Expected to be Cal Poly’s starting second basemen as a sophomore, but was moved to shortstop in the fourth week of the 2017 season and has been the anchor of Cal Poly’s infield this spring.
In 2017 Kyle Marinconz has started all 39 games in first 10 weeks of season with 14 starts at second base and 25 at shortstop. He sports a .238 average with 10 doubles, two triples, one home run and 22 RBI. Marinconz has stolen two of two bases, he leads the Big West with 120 assists and has hit .313 during the first four weeks of Big West play with five doubles. Marinconz is second on the team with five multiple-RBI contests.
Marinconz played in all 57 games as a true freshman, in 2016, with 27 starts at second base and 30 at shortstop. He was en route to All-Big West Conference honorable mention praise and also named to Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Team by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. Marinconz was a .284 hitter with 15 doubles and one triple. His average was never below .284 all season. He knocked in 25 runs and led the team with 21 multiple-hit games, including a four-hit contest against Hawai’i on April 16 and four three-hit games. Marinconz had seven multiple-RBI contests. He produced an 11-game hitting streak from March 19 through April 5, going 14-for-45 (.311), 5-for-12 in San Francisco series and 6-for-12 against Hawai’i. He doubled twice against Pacific on Feb. 21, Pepperdine on March 8 and Hawai’i on April 16. His lone triple of year was against San Francisco on March 4. Marinconz played summer ball for Eau Claire Express in Northwoods League and selected to play in the Major League Dreams Showcase. He hit .282 with 10 doubles and a triple, driving in 27 runs and went 9-for-18 (.500) in four playoff games with three doubles, a triple and three RBI. He twice compiled three-hit games in the postseason.
In high school, Marinconz was a .352 hitter with six doubles, two triples, three home runs and 19 RBI as a senior under head coach John Diatte at Valley Christian (San Jose). He struck out just five times in 103 plate appearances and stole five of seven bases. Marinconz earned first-team All-West Catholic Athletic League and second-team all-CIF-Central Coast Section honors. Valley Christian was 22-8 overall, finishing second in the WCAL and qualifying for the CIF-Central Coast Section Open Division playoffs. Marinconz hit .309 with five doubles, a triple, one home run and 12 RBI as a junior, earned All-West Catholic Athletic League and All-CIF-Central Coast Section honors and was named a scholar-athlete. Valley Christian was 22-10 in 2014, finishing third in the West Catholic Athletic League and reaching the semifinal round of the CIF-Central Coast Section Open Division playoffs. Marinconz also was recruited by UC Davis, Bradley, Purdue, San Jose State and Santa Clara, choosing Cal Poly because “it was the right fit academically and athletically for me”. He played summer ball for Eau Claire Express in Northwoods League, hitting .299 with six doubles and four home runs and drove in 26 runs and stole three bases.
Marinconz is the son of Robert and Debbie Marinconz. He has one brother, Nick, and one sister, Kimberly. His sister Kimberly is a cheerleader at Purdue. He enjoys fishing and golfing and wants to be a professional baseball player! He was born May 24, 1996, in San Jose, California and is majoring in business administration.