Nevada ProCase Preview: Gavin Mez


Brett Harrison
Nevada Scouting Director

Gavin Mez has proven himself as one of the top bats the state throughout his high school career and his game behind then plate has continued to trend positively as well. The UNLV commit has added has added more physicality to his frame over the past couple months with the improved strength helping progress each part his game. At the plate, he has always been able to hit for average, but lately we have seen his power potential turn into present power, highlighted by a no doubt blast to centerfield for the Dodgers Elite Scout Team at a recent series in Cedar City. Nevada's top ranked backstop has seen significant improvement in his receiving over the past year with improving flexibility and looks to continue that positive trend at the PBR Nevada ProCase. 

Gavin Mez

Class of 2021 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Bishop Gorman
    State: NV
  • Summer Team: CBA Marucci
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Scouting Report

 

2/10/19 - Sturdy, 6-foot, 190, Gavin Mez has a developed lower half with core strength and durability for the position.  With limited physical projection, Mez will likely realize weight and strength improvements in his upper body and frame may hold another 10-15 pounds efficiently. He received well with a solid exchange and relied on arm strength to post pop times ranging 1.93-2.03.   In the box, Mez maintains a balanced setup with rhythm to his swing in a mostly pull side approach.  He made consistent quality contact and it is easy to see some power down the road for this backstop. As a sophomore with a chance to stay in his present self, Mez looks to be a pretty polished product in the near future.

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