Its the time of the year when different publications start putting out their top prospect lists for 2014, and one name that I keep seeing pop up is Fransisco Mejia. Baseball Prospectus, who I respect, had him as our #5 prospect.
He is young–only 17–but more than held his own in Arizona. His defense is top notch, and he is also a good hitter–.872 OPS in 105 at-bats. The scouting reports I have read about his are glowing, pointing out his excellent bat speed.
Mejia is a very exciting player, who hopefully will start this season in Lake County. It will be interesting to see if he changes up his autograph any by then…