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#24 Josh Melendez
Position: Outfield
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chandler, Ariz.
High School: Basha HS
Experience: 1 Letter

SENIOR (2013):Taken with the first pick of the 37th round by the Houson Astros in the MLB draft ... named All-Mountain West first team after hitting .329 with 15 doubles, five triples, three home runs, scoring 47 runs and driving in 41 ... also stole 13 bases and started all 59 games in center field, one of only two Lobos to start every game at the same position ... had a 26-game hitting streak, sixth longest in school history, from March 24 to May 5 ... hit .438 (42-96) during the streak with 12 multi-hit games, including a season-high four vs. Air Force May 3 ... scored 24 runs and drove in 20 with nine doubles, three triples and three home runs over those 26 games ... tied a career high with four RBI vs. San Diego St. on May 18 ... named MW Player of the Week April 15 for his performances against No. 10 Arkansas and Fresno St. ... hit .526 (10-19) with five runs scored and two RBI that week ... named CoSIDA Academic All-District ... UNM went 29-12 with him hitting sixth or seventh in the lnieup ... named both Academic All-Mountain West and a Mountain West Scholar-Athlete for the second straight season ... also named a Capital One Academic All-District Team by CoSIDA.

JUNIOR (2012): Appeared in 59 games, including 58 starts ... hit .347 (82-236) with 64 runs, 44 RBIs, 13 doubles, nine triples, three home runs, and 23 stolen bases ... he led the team in triples and stolen bases, was second in runs, third in total bases, fourth in RBIs, tied for fourth in doubles, and was fifth in hits ... reached base in his first seven career plate appearances ... was caught stealing only once all season (Feb. 24) and stole 21 straight bases without being caught the rest of the way ... committed only one error in center field all season to post a .992 fielding percentage ... recorded two four-hit games, both against Air Force (Apr. 6 and May 17) ... had 18 multi-hit games overall, tied for fourth on the team ... named Mountain West Player of the Week for games played Feb. 20-26 ... hit .533 (8-15) with six runs, two RBIs and three steals that week ... named MVP of the Mountain West Tournament ... he hit .615 (8-13) with seven runs, four RBIs, two doubles, a triple, and a steal in the tournament.

Personal: Born May 25, 1991 ... parents are Gary and Laura Melendez ... has one older brother, Gabriel, 23, and two older sisters, Vivian, 26, and Antoinette, 28 ... attended Busha High in Chandler, Ariz., where he was an Arizona Academic Scholar ... most recently played at Gateway Community College for two years ... named first team all-conference in both 2010 and 2011 ... was first team All-American and NJCAA Region 1 Division II MVP in 2011 ... also named a 2011 Academic All-American ... enjoys playing ping pong ...majoring in university studies.

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