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Francisco Mejia - C CLE

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3 minutes ago, STLSU said:

Yes plus Mejia adds switch hitting capability, OF value and has been hot lately.  Could at least spell Chisenhall if someone else can handle RF (probably Allen) and put Mejia in LF.  Maybe DH Brantley and try E5 at 1B.

 

Mejia will be an above average C as well.  The arm is there already.

I agree, seems like they could find room for him right now. Risk/reward for playing him now in regards to trade value (if the Indians decide to go that route).

 

Might be as simple as Mejia finally is starting to look comfortable, 10 game hit streak just ended, so they want to keep him in AAA for a little longer?

 

Who knows.

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Hold up.

 

Haase in the lineup for AAA tonight, no Mejia.

 

Could be getting the call?

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2 minutes ago, phisouza33 said:

Is this guy even a catcher? ESPN only has him as DH, wth

UTIL in Yahoo

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4 minutes ago, phisouza33 said:

Whats he been playing in aaa?

27 starts at C

14 starts at LF, 1 start in RF

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Posted (edited)

Kind of strange.  They should assign his eligibility as his primary position coming in from the minors.

 

ETA CBS has him as a C.

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28 minutes ago, davidgoretiz said:

27 starts at C

14 starts at LF, 1 start in RF

And that translates to DH/utility eligibility? Unreal

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17 minutes ago, STLSU said:

Kind of strange.  They should assign his eligibility as his primary position coming in from the minors.

 

ETA CBS has him as a C.

He used to be assigned as a C. Cleveland announced they would be shifting him to the OF so they adjusted his eligibility. I agree that they should pay attention to whats going on in the minors, but their eligibility rules don't apply to that level. It's also kind of hard to rely on Minor League positional information since a lot of these guys are getting moved around just to get exposure to different positions. Either way, I really hope they let him play at C and he sticks. I'm really sick of the C carousel. 

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1 minute ago, Dark Kn19ht said:

 Either way, I really hope they let him play at C and he sticks. I'm really sick of the C carousel. 

 

Looking at rookie Minor League catching options, there aren't many exciting names.  John Ryan Murphy guy in AZ.  He is already 27 though.  His hard contact seems to be his main draw/calling card and his zone and overall contact numbers are MLB average (great for a C).  Chance Sisco has struggled at the MLB level though as have Carson Kelly and Victor Caratini.  Jake Rogers in DET system needs more minors work.  Jorge Alfaro has shown major league some pop and potential. 

 

IMO as far as potential  elite options go, there's  Danny Jansen in the TOR system who is probably the closest to Mejia's talent level and fantasy potential.  Zack Collins in the CWS system who will be good as will Sean Murphy in OAK.  Ruiz in LAD system as well but he is a ways off from the Show.  

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Imagine if this guy was C elgible on yahoo.... but as UTIL there is almost no value here this season.

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3 hours ago, STLSU said:

 

Looking at rookie Minor League catching options, there aren't many exciting names.  John Ryan Murphy guy in AZ.  He is already 27 though.  His hard contact seems to be his main draw/calling card and his zone and overall contact numbers are MLB average (great for a C).  Chance Sisco has struggled at the MLB level though as have Carson Kelly and Victor Caratini.  Jake Rogers in DET system needs more minors work.  Jorge Alfaro has shown major league some pop and potential. 

 

IMO as far as potential  elite options go, there's  Danny Jansen in the TOR system who is probably the closest to Mejia's talent level and fantasy potential.  Zack Collins in the CWS system who will be good as will Sean Murphy in OAK.  Ruiz in LAD system as well but he is a ways off from the Show.  

Andrew Knizer is also someone to watch.  Not necessarily star potential, but good offensive tools and good enough to stick at catcher.

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35 minutes ago, DJSatane said:

Imagine if this guy was C elgible on yahoo.... but as UTIL there is almost no value here this season.

Pretty much.  I didn't even think of that (mainly because I didn't look), as I was considering picking him up since I have a revolving door at C right now and wouldn't mind using him whenever he played.

 

I can understand him not being C eligible anymore though since he was called up last year and never played there.  Still, he may play there at some point since he technically is the backup catcher now, but at the moment, it does make him nearly worthless.

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2 hours ago, DJSatane said:

Imagine if this guy was C elgible on yahoo.... but as UTIL there is almost no value here this season.

 

It only takes a mere 5 starts to get C on Yahoo this season and even retain it all through next year as well.  So yes he will have a TON of value this season.

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6 minutes ago, The Big Bat Theory said:

 

It only takes a mere 5 starts to get C on Yahoo this season and even retain it all through next year as well.  So yes he will have a TON of value this season.

That is if he gets enough starts to be worthwhile even when/if he gets the 5 he needs.  A lot depends on how long Perez is out and if Mejia wakes up from his season long coma.

 

In regards to his value, it should probably be rephrased that he has almost no value right now in leagues where he's not catcher eligible.  If he still has a chance of sticking around for a while after he gets the eligibility, then maybe.

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Grand slam last night

 

Multi hit games in 8 of his last 10 games

 

AVG up to .243, started June at .190

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2 H and 1 B tonight

 

Multi hit games in 13 of his last 18 games 

 

Batting .416 this month. AVG up to .261, started June at .190

 

While the above average AVG is expected, I'm continuing to monitor his BB:K ratios throughout the year. His walk tonight was his first since May 30th. 

 

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This guy is on fire. He gets 2 hits almost every night. Figure the tribe have to call him up in July if he keeps hitting. Can sub at C, LF, and DH. 

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4-5 last night. Almost amazingly this guys average is approaching 300. For most of the year he us been sub 200. What a streak. 

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8 minutes ago, crotchcrickets said:

is he playing catcher or outfield?

Really wishing ESPN had him as C eligible...

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OAKLAND -- While Roberto Perez was guiding Indians starter Trevor Bauer through another solid start on Friday night, catching prospect Francisco Mejia was continuing his torrid streak at the plate for Triple-A Columbus. Mejia collected four hits, marking his seventh multi-hit game in a row.Mejia's incredible offensive showing in June for the Clippers has some Tribe fans wondering why the Indians' top prospect has not found his way back to the Major Leagues.

 

Yan Gomes has been one of the American League's top catchers so far this year, but Perez has struggled at the plate (.141/.231/.228 in 92 at-bats) as the backup. Indians manager Terry Francona emphasized again on Saturday that Perez's worth extends beyond the batter's box."We signed Roberto to a four-year contract," Francona said. "And it's not just your batting average. We'd love all our guys to be hitting .300 -- that'd be great. But you're talking about running a staff, doing all the things that 'Berto has taken the time to learn. Now, I don't want to [downplay what Mejia is doing]. I'm thrilled the kid Mejia is doing what he's doing, because I think we all feel like this kid's going to help us.

 

The other thing is you've got a young kid. You don't want him to come up and sit the bench. That's not developing. On the flip side of that, we called him up for that one day, because we thought it might give him a shot in the arm. He wasn't doing very good, and then he took off. So, maybe that helped."

 

Since his one-day stint in the Majors on June 11, the 22-year-old Mejia -- rated as the top-ranked catching prospect in baseball, per MLB Pipeline -- has hit .500 with a 1.301 OPS in 16 games. Through 23 games in June, the switch-hitter had a .457 average and a 1.192 OPS with 17 multi-hit games.Mejia was batting .178 with a .513 OPS after an 0-for-5 showing on May 24, but has hit at a .443 (1.167 OPS) since then in 116 plate appearances. On the year, he is batting .287 with seven homers, 18 doubles, 26 runs and 38 RBIs in 66 games for Columbus.

 

Due to having Gomes and Perez in the big leagues, Mejia has split his time between catching (35 starts) and the outfield (20 starts) this season. Francona reminded that Mejia's transition to the outfield remains a work in progress."He's not ready," Francona said. "But I think there was some talk of trying to play him a little bit more, maybe with trying to have next year be an option. Like, when you go into the winter, at least having it be an option. The hard thing is he really wants to be a catcher. And I understand that. We're trying to tell him, 'Hey, we think you're a good catcher, but if you can do this, you might get to the big leagues quicker.' Until a kid's sold on it, though, I'm not sure."

 

 

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Keep him at catcher ffs. Lol at turning a possible perennial all star catcher to a pedestrian outfielder.

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Posted (edited)

I'm as happy about his turnaround and as high on him as a catcher for fantasy as most people, but unless there's a clear path to playing time, it's all almost meaningless. If Gomes falls on his face, then maybe.  I hate to be a downer, but it's a great turnaround for Mejia and nothing more than that really at the moment.

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