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27 Francisco Mejia C

San Diego Padres

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
30%14%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
1194.21811130
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018SD21566103851900.258.375.179
2019SD41119132641173000.277.378.218

Player Updates

July 20, 2019 12:36 PM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Losing time to Hedges
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Cubs.

On the bench for the third time in four games, Mejia looks to have fallen into a timeshare at catcher with Austin Hedges after having appeared to seize control of primary duties in late June. A bat-first catcher, Mejia hasn't helped his case for sticking ahead of Hedges on the depth chart by supplying a lackluster .205/.244/.308 through 12 games this month.

July 18, 2019 09:44 PM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Sitting second straight day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Marlins.

Mejia has been acting as the Padres' primary backstop for much of the past month, but he'll cede a second straight start to Austin Hedges as San Diego wraps up its series in Miami. Manager Andy Green may just be rewarding Hedges with another turn after the 26-year-old went 1-for-3 with a home run and a walk to aid the Padres to a 3-2 win Wednesday.

July 19, 2019 01:44 AM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Not in lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia is not starting Wednesday against the Marlins.

Mejia has moved into the clear top spot behind the plate in San Diego, starting four straight games prior to Wednesday's contest. He's hit a respectable .232/.306/.411 in 18 games since returning to the big leagues in mid-June. Austin Hedges takes over behind the plate Wednesday.

July 14, 2019 08:56 PM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Hits solo homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's 7-5 extra-inning loss to the Braves.

Mejia's third homer of the season came in the fifth inning against starter Julio Teheran, tying the game at two. The catcher is hitting .212/.259/.356 this season, adding only eight RBI and 10 runs scored over 35 games.

July 8, 2019 07:16 PM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Sits for series finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers.

Mejia started the last two games in Los Angeles but heads to the bench after going 2-for-8 with three strikeouts. Austin Hedges will start behind the plate and bat eighth for the Friars.

July 4, 2019 06:08 PM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Sits for second straight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia remains on the bench Thursday against the Dodgers.

Mejia owns an .861 OPS in 11 games since returning from the minors, dragging his season mark up to .615. Austin Hedges and his .557 OPS will start behind the plate Thursday.

July 3, 2019 05:44 PM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Not in lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia is not starting Wednesday against the Giants.

Mejia has hit .290/.371/.516 in 10 games since returning to the big leagues. Austin Hedges will start behind the plate in his absence.

July 1, 2019 06:36 PM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Ready to roll Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia (forearm) is catching and batting sixth Monday against the Giants.

Mejia was held out of Sunday's matchup after suffering a bruised right forearm Saturday, but he's been cleared to take the field for the series opener. He's batting .286 with two home runs and three RBI over his last 10 contests.

June 30, 2019 01:20 PM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Remains out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia (forearm) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

Mejia was forced to leave Saturday's game after sustaining a right forearm bruise after being hit by a pitch. The severity of the injury is not yet known. Austin Hedges will start behind the plate in his place Sunday.

June 30, 2019 12:00 AM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Exits after HBP
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia was removed from Saturday's game against the Cardinals with a right forearm contusion after being hit by a pitch.

Mejia was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the second inning and remained in to run the bases, but he was removed for a pinch hitter later in the inning as the Friars batted around. The severity of the issue remains unclear, but there's a solid chance Mejia will be out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale.

June 29, 2019 05:12 PM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Sits Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia is not in Friday's lineup against the Cardinals.

He is 7-for-23 (.304 AVG) with two home runs in seven games since rejoining the big club June 17. Austin Hedges will start behind the dish, hitting eighth.

June 26, 2019 01:20 PM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Steps in as DH
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia will serve as the Padres' designated hitter and will bat sixth Wednesday against the Orioles.

Mejia caught all nine innings of Tuesday's 8-3 win, reaching base three times on the night while slugging a solo home run. Thanks to the DH spot being available in Baltimore, Mejia will stick in the lineup for the day game after the night game, marking his sixth start in seven contests. The Padres seem content to roll with Mejia as their primary option behind the plate while he sports a hot bat.

June 23, 2019 11:36 AM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Day off Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia is not in the lineup for Sunday's game versus the Pirates.

Mejia started the last four games behind the plate and appears to have taken over the starting role, but he nonetheless takes a maintenance day in the series finale. Austin Hedges will start in his absence at Pittsburgh.

June 22, 2019 02:40 PM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Emerging as No. 1 backstop
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia will start at catcher and bat seventh Saturday against the Pirates.

Now in the lineup for a fourth consecutive contest, Mejia appears to have at least temporarily supplanted Austin Hedges as the Padres' No. 1 catcher. Mejia's receiving and game-calling skills still leave much to be desired, but he's done his part at the plate since moving back up to the big leagues earlier this week, recording four hits -- including a home run and double -- over his prior three starts.

June 21, 2019 01:17 AM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Drills first 2019 homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Brewers.

He took Brandon Woodruff deep in the sixth inning for his first big-league homer of the year. Despite big numbers in the minors and a strong prospect pedigree, Mejia is still trying to establish himself in the majors, slashing .173/.232/.323 through 138 career plate appearances, but Tuesday's long ball could give him a boost of confidence.

June 17, 2019 06:16 PM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Headed to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia was recalled from Triple-A El Paso on Monday.

Mejia was activated from the 10-day injured list June 1 and was then optioned to Triple-A, though his play while with the Chihuahuas has earned him a promotion, hitting .365 with four homers and 12 RBI over 18 contests. He'll slot in as the backup catcher behind Austin Hedges.

June 1, 2019 08:32 PM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Activated and sent to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia (knee) was activated off the 10-day injured list and optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Saturday.

Mejia was with El Paso on a rehab assignment for a left knee sprain, and he will remain there instead of returning to the Padres. The young catcher slashed .167/.207/.259 with a 31 percent strikeout rate in 19 games prior to suffering the injury May 11. Austin Allen should continue to serve as the backup to starter Austin Hedges.

May 21, 2019 06:24 PM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Set for rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia (knee) will make a rehab appearance for Triple-A El Paso on Tuesday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

It will be the first on-field action for the 23-year-old backstop since he hit the injured list with a knee sprain on May 11. He's eligible to return at anytime, so assuming he makes it through a few games without any setbacks, he should return to the Padres in the near future.

May 17, 2019 03:20 AM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Progressing in rehab
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia (knee) has started baseball activities and could be in line for a rehab assignment soon, Bill Center of Padres.com reports.

The 23-year-old backstop has been out since May 11 with a sprained knee, but manager Andy Green said Thursday he's started catching again, indicating he's progressing from the injury. "If he feels good and is moving well, at some point in the near future we'll talk about a rehab assignment for him and let him go catch some games to make sure that knee is holding up," Green said. "Structurally, it is sound, it's just been sore for him a good portion of the year." Mejia was hitting just .167 over 54 at-bats before going down with the injury.

May 11, 2019 02:44 PM
Padres' Francisco Mejia: Out with sprained knee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mejia landed on the 10-day injured list with a left knee sprain Saturday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Mejia has struggled at the plate this season, hitting just .167/.207/.259 in 58 plate appearances. It's unclear how much time he's expected to miss. Austin Allen was called up in a corresponding move.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Chicago510 .200 .400 .200
vs Hendricks (Career)000000
vs RHP84162 .258 .310 .190
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
7/13ATL5111100
7/14ATL4000000
7/16@MIA2100020
7/18@MIA1010100
7/19@CHC5010100
7/20@CHC0000000
7/21@CHC3221110
Two Week Schedule
JULY /AUGUST
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
21
@CHC
W5-1
22
23
@NYM
7:10 pm
24
@NYM
7:10 pm
25
@NYM
12:10 pm
26
SF
10:10 pm
27
SF
8:40 pm
28
SF
4:10 pm
29
BAL
10:10 pm
30
BAL
3:40 pm
31
1
@LAD
10:10 pm
2
@LAD
10:10 pm
3
@LAD
9:10 pm
Fantasy Points by Week
4

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1

3

3

0
0
0
0
0
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12

13

3

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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2017CLE111312011300 .214 .154 .154
2018CLE-SD21566103851900 .258 .375 .179
2019SD41119132641173000 .277 .378 .218
Total 731882038720135200 .267 .362 .202
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2017CLEC30440001.000
2018SDC10101071034001.000
2019SDOF1000000 ---
2019SDC32302642501220 .992
Total  46403753571620 .995
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2017CLE00200010
2018CLE-SD202100102
2019SD514510314
Total 716810426
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013R-Azl Indians3010516329142451831 .348 .524 .305
2014ASX-Mahoning Valley Scra662483270174236184724 .339 .407 .282
2015AFX-Lake County Captains1093914595130953387841 .324 .345 .243
2016AFX-Lake County602394183173751153910 .384 .531 .347
2016AFA-Lynchburg421682256121429132412 .380 .488 .333
2017AA-Akron RubberDucks92347521032121452245372 .346 .490 .297
Total 39914982084398911402451132591810 .346 .447 .293
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/180
Birthdate:
10/27/1995
Age:
23
Hometown:
Bani, DR
Bats/Throws:
S/R
Team:
San Diego Padres
College:

MLB Experience:
3