Jordan Patrick Pacheco...Twitter: @JStylep...helped lead La Cueva (NM) High School to back-to-back state championships in 2003 and '04...named to all-state team as a senior, hit .500 with 35 RBI, 12 doubles and 5 home runs...in Junior season at University of New Mexico, named Mountain West Conference Player of the Year and an All-MWC first team selection for the third consecutive year...also named to Louisville Slugger Preseason All-America second team...led the MWC in on-base percentage (.511), runs (63), doubles (21) and walks (43)...hit .351 as a sophomore and led the team in runs scores with 79...named to Collegiate Baseball All-America third team as a freshman after hitting .408 with 15 home runs, 52 RBI and 95 hits.
Spent entire season with Long Island of the independent Atlantic League ... Hit .273 (41-for-150) with 13 doubles, three home runs, 22 RBI and a .351 on-base percentage in 42 games for the Ducks.
Was the only non-roster invitee to make the Reds' Opening Day roster...for the Reds played 1B (3g, 1gs), 2B (3g, 2gs), 3B 4g, 4gs) and DH (1gs)...hit .157 in 31 apps and 8 starts before he was disabled on 6/14 with tendinitis in his right shoulder...from 6/14-6/20 made all 5 of his rehab apps for Louisville...on 6/21 cleared waivers, was returned from his rehab assignment, was reinstated from the disabled list and was outrighted to Louisville...on 6/22 refused the outright assignment and elected free agency...on 6/24 was signed by the Braves to a minor league contract and was assigned to Class AAA Gwinnett.
Split the season between Arizona and Triple-A Reno...hit .242 with the big league club in 29 games...began the season with the Diamondbacks and made all 29 of his appearances there before he was designated for assignment on June 6...on June 11 was outrighted to Triple-A Reno and spent the rest of the season with the Aces...became a free agent following the season.
Began the season with the Rockies but was claimed off waivers by Arizona on June 12...in 69 games combined to hit .255...among National League pinch hitters ranked sixth in hitting (.345) and T-6th in on-base percentage (.406)...in June and July spent time on the Diamondbacks' disabled list with tendinitis in his right shoulder.
Began the season on the Rockies Opening Day roster for the second-straight season...spent approximately three weeks at Triple-A 7/28-8/19, then finished the season on the active roster... Prior to his option to Triple-A, Pacheco played 2 games at catcher, however, upon his return, Pacheco started 11 games behind the dish... Hit .271 (16-for-59) with 5 doubles, 5 RBI and 4 runs in 26 games following his return to the Majors from Triple-A...was batting .229 (43-for-188) at the time of his option to Triple-A... After batting .351 (46-for-131) vs. LHP in his rookie season of 2012, Pacheco batted .205 (23-for-112) vs. left-handers in 2013...hit over 60 points higher vs. RHP (.267) this season that vs. LHP... Struggled vs. the AL in Interleague play, batting just .143 (5-for-35) in his 10 games vs. AL...hit .255 (54-for-212) vs. NL pitchers... Saw playing time in 43 games at first base in 2013...did not play a game at third base after seeing time at third in 82 games during the 2012 season... His lone home run in 2013 was a grand slam that came on 5/17 vs. SF off Madison Bumgarner in the Rockies 10-9 victory...was his first careergrand slam and one of just two hit by the Rockies all season (also Nolan Arenado on 5/4 vs. TB off David Price)... Hit .315 (17-for-54) with 5 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run and 6 RBI in 18 games at Triple-A.
Was one of the most productive rookies in the National League and finished the season as the NL's 5th leading hitterwith a .309 mark...his 5th place ranking in the NL batting race is the highest for a Rockies rookie in franchise history...according to STATS, he was the first NL rookie to rank in the top-5 of the league's batting race since Houston's GregGross finished 3rd and Chicago's Bill Madlcok finished 5th both in 1974. Ranked in the top-10 of NL rookies in average (1st), hits (147, 3rd), runs (51, 6th), doubles (32, 4th), RBI (54, 5th) andextra-base hits (40, 7th). His .309 average led all Rockies players, the first time a rookie has led the club in batting...only Todd Helton's .315 average in his rookie season in 1998 is a higher mark in club history. Had three 10-plus game hit-streaks, the first Rox rookie in club history with three hit-streaks of at least 10 games...his14-game hit-streak from 8/22-9/5 was tied for the longest by a NL rookie in 2012 and the longest by a Rockie in 2012. Hit .325 (41-for-126) with 46 RBI with runners in scoring position...batted .351 (46-for-131) vs. left-handers, whichranked 8th in the NL and led all Senior Circuit rookies. Pacheco spent the majority of his defensive time at third base (82 games, 80 starts) and first base (43 games, 35 starts),though he also caught five games. Spent all but 20 days on the Rockies active roster in 2012 and was a member of the Rockies Opening Day roster forthe first time...was optioned to Triple-A on 4/15, where he would stay until 5/4...hit .433 (29-for-67) with 3 doubles, 3 home runs, 10 RBI in 17 games for the Sky Sox.
Made his Major League debut with the Rockies on 9/6 vs. ARI in what was his fifth professional season in2011...Pacheco spent the first five months of 2011 as one of Triple-A Colorado Springs regular catchers...Appeared in 21 games for the Rockies following his recall on 9/6, splitting time between catcher (2 games), first base(13 games), second base (2 games) and third base (7 games)...hit .286 (24-for-84) with a double, 2 home runs, 14 RBIand 5 runs scored in his first taste of the big leagues with the Rockies...Made his Major League debut on 9/6 as the Rockies starting third baseman...notched a single in his first MLB at-batwent 2-for-4 with 2 RBI in his first MLB contest...In 97 games at Triple-A Colorado Springs Pacheco hit .278 (101-for-363) with 21 doubles, 3 triples, 3 home runs and50 RBI...Pacheco played almost strictly at catcher for the Sky Sox...Pacheco connected on his first MLB home run, and had career-high 3 hits and 3 RBI in Rockies 12-7 victory on 9/10vs. CIN...had 6 RBI in first 5 MLB starts...Owned a seven-game hitting streak 9/10-17, which were his fourth thru 10th career MLB games...hit .367 (11-for-30) with2 HR, 6 RBI during streak...Pacheco became the sixth player in Rockies history to have at least a six-game hit-streak infirst nine career games...second player with a seven-game streak in first 10 MLB games with the Rockies (Pierre - 8game streak, 2001)...Batted .385 (10-for-26) with 12 RBI with runners in scoring position for Colorado...his 14 RBI and 24 hits were the moston the club from the point he made his MLB debut through the end of the season
Began the season at High-A Modesto before being transferred to Double-A Tulsa in early August wherehe would experience Double-A for the first time in his career...Batted .321 (145-for-451) with 27 doubles, 3 triples, 5 home runs and 70 RBI in 104 games for Modestoand was named to both the Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star teams in the California League...Had far more walks (54) than strikeouts (36) for the Nuts...his .321 average led the club, while his 70 RBIwere the 4th-most despite missing nearly the entire month of August following his promotion...Following his promotion, Pacheco batted .333 (26-for-78) with 5 doubles, 1 home run and 19 RBI in 21games for the Drillers...his 19 RBI were the most on the club after his arrival...His 89 RBI between the two stops led all Rockies Minor League players, while his 151 hits were the 3rdmostamong Rockies farmhands...Finished his 2010 season by playing in the Arizona Fall League for Scottsdale...batted .317 (20-for-63)with 5 doubles, 2 triples and 11 RBI in 18 games for the Scorpions.
In his third professional season, and just his second overall as a catcher, Pacheco earned theSouth Atlantic League Most Valuable Player Award for his full season with the Asheville Tourists...hit .322(145-for-451) with 30 doubles, 4 triples, 13 home runs and 79 RBI in 117 games for the Tourists, leadingthe club to a postseason birth...owned an .871 OPS, (.379 on-base, .492 slugging)...his .322 average wasthe 2nd best mark in the SAL, trailing only fellow Tourist Kiel Roling...his .492 slugging percentage was the6th best mark in the circuit, while his .397 on-base percentage was the 7th best in the league...hit left-handersat a .374 (40-for-107) clip, while hitting .305 (105-for-344) vs. right-handers...batted .335 (75-for-224)prior to the All-Star break, and .308 (70-for-227) after the break...hit .329 (51-for-155) with 65 RBI with runnersin scoring position...received 181 at bats as the club's designated hitter, though he hit better as theclub's catcher (.333, 90-for-270) than as the DH (.304, 55-for-181)...following the season, was named the22nd best prospect in the Rockies organiztion by Baseball America.
Spent the entire season with Tri-City as a catcher after playing strictly as an infielder last season...led the club with his 35 RBI and finished 2nd with his .280 (60-for-214) batting average...hit .269 (14-for-52) off lefties and .284 (46-for-162) off righties...hit .301 (53-for-176) while in the lineup as the club'scatcher and .184 (7-for-38) as the club's designated hitter.
Split his first professional season between rookie-level Casper and short-season Tri-City...combinedto hit .286 (64-for-224) in 63 games.