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Luis Alvarado
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Luis Alvarado 1893750
Position: Outfielder/Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 197
Year: Senior
Hometown: Salinas, Puerto Rico
High School: Puerto Rico Baseball Academy
Major: Restaurant & Tour. Management

Honors & Awards
 Two Letters (2015, 2016)
 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)

2016: Luis Alvarado (pronounced Alv-uh-rod-oh) 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 bases in the season-opening win at College of Charleston • Top 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, while 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 • 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.

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