How Tall Is J.C. Mejía?
J.C Mejía stands at a height of 1.96m.
Milwaukee Brewers right-hander J.C. Mejia was acquired from Cleveland for an undisclosed player or cash on Monday, giving them another option for their bullpen in 2022.
The Guardians designated seven players for assignment on Friday in order to make room on their 40-man roster for 11 new players to avoid the Rule 5 draft. In 2021, he made his major-league debut, going 1-7 with an 8.25 ERA in 17 appearances.
Looking at Mejia’s splits, however, it’s easy to see why the president of baseball operations David Stearns stated he’ll be used more as a reliever this spring. Mejia went 0-7 with a 9.78 ERA and an obnoxious 1.795 WHIP in 11 starts.
He was 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA and 0.800 WHIP in six appearances out of the bullpen.
Mejia, a Dominican Republic native who was signed as a non-drafted free agent in 2013, is predominantly a fastball/slider pitcher with a sinker that has been effective in inducing groundballs.
He also throws a changeup and a curve, but if deployed entirely out of the pen, he may rely on the sinker/slider combination.
Mejia has a 19-20 record in 109 games in the minors, including 31 starts, with a 3.12 ERA, 16 saves, and a 1.111 WHIP. He walked 2.6 batters per nine innings and struck out 8.7 batters.
Mejia, who stands 6-foot-5 and weighs 240 pounds, was given a fourth option and so has one left, which means he may be moved to the minors without having to clear waivers next year, which is another reason the Brewers were willing to commit a 40-man roster spot to him.
That roster now has 37 players on it.