Erick Mejia

Born: 11/09/1994 (Age: 24)
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 155
Primary Position: SS
Seconday Position: CF
Acquisition Period: Signed as international free agent June 30, 2012 (SEA); Acquired in trade for Joe Wieland, Jan. 12, 2016 (LAD)
Entry Point: IFA
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: May 27th, 2016
Dates Seen: 4/20, 4/21, 4/22, 5/20, 5/21
Level: High A
Affiliate: Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
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Physical Description
Long, lanky frame; slender, some wirey strength there. Squared shoulders.
Swing Mechanics
Slightly open from both sides; medium hand position with small load.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2019 40 45 Role 4: OF-5; Super-Utility player High
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 30 40 Level stroke, line drives/ground balls; small load; looks most comfortable from left side, gets hands out front and looks to drive to opposite field. Some trouble recognizing spin; swings early in count; below-average approach.
Level stroke, line drives/ground balls; small load; looks most comfortable from left side, gets hands out front and looks to drive to opposite field. Some trouble recognizing spin; swings early in count; below-average approach.
Raw Power 20 30 Has some strength projection, but does not project as power threat. Will get some carry on line drives; see future ability to hit gaps; present gap pop to left-center field gap from left side of plate.
Has some strength projection, but does not project as power threat. Will get some carry on line drives; see future ability to hit gaps; present gap pop to left-center field gap from left side of plate.
Run 60 60 Mid-grade 65: 4.05, 4.04, 4.11 HP-to-1B (all from LH Box); best run underway; long, athletic strides; goes 1st to 3rd with ease.
Mid-grade 65: 4.05, 4.04, 4.11 HP-to-1B (all from LH Box); best run underway; long, athletic strides; goes 1st to 3rd with ease.
Field 40 50 Athletic actions, but will get tight; tends to bend at waist and has hands get stiff at shortstop, especially on the move; wonder about his game clock; average range up the middle and slightly better going to his right.
Athletic actions, but will get tight; tends to bend at waist and has hands get stiff at shortstop, especially on the move; wonder about his game clock; average range up the middle and slightly better going to his right.
Throw 55 60 Has arm strength, but loses a fair bit when throwing on the move; unable to throw from angles with accuracy; best when going in the hole and can plant and throw. Has arm action that plays better in the outfield; see more consistent carry and accuracy there.
Has arm strength, but loses a fair bit when throwing on the move; unable to throw from angles with accuracy; best when going in the hole and can plant and throw. Has arm action that plays better in the outfield; see more consistent carry and accuracy there.
Overall Summary
Switch-hitting plus runner with the tools to fit into the super-utility role. Has the arm for shortstop, but lacks the instincts; speed plays better when he can lengthen out his strides. Some accuracy issues throwing from shortstop, but see that playing better in the outfield as well. Plus runner, but lacks aggressiveness at the plate, below-average approach overall; will expand the zone. Loose hands and has some bat speed; chance to develop some consistent gap pop; present ability to drive the ball to middle of field from the left side. A base-stealing threat because of his speed, but poor jumps and reads in these looks; runs best underway; overaggressive at times. Looseness to the actions; look for him to add strength. Like the energy, good reports on the makeup; believe he might be having trouble adjusting to his new organization; expect him to find more consistency across the board. Compares to Darnell Sweeney at the major league level.