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Alex DeLeon

Position IF
Height 6'1''
Weight 215 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Woodland Hills, Calif.
High School El Camino Real
B/T Sr./3L

Honors and Awards

  • 2012 Jayhawk Classic All-Tournament Team
  • 2011 KU’s Tom Hedrick Most Improved Award
  • 2010 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • 2010 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll

Summer 2012: Played in 13 games for the Newport Gulls of the New England Collegiate League … Batted .318 with five doubles, four homers and nine RBIs … Manager was Mike Coombs.

2012 (Junior): Played in 43 games, making 42 starts … Made 22 starts behind the plate and 20 as the designated hitter … Batted .261 with seven doubles, four homers and 23 RBIs … Led team with 16 two-out RBIs … Hit .395 with runners in scoring position … Went 2-for-5 with a season-high four RBIs in season opener at Middle Tennessee (Feb. 17) … Hit first home run of the season at Baylor (March 25) … Homered at Oklahoma State (April 6) against 2012 first-round MLB pick (9) Andrew Heaney … Matched a season-high with four RBIs, including a three-run homer, at UALR (May 1) … Hit .341 against non-conference opponents.

Summer 2011: Played for the Palm Springs Power of the Southern California Collegiate Baseball Association … Batted .275 with 11 doubles and 17 RBIs in 30 games, helping team to league championship and a 41-4 record.

2011 (Sophomore): Played in 38 games, making 26 starts at catcher and three as the designated hitter … Hit .320 with six homers and 23 RBIs … Collected 31 total hits, five of them doubles, for a slugging percentage of .557, which led the team … Drove in at least three runs four different times … Ended the season on a seven game hitting streak … Hit .341 during Big 12 play with 15 hits and drawing 10 walks for an .473 on base percentage … Had two hits and two walks with a home run against Baylor (April 2) … Hit two home runs and collected five RBIs against Saint Mary (April 19) … Went 2-for-3 with a home run, a double and four RBIs against Alabama A&M (May 14).

Summer 2010: Played for the Terre Haute Rex of the Prospect League … Hit .250 with 11 doubles, four homers and 20 RBIs in 45 games … Posted a .357 on-base percentage.

2010 (Freshman): Played 22 games, making nine starts behind the plate … Hit .143 with a homer and six RBIs … Recorded an RBI in his first collegiate game against Eastern Michigan (Feb. 22) … Collected first collegiate hit against Iowa (March 6) … Hit a three-run homer against Tabor, the first of his career (March 10) … Recorded three hits in his final 13 at bats … Collected a pinch-hit single against Baylor (May 29) at the Big 12 Championship.

At El Camino Real HS: Lettered for head coach Josh Lienhard … Named First Team All-West Valley League and first team all-city during his senior season … Also received the “Coaches’ Award” … Batted .402 with 10 homers and 25 RBIs during his final season … Hit .356 with 21 RBIs during his junior campaign to earn Second Team All-West Valley League honors … Named a Scholar Athlete during his senior year.

Personal: Born in Woodland Hills, Calif. … Youngest son of Andres and Carol DeLeon … Has two older brothers, Andreik and Anthony … A sports management major.