Could see action in both the infield and outfield during his second year at San Diego State ... Pitched and played first base during his prep career ... Member of the La Crosse (Wis.) Loggers of the Northwoods League during the summer of 2012 when he pitched and played primarily in the infield ... Hit .237 with four doubles and 11 RBI ... Stole 10 of 12 bases ... On the mound went 1-1 with a 6.64 earned run average in 11 appearances including two starts ... Played for the ABD Boxers during the summer of 2011 ... Also a member of the Mariners scout team.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2012
Saw most of his action in the field at first base, starting there on 12 occasions ... Also started at third base (six times) and shortstop (once) ... Put together a nine-game hitting streak early in the season (Feb. 19-March 4) during which he batted .360 (9-for-25) with six runs scored and five runs batted in ... Reached base safely (via hit, walk or hit by pitch) in each of the first 14 games of the year ... All 12 of his base hits during the season were singles ... Walked eight times and was hit by pitch four times for a .333 on-base percentage ... Hit .214 in seven Mountain West contests.
Played three years of varsity baseball at Santiago High School in Corona, Calif. ... coached there by Ty De Trinidad ... Named third-team all-state and second-team all-CIF along with first-team all-Riverside County and all-Big Eight League as a senior ... As a first baseman batted .451 with six doubles, 26 runs and 24 RBI in 28 games ... On the mound went 6-1 with a 3.32 earned run average ... Struck out 70 batters over 65.1 innings ... Was selected to play on the South team for the annual North-South Showcase ... A second-team all-league selection as a junior ... Honor roll student.
Steven Pallares was born April 26, 1993, in Fountain Valley, Calif. ... Son of Jerry and Tracy Pallares ... Enjoys playing video games, swimming, lifting weights and watching movies ... Favorite athlete is former Major Leaguer outfielder Ken Griffey, Jr. ... Was also recruited by Cal State Fullerton, Oregon, UCLA, Arizona and UC Riversid3e ... Majoring in psychology at San Diego State.