SAN DIEGO STATE 2017 Led all Aztecs with at least 45 innings pitched with a 2.79 ERA over 23 appearances including five starts… Started the season with seven consecutive scoreless appearances… Logged a season-high four innings pitched against UC Santa Barbara on 4/21, allowing no runs and just one hit… Logged a season-high five strikeouts against San Jose State on 5/5 in just 2.1 innings of work… Held opposing hitters to a .227 batting average with runners on base… Opposing batters went just 11-for-56 (.196) with two outs… Owned a 2.02 ERA in the sixth inning and later of games… Allowed just four of his 15 inherited runners to score… Posted a 2.36 ERA in his 18 relief appearances… Named to Mountain West All-Academic Team.
JUNIOR COLLEGE Played two seasons (2015 and 2016) at San Jacinto College North in Pasadena, Texas ... Coached there by Tom Arrington ... As a sophomore in 2016 compiled a record of 2-1 with 10 saves ... Earned all-conference accolades ... Struck out 29 batters over 18.2 innings ... As a freshman went 2-1 with three saves, making 14 appearances and tossing 18.1 innings ... Was selected to compete in the Texas-New Mexico All-Star Game in September 2015 ... Member of the Dean's List... Standout hurler who served as the closer for his junior college team the past two seasons ... Could move into the starting rotation at San Diego State this year ... Was selected to the NJCAA National team that competed at NBC World Series ... Redshirted at Texas State 2014.
HIGH SCHOOL Played four years of varsity baseball as a pitcher and shortstop at Del Rio High school where he was coached by Nick Mendez ... An all-district pitcher as a sophomore in 2011 ... Name team's Most Valuable Player as a junior and senior .... Also played quarterback for the Rams, earning team MVP honors.
PERSONAL Jorge Alejandro Fernandez was born Oct. 7, 1994, in Del Rio, Texas ... Son of Julian and Gabriela Fernandez ... Enjoys fishing and hunting ... Favorite athlete is Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna ... Drew recruiting interest from Baylor, Maryland, Central Florida, West Virginia and Kansas State ... An accounting major at SDSU with career plans as an entrepreneur.