Who Should I Draft?

Francisco Mejia or Yan Gomes (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Francisco Mejia
C,DH - SD
Francisco Mejia
Yan Gomes
C - WSH
Yan Gomes
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
33 of 45 experts
27%
Recommended by
12 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 183# 200
Best Rank# 112# 113
Worst Rank# 277# 334
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 223# 264
Best Rank# 200# 207
Worst Rank# 300# 301
   
Projections 
   
Runs3637
Home Runs1012
RBI3842
Stolen Bases10
Batting Average.251.242
   
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  Francisco Mejia
C,DH - SD
Francisco Mejia
Yan Gomes
C - WSH
Yan Gomes
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats56403
   
Runs652
   
Hits10107
   
Singles565
   
Doubles226
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs316
   
RBI848
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks521
   
Strikeouts19119
   
Batting Average.179.266
   
On Base Pct.258.313
   
Slugging Pct.375.449
   
On-base Plus Slugging.633.762
   
  Francisco Mejia
C,DH - SD
Francisco Mejia
Yan Gomes
C - WSH
Yan Gomes
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats316318
   
Runs3637
   
Hits7977
   
Singles5247
   
Doubles1716
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1012
   
RBI3842
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks2019
   
Strikeouts7491
   
Batting Average.251.242
   
On Base Pct.297.285
   
Slugging Pct.408.412
   
On-base Plus Slugging.704.698
   
  Francisco Mejia
C,DH - SD
Francisco Mejia
Yan Gomes
C - WSH
Yan Gomes
News 
 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
Yan Gomes was removed from Monday's game against the Brewers with a left forearm contusion after he was hit by a pitch by Jhoulys Chacin.
Dan Harris
Mon, May 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
Nationals catcher Yan Gomes went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run in Friday's loss to the San Diego Padres. The homer was his second of the season.
Mike Maher
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
Washington catcher Yan Gomes went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The homer was his first of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Apr 9th
 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
Yan Gomes went 1-for-4 with the double, a run scored and a strikeout.
Kari Thomas
Sun, Mar 31st
 Francisco Mejia went 1-for-4 in Tuesday's 7-6 loss to the Mets.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 8th
 
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
Gomes was one of only two catchers last year to bat .266 with 50+ runs scored. That may not feel like much, but the catching position is rough. He'll add 15 homers too, making him a top 10 fantasy catching option this year.
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
Gomes' 2018 (.266, 16 HR, 48 RBI, 52 runs) was enough to make him a top-10 catcher last season. Yet he's now going to split time in Washington with Kurt Suzuki, who posted similar numbers (.271, 12 HR, 50 RBI, 45 runs) in a timeshare for the Braves. That makes both of them solid second catchers who can fill is as a one-catcher stopgap if the other one gets hurt.
Andrew Gould - 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