Honors & Awards
• Three Letters (2015, 2016, 2017)
• 2018 Second-Team Preseason All-American (Collegiate Baseball)
• 2018 Third-Team Preseason All-American (NCBWA)
• 2018 NCBWA Preseason Stopper of the Year Watch List
• 2017 MLB Draft Pick (Seattle Mariners, 13th Round)
• 2014 MLB Draft Pick (Boston Red Sox, 33rd Round)
• 2015 Big Ten All-Freshman Team
• Big Ten Freshman of the Week (5/4/15)
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016; Spring 2015, 2017)
2017: Luis Alvarado (pronounced Alv-uh-rod-oh) was drafted in the 13th round by the Seattle Mariners, but decided to return for his senior season at Nebraska • Saw time in the outfield as well as on the mound as the Huskers’ co-closer with Chad Luensmann • Tied for the most starts on the team with Scott Schreiber (57), 41 of which were in left field and 16 in center field • Batted .283 and had the fourth-most hits on the team (64) • Ranked third on the team in runs scored (39) • Had 12 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 25 RBIs • Went a perfect 5-for-5 stealing bases • Fielding percentage of .991 ranked third on the team • Made 16 relief appearances on the mound, earning a 1.72 ERA in 15.2 innings • Led the Huskers with 10 saves, which tied for the seventh-most single-season saves in school history • Had 15 strikeouts, while walking seven batters • His longest relief appearance was 1.1 innings on May 19 at Penn State, when he earned the save • Had 14 multi-hit games, including a 4-for-5 performance against Iowa on April 14 • Went 8-for-12 during the Iowa series with two doubles and four runs, while earning a save in NU’s win on April 16 • Went 3-for-3 with two runs against Creighton on April 4.
2016: Alvarado saw time in the infield and the outfield as a sophomore, and became NU’s everyday left fielder during the second half of the season • Played in 53 of NU’s 59 games, including 44 starts • Hit .251 (45-for-179) with five doubles, two home runs and 14 RBIs • Scored 28 runs and stole four bases in six attempts • Ranked fifth on the team with 15 multi-hit games, including a pair of three-hit games • Went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a stolen base in the season-opening win at College of Charleston • Best series of the year came during the midweek at Indiana State, where he went 5-for-9 with four runs scored in a pair of wins over the Sycamores.
2015: Alvarado played in 35 games as a true freshman, including 25 starts • Earned Big Ten All-Freshman honors after hitting .303 (27-for-89) with six doubles, one home run and 11 RBIs • Was even better during Big Ten play with a .344 (11-for-32) average • Ended the year on a nine-game hitting streak • Hit .371 (13-for-35) during the streak and raised his season average 40 points • Produced eight multi-hit games on the year, including four in his final nine contests • Earned Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Week honors on May 4 after starting three of NU’s four games the previous week, posting a .500 (5-for-10) batting average • Slugged a pair of doubles at Illinois on May 14 and hit his first career home run the following night.
Before Nebraska: Alvarado was a late addition to Nebraska’s signing class, as he signed a letter of intent in April of 2014 • The Salinas, Puerto Rico, native was picked in the 33rd round of the 2014 MLB Draft by the Red Sox, but turned down professional baseball to become a Husker • Tabbed as a 2014 Canada/Puerto Rico first-team all-region pick by Perfect Game and a second-team underclass All-American in 2013 by Perfect Game • Ranked as the No. 3 high school player in Puerto Rico and the No. 165 high school recruit overall by Perfect Game • Attended Montverde Academy in Florida in 2013, before returning to Puerto Rico for his senior season • Attended the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy and was coached by Hector Stewart • Played club baseball for FTB Puerto Rico under George Gonzalez.
Personal: Born on Jan. 5, 1997 • Son of Marlene Bermudez • Majoring in hospitality, restaurant and tourism management.