Erick Mejia Scouting Report & Game Video
Dates Observed: May 30, 2018
Team/Organization: Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Kansas City Royals)
League/Level: Texas League (Double-A)
Scouting Notes: Erick Mejia is a former Dodgers farmhand traded over this past winter to the Royals; pretty decent glove man at shortstop with some real ability to pick it there. Arm is OK from deep in the hole; throws are generally accurate on the run and off balance, and he moves well on the ball with a good first step, particularly up the middle/to his glove-hand side. Good overall defender with some chance to stick at short, even in part-time/bench capacity … Liked his bat considerably more in my 2016 look at High-A Rancho Cucamonga with the Dodgers than what I saw here; felt he had a better handle on his offensive game there, too, while jump to Double-A/new org has proven a challenge. Switch-hitter with versatility to match up, but little by way of power; producing a fair amount of weak ground ball contact from both sides. Just not doing much damage to the ball … Glove will likely have to be carrying tool for Erick Mejia, especially considering his foot speed is just OK (4.29 up the line from the RHH box) and he lacks real power even consistently with line drives in the gaps. Likely up-and-down life ahead for him, or maybe a future as a utility/platoon man (45 FV) at ceiling. Can’t see him as a big league regular.
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