Josh Fuentes … son of Mercedes Melian and Justo Fuentes … resides in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., in the offseason ... Has three siblings: Justin Fuentes, Tatianna Melian and Sophia Melian ... Cousin of Rockies third baseman, Nolan Arenado ... Enjoys playing wiffle ball and computer games, going to the beach and watching movies in his free time ... Graduated from Trabuco Hills High School in Mission Viejo, Calif ... Attended Saddleback Community College (2012-13) in Mission Viejo, Calif. and Missouri Baptist University (2014) in St. Louis.
Made his Triple-A debut and was named the Pacific Coast League Rookie of the Year and MVP ... In 135 games with Triple-A Albuquerque, set an Isotopes record in hits, while batting .327 (180-for-551) with 93 runs, 39 doubles, 12 triples, 14 home runs, 95 home runs, 21 walks, 103 strikeouts and three stolen bases … the runs, hits and doubles ranked first in the league, the triples ranked second, the RBI ranked third and the batting average ranked sixth ... Won MVP at the Triple-A All-Star Game after going 2-for-3 with one run, one home run and two RBI.
An Eastern League Post-Season All-Star in his first Double-A season with Hartford ... Ranked tied for first in triples (seven), third in batting average (.307) and slugging percentage (.517), and eighth in total bases (214) ... The Eastern League Player of the Month for August, after batting .487 (38-for-78) with 10 doubles, three home runs and 16 RBI across 19 games.
Began the season batting .398 (37-for-93) for Low-A Asheville prior to earning a promotion to High-A Modesto on May 26 ... Led Modesto with a .792 OPS and ranked second with a .278 (81-for-291) batting average ... Was named Player of the Week once with Asheville (May 22) and once with Modesto (Sept. 4).
Started 52 games at first base and 39 games at third base for Low-A Asheville ... Ranked second on the club with 24 doubles.
Played 41 games for Short-Season Tri-City in his first professional season.