You all remember Jon Mestas right? He was part of last seasons UB squad that came a half game short of winning the MAC regular season title. He finished his career at UB by playing 57 games in a single season, tied for first all time. Mestas.
Mestas took the long road to Buffalo. Out of High School he played as freshman season for the RMAC champion Mesa State College Mavs HIs sophomore ball was played at Seward County Community College where he played in 56 games for the Saints. Then Jon came to UB for his final two seasons.
During his senior campaign 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.
After going undrafted Mestas ended up in Chicago where he now plays for the Windy City Thunderbolts. He signed his first pro contract with the last month and made the opening day Roster.
According to Wiki The Windy City ThunderBolts are a member of the Frontier League. The League, based in Sauget, Illinois, is a professional, independent baseball organization representing teams throughout the Midwestern United States. It operates mostly in cities not served by Major or Minor League Baseball teams and is not affiliated with either. The league was formed in 1993, and is the oldest currently running independent league.
Congrats to Jon, and good luck in the Windy City!