Joshua Fuentes…son of Mercedes Melian and Justo Fuentes…resides in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., in the offseason...Three siblings: Justin Fuentes, Tatianna Melian and Sophia Melian...Cousin of former Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado and Jonah Arenado, who previously played in the San Francisco organization as an infielder...In his free time, he enjoys playing Wiffle Ball and computer games, going to the beach and watching movies.
Appeared in a career-high 30 games across two stints on the active roster...Made his first career Opening Day roster but did not make an appearance before being optioned on Aug. 5…was recalled from the alternate training site on Aug. 20... Appeared in 26 games at first base and led all Major League first basemen with eight defensive runs saved... His .306 batting average ranked 16th in the National League (min. 100 plate appearances)...Hit safely in 18 of his 24 starts, batting .298 (28-for-94) with six doubles, two home runs and 14 RBI... Batted .316 (25-for-79) with 13 runs, five doubles, two home runs and 17 RBI in September…from Sept. 1-21, batted .385 (20-for-52) with three doubles, two home runs and 14 RBI... Recorded a career-high-tying three hits Sept. 18 and Sept. 20 vs. Los Angeles-NL …recorded three RBI in each of those games, his second and third career games of three or more RBI …consecutive multi-hit games Sept. 20-21 for the first time in his career... Had a career-long eight-game hitting streak from Aug. 25-Sept. 6…batted .385 (10-for-26) over that span...Hit his first home run of the season on Sept. 6 at Dodger Stadium…recorded consecutive multi-RBI games for the first time in his career Sept. 5-6 at Dodger Stadium.
Played in 24 games across two stints in his first Major League season ... Made his Major League debut April 6 and singled to left field off Dodgers pitcher Yimi Garcia in his first at-bat ... became the seventh Rockies player to record a hit when making his debut as a pinch-hitter ... Went 2-for-18 (.111) in nine games with the Rockies in April ... Recalled from Triple-A on Sept. 3 for his second stint on the Major League roster ... batted .270 (10-for-37) with one double and three home runs in 15 games in September ... Hit his first career home run on Sept. 12 vs. St. Louis, and then his home runs in each of his next two starts ... in eight starts in September, batted .323 (10-for-31) with one double, three home runs and seven RBI ... Career-high three hits and four RBI on Sept. 15 vs. San Diego, his first career multi-hit and multi-RBI game ... Had hits in consecutive games for the first time in his career, Sept. 24-25, at San Francisco ... Batted .254 (102-for-402) with 66 runs, 23 doubles, two triples, 17 home runs, 64 RBI, 25 walks and one stolen base across 101 games for the Isotopes ... his 17 home runs were a Minor League single-season career high.
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.