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
85%
Recommended by
40 of 47 experts
15%
Recommended by
7 of 47 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
   
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  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 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
Omar Narvaez went 0-for-2 with two walks in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 29th
 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
Omar Narvaez went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and an RBI single in Tuesday's 6-0 win over the Pirates.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 18th
 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
Omar Narvaez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Saturday's 2-1 win over the White Sox.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 15th
 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
Omar Narvaez went 3-for-5 with an RBI single and a run scored in Friday's 9-7 loss to the White Sox.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
 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
Omar Narvaez went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and a double in Thursday’s 11-5 loss to the Reds.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 13th
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