Max Gamboa
Max  Gamboa


Mill Valley, Calif.

High School:
Tamalpais HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 185





Waves in the Pros 2017 Recap

Pepperdine has produced a total of 34 major league players.


Five Waves Selected in 2017 MLB Draft

Pepperdine has had a total of 33 former players go on to play in the majors.


Saturday Afternoon Pitcher's Duel Goes to Cal

The Waves have four more home games on the schedule next week.


Waves Come up Clutch at Texas A&M in 2-1 Win

Pepperdine has five games remaining in Texas.


Baseball: Summer League Recap

The Waves visited summer ball leagues from coast to coast this offseason.


Baseball vs. Long Beach (3/18/2017)

Baseball vs. Long Beach (3/18/2017)


Baseball vs. Saint Joseph's (2/18/17)

Baseball vs. Saint Joseph's (2/18/17)


Baseball vs. Texas A&M

Baseball vs. Texas A&M

Gamboa Career Stats/Highs Get Acrobat Reader

2017 MLB DRAFT: Drafted in the 18th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers … Signed.

JUNIOR/2017: Made six starts in seven appearances for the Waves as a junior … Posted a 5.05 ERA in 35.2 innings pitched … Notched 36 strikeouts to 17 walks … Tossed a career-best 8.2 innings and had a career-high 13 strikeouts against Cal (3/11) … Also hit double digits with 10 strikeouts and just two walks in a win at No. 20 Texas A&M (2/25).

SOPHOMORE/2016: Appeared in 19 games on the mound for the Waves, making five starts as a sophomore in 2016 … Posted a 3.74 ERA (fifth best on the team) in 53.0 innings pitched … Struck out 52 batters and walked 22 … Gave up 50 hits and 28 runs (22 earned) … Opponents hit .258 against him … Recorded one save and a 2-9 record … Tossed a career-high 6.0 innings twice on the year … Struck out a career-best seven batters against Saint Mary’s (5/15) … Picked up a crucial win over BYU (5/7) to give the Waves a series win with 6.0 innings pitched, five strikeouts and just one run given up … Also picked up a win over San Francisco (4/2) to give the Waves a series win.

FRESHMAN/2015: Pitched in 43.2 innings, making 27 appearances all in relief for the Waves as a freshman … Had an ERA of 2.89 … Led the team with eight saves … Had 41 strikeouts on the season … Compiled a 6-2 record … Held opponents to a .204 batting average … Tossed a season-high 5.0 innings against Hawaii (2/26) … Struck out four batters against Clemson (5/30) and USC (4/14).

HIGH SCHOOL: Played two varsity seasons at Tamalpais High School under head coach Scott Osder, graduating in 2014 … Went 8-2 with a 1.54 ERA and 63 strikeouts as a senior … Named most valuable pitcher as a senior … Team won a CIF North Coast Section Division II title in 2014 … Also played Water Polo.

CLUB: Competed for the Bay Area Warriors Blue Team 18U in 2012 and 2013, Milwaukee Brewers Scout Team in 2013 and on the Trosky Baseball Senior Fall Classic Team in 2013 … in 2014 with the California Warriors pitched seven games (13.2 innings) going 1-1, with one save, eight strikeouts and a 2.63 ERA …

PERSONAL: Born in Greenbrae, Calif. to Martin and Annette Gamboa … Has two sisters, Jillian and Nicole … Majoring in sports administration … Chose Pepperdine, “because of the fit for me with academics and athletics, and also the great coaching staff.”

FAVORITES: Felix Hernandez (pro athlete); San Francisco Giants (pro team); Freakonomics (book); The Dark Knight (movie); Game of Thrones (TV show); The Weeknd (musical artist); Prime Rib (food); Football (sport besides baseball)

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