- position C
- height 6-0
- Weight 200
- class Junior
- Hometown Fairfield, Calif.
- Previous School UCSB/Santa Barbara City College
- SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll (2021)
Joined the Waynesboro Generals of the Valley Baseball League midway through the summer and made an immediate impact…Collected eight hits and five RBI in his first five games…Helped lead the Generals to the VBL championship series…Overall, batted .268 in 56 at-bats with six runs, a triple, three home runs, nine RBI and six walks…Had an .813 OPS…Recorded a hit in 10 of 15 games, including four multi-hit outings.
Played in 21 games, starting 14 at catcher…Batted .283 in 46 at-bats with nine runs, 13 hits, two doubles, two RBI and six walks…Was hit by two pitches and had a sacrifice fly…Opened the season as the starting catcher but suffered a broken thumb while sliding into first base on Mar. 16 and missed a month of the season…Recorded first hit – a double – in a UK uniform in the season opener vs. Miami (Ohio)…Had three multi-hit games, including back-to-back vs. Georgia (Apr. 18) and Louisville (Apr. 20)…Scored a career-best two runs vs. Georgia State on Mar. 12.
Played for the Waterloo Bucks of the Northwoods League…Teamed with fellow Wildcat Oraj Anu…Batted .258 with 62 at-bats with 16 hits, 10 runs scored, three doubles, a triple and six RBI…Walked nine times against 13 strikeouts…Stole a pair of bases…Posted a .368 on-base percentage…Had three multi-hit games…On July 25 went 4-for-5 with two runs scored and a double.
Played two seasons at Santa Barbara (Calif.) City College…In 2020, appeared in 19 games…In 63 at-bats he hit .270 with seven runs, three double, a triple, a home run and 22 RBI…He walked 12 times, struck out just 11 and stole a pair of bases…Posted an .802 OPS…Defensive, threw out 46.2 percent of opposing baserunners attempting to steal…In 2019, appeared in 31 games with 106 at-bats…Hit .283 with 19 runs, six doubles, a home run and 10 RBI…Threw out 40 percent of opposing baserunners…Coached by Jeff Walker.
Lettered four seasons at Vanden High School…Coached by Ryan Adams…Starred as a catcher, pitcher and third baseman…Helped team to sectional runner-up finishes in 2015 and 2017…Was First-Team All-League in 2017…Also played soccer.
Born in Redwood City, Calif….Son of Alvaro Sr. and Araceli…Brother Alvaro Rubalcaba Jr. played baseball in the Los Angeles Angels organization and at Cal State Northridge…Has another older sibling, Arisbet…Involved in the Vanden Challenger Games…Picked UK because of the coaching staff and MLB developmental environment…Self-proclaimed professional ping pong player.