From BR Bullpen
Nicholas Lee Stavinoha
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 225 lb.
- School University of Houston, San Jacinto College-North, Louisiana State University
- High School Jersey Village High School
- Debut June 22, 2008
 Biographical Information
Nick Stavinoha initially went to college as middle linebacker and long snapper for the University of Houston Cougars. He decided he wanted to play baseball, so he transferred to San Jacinto College-North and helped the Gators to the 2002 NJCAA World Series. After two seasons (2002-2003) there, he transferred to Louisiana State University where he played his junior and senior seasons. Stavinoha was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 7th round of the 2005 amateur draft. He was signed by scout Steve Gossett for $15,000 and made his pro debut that summer.