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  Mel Stocker
Mel Stocker

Player Profile

Tucson, Ariz.

High School:
Cholla HS

Last College:
Pima CC

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 165




MLB Draft: Selected in the 16th Round by the Kansas City Royals... will report to the Spokane Indians in the Single-A Northwest League this summer.

Arizona State: Versatile ... one of ASU's quickest runners on the team... excellent base-stealing abilities ... outstanding at the "little game" ... good concept of how the game is played... hit .298 over his career and had 26 stolen bases... tied single-game record with four steals in one game.

2001 (Junior): Started the season as the opening day starter in center field due to injury to Chris Duffy... hit .245 on the year while playing in 51 games, making 33 starts... ASU was 5-5 when he hit leadoff... second on ASU and in the Pac-10 with 18 stolen bases, behind team-leader Duffy... started hot on the base paths with 17 of his 18 steals in the first two months of the season... tied ASU single-game record with four steals vs. Southern Utah (2/1)... had a clean steal of home and an outstanding defensive catch vs. Oregon State (3/24)... had three consecutive multi-hit games from Feb. 9-Feb. 10... was 7-for-13 in the Duke series.

2000 (Sophomore): Finished the year strong, hitting .344 for the season with four triples and one home run... filled in as a utility player late in the season for injured Mike Lopez... hit .343 in Pac-10 play... tallied 11 multiple-hit games and four multi-RBI contests... ... best game came vs. Southern Utah (2/27) with a 4-for-6 day at the plate with five RBI and two runs scored ... vs. Washington (5/13) went 4-for-5 with two triples... longest hitting streak of the season was seven games which is still in tact... ASU was 5-0 when he hit in the leadoff spot... was 3-for-10 as a pinch hitter... hit .384 with runners on base and .667 (4x6) with the bases loaded... hit .533 in the fourth innning.

Junior College: Attended Pima Community College in Tucson, Ariz. from '98 to `99 ... was coached by Edgar Soto and Jose Gonzales ... played third base and center field.

High School: A 1998 graduate of Cholla High School in Tucson, Ariz. ... captained baseball team in '97 and '98 ... four-year letterwinner in baseball ... two-year letterwinner in basketball ... one-year letterwinner in track and football ... all-city in baseball in '98 ... second-team all-city in '97 ... honorable mention in '95 and '96 ... senior year batted .486 with 39 stolen bases.

Personal: Majoring in exercise science ... parents are Bruce Stocker and Luanita Lopez of Tucson, Ariz. ... father played for the Minnesota Twins organization... born August 15, 1980, in Tucson, Ariz. ... has two brothers Bruce (21) and Mark (17) ... enjoys playing paintball ... full name is Myreon Romel Stocker.

Career statistics for: Mel Stocker

Year AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-ATT 2000.... .344 49-27 122 38 42 3 4 1 26 21 14 8-10 2001.... .245 51-33 106 32 26 3 1 0 15 23 13 18-20 TOTALS.. .298 100-60 228 70 68 6 5 1 41 44 27 26-30

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