Francisco Mejia
Francisco Mejia
Francisco Mejia
Francisco Mejia
22-Year-Old C
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
AVG
.000
HR
0
RBI
0
R
0
SB
0
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
For the second year in a row, Mejia enters the year as the top catching prospect in baseball, according to the majority of outlets. He once again displayed excellent contact skills -- his strikeout rate in the minors has never been higher than 17.5 percent -- while posting... read more
For the second year in a row, Mejia enters the year as the top catching prospect in baseball, according to the majority of outlets. He once again displayed excellent contact skills -- his strikeout rate in the minors has never been higher than 17.5 percent -- while posting his highest ISO (.193) since rookie ball. The overall offensive package could be very similar to prime Jonathan Lucroy. A decade ago, he would have been a cinch to stick behind the plate, but in this era of heightened importance on catcher defense, his shaky receiving and below-average pitch framing led to him getting assigned to the Arizona Fall League as a third baseman. He is listed at 5-foot-10, 180 pounds, but is probably closer to 5-foot-9, which is why second base might actually make the most long-term sense, especially considering he might not have enough power for third base. So much of his long-term value is tied to him qualifying at catcher, and that is looking less and less likely.
LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: B    Throws: R    HT: 5'10"    WT: 185 lbs.    DOB: 10/27/1995    College: None    Drafted: 2012Show Contract
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Francisco Mejia Contract Info:
Signed a one-year contract with the Indians in March of 2018.
Making Padres organization debut Tuesday
CSan Diego Padres  AAA
July 24, 2018
Mejia was held out of action by the Padres following their trade for him until Tuesday because of a bruised arm, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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2018 Stat Review for Francisco Mejia
0.00 BB/K
TERRIBLE
50.0 % BB Rate
ELITE
0.0 % K Rate
ELITE
0.500 OPS
TERRIBLE
0.500 OBP
ELITE
0.000 AVG
TERRIBLE
0.000 BABIP
LOW
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  1. Francisco Mejia 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Francisco Mejia 2017 Preseason Outlook
    The national spotlight was shown on Mejia when his hitting streak reached historic proportions (50 games) and he was brought up in reports of the nixed Jonathan Lucroy trade. Overall, Mejia hit for an .896 OPS between Low-A Lake County and High-A Lynchburg as a 20-year-old, establishing himself as one the top hitting catchers in the minor leagues. He put bat to ball with great consistency, striking out just 63 times in 443 plate appearances while flashing notable power. There are some growing concerns about his ability to stick behind the plate long-term, and while his bat would probably play at first base, his long-term keeper league appeal is tied closely with his current positional eligibility. If he sticks at catcher, he could eventually be a top-five fantasy option at the position.
  3. Francisco Mejia 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Mejia’s tools remain in front of his production, but it is hard to hold that against him after he held his own over a full season as a 19-year-old at Low-A. In 109 games in the Midwest League the switch-hitting Dominican catcher belted nine home runs with four steals and a .243/.324/.345 slash line that was hampered slightly by a .281 BABIP. Considering how rare it is for a catcher to hit for a high average in the big leagues, the fact that Mejia probably projects to be a .240-.250 hitter is not a major issue. He could offer above average power thanks to quick-twitch reflexes, and he certainly has the arm to stick behind the plate. However, Mejia remains on a very slow track to the big leagues, and it could take him a couple seasons in the majors before he starts to tap into his potential at the plate, so the lead time is extreme.
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Making Padres organization debut Tuesday
CSan Diego Padres  AAA
July 24, 2018
Mejia was held out of action by the Padres following their trade for him until Tuesday because of a bruised arm, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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Traded to San Diego
CCleveland Indians  AAA
July 19, 2018
Mejia was sent to the Padres in exchange for Brad Hand and Adam Cimber on Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
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Shipped to minors
CCleveland Indians  AAA
July 15, 2018
Mejia was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Sunday.
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Starting at DH
CCleveland Indians  AAA
July 14, 2018
Mejia will serve as the designated hitter and bat sixth Saturday against the Yankees.
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Heads to Cleveland
CCleveland Indians  AAA
July 14, 2018
Mejia was recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Saturday, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
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