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28 Francisco Mejia C

Tampa Bay Rays

Fantasy Stats
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14%9%
Key Stats
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1634.25819190

Player Updates

July 24, 2021 02:20 PM
Rays' Francisco Mejia: Laces another triple
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia went 1-for-4 with a triple and a run in an extra-inning win over Cleveland on Thursday.

He continues to capitalize on a rare string of starts due to the absence of Mike Zunino (hip), with Thursday's production pushing Mejia's average over the last five games to a blistering .438 (7-for-16). The backstop's three-bagger was just an extension of a favorable pattern of putting very good wood on the ball -- four of Mejia's seven hits during the aforementioned span have now gone for extra bases. Although the Associated Press reports Zunino wanted to play Thursday but was overruled by manager Kevin Cash in favor of one more day of rest, Mejia may have earned himself at least a slight uptick in playing time going forward with his recent performances.

July 22, 2021 01:28 PM
Rays' Francisco Mejia: Scores twice in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia went 2-for-4 with two runs in a win over the Orioles on Wednesday.

The reserve backstop drew another start for Mike Zunino (hip) and once again came through at the plate. Mejia has now hit safely in four straight games (three starts), quickly pushing his average and OPS up by 20 and 62 points, respectively.

July 21, 2021 05:36 AM
Rays' Francisco Mejia: Drives in five in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia went 2-for-4 with a triple, a home run, two runs scored and five RBI in Tuesday's 9-3 win over the Orioles.

The catcher launched a two-run shot off John Means in the fourth inning, then added some insurance with a bases-loaded triple in the eighth off Shaun Anderson. Mejia's outburst was either shocking or long overdue, depending on your perspective -- he hadn't gone yard since May 23 and hadn't even collected an RBI since June 22. On the season, he's slashing .255/.317/.416 with four homers and 19 RBI through 50 games.

July 3, 2021 03:44 PM
Rays' Francisco Mejia: Makes noise out of bottom of order
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia went 2-for-3 with two doubles and a run in a loss to the Blue Jays on Friday.

The reserve backstop came through at the plate yet again in another spot start, forging the only multi-hit effort of the night for the Rays. Mejia has now hit safely in four of the last five starts, and while his .256/.317/.388 slash line is uninspiring overall, it's arguably serviceable for a backup catcher, especially when considering one-third of his 33 hits have gone for extra bases (eight doubles, three home runs).

June 23, 2021 05:16 PM
Rays' Francisco Mejia: Continues hitting in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia went 2-for-3 with an RBI single in a loss to the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Mejia snapped an 0-for-8 skid that had encompassed his last three games with Tuesday's production, which pushed his season average back up to .246. The reserve backstop has been a reasonably effective performer in clutch situations, posting a serviceable .259/.323/.444 slash line over 32 plate appearances with runners in scoring position.

June 14, 2021 01:04 PM
Rays' Francisco Mejia: On base thrice in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run in a win over the Orioles on Sunday.

The backup catcher snapped out of a brief two-game slump with Sunday's multi-hit effort, his first since May 23. Mejia has proven reasonably productive with his opportunities thus far this season, posting a .252/.319/.393 slash line with nine extra-base hits and 13 RBI over 120 plate appearances, figures he's complemented with a modest 17.5 percent strikeout rate, the lowest of his career.

May 31, 2021 09:44 AM
Rays' Francisco Mejia: Out of lineup once again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia is not in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Mike Zunino appears to be manager Kevin Cash's preferred option behind the dish, at least for the time being. Monday will mark the fourth time in the last five games that Mejia is not in the starting nine.

May 30, 2021 11:16 AM
Rays' Francisco Mejia: Not starting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia is out of the lineup Sunday versus the Phillies, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Mejia will head to the bench for the third time in the past four games Sunday. Mike Zunino receives another start behind the plate for the Rays.

May 27, 2021 11:56 AM
Rays' Francisco Mejia: Remains on bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia will sit for the second straight day Thursday against the Royals, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Mejia and Mike Zunino have split time very evenly this season when both have been healthy, so the fact that Zunino has now started three times in four games doesn't necessarily indicate a shift in the balance between the pair. Mejia owns a career-best .784 OPS so far this year, though Zunino has outperformed him, posting an .869 OPS, another career best.

May 26, 2021 05:00 PM
Rays' Francisco Mejia: Sitting Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Royals, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Mejia heads to the bench while he and Mike Zunino alternate turns behind the dish for the sixth game in a row. Both catchers have been exceptionally productive with the bat this season, so expect a fairly even timeshare at catcher to remain in place for the foreseeable future.

May 24, 2021 11:04 AM
Rays' Francisco Mejia: Sitting Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Mejia was behind the dish for the Rays' 6-4 win Sunday afternoon and enjoyed another productive day at the plate, finishing 2-for-3 with a solo home run. The 25-year-old has left the yard in both of his past two starts to improve his OPS to .807 on the season, but he's still stuck in a timeshare with the similarly productive Mike Zunino (.904 OPS), who will catch Monday's series finale.

May 22, 2021 09:44 AM
Rays' Francisco Mejia: Ends long night in grand fashion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia went 1-for-4 with two walks and a grand slam in Friday's 9-7 extra-innings win over the Blue Jays.

His second homer of the season came in dramatic fashion as he drove a Jeremy Beasley offering over the fence in right field with the bases loaded in the 12th inning to break open a 5-5 tie. Mejia hadn't driven in a run since April 21, and the catcher is slashing only .185/.353/.296 through 34 plate appearances in May even after Friday's heroics.

May 18, 2021 03:04 PM
Rays' Francisco Mejia: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia will sit Tuesday against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Mejia returned from an intercostal strain Sunday and started right away, but he won't be in the lineup on an everyday basis. He and Mike Zunino split time behind the plate fairly evenly prior to Mejia's injury and will continue to do so going forward.

May 16, 2021 10:36 AM
Rays' Francisco Mejia: Back on active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia (ribs) was activated from the 10-day injured list Sunday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

Mejia reported significant improvement with his left intercostal strain and will end up returning after the minimum. Kevan Smith was designated for assignment. A top prospect in the Cleveland and San Diego systems, Mejia has failed to live up to that billing, but he's off to a great start this season (.300/.348/.450) and should slot back in to the No. 1 catcher role for Tampa Bay.

May 14, 2021 06:40 PM
Rays' Francisco Mejia: Feeling 'significantly better'
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia (ribs) is feeling "significantly better," according to manager Kevin Cash, and the backstop could be activated Sunday when first eligible, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Mejia was officially placed on the injured list May 8 retroactive to two days prior, which indeed makes Sunday his first opportunity to return to action. The 25-year-old was particularly standing out for his offensive contributions prior to his injury, slashing .300/.348/.450 across 67 plate appearances while alternating time behind the dish with Mike Zunino.

May 8, 2021 06:24 PM
Rays' Francisco Mejia: Placed on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia (ribs) was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday, retroactive to May 6, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.

Mejia was scratched from Friday's lineup due to left intercostal discomfort, although it wasn't believed to be a serious injury. He apparently wasn't feeling better Saturday and will now spend time on the injured list. Mike Zunino should serve as the primary catcher in Mejia's absence while Kevan Smith should be available as a backup.

May 9, 2021 01:08 AM
Rays' Francisco Mejia: Could be available off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia (ribs) isn't believed to be dealing with a serious injury, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Mejia was scratched from Friday's lineup due to a left intercostal strain, but manager Kevin Cash said that the catcher could play if needed. A better idea of Mejia's status should come into focus Saturday, but it's unlikely that he'll miss significant time.

May 7, 2021 06:52 PM
Rays' Francisco Mejia: Scratched from lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia was scratched from Friday's lineup against the Athletics with left intercostal discomfort, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.

Mejia had been out of the lineup for two of the last three games, and he'll be a late scratch Friday due to an intercostal issue. Mike Zunino will take over behind the dish and bat sixth.

May 6, 2021 05:52 PM
Rays' Francisco Mejia: Retreats to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia isn't in the lineup Thursday against the Angels, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Mejia will be out of the lineup for the second time in the last three games after he went hitless with a strikeout in three at-bats Wednesday. Mike Zunino will start behind the plate and bat seventh.

May 5, 2021 12:20 PM
Rays' Francisco Mejia: Out of Tuesday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Angels, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

He's hit .286/.324/.514 with one home run over his last 10 games and has started three of the last seven. While Mejia is the superior offensive catcher to Mike Zunino, who is starting behind the dish Tuesday, they'll maintain a close playing time split due to Zunino's superior defense.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultABRHHRRBIBBSB
07/28vs NYYL 1-33010010
07/25@ CLEL 2-33000000
07/23@ CLEW 10-50000000
07/22@ CLEW 5-44110000
07/21vs BALW 5-44220000
07/20vs BALW 9-34221500
07/19vs BALL 1-63010000
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2021TB55163194241993400.258.318.4170.736
2020SD173953121900.077.143.1790.322
2019SD792262760822135611.266.316.4380.754
2018SD21566103851900.179.258.3750.633
2017CLE111312011300.154.214.1540.368
Total1834975811716522912111.235.294.3960.690
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2021TB551026811603
2020SD1710700201
2019SD791129910416
2018SD21202100102
2017CLE1100200010
Total1832441972113212
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2013R-Azl Indians3010516329142451831.305.348.524
2014ASX-Mahoning Valley Scra662483270174236184724.282.339.407
2015AFX-Lake County Captains1093914595130953387841.243.324.345
2016AFX-Lake County602394183173751153910.347.384.531
2016AFA-Lynchburg421682256121429132412.333.380.488
2017AA-Akron RubberDucks92347521032121452245372.297.345.490
2018AAA-Columbus Clippers793053285221745185800.279.328.426
2018AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas3112222408172372500.328.364.582
2019AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas186314238241251000.365.411.746
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/180
Birthdate:
10/27/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
Bani, Dominican Republic
Bats/Throws:
S/R
Team:
Tampa Bay Rays
College:

MLB Experience:
2