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Seth Mejias-Brean was not in the Reds system when the year began, but joined the organization after being drafted in 2012. The Reds sent him to Billings where he helped lead the Mustangs offense.
The Reds didn’t sign Mejias-Brean immediately, but he was ready to go by the time July rolled around. And was he ever ready to go. In 22 games on the month he went out and hit .388/.454/.671 with 7 doubles, a triple and 5 home runs to go along with 11 walks and 8 strikeouts. He also stole three bases on the month without being caught.
In August he took a step back some as he posted a .282/.363/.451 line with 4 doubles, a triple and 2 home runs. His plate discipline was solid, though a step back from his July totals with just 8 walks and 17 strikeouts. Like July, he stole 3 bases without being caught.
There was only a weeks worth of games in September, but they weren’t pretty for the third baseman as he hit just .130/.231/.304 with a double and a home run. He walked twice and struck out four...
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