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Adalberto Mejia | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (22) / 6/20/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Giants prospect LHP Adalberto Mejia tossed four hitless innings on Thursday in his season debut for Double-A Richmond.
He struck out three batters and walked one in the outing, throwing 41 of 53 pitches for strikes. Mejia, 21, was activated from Richmond’s restricted list prior to the start after serving a 50-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs. The left-hander was viewed as one the Giants’ top prospects headed into the current season despite a disappointing 2014 campaign at Richmond in which he posted a 4.67 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in 108 innings (21 starts). Mejia will continue to build up arm strength while taking another crack at the Eastern League, but it would be a surprise if he didn’t spend at least part of the year in Triple-A. Jun 5 - 12:38 PM

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Giants pitching prospect Adalberto Mejia has been suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball for testing positive for a stimulant.

Mejia, 21, is coming off a down season at Double-A, having posted a 4.67 ERA with 82 strikeouts over 108 innings. He remains one of the Giants' top prospects, though, with the ceiling of a mid-rotation starter.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 03:27:00 PM

Giants left-handed pitching prospect Adalberto Mejia threw five shutout innings, scattering two hits and striking out one batter for Double-A Richmond.

Mejia uses an advanced understanding of pitching and three average pitches (fastball, slider, changeup) to keep batters off balance, but he has struggled against the more advanced hitters in Double-A. For the season, opposing batters have hit .292/.330/.464 off him. He still projects as a mid-rotation starter who could reach the major leagues in 2015, but his struggles in Double-A have taken some of the shine off the apple.
Tue, Jul 15, 2014 11:11:00 AM

Giants left-handed pitching prospect Adalberto Mejia went seven shutout innings for Double-A Richmond on Sunday, striking out seven batters.

Mejia has struggled in 2014, as opposing batters have hit .294/.331/.492 for the season. He allowed four hits and one walk, lowering his ERA to 5.61 and WHIP to 1.433. Mejia was a trendy pick to be a breakout pitcher in 2014, and this could be the first big step in a positive direction.
Mon, Jun 16, 2014 08:34:00 AM

Giants left-handed pitching prospect Adalberto Mejia struck out six in six innings on Friday in his return to the mound after being hit by a line drive earlier in the week.

Mejia showed no ill effects, allowing just four hits, one walk, and one run for Double-A Richmond. It appears that the Giants were being cautious with one of their top prospects. Mejia has a 3.75 ERA and 1.083 WHIP for the season with a 9.0 K/9, and could see time in San Francisco as soon as the end of the 2014 season.
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 11:54:00 AM

Giants left-handed pitching prospect Adalberto Mejia has a bruised shin after being hit by a line drive off the bat of Pirates prospect Alen Hanson on Friday.

Fortunately, the injury is not considered serious and Mejia will make his next start. Mejia has started slowly in 2014, but he had a 6.08 ERA after his first three starts of 2013, so he may need a few starts to get into a groove.
Sun, Apr 13, 2014 12:51:00 PM

Giants prospect left-hander Adalberto Mejia has been assigned to Double-A Richmond.

The Flying Squirrels begin their season on Thursday, April 3. Mejia will never be at the top of a prospect list, but with his advanced pitchability and a solid three pitch mix (fastball, slider, changeup), Mejia could be a solid mid-rotation stalwart. He won't turn 21 until late June, so keep an eye on him as he could make the majors as soon as early 2015.
Tue, Apr 1, 2014 11:53:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
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2Andrew Susac
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Joaquin Arias
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Matt Duffy
LF1Nori Aoki
2Ryan Lollis
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
RF1Hunter Pence
2Justin Maxwell
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PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Jake Peavy
5Tim Lincecum
6Ryan Vogelsong
7Chris Heston
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6George Kontos
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Hunter Strickland
9Josh Osich