Shouldn't Francisco Mejia be an eligible player in the Player availability?
How is he different from any other rookie coming up? Yahoo! gives other rookies their primary position designation based on where they played in the minors, right??
Mike Trout didn't have to start 5 games in the outfield before being eligible as OF
Kris Bryant didn't have to start 5 games at 3B before Yahoo! gave him that eligibility
Yahoo!, the logic is wrong on this and needs to be addressed.
Mejia has been a primarily a catcher in his professional career by a lot.
Here are some numbers for you:
72 games started at catcher in the minors
1 game started at 3B in the minors (not including 10 in the AZ fall league)
3 games played at catcher in the Majors
66 games in the minors started at catcher
24 games started in the outfield
16 games played, (not started), at DH in minors
In total over his professional career, since 2013, Mejia has:
Over 300 games STARTED at the catcher position
25 games started in the outfield
11 game started at 3B
0 games started as a DH
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Just to add info, he's a top prospect catcher and had end of last season MLB time, and will most likely be on the roster when the season opens.