Adalberto Mejia

Born: 06/20/1993 (Age: 26)
Bats: Right
Throws: Left
Arm Slot: Low 3/4
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 195
Primary Position: LHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: Signed as international free agent February 1, 2011 (SFG); Acquired in trade for E. Nunez 7/28/16 (MIN)
Entry Point: IFA
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: May 24th, 2016
Dates Seen: 5/18/2016
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Richmond Flying Squirrels
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Physical Description
Wide shoulders, broad build; high waist with thin lower half; big midsection and gut; weight is distributed through upper half; heavier than listed weight; bad body projection and will be high maintenance going forward.
Mechanical Notes
Limited athleticism; moderate leg kick; rotational with shoulders and hips; lands stiff on front leg; above-average arm speed with small arm path to low 3/4 slot; off balance at release; struggles to repeat later in outings; will vary arm slot on secondary offerings.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2017 40 45 Role 40; Long Reliever Low
Pitch Present Future Sitting Max Comments
Fastball
Fastball 50 50 88-91 92 Below-average command; arm-side run; can work to both sides early; will reach back for 92 mph when needed; two-seam action in 85-to-86 mph range; true pitch that hitters can see early.
Below-average command; arm-side run; can work to both sides early; will reach back for 92 mph when needed; two-seam action in 85-to-86 mph range; true pitch that hitters can see early.
Slider
Slider 45 45 78-80 81 Below-average command; some depth with tilt; can vary shape and bite; can break early and be seen by hitters; lacks true bite and velocity to be effective weapon.
Below-average command; some depth with tilt; can vary shape and bite; can break early and be seen by hitters; lacks true bite and velocity to be effective weapon.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 50 50 80-84 85 Average command; has fastball look out of hand; late, slight fade; can throw to both RHH/LHH; can get firm and straight at 84-to-85 mph; best secondary pitch.
Average command; has fastball look out of hand; late, slight fade; can throw to both RHH/LHH; can get firm and straight at 84-to-85 mph; best secondary pitch.
Overall Command
Overall Command 40 40  
Overall Control
Overall Control 50 50  
Overall Summary
Mejia is an overweight starter presently, with three pitches that work in the fringe-average to average range. Mejia has the pitchability and sequencing ability to get hitters out at the Double-A level but gets fatigued early and struggles to repeat his mechanics later in starts. His overall command profile is effected by this, and will ultimately effect his future role at the highest level. Early in games, Mejia can work all three pitches with average command and show the signs of a #5 starter but after 40-to-50 pitches, he gets tired and lazy within himself and all pitches play down. Overall, Mejia has the arsenal to contribute to a major league team in a long-relief role.