Who Should I Draft?

Francisco Mejia or Jorge Alfaro (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Francisco Mejia
C,DH - SD
Francisco Mejia
Jorge Alfaro
C - MIA
Jorge Alfaro
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
31 of 45 experts
31%
Recommended by
14 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 183# 196
Best Rank# 112# 116
Worst Rank# 277# 261
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 223# 263
Best Rank# 200# 236
Worst Rank# 300# 306
   
Projections 
   
Runs3641
Home Runs1012
RBI3845
Stolen Bases12
Batting Average.251.243
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL7
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 166
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 159# 189
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 176
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 137
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 197# 201
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 184
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 175
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 112# 202
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 114# 140
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 178
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 245# 248
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 188# 205
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 173
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 182# 218
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 175# 199
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 197# 201
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 142# 167
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 174# 187
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 173# 184
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 128
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 170# 196
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 215# 261
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 178# 218
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 133# 210
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 182# 208
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 166# 169
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 182# 196
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 134# 181
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 197# 240
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 133# 197
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 151
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 123# 116
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 159# 144
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 175# 169
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 183# 127
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 188# 179
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 191# 185
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 206# 185
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 207# 205
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 218# 172
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 277# 257
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 161
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 188
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 222
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 226
   
  Francisco Mejia
C,DH - SD
Francisco Mejia
Jorge Alfaro
C - MIA
Jorge Alfaro
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats56344
   
Runs635
   
Hits1090
   
Singles562
   
Doubles216
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs310
   
RBI837
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks518
   
Strikeouts19138
   
Batting Average.179.262
   
On Base Pct.258.324
   
Slugging Pct.375.407
   
On-base Plus Slugging.633.731
   
  Francisco Mejia
C,DH - SD
Francisco Mejia
Jorge Alfaro
C - MIA
Jorge Alfaro
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats316410
   
Runs3641
   
Hits7999
   
Singles5267
   
Doubles1719
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs1012
   
RBI3845
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2021
   
Strikeouts74144
   
Batting Average.251.243
   
On Base Pct.297.279
   
Slugging Pct.408.384
   
On-base Plus Slugging.704.663
   
  Francisco Mejia
C,DH - SD
Francisco Mejia
Jorge Alfaro
C - MIA
Jorge Alfaro
News 
 Francisco Mejia went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk as the Padres fell to the Pirates 6-3 on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, and four RBIs in Sunday's win over the San Diego Padres. The homer was his ninth of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 3rd
 Francisco Mejia hit his first homer of the year on Tuesday as the Padres beat the Brewers 4-1.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 19th
Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's win over the San Francisco Giants. The homer was his eighth of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, May 29th
 The Padres activated Francisco Mejia (knee) off IL and optioned him to Triple-A El Paso.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, three RBIs, and two runs scored in Friday's loss to the Washington Nationals. The homer was his seventh of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, May 25th
 Francisco Mejia (knee) has been cleared to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 22nd
Jorge Alfaro is considered day-to-day after being diagnosed with a mild left calf strain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 18th
 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
Jorge Alfaro exited Saturday's game versus the Mets with an apparent leg injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 18th
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
Alfaro is dealing with a knee issue that may keep him out at the start of the season, but he has so little competition in Miami that fantasy owners may still get 350 to 400 at-bats and the counting stats that go with it. Don't be surprised if he hits near his career .270 average once again either.
Bobby Sylvester - 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