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ASU's 50 Best Professional Athletes No. 12: Baseball's Andre Ethier

We continue our summer series counting down the 50 greatest professional athletes to have attended Arizona State, hitting the diamond for No. 12.

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The collegiate career of Andre Ethier may not have been a conventional one, but his exploits in 10 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers gets the former two-time Sun Devil a spot on our list of ASU's 50 best professional athletes.

Ethier dominated in his time at St. Mary's High School in Phoenix, making the decision an easy one to stay home and attend Arizona State. But after not performing well in the fall of his freshman season, the hometown product decided to transfer to Chandler-Gilbert Community College.

After hitting at a .468 clip with the Coyotes and shining in summer ball with the Keene Swamp Bats of the NECBL, Ethier was welcomed by Pat Murphy and company to re-enroll with the maroon and gold. The rest, as they say, is history.

The outfielder shined in a lineup that included guys like Ian Kinsler and Dustin Pedroia, earning All-Pac-10 honors twice while ending his college career with a 23-game hitting streak.

He was then drafted in 2003, going in the second round to the Oakland Athletics.

Oakland traded Ethier to Los Angeles in December of 2015, where he would promptly shine to this day. The former Sun Devil made his major league debut with the Dodgers on May 2, 2006 and has never looked back, spending his entire MLB career with the same club.

Ethier has been named to two All-Star teams and has won both a Silver Slugger and Gold Glove award so far in his 10 years in Los Angeles. His career average stands at .286 to go along with 159 home runs and 682 RBIs.

Ethier is currently sidelined with a fractured right tibia, which he hurt after fouling a ball off his shin in a spring training game last March.

Check back tomorrow to see who will be No. 11 on our list of the 50 best professional athletes to come out of Arizona State.