Jenrry Mejia Pawtucket Red Sox  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 30
Born: October 11, 1989
Tabara Arriba, DR
Height: 6-0
Weight: 205
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: Minor league free agent (Jan. 2019)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Scouting Report: Dominican right-hander with a filled-out frame. Quick 3/4 delivery, falls to the first base side after release. Electric and animated on the mound.  Relies on a low 90s cutter that has flashed plus in the past, an 83-86 mph slider, and a high-80s show-me changeup.  Subpar command, fringe-average control. Even splits. Served as the Mets' closer for part of 2014.  After three failed drug tests in 2015-2016, Mejia was suspended for life.  Was allowed to play in the DSL in 2018, and then he was reinstated for 2019. Signed with Boston in January 2019. Profiles as high minors depth with the hopes of catching lightning in a bottle again.

 

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2008 GCL Mets GCL Rk NYM 18 2 0 1.000 0.60 3 3 0 15.0 9 1 1 0 3 15 0.80 5.00 9.00
  2008 Brooklyn NYPL A- NYM 18 3 2 0.600 3.49 11 11 0 56.2 42 22 22 4 23 52 1.15 2.26 8.26
  2009 St. Lucie FSL A+ NYM 19 4 1 0.800 1.97 9 9 0 50.0 41 18 11 0 16 44 1.13 2.75 7.87
  2009 Binghamton East AA NYM 19 0 5 0.000 4.47 10 10 0 44.0 44 28 22 2 23 47 1.51 2.04 9.54
  2010 GCL Mets GCL Rk NYM 20 0 0 --- 3.00 1 1 0 3.0 4 1 1 0 1 3 1.67 3.00 9.00
  2010 St. Lucie FSL A+ NYM 20 0 0 --- 0.00 1 1 0 4.0 1 0 0 0 0 7 0.25 0.00 15.75
  2010 Binghamton East AA NYM 20 2 0 1.000 1.32 6 6 0 27.0 19 5 4 0 14 26 1.21 1.86 8.56
  2010 Buffalo IL AAA NYM 20 0 0 --- 1.13 1 1 0 8.0 5 1 1 1 1 9 0.75 9.00 10.13
  2010 New York NL MLB NYM 20 0 4 0.000 4.62 33 3 0 39.0 46 21 20 3 20 22 1.69 1.10 5.08
  2011 Buffalo IL AAA NYM 21 1 2 0.333 2.86 5 5 0 28.0 16 10 9 1 14 21 1.06 1.50 6.67
  2012 St. Lucie FSL A+ NYM 22 1 0 1.000 2.45 2 2 0 11.0 7 3 3 1 2 8 0.82 4.00 6.55
  2012 Binghamton East AA NYM 22 0 0 --- 5.63 2 2 0 8.0 11 5 5 1 3 8 1.75 2.67 9.00
  2012 Buffalo IL AAA NYM 22 3 4 0.429 3.54 26 10 0 73.2 75 38 29 4 24 39 1.34 1.63 4.76
  2012 New York NL MLB NYM 22 1 2 0.333 5.63 5 3 0 16.0 20 10 10 2 9 8 1.81 0.89 4.50
  2013 GCL Mets GCL Rk NYM 23 0 0 --- 3.18 2 2 0 5.2 8 4 2 0 2 3 1.76 1.50 4.76
  2013 St. Lucie FSL A+ NYM 23 0 0 --- 4.50 2 2 0 8.0 10 4 4 0 4 14 1.75 3.50 15.75
  2013 Binghamton East AA NYM 23 2 0 1.000 0.82 2 2 0 11.0 6 1 1 1 4 9 0.91 2.25 7.36
  2013 New York NL MLB NYM 23 1 2 0.333 2.30 5 5 0 27.0 28 9 7 2 4 27 1.17 6.75 8.89
  2014 New York NL MLB NYM 24 6 6 0.500 3.65 63 7 28 93.2 98 41 38 9 41 98 1.48 2.39 9.42
  2015 GCL Mets GCL Rk NYM 25 0 0 --- 0.00 2 0 0 2.0 3 0 0 0 0 4 1.50 0.00 18.00
  2015 Las Vegas PCL AAA NYM 25 0 0 --- 2.25 4 0 1 4.0 4 1 1 0 0 6 1.00 0.00 13.50
  2015 New York NL MLB NYM 25 1 0 1.000 0.00 7 0 0 7.0 4 0 0 0 2 7 0.82 3.50 8.59
  2018 DSL Mets DSL Rk NYM 28 0 0 --- 0.00 2 2 0 7.0 2 0 0 0 1 10 0.43 10.00 12.86
  2018 Toro del Este LIDOM Wint -- 28 1 1 .500 2.22 8 8 0 28.1 24 9 7 0 6 19 1.06 3.17 6.04
  2019 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 29 0 1 0.000 4.26 6 0 1 6.1 7 3 3 1 1 8 1.26 8.00 11.37
  2019 Portland East AA Bos 29 0 0 --- 0.00 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.00 --- 9.00
  2019 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 29 2 7 0.222 6.38 42 0 7 48.0 52 36 34 9 16 49 1.42 3.06 9.19
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
April 4, 2007 by Ramon Pena, Ismael Cruz, & Sandy Rosario (NYM)
Signing Bonus: $16,500
MiLB Debut: June 2008 (GCL Mets)
MLFA Eligible: November 2019
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2019
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
April 7, 2010 (NYM)
MLB Service Time (through 2018):
4 years, 140 days
Options Remaining
: 0 (2012, 2011, 2010)
Contract (2019): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
2009 Futures Game All-Star
2009 Florida State League All-Star
SoxProspects.com Awards
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