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      Alex Suarez
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Miami, Fla.

High School:
Gulliver Prep

Last College:
Florida International Univ.

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 201

Position:
OF

Experience:
2L

B/T:
R/R

2004 - JUNIOR
Second team All-SEC ... Led the Vols in batting average (.330) and on-base percentage (.416) .... Ranked third in the SEC and led UT in hit-by-pitches (16) ... Collected 15 doubles with three home runs and 32 RBI ... Played in 59 games, making 45 starts (43 at DH and two in right field) ... Recorded 19 multi-hit games, including a pair of four-hit games against Eastern Michigan Feb. 29 and Kentucky April 4 ... Went 4-for-5 with a home run and three RBI against the Eagles and 4-for-4 with three RBI vs. the Wildcats ... Ranked 12th in the SEC with a .345 average in league games ... Had a pair of two-run home runs against Morehead State G2 Feb. 14 with three RBI and Belmont May 12 ... Had game-winning double in UT's 1-0 win over Stony Brook in the NCAA tournament ... Went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI off the bench at Miami Feb. 21 ... Had a season-high eight-game hitting streak from April 3-16, batting .552 ... Posted a string of five straight two-hit games during that streak ... Also had a stretch of four consecutive two-hit games from April 24-30, batting .533 in that streak ... Hit .345 with 13 RBI in SEC play ... Had two hits in the SEC tournament while batting .231 in the NCAA tournament ... Batted .346 vs. left-handers, .317 against right-handers and .291 with runners in scoring position.

2003 - SOPHOMORE
A solid hitter who played almost exclusively as the designated hitter ... Appeared in 43 games, missing 10 due to injury, while making 35 starts (34 as DH and one in right field) ... Batted .299 with one home run and 15 RBI ... Saw his numbers improve to .311 with eight RBI in SEC play ... Hit his lone home run against ETSU April 15, snapping a 5-5 tie ... Hit .395 against left-handers, .253 vs. right-handers and .250 with runners in scoring position ... Picked up four two-out RBI ... Recorded five multi-hit and three multi-RBI games ... Reeled off an eight-game hitting streak from April 27-May 11 ... Batted anywhere from third to eighth in the lineup ... Had his top RBI game against Georgia April 12 with three ... Also went 2-for-2 with three runs scored vs. Morehead State Feb. 9 ... Played with the Cotuit Kettleers in the Cape Cod League during the summer ... Season cut short due to injury ... Saw action in 15 games, making six starts in outfield ... Batted .114 with one double, three RBI and three steals.

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL
2002 - FRESHMAN
Transferred to Tennessee after playing the 2002 season at Florida International University in Miami, Fla. ... Hit .326 with 12 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 27 RBI while playing 47 games ... Made 34 starts (20 in right, eight in left and six as DH) ... Also swiped 10 bases ... Recorded a 13-game hitting streak which was the second longest on the team, batting .446 ... Had 12 multi-hit games with a season-high four hits coming against Wagner March 9 when he had 13 total bases ... Also had four three-hit games ... Collected five multi-RBI games, with a season-high five RBI coming vs. Wagner March 10 ... Hit .286 against left-handers, .343 vs. right handers, .340 with runners in scoring position and had nine two-out RBI.

HIGH SCHOOL
Member of the 1998 Westminster Christian state championship team before concluding his high school career at Gulliver Preparatory in Miami, Fla., for head coach Carlos Hernandez ... Named All-Dade County, All-District and All-State his sophomore, junior and senior years ... Hit .390 with 26 home runs in prep career, including .410 as a senior ... Appeared in the state finals three times ... Ranked as the No. 7 player in the state by Baseball America.

PERSONAL
Full name is Alejandro Manuel Suarez ... Born April 13, 1983, in Miami, Fla. ... Son of Alex and Maria Suarez ... Has one sister, Alyssa ... Nickname is A.M ... Academic major: Political science.

Year
Avg
GP
GS
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
TB
SLG
BB
HBP
SO
GDP
OB%
SF
SH
SB
ATT
PO
A
E
FLD
2002 FIU
.326
47
34
141
30
46
12
2
3
27
71
.504
16
3
39
1
.404
1
3
10
12
43
3
2
.958
2003 UT
.299
43
35
117
22
35
6
1
1
15
46
.393
13
3
26
7
.375
3
1
0
0
1
0
0
1.000
2004 UT
.330
59
45
182
33
60
15
0
3
32
84
.462
13
16
43
3
.416
3
2
4
8
10
0
0
1.000
Totals
.320
149
114
440
85
141
33
3
7
74
201
.457
42
22
108
11
.401
7
6
14
20
54
3
2
.966
At UT
.318
102
80
299
55
95
21
1
4
47
130
.435
26
19
69
10
.400
6
3
4
8
11
0
0
1.000
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