Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Down on the Farm: AFL Wrap- Adalberto Mejia

The nice thing about the AFL is it is such a small sample size and there is such poor correlation between perfomance there and future MLB success that if your favorite prospect does well, well, it's a good thing.  If they do poorly, well, you can always appropriately blame it on sample size or fatigue or any number of other reasons.

Adalberto Mejia has had a lot of success in a still very young professional career, but at each level, he has taken a start or 2 or 3 to get settled in and start rolling.  Unfortunately in the AFL, you only get 3 or 4 appearances, so a slow start pretty much defines your experience there.

Mejia's line from the 2013 AFL:  1-3, 8.47, 17 IP, 8 BB, 14 K's.  He started 3 games out of 7 appearances.  His longest stint was 3.2 IP.  His one good outing was 3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K's.

We'll chalk this up to a learning experience and a tune up for wherever he is assigned next season, probably AA Richmond.


  1. Mejia and Escobar flirt back and forth with top dog lefty ranking. Escobar be winning right now.

    Ty Blach is politely signaling it might be his turn soon. If he can get a word in.

  2. You can have all the talent in the world but if you miss within the K zone to more advance hitters, you're gonna get tattooed. That's probably what happened to young Mejia. Escobar is a year and a level ahead of Mejia.

    1. I just think it's Mejia being Mejia and a small sample size. He's taken a little time to adjust at every stop so far, but once he gets rolling, watch out.

  3. The biggest news on Mejia in the AFL is that he was averaging nearly 94mph on his fastball.