One of the craftiest picks in the 2004 draft, David O'Hagan came to the Padres by way of Stanford University. He had a solid start to '04, but shoulder problems limited his appearances. After an offseason of rest and rehab O'Hagan, and the Padres, were looking forward to big things from the young right hander, but it wasn't to be. Surgery on the shoulder was performed almost immediately after O'Hagan arrived to camp. We caught up to the scholarly closer as he rehabs in Peoria.
May 4, 2005
There were several players who were injured for part or all of the 2004 season that were not included in the rankings of the top fifty Padres' prospects but deserve recognition. Had they been around, they could have landed anywhere among the top thirty.
February 2, 2005
Closing games out in Eugene was beyond a chore for the Emeralds. Many of their leads vanished in the late innings. Only one player on the roster was considered a true relief pitcher, as most of the others were converted starters and he, David O'Hagan, went down with an injury.
October 13, 2004
The 2004 Stanford Baseball season ended earlier than most expected as the Cardinal were knocked off in regional play. However, despite the disappointing ending, there is plenty to look back on and celebrate about this special Stanford baseball team. Read on for comments about what went right and what went wrong this year for the Cardinal. In addition, check out all the final stats, who is going home with postseason awards, a recap of the top five games of '04, and a look to the future.
June 25, 2004
Seven Stanford pitchers combined on a four-hitter as the Cardinal defeated the Santa Clara Broncos by a 3-1 score on Tuesday night at Sunken Diamond. The highlight of the game was certainly the effort put forth by senior closer David O'Hagan as the All-American candidate continues to dazzle. Meanwhile, a different Cardinal pitcher made his collegiate debut this evening while the Stanford offense scored just enough runs to post the team's 15th consecutive home victory.
May 11, 2004
Not even rainy, cold weather can slow down the Stanford bats. The Cardinal completed the series and season sweep of the California Golden Bears on a wet Sunday afternoon with an 8-3 victory. Jed Lowrie smoked his team-leading 11th home run of the season while Brian Hall extended his hitting streak to 19 games. Meanwhile, David O'Hagan dazzled in long relief with 5 1/3 scoreless, one-hit innings. Read on for a complete recap.
April 18, 2004
Stanford is finding all different kinds of ways to win ballgames this season. The top-ranked Cardinal let an 11-2 lead slip away to a 13-13 tie Saturday at UCLA. However, in the top of the ninth, senior Jonny Ash delivered in the clutch with a two-run home run, and then David O'Hagan slammed the door in the bottom half securing the Cardinal's 15-13 victory. Stanford has started the Pac-10 season 2-0 while their overall record now stands at an amazing 23-3.
April 3, 2004