Ernesto Mejia

Date: 05/18/16
Position: 1B
Age: 30
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 260
B/T: R/R
Acquisition Period: Signed as international free agent, April 2014 (Saitama Seibu Lions)
School: N/A

NPB Prospect Profile

A career minor leaguer in the Braves’ and Royals’ systems, Mejia is currently leading the NPB in both home runs (14) and RBI (36). Mejia made the move to Japan in 2014 and quickly established himself as an extreme power threat with 34 and 27 home runs in his first two years with the Lions. He has picked up right where he left off in 2015 with a 1.060 OPS and 14 jacks already in 2016, through just 35 games. Generally speaking, not many foreign hitters end up coming back to the big leagues and make an impact, however Mejia’s power display should have him on MLB scouts’ radars for the rest of the season.