SAN DIEGO STATE 2017 Hit .301 with four home runs and 40 RBI… Played in all 62 games and started all but one game (59 starts at first base, two at designated hitter)… Hit .324 with runners on base… Finished fourth on the team with 18 multi-hit games… Finished third on the team with 12 multi-RBI games… Posted the team’s longest on-base streak of the season at 26 games (March 10 – April 22)… Collected his 100th career hit on April 25 against UC Riverside… Hit .339 in conference play… Posted a .352 batting average on the road, good for fourth best on the team… Reached base in 53 of 62 games played… Committed only one error on the season for a .998 fielding percentage… Finished fifth on the team with 42 runs scored… Led the team with five triples, being one of three players on the roster to finish with multiple three-baggers… Led the team with seven sacrifice flies.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2016 Has made all but two of his starts at first base ... Other two came at third base where he also played in three contests after beginning the game at first .... Singled in his first collegiate at bat in the season opener vs. No. 14 Oregon ... Went 4-for-11 during that three-game series vs. the Ducks ... Was hit by pitch nine times, a number that ranks as the 22nd most in a season in school history ... Had a season-best 12-game hitting streak from March 4-25 during which he batted .368 (14-for-38) ... First home run came in fourth came of the season in win at UC Irvine ... Also homered in the victory at University of San Diego, a three-run shot in the eighth inning ... Season-high three RBI in that game as well as in the contest vs. UNLV on April 8 ... Personal-best three hits in a game in the win at No. 5 Oregon State (March 28) ... Was not caught stealing in four attempts ... Member of the Mountain West All-Academic team.
HIGH SCHOOL Played four seasons of varsity baseball at Granite Hills High School in El Cajon, Calif. ... Selected in the 24th round by the New York Mets in the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft... Coached there by former SDSU pitcher James Davis ... GHHS won league titles all four years he played ... A first-team all-Grossmont League and all-CIF selection as senior ... Second-team all-league honoree as a junior as Eagles won state championship ... As a freshman was second-team all-league and the team's Rookie of the Year ... His 134 career hits rank second in school history ... Played two seasons of water polo (2012 and 2013) when he was voted team's Most Enthusiastic award winner ... Random Acts of Kindness Club member ... Honors graduate.
PERSONAL Jordan Richard Verdon was born Jan. 7, 1997, in El Cajon, Calif. ... Son of Daniel and Heather Verdon ... Grandfather, Joe Verdon, played pro baseball in the Boston Red Sox organization ... Enjoys country music, the beach and studying/learning ... Favorite athlete is Tony Gwynn ... Drew recruiting interest from UCLA, Stanford, Wake Forest, Columbia and Holy Cross ... A kinesiology at SDSU with career plans in pro baseball or as a physical therapist.