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Francisco Mejia

Francisco Mejia

C | B/T: S/R | 5' 10" 180 | Age: 23
Bani, Dominican Republic
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 211 194 24 52 8 19 1 .268 .322 .448 .771
3 Seasons 287 263 31 64 11 28 1 .243 .303 .418 .721
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .268 8 19 1 .771
3 Seasons .243 11 28 1 .721

Standard MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2017 CLE AL 11 14 13 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 .154 .214 .154 .368
2018 2 Teams 21 62 56 6 10 2 0 3 8 5 19 0 0 1 .179 .258 .375 .633
2018 CLE AL 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500
2018 SD NL 20 58 54 6 10 2 0 3 8 3 19 0 0 1 .185 .241 .389 .630
2019 SD NL 66 211 194 24 52 7 2 8 19 12 46 1 0 4 .268 .322 .448 .771
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Advanced MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGPATBLOBSACSFBABIPXBHGIDPGIDPONPP/PAK/PAHR/PABB/KISOROEWO
2017 CLE AL 14 2 8 0 0 .200 0 0 3 45 3.21 .214 .000 .333 .000 .000 0
2018 2 Teams 62 21 30 0 0 .206 5 2 7 239 3.85 .306 .048 .263 .196 .196 1
2018 CLE AL 4 0 1 0 0 .000 0 0 1 16 4.0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0
2018 SD NL 58 21 29 0 0 .219 5 2 6 223 3.84 .328 .052 .158 .204 .204 1
2019 SD NL 211 87 87 0 1 .312 17 5 27 785 3.72 .218 .038 .261 .180 .180 0

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 60 | Power: 50 | Run: 40 | Arm: 70 | Field: 45 | Overall: 55

Mejia made headlines in 2016, when he authored a 50-game hitting streak -- the longest in the Minor Leagues since 1963 -- and finished sixth in the Minors with a .342 average. The Dominican backstop built upon that success the next year, earning Rookie of the Year honors in the Double-A Eastern League as well as his first big league callup in September at age 21. Opening 2018 in Triple-A, Mejia overcame some early-season struggles and was swinging a hot bat when the Indians dealt him to the Padres at the All-Star break for relievers Brad Hand and Adam Cimber. He posted a .328/.364/.582 line with seven homers in 31 games at Triple-A El Paso and then made his Padres debut as a September callup

The switch-hitting Mejia is a pure hitter who exhibits excellent barrel control and consistently makes hard contact to all fields from both sides of the plate. His physical strength and bat speed help him to generate above-average raw power and average game power. He taps into his power better from the left side, and he showcased it when he connected on a pair of impressive home runs in his first Padres start. Mejia's defense behind the plate lags well behind his bat, however, and he's improved only marginally during his ascent of the Minors. His elite arm strength is still a major asset, one that helps Mejia control the running game, but he'll need to make considerable gains with his receiving and blocking to stick at the position.

A catcher almost exclusively during his first four seasons, Mejia saw time at third base in the 2017 Arizona Fall League and then split time between the outfield and catcher last year as the Indians explored ways to get his bat into the lineup. The Padres seem intent on keeping Mejia behind the plate, where his offensive profile carries the most weight, and he's likely to share catching duties with Austin Hedges in 2019.


Statcast - Batting

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2017 45 10 0 0.0 94.4 5.7 .258 .303 .135 .248 .322 50.0 21.4 7.1
2018 239 37 3 8.1 86.7 8.8 .195 .316 .277 .266 .333 29.7 30.6 8.1
2019 782 149 8 5.4 88.9 19.5 .237 .391 .326 .297 .351 30.9 21.9 5.7
ALL 1066 196 11 5.6 88.7 16.8 .229 .371 .306 .288 .346 31.6 23.8 6.3
MLB 38744 6.3 87.5 11.1 .251 .409 .318 .318 .371 34.4 21.6 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
06/17/2019 San Diego Padres recalled C Francisco Mejia from El Paso Chihuahuas.
06/01/2019 San Diego Padres optioned C Francisco Mejia to El Paso Chihuahuas.
05/21/2019 San Diego Padres sent C Francisco Mejia on a rehab assignment to El Paso Chihuahuas.
05/11/2019 Francisco Mejia roster status changed by San Diego Padres.
01/02/2019 Estrellas Orientales placed C Francisco Mejia on the reserve list.
11/13/2018 C Francisco Mejia assigned to Estrellas Orientales.
09/04/2018 San Diego Padres recalled C Francisco Mejia from El Paso Chihuahuas.
07/20/2018 C Francisco Mejia assigned to El Paso Chihuahuas.
07/19/2018 San Diego Padres traded LHP Brad Hand and RHP Adam Cimber to Cleveland Indians for C Francisco Mejia.
07/15/2018 Cleveland Indians optioned C Francisco Mejia to Columbus Clippers.
07/14/2018 Cleveland Indians recalled Francisco Mejia from Columbus Clippers.
06/12/2018 Cleveland Indians optioned C Francisco Mejia to Columbus Clippers.
06/11/2018 Cleveland Indians recalled Francisco Mejia from Columbus Clippers.
03/12/2018 Cleveland Indians optioned C Francisco Mejia to Columbus Clippers.
10/12/2017 Cleveland Indians activated C Francisco Mejia.
10/05/2017 Cleveland Indians reassigned C Francisco Mejia to the minor leagues.
09/01/2017 Cleveland Indians recalled C Francisco Mejia from Columbus Clippers.
08/31/2017 C Francisco Mejia assigned to Columbus Clippers from Akron RubberDucks.
07/14/2017 Akron RubberDucks activated C Francisco Mejia from the temporarily inactive list.
07/08/2017 Akron RubberDucks placed C Francisco Mejia on the temporarily inactive list.
05/20/2017 Akron RubberDucks activated C Francisco Mejia from the 7-day disabled list.
05/13/2017 C Francisco Mejia assigned to Akron RubberDucks.
05/12/2017 Akron RubberDucks placed C Francisco Mejia on the 7-day disabled list.
03/15/2017 Cleveland Indians optioned C Francisco Mejia to Akron RubberDucks.
11/18/2016 Cleveland Indians selected the contract of Francisco Mejia from Lynchburg Hillcats.
07/13/2016 Lynchburg Hillcats activated C Francisco Mejia from the temporarily inactive list.
07/09/2016 Lynchburg Hillcats placed C Francisco Mejia on the temporarily inactive list.
06/27/2016 C Francisco Mejia assigned to Lynchburg Hillcats from Lake County Captains.
03/24/2016 C Francisco Mejia assigned to Cleveland Indians.
10/16/2015 C Francisco Mejia assigned to Estrellas de Oriente.
04/06/2015 C Francisco Mejia assigned to Lake County Captains from Mahoning Valley Scrappers.
06/11/2014 C Francisco Mejia assigned to Mahoning Valley Scrappers from AZL Indians.
06/20/2013 C Francisco Mejia assigned to AZL Indians.
07/02/2012 Cleveland Indians signed free agent C Francisco Mejia to a minor league contract.