Rafael Neda

Rafael Neda

Player Profile


Obregon, Sonora, Mexico

High School:
Amphitheater (Ariz.) HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 220






Lobos vs. Stanford - 2010 NCAA Baseball Tournament

New Mexico 9, Stanford 5 - 2010 NCAA Baseball Regional - Fullerton, Calif. (Daniel Archuleta, photographer)


Lobo Baseball at 2010 NCAA Regional (Fullerton, Calif.)

Photo gallery of Lobo baseball team trip to NCAA Regional

Junior (2010): Named to the 2010 Ping! Baseball Pre-Season All-American First Team and 2010 Pro-Line Athletic Pre-Season All-America Team...ranked as 63rd biggest collegiate prospect by College Baseball Blog.

Sophomore (2009): Collected All-Mountain West Conference First Team honors for the second straight season...led team and conference in batting with a .415 clip, ranking 32nd nationally...ranked in the Top-10 in seven other offensive categories in the MWC (.504 on-base percentage - first, 85 hits - tied for fourth, .611 slugging percentage - fifth, 19 doubles - tied for fifth, 10 hit by pitches - tied for sixth, 57 runs scored - tied for eighth, 129 total bases - tied for ninth)...on-base percentage ranked 26th nationally and 19 doubles put him at 109th nationally...played in 55 games starting 54, either as catcher or designated hitter...scored 57, belted seven homers and collected 49 RBI...third on team in multi-hits games with 27...logged 12 games with two or more RBI...finished the season with a 13-game hitting streak in tact...pieced together a 12-game streak from April 4 through April 24...had a career day on March 7 against Binghamton with a personal-best five hits in six at-bats while matching a career-high five RBI and scoring a career-high five runs...picked up five hits with a 5-for-7 performance on May 14 at Air Force which included four runs scored and four RBI...named to the 2009 Preseason All-MWC Team... a Brooks Wallace Award Watch List member.

Summer 2008: Played for the Hays Larks of the Jayhawk League...the Larks won the 2008 Jayhawk League Championship...played 15 games, collecting nine RBI, two home runs and three doubles...while rehabing from finger surgery.

Freshman (2008): Stellar freshman year...Awarded Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American...named to Baseball America freshman All-America second team...2008 Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year and second team All-MWC honoree...Pro-Line Athletic/National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Division I Freshman All-America First Team...Ping!Baseball All-Freshman Second Team...started 49 games and appeared in 50...spent time at catcher and designated hitter...batted .323...fourth on the team with 45 RBI...had 17 doubles, three triples and six home runs...sported a .530 slugging percentage...homered in his first collegiate start on Feb. 22 vs. Eastern Michigan...finished the opening series with a .444 batting average (8-for-18), 7 runs scored and seven RBI...posted a .533 average (8-for-15) in the Texas State series, Feb. 29-March 2, with three RBI and three runs scored...collected three hits, including two home runs, and four RBI on March 16 vs. UNLV...had a season-high five RBI and three runs scored on April 19 vs. Utah.

High School: Named Kino Conference Player of the Year in 2007...earned All-American and All-State honors in 2007...awarded Catcher of the Year...named All-Southern Player of the Year...participated in the Sunbelt Classic all-team tournament...recognized for scholastic achievement both his junior and senior years ('06 and '07).

Personal: Born in Obregon, Sonora, Mexico on October 12, 1988 to Rafael and Myrna Neda...has an older sister, Myrna, and a younger brother, Ricardo...hobbies include sports and movies...favorite food is Chinese ...majoring in International Business with a minor in French.