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August 23, 2013Clayton Valley centerfielder Grant Meylan put up impressive numbers last season and carried that momentum into the summer. Before starting his senior season, Meylan gave a verbal commitment to Santa Clara.
Last season at Clayton Valley, Meylan sported a .512 batting average with a .654 on-base percentage. He went on to earn the Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award at the Bay Area World Series this summer, which took place at Santa Clara University's Schott Stadium.
In addition to a pair of diving catches, Meylan was 3-for-6 in the tournament with a double and RBI.
"The Bay Area World Series was an awesome event," Meylan added. "At the beginning of the event I was a little nervous because I thought I would be blown out of the water by other players, but after the throws in for the outfield I settled down and began getting more confident. I felt as though I played pretty well. I was relaxed and hit the ball opposite field and was named the best defensive player in the tournament. I had a blast playing at an amazing facility and meeting new kids who were as passionate about baseball as I was."
After his impressive showing, the Santa Clara coaches took notice and showed Meylan in addition to a few other players around the campus. The interest was mutual as Meylan ended up committing to the Broncos after he received the offer.
"I really liked the Santa Clara campus and it is a high academic school which is the most important part," said Meylan. "The baseball philosophy was a huge plus and I felt that I could come in and hopefully contribute to the program right away."
The 6-foot, 165 pounder is an exceptional defensive centerfielder who also brings some speed as a left-handed hitter. His eye-popping stats are a testament to his hitting ability.
"My greatest strength for baseball I would say is the ability to get on base a lot," Meylan said. "In high school I batted .538 and had a .654 on base percentage. This has been an important part of my game since I was little and playing in Little League."
To further improve, he added, "What I am working on right now is getting bigger and faster and stronger. To compete and be successful at a collegiate level I feel like I need to be able to do everything just a little bit better at all aspects of the game. By working hard every day I know I can do it."
Meylan also excels in the classroom with a 3.84 GPA. His favorite subject is science and is considering majoring in business, but is uncertain of a future major.
After receiving a verbal commitment from Acalanes shortstop Austin Fisher, the Broncos are off to a good start for their 2014 class.
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