Re: Seth Mejias-Brean
Here's an excerpt that tells you what Doug is referring to about Brean being a superb athlete:
Seth Mejias-Brean's stellar junior season has inevitably led to comparisons - but not to other baseball players.
To hear the Arizona Wildcats third baseman's teammates tell it, Mejias-Brean is a cross between Paul Bunyan and Chuck Norris, with a little Roy Hobbs mixed in.
Hand the UA's starting third baseman a football, and he'll throw it 60 or 70 yards.
"They call him Tebow," coach Andy Lopez said.
Give Mejias-Brean a basketball, and he'll show off a 360-degree slam dunk.
"He's just a freak," outfielder Robert Refsnyder said.
But Mejias-Brean is at his best with a bat in his hands. His batting practice sessions are legendary, complete with towering home runs and crushed line drives that send teammates dodging.
At 6 feet 2 inches and 210 pounds, the Cienega High graduate fills out a uniform better than anybody on the team. Pro scouts love his projectability, whether it's at third base, in the outfield or at catcher - a position he's never played before.
"I mean, look at his body," shortstop Alex Mejia said. "You can see him playing in the big leagues, like, next year.
"I've never seen a player like him. When he hits it, and the ball's flying out, it's hit so hard. ... Really, it's almost like the thing is yelling."