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27 Francisco Mejia C

San Diego Padres

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Player Updates

September 19, 2020 07:40 PM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Dropped from active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia was optioned by the Padres on Saturday.

The Padres simply didn't need Mejia, as they acquired both Austin Nola and Jason Castro while he was out for a month with a bruised left thumb. Nola presumably lines up as the team's starting catcher heading into next season, but Castro will be a free agent, so Mejia could earn a bench spot next year. He won't necessarily have the job locked down, though, as he hit just .077/.143/.179 in 42 plate appearances this season, dragging his career line down to .225/.282/.386 in 362 trips to the plate. Eric Hosmer returned from a fractured finger in a corresponding move.

September 16, 2020 02:24 PM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Returns from injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia (thumb) was activated from the injured list Wednesday.

Mejia missed a month with a bruised left thumb. While he was out, the Padres acquired both Austin Nola and Jason Castro, so he could be buried down the depth chart for the stretch run. The fact that he was hitting .079/.146/.184 in 16 games prior to the injury certainly doesn't help his case for playing time, though he'll remain at least a bench option for now. Abraham Almonte was optioned in a corresponding move.

August 29, 2020 12:12 PM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Nearing return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia (thumb) has been hitting at the Padres' alternate training site and could be activated from the injured list in the near future, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.

Mejia was placed on the 10-day IL with a left-thumb bruise Aug. 17. He has resumed swinging the bat, though he hasn't yet reached a point in which he's ready to return. "He is progressing," manager Jayce Tingler said. "He's currently at USD, and he's getting a lot of at-bats. The hand continues to improve. All the reports from his game swings, he's taking baby steps forward from both sides of the plate." Cassavell notes that Mejia isn't likely to rejoin the Padres on their current road trip in Colorado, but he could be activated sometime next week.

August 17, 2020 05:20 PM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Lands on 10-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia (thumb) was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday.

Mejia was revealed to have a left thumb contusion Monday, and his placement on the injured list will give him extra time to recover while allowing the Padres to add depth at catcher on the 28-man roster. Luis Torrens was recalled in a corresponding move, but Austin Hedges should handle the majority of the duties behind the plate while Mejia is sidelined.

August 17, 2020 02:12 PM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Dealing with left thumb injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia is dealing with a left thumb contusion Monday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.

Mejia wasn't in the lineup for Sunday's contest, but he's apparently dealing with an injury. It's unclear when or how he suffered the injury, but the Padres currently only have one other catcher (Austin Hedges) on the active roster. Whether the injury will require a stay on the injured list remains to be seen, but allowing Mejia time to recover would let the Padres add catching depth while he's on the mend. The 24-year-old is off to a slow start this season, hitting just .079 with two extra-base hits, two RBI and nine strikeouts over 16 games.

August 16, 2020 04:16 PM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Sitting out series finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.

Mejia was behind the plate for the first two games of the series, going hitless across seven at-bats. Austin Hedges will check in for him at catcher, working in a battery with starting pitcher Garrett Richards.

August 13, 2020 05:48 PM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia is not starting Thursday against the Dodgers.

Mejia will head to the bench as Austin Hedges picks up the start at catcher in Thursday's series finale. Across 14 games this season, Mejia is slashing just .097/.176/.226 with one home run.

August 11, 2020 05:52 PM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Sits again Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia remains on the bench Tuesday against the Dodgers.

Mejia and Austin Hedges, who gets the call behind the plate Tuesday, have now each been in the lineup nine times in the season's first 18 games. Mejia has just a .429 OPS this season, though that's still better than Hedges' .375 mark.

August 10, 2020 06:36 PM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Continues to split time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia will sit Monday against the Dodgers.

Mejia has started nine times behind the plate this season compared to eight for Austin Hedges, who starts Sunday. The pair have alternated starts for eight straight games, so Mejia should have a good chance to return to action Tuesday.

August 10, 2020 01:16 PM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Belts first homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's victory over Arizona.

Mejia was one of five Padres to go deep in the victory, staking the team to a nine-run lead with a two-run shot in the third inning. The long ball was a much-needed sign of life from the backstop position for San Diego -- Mejia is slashing .103/.188/.241 through 29 plate appearances this season while Austin Hedges is at .091/.091/.182.

August 9, 2020 06:00 AM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia is not in the lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

Mejia and Austin Hedges have come as close to an even split as possible behind the plate through the first 15 games of the year. Mejia has been in the lineup eight times, while Hedges, who starts Saturday, has gotten the nod on seven occasions.

August 5, 2020 05:44 PM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Takes breather Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia isn't starting Wednesday against the Dodgers.

Mejia has seen the majority of the time behind the plate over the first several weeks of the season, but he'll get his second game off in the past three contests. Austin Hedges will be the starting catcher, batting eighth.

August 3, 2020 06:44 PM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Not starting Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia is not in the lineup Monday against the Dodgers.

Mejia had started the past two games at catcher, going 1-for-6 with a double and two strikeouts over that span. However, Austin Hedges will start behind the plate Monday, batting eighth.

August 1, 2020 11:16 AM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Out of lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia will not start Friday's game against the Rockies.

Through eight games, there doesn't appear to be any clear starter behind the plate for the Padres. Mejia started Opening Day but will now sit for the fourth time, with Austin Hedges again getting the nod.

July 29, 2020 05:20 PM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Day off Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game at San Francisco.

Mejia started the past two games but remains hitless through four appearances. Austin Hedges receives the start behind the plate for the Friars on Wednesday.

July 25, 2020 04:44 PM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Sitting out Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia isn't in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks.

Mejia got the nod at catcher for the Padres' Opening Day contest, but he'll sit out after going 0-for-2 on Friday. Austin Hedges will start behind the plate Saturday, batting eighth. The two are expected to split time in some way this season, although their exact usage remains to be seen.

July 25, 2020 02:52 AM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Gets Opening Day nod
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia started at catcher in Friday's win over Arizona, batting eighth in the lineup and going 0-for-2.

The Padres have been mostly vague about how they will divide playing time behind the plate between Mejia and Austin Hedges this season, so the decision to give Mejia the Opening Day start shouldn't be over-analyzed. Still, Hedges caught most of Chris Paddack's starts last year, thus Mejia's presence in the lineup Friday comes as a bit of a surprise. For what it's worth, Hedges came into the game to play defense after Mejia was lifted for a pinch hitter in the seventh inning, and the team has yet to announce which of the backstops will be in the lineup for Saturday's contest.

March 6, 2020 02:52 PM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Adjusts catching stance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia is trying out a new stance behind the plate in an effort to improve defensively, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

In the adjusted stance, Mejia kneels rather than squats. The Padres hope the change will enable Mejia to better frame and block pitches as he ranked among the worst backstops in baseball in multiple defensive metrics last season. In spite of his offensive potential, the team has not committed to making Mejia their unchallenged starter at catcher thanks largely to his poor glovework and the exceptional defense of fellow backstop Austin Hedges. The pair figure to fall into some sort of timeshare this season, but if Mejia can show adequate progress behind the plate, he could lock up the lion's share of playing time before long.

September 28, 2019 04:40 PM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Remains on bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia is not starting Saturday against Arizona.

The Padres don't appear to have a true starting catcher at the moment. Mejia and Luis Torrens have each started three of the last 10 games behind the plate, while Saturday's starter Austin Hedges had started four times in that stretch.

September 27, 2019 10:00 PM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Sitting again Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia isn't in the starting lineup Friday against the Diamondbacks.

Mejia is in line for another day off, giving Luis Torrens a chance to start behind the dish. Torrens will bat seventh in Friday's series opener.

Last 7 Games
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09/16vs LADL 5-71000000
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08/14@ ARIL 1-53000000
08/12@ LADL 0-62000000
08/09vs ARIW 9-54111200
08/08vs ARIL 2-31000000
08/07vs ARIW 3-03000000
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020SD173953121900.077.143.1790.322
2019SD792262760822135611.266.316.4380.754
2018SD21566103851900.179.258.3750.633
2017CLE111312011300.154.214.1540.368
Total12833439751233208711.225.282.3860.668
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020SD1710700201
2019SD791129910416
2018SD21202100102
2017CLE1100200010
Total12814212910729
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, DR
Bats/Throws:
S/R
Team:
San Diego Padres
College:

MLB Experience:
0