Full name FRANCISCO JOSE MEJÍA \meh-HEE-ya\...Married, Sorivel... Studied at Las Carreras de Baní …Son, Francisco Miguel (10/18/2016)…Favorite team as a child was the New York Yankees and his favorite players were Manny Ramirez and Robinson Canó… Favorite movies (Fast and Furious and Scary Movie); favorite NBA team is the Cleveland Cavaliers...2018 Tribe Fest participant.
Had another productive season in his development, spending the year at Double A Akron and was named an Eastern League Midseason and Postseason All-Star and was named E.L. Rookie of the Year in his first year at that level...Hit .297 (103/347) at Akron with 21 doubles, 2 triples, 14 home runs, 52 RBIs, 52 runs scored and 7 steals...He finished 6th in the league batting average, 8th in slugging pct (.490) and OPS (.835)... Led E.L. catchers in assists and threw out 30% (18/60) of potential basestealers...Hit .352 (32/91) off left-handed pitching and .299 (29/97) with runners in scoring position... Had 33 hits over an 18-game span, May 26-June 17...Hit .361 (30/83) in June with 18 R, 6HR & 19 RBI in 22 games. Recalled to Cleveland for the first time in his career on September 1 and made his debut in the night game of a doubleheader that night as a pinch-hitter...Made his first defensive appearance at catcher on Sept. 3 and started at DH at Chicago-AL on Sept. 4...Overall made 3 appearances at catcher, was 1-for-7 as a pinch-hitter and collected his first hit on Sept. 4 at Chicago-AL, a single off J