Cincinnati Reds Prospect Profile: 3B Seth Mejias-Brean


Next up on our list of the Cincinnati Reds‘ top prospects is third baseman Seth Mejias-Brean.

Name: Seth Mejias-Brean

Age: 24

Position: 3B

Acquired: Eighth-round pick in 2012 amateur draft

Highest Level: Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos

2014 Statistics: 14 HR, 67 RBI, .270 BA, .368 OBP, .406 SLG


Mejias-Brean opened the 2014 season with the Bakersfield Blaze, the Reds A+ affiliate where Mejias-Brean also finished up in 2013. The California League is something of a hitter’s paradise, and Mejias-Brean took advantage of those friendly climes to hit .300 with 11 home runs in the first half of the season.

Mejias-Brean was promoted to Double-A Pensacola in July, and he struggled at the plate with the Blue Wahoos in the Southern League.  In 226 at-bats, he hit just .235 with three home runs, though he did finagle 32 walks to finish with a .333 on-base percentage.

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Mejias-Brean also seemed to solidify his stature as a third baseman.  Having spent most of his time at first base with the Dayton Dragons in 2013, he was used exclusively at third base last season with both Bakersfield and Pensacola.  In the process, he showed good range and fielded at a serviceable .958 clip.

The problem for Mejias-Brean, as it is for any Reds third-base prospect, is that Todd Frazier stands between him and the hot corner at Great American Ball Park.  Mejias-Brean will also be 24 years old in early April, and he’s at least a couple of years away from being ready for the Major Leagues.

Depending on how he develops this season and next, the timing could work out well for the Reds since Frazier will be a free agent after 2016. By that point, we’ll know more about Mejias-Brean’s future, whether that’s starting in Cincinnati, playing a utility role or heading to another team.

Riverfront ETA: 2017

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