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
68%
Recommended by
32 of 47 experts
32%
Recommended by
15 of 47 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
   
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  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-4 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored in the Padres' 6-4 loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 26th
Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro went 2-for-4 with two home runs, five RBI, two runs scored, and a walk in Monday's win over the Mets. The homers were his 16th and 17th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 24th
 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
Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Reds. The homer was his 13th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Aug 27th
 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
Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro went 3-for-4 with a home run in Saturday's loss to the Phillies. The homer was his 12th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Aug 25th
 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
Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI in Thursday's win over the Braves.
Mike Maher
Fri, Aug 9th
 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
Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Chicago White Sox. The homer was his 11th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jul 23rd
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