Named to the midseason watch list for the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award ... Selected as the preseason SEC Pitcher of the Year by Baseball America ... Named a preseason All-American by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game ... Selected to the preseason All-SEC team by Perfect Game ... Named the fifth-best prospect in the 2013 MLB Draft and the second-best junior prospect according to Baseball America ... Named the top 2013 MLB Draft prospect from the SEC by Baseball America and Perfect Game ... Started the season opener vs. Western Illinois (2.15) and earned the win, allowing a run on two hits with four strikeouts in four innings ... Pitched well against Arizona State (2.28), but took the loss after allowing two runs, just one earned, on five hits and striking out three in 5.2 innings ... Received a no decision in the series finale vs. Ole Miss (3.17) after allowing three runs, only one earned, on four hits with four strikeouts in 4.2 innings ... Tossed the second complete game of his collegiate career in second game of South Carolina (3.23) series, allowing two unearned runs on three hits and striking out a season-high seven batters ... Retired the first eight batters he faced and closed the game by retiring 14 of the final 16 batters that came to the plate ... Named SEC Pitcher of the Week after his complete game performance against the Gamecocks ... Improved record to 3-2 with win in game two of the series at Alabama (4.5) ... Tossed eight shutout innings, giving up four hits and striking out five in victory vs. the Crimson Tide ... Earned fourth win of the season in game two vs. LSU (4.13), throwing 6.2 shutout innings and giving up four hits, while striking out five ... Ran record to 5-2 with win in game two of the series vs. Texas A&M (4.20) ... Struck out a season-high nine batters and allowed one run on five hits in six innings ... Turned in a quality start in game two at Georgia (4.27), but received a no decision after allowing a run on seven hits and striking out three in 6.2 innings ... Picked up his sixth win of the season in series-clinching victory at Kentucky (5.4), giving up three runs on seven hits and fanning four in 5.1 innings.
Started 17 games and finished the season with an 8-4 record and a 2.82 ERA ... Struck out 83 batters in 92.2 innings and held opposing hitters to a .229 batting average ... Finished tied for 10th in the SEC in ERA, 10th in opposing batting average, tied for 10th in innings pitched, 12th in strikeouts and tied for seventh in wins … Earned All-SEC honors from SEBaseball.com ... Named to the watch list for the National Pitcher of the Year Award and the Golden Spikes Award ... Ranked as the 57th-best player in college baseball by CollegeBaseballDaily.com ... Ranked as the third-best sophomore prospect in the country by Baseball America ... Named a third-team preseason All-American by Baseball America ... Picked up the win in his first start of the season against Villanova (2.18), giving up a run on two hits and striking out four in four innings of work ... Earned second win of the season in start against Valparaiso (2.25), allowing three runs, just one earned, and striking out four in six innings ... Improved to 3-0 on the season with a win against Texas Tech (3.2) in the Houston College Classic, recording seven strikeouts and giving up just one run over seven innings ... Selected to the Houston College Classic all-tournament team ... Improved to 4-0 on the season with a win in series opener against Binghamton (3.9) ... Threw seven shutout innings against the Bearcats, striking out six and giving up just two hits ... After allowing a one-out single in the first inning, Stanek settled in and retired the next 15 batters he faced ... Collected his fifth win of the season in series-clinching victory over Alabama (3.17), tossing 5.2 innings and allowing two runs on five hits with four strikeouts ... Earned his sixth win of the season in middle game of the series at Mississippi State (3.24), throwing 6.1 shutout innings with six strikeouts ... Named SEBaseball.com Pitcher of the Week after his performance against the Bulldogs ... Threw seven innings in middle game of the series at LSU (3.31) and earned a no decision after allowing just one run on six hits and striking out a career-high 10 batters ... Pitched well in start at Ole Miss (4.21), but took the loss after giving up just one run on five hits with a pair of strikeouts in 6.1 innings ... Started three games in the NCAA Tournament and went 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA, allowing three runs on 10 hits and striking out 11 in 17 innings … Earned seventh win of the season in Houston Regional game vs. No. 8 Rice, tossing seven shutout innings, allowing five hits and striking out four ... Named the Most Outstanding Player of the Houston Regional after his performance vs. the Owls … Picked up eighth win of the year in College World Series victory over South Carolina (6.18), allowing a run on three hits and fanning three in six innings.
Appeared in 15 games, including 12 starts, and had a 4-2 record with a save and a 3.94 ERA ... Opposing hitters batted just .213 off of Stanek during the season ... Ranked fourth in the SEC in opponent batting average ... Made collegiate debut in second game of series vs. Delaware State (2.19), throwing four hitless innings with six strikeouts to earn first career save ... Started series opener against Utah (2.25), receiving a no decision after giving up two runs on three hits in 5.2 innings ... Retired the first 12 batters he faced against the Utes and carried a no hitter into the sixth inning ... Earned first win of collegiate career vs. Kansas (3.15), throwing four innings and giving up one unearned run, while striking out three ... Started in midweek game vs. Texas State (4.6) and allowed two runs with four strikeouts over three innings ... Improved record to 2-0 in start against Missouri State (4.12), throwing seven innings and allowing just one run, while tying a season-high with six strikeouts ... Pitched well in start vs. Southeast Missouri State (5.4), but received a no decision, tossing seven innings and giving up three runs with two strikeouts ... Threw well in relief at No. 4 South Carolina (5.14), but took the loss, giving up a run in three innings of work and fanning three ... Started in the SEC Tournament against Alabama (5.27) and earned the win, surrendering just one run on two hits and striking out five in 7.2 innings ... Threw the first complete game of his collegiate career in win against Charlotte (6.5), allowing three runs, two earned, on six hits with six strikeouts.
2012: Pitched for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team … Started three games and had a 0-2 record with a 3.07 ERA … Struck out 13 in 14.2 innings and helped the team to the bronze medal at the Honkbal Week tournament in the Netherlands … Ranked as the No. 2 prospect on the USA Baseball CNT by Baseball America and Perfect Game. 2011: Pitched for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team and the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod Baseball League ... Pitched in two games with Team USA and had a 1-0 record with a 1.00 ERA ... Struck out 12 in nine innings of work with Team USA ... Started three games for the Braves and finished with a 2-1 record and a 4.50 ERA.
Blue Valley High School
Began his high school career in his sophomore year helping his team to the state title ... Junior year went 5-0 on the mound with 44 strikeouts in 31 innings ... Received honorable mention All-Eastern Kansas League as a junior ... Went 5-1 with a 0.72 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 48 innings pitched as a senior ... Led team to a 6A state championship ... Named Kansas City Star Player of the Year, All-Metro Player of the Year and Proline Pitcher of the Year ... Earned first team all-state and first team all-EKL accolades as well.
In the Draft
2010 - Seattle Mariners, 3rd round (99th overall)
Son of Mark and Lisa Stanek ... Has one brother, Brendan and one sister, Alex ... Majoring in recreation and sport management.