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Q&A With A's 16th-Round Pick Junior Mendez

Junior Mendez averaged more than 1 K per IP.

TROY, NY - With 40 strike-outs in 39.1 innings, right-hander Junior Mendez has had a good start to his professional career. The Oakland A's 2013 16th-round pick was a record-setter at Southern New Hampshire University and the New York native continued to pitch well as a pro, first in Arizona and then later close to home in the New York-Penn League. Donald Moore caught-up with Mendez last week.

Southern New Hampshire University might not be a household name amongst college baseball fans, but the Division II school has quietly built a highly respected program. Three Penmen were selected in the 2013 draft and five wound-up playing professional baseball this summer. Right-hander Junior Mendez was the first member of the Southern New Hampshire squad to hear his name during the draft. The...

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