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Padres call up Francisco Mejía

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The top catching prospect will join the big league club in Arizona tonight.

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In a move that many fans have been calling for since the moment he joined the system, the Padres have promoted top catching prospect Francisco Mejía.

San Diego acquired Mejía from Cleveland for Brad Hand and Adam Cimber in July. Since joining the team he has hit .328/.364/.582, with seven home runs, 5.3 BB%, and 18.9 K% for a 142 WRC+. The scouting report on him in the box is that he pairs elite hand-eye coordination with a violent uppercut swing that leads to tons of raw power.

Defensively his game is not as far advanced as his offense, but he does have an athletic body and an 80-grade arm to dream on. While in the Cleveland system he played the majority of his games at catcher, but also saw time at both third base and the outfield. It has been speculated that the Padres could rotate him around the field in a similar manner to get his bat into the lineup, but since joining El Paso he has been used exclusively behind the dish.

With 22 games left in the season it will be very interesting to see how Andy Green decides to utilize Francisco but one thing is for certain: no matter what we will all get along.