Erick Augusto Mejia…resides in Villa Mella, Dominican Republic...began his career with Seattle from 2012-15.
Spent season with Triple-A Omaha in Royals organization...batted .245 (50x203) with 22 runs, 10 doubles, one triple, seven home runs, 30 RBI, one stolen base and 22 walks in 55 games,...appeared defensively at five positions: second base (8 G), third base (15 G), shortstop (11 G), center field (11 G) and right field (15 G)...participated in Olympic Games in Tokyo as a member of team Dominican Republic, earning a bronze medal...played for Licey in the Dominican Winter League and hit .128 (5x39) with five runs scored, one RBI, one stolen base and four walks over 12 games.
Made the Royals’ Opening Day roster for the first time and played in eight games, including stints from July 24- Aug. 6 and Sept. 16-23...Made all three of his starts at third base, and also appeared in one game at second base and two in left field…in the first 17 games of his career, he’s played five different positions: second base (2 times), third base (4 times), shortstop (1 time), left field (2 times) and center field (7 times)...Collected his only hit of the year on Sept. 20 at Milwaukee, doubling to lead off the sixth and snap an 0-for-13 skid, which dated back to the end of 2019...Recorded his lone steal on Sept. 16 at Detroit off Daniel Norris and Eric Haase, after reaching base via catcher’s interference.
Selected from Omaha on Sept. 3, and made his Major League debut on Sept. 5 vs. Detroit…played in nine games with the Royals, batting .227 (5-for-22) with a double, four RBI and three runs scored...Recorded his first hit on Sept. 15 vs. Houston, with an RBI infield single off Framber Valdez…collected RBI in four of his last seven games...Named the Omaha (AAA) Player of the Year, leading the club in batting average, runs, hits, total bases (189), doubles and RBI…also ranked tied for fourth in the Pacific Coast League in games played and ninth in at-bats...Tabbed an Organization All-Star by MiLB.com for the first time in his career...Appeared in games with Omaha at five different positions: second base (31), third base (21), shortstop (35), center field (29) and right field (8)...Clubbed his first professional grand slam on July 31 at Tacoma, collecting a career high five RBI…he and Jorge Bonifacio both hit slams in the 14-11 Storm Chasers win, marking the first time Omaha hit two slams in a game since Aug. 29, 2004 (Jarrod Patterson and Dee Brown).
Spent the whole year at Northwest Arkansas (AA), playing in a career high 136 games, which led the Texas League… also led the league in at-bats (540), and ranked second in runs scored (79), third in steals (34), tied for third in triples (7) and tied for sixth in hits (142) ... Named a Texas League midseason All-Star, starting the annual game at second base for the North Division ... His 79 runs scored were tied with Nick Pratto (Wilmington) for the most among Royals minor league players, while his hit total ranked fourth ... Appeared in games at second base (63), shortstop (59) and center field (14), his first time playing the outfield in his professional career ... Between May 1-June 30, hit .298 (64-for-215) with 11 doubles, four triples and three homers (.428 SLG)… however, he hit just .232 (26-for-112) during July ... Enjoyed a season-best 11-game hitting streak, Aug. 5-17, in which he batted .333 (16-for-48) with four doubles, a triple, a homer and 11 RBI ... Set career highs with four hits, two homers and four RBI on May 13 vs. Tulsa…it was his third career multi-homer contest and his first game with four hits since Aug. 7, 2016 with Rancho Cucamonga (A+) ... Played for Aguilas and Licey in the Dominican Winter League, batting .194 (14-for-72) with two doubles, two triples and a homer in 31 games.
Split the season between Rancho Cucamonga (A) and Tulsa (AA) and also appeared in one game with Oklahoma City (AAA) …played in a career-high 127 games, making starts at shortstop (46), third base (39) and second base (30)... Set career highs in doubles (21), homers (8), walks (45) and steals (28)... Ranked third in the Texas League with 25 stolen bases in 29 attempts (86.2 percent)…his 28 thefts overall were thirdmost among Dodgers' minor league players... After a slow start, batted .306/.375/.463 (70-for-229) with 13 doubles, a triple, seven homers and 40 runs scored in 62 games after the All-Star break... Named Texas League Player of the Week for the week ending July 30…batted .440 (11-for-25) with two doubles, four homers and seven RBI during the week of July 24-30... Recorded his first two career multi-homer games, July 27 and July 30 vs. Arkansas…also set a career high with four RBI in the July 27 contest.
Played in 124 games at Rancho Cucamonga, making 110 starts at shortstop and 13 at second base ... Named a California League postseason All-Star, batting .317/.375/.422 (85-for-268) after the break…tied for the league lead in triples (12), while ranking fifth in hits (146), eighth in runs scored (78) and tied for 10th in steals (24) ... Acquired by the Dodgers from Seattle on Jan. 12, in exchange for RHP Joe Wieland.
Limited to just 51 games in 2015 due to injury… played in 36 games for Everett (Rookie), going 18-for-18 in stolen bases, which tied for 10th in the Northwest League ... Earned the league's Player of the Week honors on Aug. 3…hit .416 (10-for-24) with two doubles, a triple and five runs scored the week of July 28-Aug. 3.