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Indians catcher Francisco Mejia looked right at home in Major League camp with the Indians this spring. That impressed manager Terry Francona, especially considering the catching prospect topped out at Class A Lynchburg last season.
The Indians have a fair share of decisions to make on their Major League roster as they prepare to defend their American League pennant. Before that, they made some key decisions Friday, adding slick-hitting catcher Francisco Mejia to their 40-man roster while claiming left-handed pitchers Edwin Escobar and Tim Cooney off waivers.
|March 15, 2017||Cleveland Indians optioned Francisco Mejia to Akron RubberDucks.|
|November 18, 2016||Cleveland Indians selected the contract of C Francisco Mejia from Lynchburg Hillcats.|
|July 13, 2016||Lynchburg Hillcats activated C Francisco Mejia from the temporarily inactive list.|
|July 9, 2016||Lynchburg Hillcats placed C Francisco Mejia on the temporarily inactive list.|
|June 27, 2016||C Francisco Mejia assigned to Lynchburg Hillcats from Lake County Captains.|
|March 24, 2016||C Francisco Mejia assigned to Cleveland Indians.|
|April 6, 2015||C Francisco Mejia assigned to Lake County Captains from Mahoning Valley Scrappers.|
|June 11, 2014||C Francisco Mejia assigned to Mahoning Valley Scrappers from AZL Indians.|
|June 20, 2013||C Francisco Mejia assigned to AZL Indians.|
Full name FRANCISCO JOSE MEJIA \meh-HEE-ya\...Single... Studied at Las Carreras de Baní …Son, Francisco Miguel (10/18/2016)…Favorite team as a child was the New York Yankees and his favorite players were Manny Ramirez and Robinson Canó…Favorite movies (Fast and Furious and Scary Movie); favorite NBA team is the Cleveland Cavaliers.2016
Hit a combined .342 (139-407) in 2016 with 63 runs, 29 doubles, 4 triples, 11 home runs and 80 RBI between Class A Lake County and A Lynchburg (.382/.514/.896)... He led all Indians Minor League hitters in average and OPS (.896) and ranked fifth in RBI and hits...His overall .342 batting average was also fifth-highest in all of Minor League Baseball in 2016 (min. 400 plate apps)...The Bani, Dominican Republic native hit in 50 consecutive games from May 27-August 13, the longest hitting streak in the Minors in 62 years and tied for fourth longest in Minor League history... He was named an organizational allstar and the 84th-overall MiLB prospect by MLB.com and enters 2017 as the top organizational prospect and best hitter for average in the system according to Baseball America... Hit .333 (92-276) vs. RHP for the year with 19 2B, 3 3B, 7 HR, 47 RBI and .359 (47-131) vs. left-handed pitching with 10 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR & 33 RBI (.932 OPS)...Hit .419 (39-93) in June with 7 2B, 6 HR and 22 RBI in 23 games on his way to Topps June Player of the Month honors... Appeared in 9 games for Estrellas in the DWL after the season.2015
Appeared in 109 of Lake County's 137 games...His 53 RBI were the second-most among Captains players... Entered the 2016 season ranked as the 10th-best prospect and Best Defensive Catcher in the Indians organization by Baseball America2014
The Indians seventh-best prospect, ninth-best prospect in the New York-Penn League (Baseball America), started 52 games at catcher for the Scrappers, batting .319 (23-72) with RISP, hitting 6 doubles, 2 triples, 1 homer and 33 RBI...Mejia led Mahoning Valley in hits (70), triples (4) and total bases (101).2013
Signed as a non-drafted free agent in July, 18-year-old Mejia led the AZL Tribe in batting, wrapping up the season with a .305 average (32-105), 9 doubles, a triple, 4 homers, 24 RBI and a .872 OPS (.348 OBP/.524 SLG).