Mejía with the Lake County Captains in 2016
|San Diego Padres – No. 27|
|Catcher / Outfielder|
|Born: October 27, 1995|
Baní, Peravia, Dominican Republic
|September 1, 2017, for the Cleveland Indians|
|MLB statistics |
(through 2018 season)
|Runs batted in||9|
Francisco José Mejía (born October 27, 1995) is a Dominican professional baseball catcher and outfielder for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his major league debut with the Cleveland Indians in 2017.
In July 2012, Mejía signed with the Cleveland Indians for over $100,000 as a non-drafted international free agent. He made his professional debut in 2013 with the Arizona Indians of the Rookie-level Arizona League with whom he spent the season, batting .205 with four home runs and 24 RBIs in 30 games. In 2014, he played for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers of the Class A-Short Season New York-Penn League where he posted a .282 batting average with two home runs and 36 RBIs in 66 games. He spent 2015 with the Lake County Captains of the Class A Midwest League; there, he batted .243/.324/.345 with nine home runs and 53 RBIs.
In 2016, Mejía began the season again with Lake County, and was promoted to the Lynchburg Hillcats of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League in June. At the time of his promotion, Mejía was in the midst of a hitting streak that had reached 24 games. His hitting streak lasted for 50 games, and was the fourth-longest streak in the history of Minor League Baseball. He was reported to be involved in a trade to the Milwaukee Brewers for Jonathan Lucroy; however, the trade fell apart after Lucroy would not waive his no trade clause. In 102 total games between Lake County and Lynchburg, he posted a combined .342 batting average with 11 home runs, 80 RBIs and an .896 OPS. The Indians added him to their 40-man roster after the season. In 2016-17 he played for the Estrellas de Oriente of the Dominican Winter League, and batted .227/.217/.227 in nine games.
Mejía began the 2017 season with the Akron RubberDucks of the Class AA Eastern League. After batting .297 with 14 home runs and 52 RBIs, he was called up to the major leagues for the first time on September 1, 2017. In the Major Leagues for the 2017 season, he batted .154/.214/.154 in 11 games.
San Diego Padres
Mejía was traded to the San Diego Padres in exchange for Brad Hand and Adam Cimber on July 19, 2018. The Padres assigned him to the El Paso Chihuahuas of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League. The Padres recalled Mejía from the minors on September 4, 2018
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