Jon Mestas starts his first season with the ThunderBolts and first as a pro in 2014. He was drafted in the second round at the 2014 Frontier League tryout camp. Mestas is a 2013 graduate of the University of Buffalo, where he hit .271 as a senior with a .389 on-base percentage to go with five home runs and 30 RBIs. In two seasons, he hit a combined .268 in 111 games. Prior to Buffalo, Jon spent one year each at Mesa State College and Seward County Community College. He also won four straight state championships at Farmington High School in New Mexico.