The Hispanic Titanic: El Paso’s Ivan Melendez embarks on historic season for Texas

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – It’s no longer a secret; perhaps the best player in college baseball in 2022 is from right here in the Sun City.

Texas Longhorns star first baseman Ivan Melendez has been dominant this season; he’s at or near the top of nearly every relevant hitting category.

Melendez wasn’t highly recruited when he graduated from Coronado High School in 2018. Instead he went to Odessa College, where his hard work and determination earned him a spot at Texas. Two years later, Melendez is a superstar with a cult following and a catchy nickname.