Hometown: Miami, FL
Returns as the Bucs’ starting shortstop ... Expected to return this season in great health ... Should be in one of the top slots in the batting order ... Solid contact hitter who knows how to get on base ... Expected to swipe some bases.
JUNIOR (2005): Was one of two Buccaneers to start all 55 games ... Played primarily in the outfield, but also saw some limited time in the infield ... Batted .300 with 61 hits in 203 at bats ... Was second on the team in runs scored (53), sacrifice bunts (5), and stolen bases (15) ... Ranked third on the squad in on-base percentage (.439) and fifth in total bases (74) ... Belted seven doubles and two home runs ... Notched a .959 fielding percentage with 174 putouts, 14 assists, and eight errors.
SOPHOMORE (2004): First-team All-SSC selection ... Started in 46 games ... Led the team for the second consecutive year in batting average ... Ranked fourth in the SSC with a .377 batting average ... Ranked first in on base percentage (.479) and walks (30), third in total hits (66) and tied for second in doubles (13).
FRESHMAN (2003): Appeared in 41 games as a starter ... Was the Bucs top hitter posting a .401 batting average as a true freshman ... Crossed the plate 46 times and drove in 23 runs out of the lead-off spot ... Struck out just 12 times in 152 at-bats while walking 25 times ... Was also the Bucs top base-stealer swiping 12 of 14 bags.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterman at Christopher Columbus High ... 2002 recipient of the Marist Award ... For his career, posted a .345 batting average with 40 RBI, 93 runs scored and 31 stolen bases ... Played for Miami-Dade Sluggers and Florida Bombers which both won Perfect Game World Series.
PERSONAL: Son of Edgardo and Lourdes Meneses ... Majoring in business management.