Who Should I Draft?

Francisco Mejia or Omar Narvaez (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Francisco Mejia
C,DH - SD
Francisco Mejia
Omar Narvaez
C - SEA
Omar Narvaez
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
38 of 45 experts
16%
Recommended by
7 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 183# 224
Best Rank# 112# 121
Worst Rank# 277# 299
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 223# 303
Best Rank# 200# 243
Worst Rank# 300# 386
   
Projections 
   
Runs3638
Home Runs108
RBI3836
Stolen Bases11
Batting Average.251.261
   
Misc 
   
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# 166
   
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# 159
   
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# 183# 192
   
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# 159# 168
   
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# 137
   
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# 182
   
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Razzball
# 166
   
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# 207# 202
   
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# 174
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 233
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 234
   
  Francisco Mejia
C,DH - SD
Francisco Mejia
Omar Narvaez
C - SEA
Omar Narvaez
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats56280
   
Runs630
   
Hits1077
   
Singles553
   
Doubles214
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs39
   
RBI830
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks538
   
Strikeouts1965
   
Batting Average.179.275
   
On Base Pct.258.366
   
Slugging Pct.375.429
   
On-base Plus Slugging.633.794
   
  Francisco Mejia
C,DH - SD
Francisco Mejia
Omar Narvaez
C - SEA
Omar Narvaez
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats316347
   
Runs3638
   
Hits7991
   
Singles5267
   
Doubles1715
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs108
   
RBI3836
   
Stolen Bases11
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2042
   
Strikeouts7471
   
Batting Average.251.261
   
On Base Pct.297.341
   
Slugging Pct.408.378
   
On-base Plus Slugging.704.719
   
  Francisco Mejia
C,DH - SD
Francisco Mejia
Omar Narvaez
C - SEA
Omar Narvaez
News 
 Francisco Mejia went 2-for-3 with a homer, a walk, and two runs scored in the Padres' 8-3 win over the Orioles on Tuesday evening.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 25th
Omar Narvaez went 2-for-3 with a walk, single, home run, one RBI, and two runs scored on Thursday against the Orioles.
Kamran Hoda
Fri, Jun 21st
 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
Omar Narvaez went 3-for-4 with two singles, a home run, two RBI, and three runs scored on Friday against Oakland.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Omar Narvaez went 2-for-6 with a home run, single, one walk, one RBI, and one run scored on Thursday against Houston.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, Jun 6th
 The Padres activated Francisco Mejia (knee) off IL and optioned him to Triple-A El Paso.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
Omar Narvaez went 2-for-3 with two singles, a walk, and one run scored on Tuesday against Texas.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, May 29th
 Francisco Mejia (knee) has been cleared to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 22nd
Mariners catcher Omar Narvaez left Wednesday's game against the Texas Rangers after fouling a ball off his knee and is considered day-to-day at this time.
Mike Maher
Wed, May 22nd
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
 
 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