Started all 62 games at third base, hitting .313 with seven home runs, 17 doubles, a triple, 44 RBI and 44 runs scored…drew 46 walks for a .440 on-base percentage…game-winning hit in the ACC Championship Game against Louisville, lacing a two-run double to give FSU a 10-8 lead in the 10th inning…earned a place on the ACC Championship team for the second straight year after hitting 5-for-12 with a home run, five RBI and six walks over four games…in two ACC title games, Mendoza is hitting 5-for-7 with 7 RBI, 3 R and 4 BB…career-high five hits against Stetson (4/18)…also had four hits against Mount St. Mary’s (5/13) with a season-high five RBI…had a nine-game streak with at least one extra-base hit, the longest stretch in the country in 2018…16-game hitting streak was a career-long…two walk-off singles on consecutive weekends against Troy (2/24) and UNC Asheville (3/3)…had an RBI double against Samford in the NCAA regionals (6/1)…played his summer ball for the Chatham Anglers of the Cape Cod League.
Started 43 games in the 2017 season, batting .270 with 33 RBI, 33 runs and 10 home runs, the most among 2017 freshman…made his season debut on March 31 after various injuries kept him sidelined for 26 games…collected his first RBI of the season with a sacrifice fly on April 1 against North Carolina when the Seminoles fell 5-2 in extra innings…switched from third to first base starting on April 4 against Florida Gulf Coast, a game in which he also picked up his first career hit with an infield single to first…earned his first multi-hit game on April 7 against NC State with three hits that came on two doubles and a single, as well as four RBI…smacked his first career home run on April 9 against NC State to cap off a 6-for-12 weekend that came with six RBI…hit two home runs and knocked in six runs on May 9 against Jacksonville, helping bring Florida State a 21-2 victory…was named to the ACC All-Freshman Team on May 23…slugged a pair of home runs on May 28 against North Carolina in the ACC Championship as FSU rallied to claim a 7-3 win…was named to the ACC All-Tournament Team on May 28…smacked a solo shot to right field on June 19 in the College World Series to push FSU’s lead to 3-1 over Cal State Fullerton…hit his second solo home run of the College World Series in the final game against LSU to cut into the Tigers’ 5-0 lead…named a Second Team Freshman All-American by Baseball America and D1Baseball.com…earned College World Series All-Tournament honors for his three-game performance…played summer ball for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox in the Cape Cod League where he collected 14 hits and eight RBI with a home run.
Was the top-rated high school player in the nation to attend college in 2016…graduated from Lake Minneola High School in Minneola, Fla….drafted in the 36th round of the 2016 MLB First Year Player Draft by the Detroit Tigers…ranked the 36th overall prospect entering the MLB draft…capped off his senior year season with a .563 on-base percentage and 31 RBI in 28 games…named to the 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game First Team…rated as the No. 1 overall shortstop in the country in his 2016 class by Perfect Game…placed on the Florida All-Region First Team…exceled as a multi-sport athlete and was the leading scorer on the Lake Minneola basketball team his senior year.
Majoring in mathematics…born on October 10, 1997.