Who Should I Draft?

Francisco Cervelli or Francisco Mejia (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Francisco Mejia
C,DH - SD
Francisco Mejia
Francisco Cervelli
C - ATL
Francisco Cervelli
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
27 of 53 experts
49%
Recommended by
26 of 53 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 183# 184
Best Rank# 112# 108
Worst Rank# 277# 311
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 223# 228
Best Rank# 200# 214
Worst Rank# 300# 314
   
Projections 
   
Runs3644
Home Runs1010
RBI3847
Stolen Bases13
Batting Average.251.258
   
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# 159
   
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# 137
   
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Beast Dome
# 175
   
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Fantasy Team Advice
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  Francisco Mejia
C,DH - SD
Francisco Mejia
Francisco Cervelli
C - ATL
Francisco Cervelli
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats56332
   
Runs639
   
Hits1086
   
Singles556
   
Doubles215
   
Triples03
   
Home Runs312
   
RBI857
   
Stolen Bases02
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks551
   
Strikeouts1984
   
Batting Average.179.259
   
On Base Pct.258.378
   
Slugging Pct.375.431
   
On-base Plus Slugging.633.809
   
  Francisco Mejia
C,DH - SD
Francisco Mejia
Francisco Cervelli
C - ATL
Francisco Cervelli
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats316362
   
Runs3644
   
Hits7993
   
Singles5265
   
Doubles1716
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs1010
   
RBI3847
   
Stolen Bases13
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks2049
   
Strikeouts7487
   
Batting Average.251.258
   
On Base Pct.297.346
   
Slugging Pct.408.396
   
On-base Plus Slugging.704.742
   
  Francisco Mejia
C,DH - SD
Francisco Mejia
Francisco Cervelli
C - ATL
Francisco Cervelli
News 
 Francisco Mejia went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in the Padres' win over the Red Sox on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 26th
Francisco Cervelli went 0-for-1 with two walks, a steal, and a run scored in the Pirates' 5-4 win over the Rangers on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, May 7th
 Francisco Mejia went 2-for-3 with a triple, a walk, an RBI, and a run scored in the Padres' loss to the Phillies on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 17th
Francisco Cervelli went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in the Pirates' 6-2 loss to the Dodgers on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Apr 27th
 Francisco Mejia stayed hot on Sunday versus the Rockies, going 3-for-4 with a homer and a double as the Padres fell 8-3.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 12th
Francisco Cervelli went 1-for-4 with a two-run double and a run scored in the Pirates' 4-1 win over the Giants on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Apr 20th
 Francisco Mejia went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the Padres' 7-1 win over the Rockies on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 10th
Francisco Cervelli went 0-for-4 with a strikeout on Sunday versus the Nationals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 15th
 Francisco Mejia went 3-for-4 with a solo homer in the Padres' 3-2 loss to the Mariners on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 7th
Francisco Cervelli went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in the Pirates' 5-2 win over the Cubs on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Apr 11th
Notes 
 Catcher is so bad that prospect pedigree has kept Mejia in top-10 consideration despite batting .176 (12-for-69) in the majors. Even his Triple-A production dipped (.279/.328/.426) after getting traded from Cleveland to San Diego, where Austin Hedges is still clamoring for reps behind the plate. Contact and power upside still makes the 23-year-old Mejia a viable dart throw for anyone who missed out on the big names. Those in one-catcher leagues, however, should move on quickly if he's not playing much in April.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Among all catchers with 200 plate appearances, Cervelli corralled the second-highest wOBA (.355) behind Wilson Ramos. His modest 12 homers comfortably cleared his previous high of seven, but concussions limited him to 404 plate appearances. He's unlikely to turn into a big bopper during his age-33 season, but Cervelli is a fine placeholder while healthy.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Mejia hit .293 with 14 home runs over 110 games between the Indians' and Padres' AAA affiliates last season, a close approximation of his numbers for Cleveland's AA affiliate the year prior. Between 2017 and 2018, he's hit just .176 over his first 76 Major League plate appearances, but the contact skills he's displayed in the minors are exceedingly rare among Major League backstops. The bigger question is how often he'll play -- he will need to battle Austin Hedges for playing time behind the plate and may have trouble squeezing into the Padres' crowded outfield rotation. Despite the uncertainty, Mejia is a high-upside talent who is worth considering once the top eight starting catchers are off the board.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 
 Much of Mejia's production will depend on where he plays this season. The Padres are among the front-runners to land J.T. Realmuto, which oddly enough, would help Mejia a great deal. As it is now, the catching prospect is stuck behind Austin Hedges, who is among the top defensive catchers in baseball, but a trade to Miami, or perhaps even Cleveland or Cincinnati, would make him a fringe top 12 fantasy catcher right away. Mejia has more pop than your average catcher already and could eventually hit around .290 as his approach matures.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros