Major League Baseball 2013 Draft Prospects - Jon Mestas

Mestas spent his senior season setting some UB records, will he spend next year in someone's farm system?

The Major League draft is unlike any other among professional sports. Due to the tremendous size of baseballs farm system there are 40 rounds of action and 1,238 players picked. The existence of a farm system itself negates the need for colleges help train players.

More than twelve hundred players drawn from Colleges and high schools in the US and abroad means that if you are in a US college and among the top 100 or so players at a given position there is a chance you can be drafted. Mestas has is ranked in the top 100 college prospects by the Baseball Draft Report site.

Mestas took the long road to Buffalo. Out of High School he played as freshman season for the RMAC champion Mesa State College Mavs. In limited action Mestas went 3 for 6 with 1 RBI. HIs sophomore ball was played at Seward County Community College where he played in 56 games for the Saints. Mestas batted .321 with seven home runs and 52 RBI. He also showed the plate discipline which would serve the Bulls well getting26 walks to just 24 strikeouts.

2011-12 54 188 36 50 0.266 11 3 2 73 0.388 22 1 3 20 35 5 10 2
2012-13 57 192 36 52 0.271 5 - 5 - 0.375 30 8 10 28 27 13 11 6
- 111 380 72 102 0.268 16 3 7 73 0.382 52 9 13 48 62 18 21 8

In addition to being a solid fielder Mestas has a knack for moving other players around the bases and making pitcher work for the outs they did manage to get. Mestas had 26 walks against 26 strikeouts and was ranked top 150 among all NCAA players at moving players with sacrifice at bats.

Even if Mestas somehow get's missed in this years draft it's somewhat likely he will still be in someones farm system next season.

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