FUDDRUCKERS PRESENTS EVERYBODY HAS A STORY: JORDAN PACHECO, “LET IT HAPPEN”
Former La Cueva High School standout Jordan Pacheco has been playing baseball professionally since 2007.
After winning state titles in basketball and baseball at La Cueva, he had an outstanding career at the University of New Mexico. In 2005, he hit .408 with 15 home runs and 52 RBI in 52 games, earning 3rd team All-America and first-team All-Mountain West Conference. In 2006, he hit .351 with 11 stolen bases in 59 games with the University of New Mexico, once again earning first-team All-Mountain West Conference. In 2007, he hit .397 in 55 games, being named first-team All-West Conference for the third straight year and earning Mountain West Conference Player of the Year honors.
Pacheco was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 9th round of the 2007 MLB June Amateur Draft. He made his MLB debut with the Rockies on September 6, 2011. He has also played for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Cincinnati Reds.
J.P. Murrieta spoke with Jordan about his playing career, returning to Albuquerque as well as his memories of winning a state title in high school.