Seth Mejias-Brean, the third baseman for the 2012 Baseball National Champion Arizona Wildcats is currently playing ball at the Low-A level for the Cincinnati Reds. This month, Mejias-Brean tied and set some Dayton Dragons club records en route to an incredible month on the diamond. Here's some of the highlights:
Overall for the month of July, Mejias-Brean batted .392 (40-for-102) in 27 games. He drove in 25 runs, scored 17 runs, and hit six long balls. In addition to all these stats, he walked 14 times and was hit twice, giving him an on-base percentage of .475! Combine that with his .676 slugging percentage, and he wound up with an unbelievable 1.151 OPS. (Average OPS in MLB this year is .715)
Even though he was a third baseman in Tucson, he played 18 games at first base for the Dragons, and just ten over at the hot corner in July. Kind of interesting that he's making the switch to first base considering how much better defensively he was than his 2013 replacement Brandon Dixon. Dixon is now playing in the Midwest League with Mejias-Brean, but playing third regularly with the Great Lakes Loons. In just 35 games in pro ball for Dixon, he's already made 16 errors. By comparison, Mejias-Brean has made 18 errors in 86 career games at third base, and just 22 total errors in 148 games.
After his tear in July, which included a 12-game hitting streak, Seth has brought his minor league career batting average back up to .300. He hit .313 in 46 games with the Billings Mustangs last year, and is now up to .294 in 102 games with Dayton this year.
On July 18th, Mejias-Brean went 3-for-5 against the Beloit Snappers, and had six RBI including this walk-off grand slam
And here's a solo shot he hit on July 20th against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. Make sure you watch both of these with sound on