/11) and in all three games at Loyola Marymount (5/14-16) ... Finished series at LMU with a .500 batting average and six RBI as the Waves won two-of-three vs. their league rivals ... Was equally dangerous at the plate at Saint Mary's (5/7-9), going 8-for-16 with five doubles, four RBI and five runs scored ... Overall, produced 32 RBI on the season and scored 35 runs ... Tied his career high for runs scored at three in wins vs. Brown (3/6) and Saint Mary's (5/8) ... Stole five bases on eight attempts.
2009/FALL: Went 3-for-9 (.333) during the three-game Blue and Orange World Series with a triple and a run scored ... Made 10 catches in center field and was credited with an outfield assist in game one (11/12) after throwing out Chris Amezquita at third base following Nate Johnson's single.
2009/SUMMER: Played for the St. Cloud (Minn.) Riverbats of the Northwoods League ... Batted .264 with 22 RBI, 10 doubles, two triples and two home runs ... Finished the summer on a 13-game hitting streak.
2009/FRESHMAN: WCC All-Freshman Team selection ... One of 14 rookies tabbed by The Baseball Draft Report to its All-Freshman Prospect Team ... Rated by PGCrosschecker.com as Pepperdine's best freshman prospect ... Only member of the Waves' roster to appear and start in all 54 games ... Played all 54 contests in center field ... Batted .305 with two home runs and 38 RBI ... 20 of those RBI were delivered with two outs ... Led Pepperdine with 67 hits, 13 doubles and was second to Bryce Mendonca (38) with 34 runs scored ... Hit a triple in his final at-bat of the year (5/19 at Cal State Fullerton) and finished the season with 88 total bases ... Team leader with five sacrifice flies and nine sacrifice hits ... Three of his bunt attempts resulted in infield singles ... Recorded a pair of sacrifice hits in two games (3/25 vs. UCLA and 4/18 vs. Loyola Marymount), which tied him with more than two dozen Waves for the program's individual game record ... Stole eight bases on nine attempts, but was also picked off a team high three times ... Charged with one error in 104 chances and had the most outfield assists of any Wave with five ... Led all Pepperdine hitters during West Coast Conference play with a .371 batting average, which ranked him ninth among all conference players, and scored 16 runs ... Finished second to San Diego's James Meador (39) with 33 hits vs. WCC opponents ... Batted .347 vs. left-handed pitchers and a team-best .426 with runners in scoring position ... Advanced runners on base 58.8 percent of the time ... Drove in a run from third base in 13 of 16 opportunities where there were less than two outs ... One of three Waves this season with two doubles in a game along with Matthew Frazee and Nate Simon ... Ripped the pair of two-baggers vs. Chicago State (3/22), which was one of his team-leading 19 multi-hit games ... Also drove in a career high four runs vs. the Cougars and finished the year with 11 multi-RBI games ... Will enter the 2010 season on an eight-game hitting streak, which started with a 4-for-6, three run performance at Portland (5/8) ... Batted .513 (20-for-39) during this stretch with eight runs, five RBI, four doubles and two stolen bases and raised his average from .260 to .305 ... Recorded two or more hits in six of these games, including four-consecutive three-hit outings ... Registered at least one hit in 12 of his last 13 games, spanning the final three weeks of the regular season, which brought his batting average all the way up from .253 ... Posted a seven-game hitting streak earlier in the year from 2/25 to 3/6 that helped him break out of a 1-for-17 start ... Helped himself out of this slump by going 5-for-11 (.455) in three games at UC Davis (2/27 - 28) ... Hit a pair of doubles, drove in two runs, scored another and stole his first collegiate base in the second game of the series (2/28) ... Posted a three-hit outing in the first game (2/27) with a double and two singles ... Recorded a second seven-game streak from 4/5 to 4/17, which came against WCC foes Gonzaga, Saint Mary's and Loyola Marymount ... Picked up his first collegiate hit at USC (2/25) on a bunt single to the pitcher, but beat out the throw at first base and later came around to score his first run as a Wave on Nate Simon's triple to left field ... Went 2-for-5 at UCLA (3/3) and produced an RBI single that gave Pepperdine a 4-3 lead in the fifth ... Hit first collegiate home run vs. Evansville (3/5) as part of a three-run third for the Waves ... His solo shot was a batter removed from Nate Johnson's two-run blast and his 2-for-4 day vs. Purple Aces also included a double ... Led off game two of the Evansville series (3/6) with a walk and proceeded to swipe second and third base in recording the first multi-stolen base game of his career ... In game four vs. Evansville (3/7), drove in the go-ahead run during Pepperdine's three-run seventh on a single to left ... Went 1-for-4 with two RBI vs. then-No. 25 Cal Poly (3/10) ... Provided a sacrifice fly RBI in the fourth and a RBI single up the middle in the sixth ... Against Wichita State (3/13 - 15), recorded three of his four hits and all of his three RBI during a 7-4 victory in game two of the series (3/14) ... Broke a 4-4 tie in the ninth frame with a two-run single to left ... Batted .333 (5-for-15) with five runs scored and a series-best eight RBI during four-game set vs. Chicago State (3/20 - 22) ... Hit a solo homer - his second and last of the year - in the ninth inning of game two's 6-4 loss to the Cougars (3/21) ... Had a 3-for-5 game vs. Gonzaga (4/5), which started the second of his seven-game hitting streaks and snapped an end of March 2-for-23 slump ... Batted .500 (5-for-10) during series vs. Saint Mary's College (4/9-11) with five runs and five RBI ... Singled to lead off game one (4/9) and scored the Waves' first run as they came back from a early 3-0 deficit ... Also scored two additional first-inning runs in games two and three as Pepperdine built early 2-0 and 8-0 leads ... Produced two RBI in game two (4/10) as part of a 2-for-3 day at the plate, and was 2-for-3 with two runs and three RBI in the third and final game of the series (4/11) ... Served as the lead runner on Pepperdine's first double steal (with Mendonca) of the year vs. USC (4/15) ... Stole third base with one out in the eighth following his single to right and eventually score the go-ahead run in Waves' 8-5 win over Trojans ... Went 3-for-10 in 3 games vs. LMU (4/17 - 19) with a double, run scored and three RBI ... Batted .308 during three-game series at San Francisco (4/24-26) with a team high four hits, a double and run scored ... Produced nearly all offense in game two (4/25), in which he went 3-for-5 with a first-inning run that followed an infield single to shortstop ... Went 2-for-5 with a double, walk and run at UC Santa Barbara (5/4)... Scored his run as part of a seven-run fourth inning on Simon's two-RBI single ... Team's leading hitter at Portland, going 8-for-15 (.533) with four runs, a double, walk and RBI ... Made seven catches in center and was credited with an outfield assist after throwing out a base runner at second following a RBI single ... Doubled, scored and drove in a run during a 3-for-5 performance at then-No. 16 Cal Poly (5/12) ... Lifted batting average over .300 for the first time all season after going 8-for-15 (.533) through three games vs. Santa Clara (5/15 - 17) ... Smacked two doubles against the Broncos in addition to scoring two runs, driving in three and stealing two bases ... Scored Pepperdine's lone run in 9-1 loss at then-No. 4 Fullerton (5/19), touching home on Ryan Van Amburg's ninth inning RBI single.
2008/FALL: Rapped a double to right center in his first competitive collegiate at bat in game 1 (11/1) vs. Long Beach State ... Hit .250 in the two-game exhibition set against the Dirtbags with a walk, sacrifice bunt and three runs scored ... Batted .308 for the Orange during the three-game Blue and Orange World Series ... Collected four hits in 13 at bats to go along with a team high five runs, two doubles and an RBI ... His game 1 (11/12) double off Scott Alexander in the eighth inning set the stage for Colin Rooney's game-winning 3-run home run, which broke a 3-3 tie ... Scored on a wild pitch in game 2 (11/14) ... Went 2-for-6 from the leadoff spot with two runs scored in Orange's 14-5 game 3 (11/15) victory over Blue.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Granite Hills High School in 2008 ... Four-year varsity letterwinner and center fielder for head coach James Davis ... Left school as its career record holder in doubles, runs scored and hits ... Single season record holder for hits and doubles ... SDCIF MVP as a junior after hitting .456 ... Team MVP as a senior ... Helped lead team to a SDCIF Championship in 2007 and a No. 1 national ranking ... His 2007 club also placed third at the Phil Nevin National Classic ... Three-time all-league (Grossmont South) first team selection ... Two-time all-state honoree.
CLUB: Competed for the Brewers Blue Area Code team and three years with the SD Dawgs ... Won a team title at the Area Code Games and was named to the All-Area Code team ... Rated as the No. 32 high school prospect by Baseball America during his senior year.
PERSONAL: Given name is Brian Wayne Humphries ... Son of Jeff and Denise Humphries ... Majoring in History ... Career goal is to become a professional baseball player ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because he, "went to Christian school from K to 8th grade and felt I had a calling to attend" ... 19th-round selection by the Boston Red Sox as a high school senior in 2008 ... Uncle, Mark Malone, played quarterback at Arizona State University and in the NFL for the Steelers, Jets and Chargers.
FAVORITES: Lists Tiger Woods as his sports hero ... Fishing and playing pool are among his hobbies ... Favorites include Albert Pujols (baseball player), Seattle Mariners (pro baseball team), Gladiator (movie), CSI (TV show), Disturbed (musical artist), chicken (food) and basketball (sport other than baseball).