Talented catcher who saw playing time as a true freshman in 2016 ... Is expected to be SDSU's primary catcher this season ... Member of the Quincy Gems of the Prospect League during summer 2016 where he batted .200 with two doubles, a triple, three home runs and10 RBI in 23 contests ... Named a Perfect Game 2015 California All-Region selection ... Played summer ball for the San Diego Show in 2013.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2016
Reserve catcher who made five starts behind the plate in his freshman season ... Recorded a single in his first collegiate plate appearance in a pinch hitting role vs. No. 14 Oregon on Feb. 20 ... Has also made 19 starts as the designated hitter and made one start in left field (vs. Northwestern on March 11) ... Longest hitting streak of seven games (Feb. 28-March 12) when he went 12-for-30 (.400) with seven RBI and five runs scored ... Season-best three runs batted in vs. Northwestern (March 12) ... Turned in a pair of three-hit contests ... Both of his home runs came at Tony Gwynn Stadium (vs. Northwestern March 10 and vs. New Mexico March 25) ... Had two hits in five pinch hitting appearances and was the only Aztec with more than one hit while serving in that role.
Earned two varsity baseball letters at Eastlake High School in Chula Vista, Calif. ... Coached there by David Gallegos ... A first-team all-Mesa league selection and a second-team all-CIF honoree as a senior ... As a junior was named team MVP after leading the squad in home runs and runs batted in ... Spent first two years of high school at Montgomery HS in San Diego where he was coached by Manuel Hermosillo ... As a sophomore in 2013 hit .397 with six doubles, 15 runs scored and 10 RBI over 27 contests.
Dean Martin Nevarez was born Jan. 3, 1997, in Tijuana, Mexico ... Son of Dean Nevarez and Bertha Reyna ... Enjoys hiking, camping, the beach and jet skiing ... Favorite athlete is Washington National outfielder Bryce Harper ... A civil engineering major at SDSU.