Who Should I Draft?

Francisco Cervelli or Francisco Mejia (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  Francisco Cervelli
C - PIT
Francisco Cervelli
Francisco Mejia
C,DH - SD
Francisco Mejia
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
25 of 50 experts
50%
Recommended by
25 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 181# 183
Best Rank# 108# 112
Worst Rank# 311# 277
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 228# 223
Best Rank# 214# 200
Worst Rank# 314# 300
   
Projections 
   
Runs4436
Home Runs1010
RBI4738
Stolen Bases31
Batting Average.258.251
   
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Injury AlertIL10-
   
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# 175# 166
   
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# 159
   
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# 137
   
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# 175
   
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Fantasy Team Advice
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# 150# 183
   
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# 153# 215
   
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# 157# 182
   
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# 158# 206
   
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# 167
   
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# 177
   
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# 181
   
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# 186# 191
   
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  Francisco Cervelli
C - PIT
Francisco Cervelli
Francisco Mejia
C,DH - SD
Francisco Mejia
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats33256
   
Runs396
   
Hits8610
   
Singles565
   
Doubles152
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs123
   
RBI578
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks515
   
Strikeouts8419
   
Batting Average.259.179
   
On Base Pct.378.258
   
Slugging Pct.431.375
   
On-base Plus Slugging.809.633
   
  Francisco Cervelli
C - PIT
Francisco Cervelli
Francisco Mejia
C,DH - SD
Francisco Mejia
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats362316
   
Runs4436
   
Hits9379
   
Singles6552
   
Doubles1617
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs1010
   
RBI4738
   
Stolen Bases31
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks4920
   
Strikeouts8774
   
Batting Average.258.251
   
On Base Pct.346.297
   
Slugging Pct.396.408
   
On-base Plus Slugging.742.704
   
  Francisco Cervelli
C - PIT
Francisco Cervelli
Francisco Mejia
C,DH - SD
Francisco Mejia
News 
 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
The Padres activated Francisco Mejia (knee) off IL and optioned him to Triple-A El Paso.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
 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 (knee) has been cleared to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 22nd
 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
The Padres have placed Francisco Mejia on the 10-day injured list with a left knee sprain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 11th
 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 1-for-4 in Tuesday's 7-6 loss to the Mets.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 8th
 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
Francisco Mejia went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts in the Padres' 4-3 win over the Braves on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 1st
Notes 
 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
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
  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