- Height / Weight
- 5' 10" / 180 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/27/1995 (24)
San Diego Padres catcher Francisco Mejia (oblique) has been activated from the 10-day injured list on Tuesday. Mejia went down in late August with a right oblique strain. Austin Hedges will draw the start behind the plate and bat eighth versus righty Brandon Woodruff. Hedges does not have any DFS appeal here, so go ahead and avoid him. It's unclear how much Mejia is going to play down the stretch.
San Diego Padres catcher Francisco Mejia (oblique) could return soon, per manager Andy Green. Hell take batting practice in the coming days, play some instructional ball then rejoin the club if all goes well. Mejia's been out since August 28 with a strained right oblique. The 23-year-old is making his case as the Friars long-term backstop, slashing a strong .309/.361/.527 with six homers since the All-Star break. Coupled with incumbent Austin Hedges abysmal offensive track record, Mejia should get his shot. If Mejia returns in 2019, he makes for a strong stretch-run option and remains a key asset in dynasty.
San Diego Padres backstop Francisco Mejia is starting in left field and batting second Sunday versus Red Sox lefty Brian Johnson. It's his fourth start of the year in the outfield this season, and second in the last week as we may see him receive more starts there moving forward. The Friars called up catching prospect Austin Allen yesterday perhaps hinting that Mejia will see less time behind the dish. It would certainly help the switch-hitter get more playing time and become a more significant fantasy contributor, although he has done well in his part-time action. Mejia could find fantasy relevance in single-catcher mixed leagues if he begins to shift to the outfield.