|High School:||Bishop Moore HS|
2013 (Senior): Competed in all 58 games for the Bulls this season with 57 starts...In USF’s 12-8 win over Stetson on April 2nd, Mendez went 1-for2 with three walks, two runs and an RBI. He also came in to pitch in the top of the 9th with the tying run on-deck. He retired the only two batters he saw to earn the save…He earned his first collegiate win on the mound when he came in to pitch against Connecticut in the bottom of the 14th…the Bulls would take a 7-4 lead in the top of the 15th and Mendez would work a 1-2-3 inning to secure the win. At the plate that day, he went 6-for-1 as the designated hitter Mendez went 6-for-17 in the Bulls 2-1 road series win over Notre Dame with a run and a two RBI double to tie things up and send the game into extras the Bulls would go on to win 8-2 in 19 innings In the Bulls sweep of Cincinnati, Mendez went 5-for-14 with three doubles, 5 runs and an RBI…He has two home runs on the season, both coming at opportune times The first was a two-run blast that tied things up on March 13th against FIU sending the game into extras the second was a walk-off in the 14th inning against Alcorn State…Mendez has a 0.00 ERA in 5.0 innings pitched, he’s allowed 5 runs with just one earned and just three hits with four strikeouts and 1 walk.
2012: The junior started in all 59 games he played in during the 2012 season...He finished the season leading the team in runs (42), RBI's (32), triples (2), Walks (26), HBP (14), sac bunts (12) and sac flies (4)...The junior led the team with a batting average of .327 during the BIG EAST regular season...Collected a season-high five RBI's and his first homer (grand slam) of the season during the Bulls March 3rd meeting with Savannah State to help lead his team to a 15-4 win...Hit his third homer of the season during the BIG EAST Baseball Championships, this time a three-run shot to help lift the Bulls to a commanding 6-2 win over the tournaments no.1 seed Louisville Cardinals...The junior batted .208, collecting four runs off five hits during the tournament, helping lead the Bulls to their first ever BIG EAST Baseball Championship final.
2011: Played in 38 games for the Bulls, making 24 starts in the outfield or as a designated hitter...Batted .287 with one homerun, three doubles and 11 RBI...His .287 batting average ranked second on the team for the season...Drove in a total of 12 runs with a .333 on-base percentage...Was one of three to be perfect in stolen base attempts, going 4-for-4 on the season...Hit his lone homerun in the second to last game of the season against Pittsburgh (5/21) that drove in two runs to help lead the Bulls to a 7-2 win over the Panthers...Had five multi-hit games.
2010: Played in 44 games, making 22 starts ... Hit .283 with 14 runs driven in... Hit first career homer in win over No.19 UConn on 5/14... Had season-high three hits against Villanova on 4/25 and at Stetson on 4/20... Drove in a season-high three runners against Villanova on 4/23... Made pitching debut in loss at Rutgers on 4/18... Threw 1.1 innings, scattering three hits and allowing a run... Was 2-for-2 in stolen bases... Made his first career start at Florida (2/21) as the designated hitter... Singled in his first career at-bat, a pinch single in the season opener against Florida... Had five multi-hit games on the season... Hit .364 as a pinch hitter and hit .438 against lefties.
2009: Used a medical redshirt.
2008 MLB Draft: Selected in the 38th round by the Minnesota Twins as a centerfielder.
High School: 2008 Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American ... Went 4-0 with an 0.97 ERA his senior season while hitting .454 with 30 RBI, 23 stolen bases and 32 runs scored ... Hit a leadoff home run and was the winning pitcher in the 2007 state championship game ... Completed an excellent junior season going 9-1 on the mound with a 1.37 ERA, striking out 97 batters in 56 innings ... Also hit .444 with nine home runs, 20 RBI, and 20 stolen bases ... Team captain his junior and senior years ... Graduated with honors ... Also lettered his sophomore year in football, playing running back and safety ... Coached by Dave Wheeler.
Club Teams: Orlando Scorpions (sophomore through senior seasons) ... Placed second at the World Wooden Bat Championships in Jupiter, Fla.
Personal: Full name is Alejandro Jesus Mendez ... Born Dec. 2, 1989 in Orlando, Fla. ... Son of Ileana Amador ... Recruited by Florida State, Miami, LSU, Jacksonville and FIU ... Enjoys going to the beach, watching movies and playing video games ... Majoring in bio-medical sciences, intending on pursuing orthopedics or neo-natal.