Oliver Wolcott on Krider: "Smooth and effortless in the field... has a great feel for the game... as consistent of a hitter as there is in the Big Ten... approaching five-tool status."
Scouting Krider: Named to the 2006 preseason Wallace Watch List... tremendous hitter... has the ability to make consistent, hard contact... centers the ball really well and uses the whole field... has the knack for playing to his strengths offensively... is able to bunt, hit-and-run and move runners effectively... will return as the staring shortstop... worked hard in the off-season at being more consistent with the glove.
2005: Selected Third Team All-Big Ten ... led the conference with a .405 batting average in Big Ten play-the first Spartan to accomplish the feat since Mike Davidson in 1988... was one of only three Spartans to start in all 53 games... led the team in hits (77) and multi-hit games (25)... rattled off a 24-game hitting streak (3/19-4/29)... ended the 2005 season on a 10-game hitting streak, producing a hit in 43 of 53 games... led MSU with 11 bunt singles... was second on the team in batting average (.356), RBI (43) and runs scored (38)... had MSU's third-best on-base percentage (.419)... went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and three runs vs. Brown (3/6) and at Iowa (4/2)... went 2-for-3, hitting his first collegiate home run against Illinois (4/8)... hit second home run the next day, again going 2-for-3, producing three RBI against the Illini (4/9)... went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI at Indiana (5/8)... was a perfect 4-for-4 with two RBI and two runs against Central Michigan (5/17)... went 3-for-4, hitting his only triple of the season at Northwestern (5/21).
2004: Finished the season with a .299 batting average in 56 games played, starting 52 contests at shortstop... produced a 12-game hitting streak near the end of the season (5/8-5/22)... set an MSU single-season record with 156 defensive assists... hit a perfect 3-for-3 against Northwestern (5/22)... went 3-for-4 with two RBI each against Siena Heights (3/30) and Indiana (5/8)... was 3-for-5 at the plate with two doubles and two RBI against Western Illinois (3/27).
High School: Earned first-team all-conference, all-area and all-state honors as a senior... named to the News-Sentinel All-Area team... was a nominee for Indiana's Mr. Baseball... all-area co-prep player of the year honoree... North-South All-Star game participant... led team to a No. 6 state ranking in his senior season... batted .537 with 18 RBI, one home run, 12 doubles, two triples, 30 runs and 17 stolen bases in 2003... boasted a 6-0 record with a 1.13 ERA, 47 strikeouts in 37 innings pitched as a senior... first-team all-conference as a junior... also named to the Kendalville Publishing and News Sentinel All-Area teams... second-team all-conference as a sophomore... also named to the New-Sun/Evening Star All-Star team... set school records for batting average in a season (.537) and career (.432)... highest winning percentage as a pitcher in both career and season categories... earned three varsity letters at DeKalb.
Personal: Born Feb. 17, 1985, to Gary and Pauline Krider... a human resources major... uncle played baseball for Vincennes College from 1980-84... favorite team is the Chicago Cubs.
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