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Adalberto Mejía
ERA S K
4.50 0 85
Team: MinnesotaHt / Wt: 6-3 / 210 NFBC ADP: 610.43
Position: RPBorn: 6/20/1993 Birthplace: Bonao, DR
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: Undrafted by Giants (2011)


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Sep. 27 8:20 PM PT9:20 PM MT10:20 PM CT11:20 PM ET23:20 ET3:20 GMT11:20 8:20 PM MST10:20 PM EST10:50 PM VEN7:20 UAE (+1)10:20 PM CT-Adalberto Mejia fell to 4-7, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks in 3.2 innings, as the Minnesota Twins lost to the Cleveland Indians 4-2 on Wednesday. Mejia struck out three, ending the game with a 4.50 ERA and 1.57 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 21 8:37 PM PT9:37 PM MT10:37 PM CT11:37 PM ET23:37 ET3:37 GMT11:37 8:37 PM MST10:37 PM EST11:07 PM VEN7:37 UAE (+1)10:37 PM CT-Adalberto Mejia allowed one run on four hits and one walk in 4.2 innings as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Detroit Tigers 12-1 on Thursday. Mejia struck out five, ending the game with a 4.48 ERA and 1.55 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 17 9:46 AM PT10:46 AM MT11:46 AM CT12:46 PM ET12:46 ET16:46 GMT0:46 9:46 AM MST11:46 AM EST12:16 PM VEN20:46 UAE11:46 AM CT-Adalberto Mejia fell to 4-6, allowing three runs on five hits in 3.0 innings, as the Minnesota Twins lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 on Saturday. Mejia struck out three, ending the game with a 4.62 ERA and 1.57 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Making his first start since a biceps injury last month sidelined him for 35 games, Mejia seemed to recover after Josh Donaldson's homer and retired eight straight batters before getting chased in the fourth. Still, the rookie said he felt good afterward. ''Some of the selection and location might have been off a little bit and he had to pay the price for that,'' manager Paul Molitor said.
Aug. 9 9:53 PM PT10:53 PM MT11:53 PM CT12:53 AM ET0:53 ET4:53 GMT12:53 9:53 PM MST11:53 PM EST12:23 AM VEN8:53 UAE11:53 PM CT-Mejia (biceps strain) came off the DL on Wednesday and is slated to return to the Twins' rotation Saturday against the Blue Jays.
Analysis: Mejia has been sidelined since leaving against Milwaukee on Aug. 8. The left-hander is 4-5 with a 4.47 ERA in 18 starts.
Aug. 4 7:46 AM PT8:46 AM MT9:46 AM CT10:46 AM ET10:46 ET14:46 GMT22:46 7:46 AM MST9:46 AM EST10:16 AM VEN18:46 UAE9:46 AM CT-Adalberto Mejia fell to 4-5, allowing four runs on seven hits and three walks in 4.0 innings, as the Minnesota Twins lost to the Texas Rangers 4-1 on Thursday. Mejia struck out six, ending the game with a 4.30 ERA and 1.53 WHIP on the season.
July 30 11:11 AM PT12:11 PM MT1:11 PM CT2:11 PM ET14:11 ET18:11 GMT2:11 11:11 AM MST1:11 PM EST1:41 PM VEN22:11 UAE1:11 PM CT-Adalberto Mejia allowed two runs on eight hits and two walks in 5.0 innings as the Minnesota Twins lost to the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Saturday. Mejia struck out two, ending the game with a 4.07 ERA and 1.48 WHIP on the season.
July 23 4:41 PM PT5:41 PM MT6:41 PM CT7:41 PM ET19:41 ET23:41 GMT7:41 4:41 PM MST6:41 PM EST7:11 PM VEN3:41 UAE (+1)6:41 PM CT-Adalberto Mejia allowed two runs - one earned - on five hits and two walks in 4.1 innings as the Minnesota Twins lost to the Detroit Tigers 9-6 on Sunday. Mejia struck out five, ending the game with a 4.10 ERA and 1.45 WHIP on the season.
July 17 8:36 PM PT9:36 PM MT10:36 PM CT11:36 PM ET23:36 ET3:36 GMT11:36 8:36 PM MST10:36 PM EST11:06 PM VEN7:36 UAE (+1)10:36 PM CT-Adalberto Mejia allowed one run on five hits in 5.1 innings as the Minnesota Twins defeated the New York Yankees 4-2 on Monday. Mejia struck out four, ending the game with a 4.22 ERA and 1.44 WHIP on the season.
July 8 3:02 PM PT4:02 PM MT5:02 PM CT6:02 PM ET18:02 ET22:02 GMT6:02 3:02 PM MST5:02 PM EST5:32 PM VEN2:02 UAE (+1)5:02 PM CT-Adalberto Mejia fell to 4-4, allowing four runs on five hits and three walks in 6.2 innings, as the Minnesota Twins lost to the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Saturday. Mejia struck out six, ending the game with a 4.43 ERA and 1.48 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Mejia saw his three-start winning streak come to an end. He allowed just three runs over 17 2/3 innings over those outings.
July 4 9:05 PM PT10:05 PM MT11:05 PM CT12:05 AM ET0:05 ET4:05 GMT12:05 9:05 PM MST11:05 PM EST11:35 PM VEN8:05 UAE11:05 PM CT-Mejia improved to 4-3, allowing three runs on nine hits and one walk in 7.0 innings, as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Los Angeles Angels 9-5 on Monday. Mejia struck out five, ending the game with a 4.32 ERA and 1.51 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: He's given up five earned runs in 22 1/3 innings over his past four starts after allowing eight in a June 12 start. His ERA has dropped from 5.53 to 4.32 in that span.
June 29 9:04 AM PT10:04 AM MT11:04 AM CT12:04 PM ET12:04 ET16:04 GMT0:04 9:04 AM MST11:04 AM EST11:34 AM VEN20:04 UAE11:04 AM CT-Adalberto Mejia improved to 3-3, allowing five hits and one walk over 5.2 scoreless innings, as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Boston Red Sox 4-1 on Wednesday. Mejia struck out three, ending the game with a 4.38 ERA and 1.52 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: It was the second straight scoreless start for the rookie left-hander. ''I feel calmer every time I'm out there,'' he said through a translator. However, you might not want to scoop him up just yet because Mejia doesn't strike out many batters and hasn't lasted six innings in five straight starts, though he topped 100 pitches in the last two. "It's kind of becoming a little bit of his MO to burn through pitches," manager Paul Molitor said.
June 24 9:08 PM PT10:08 PM MT11:08 PM CT12:08 AM ET0:08 ET4:08 GMT12:08 9:08 PM MST11:08 PM EST11:38 PM VEN8:08 UAE11:08 PM CT-Adalberto Mejia improved to 2-3, allowing two hits and five walks over 5.0 scoreless innings, as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Cleveland Indians 5-0 on Friday. Mejia struck out four, ending the game with a 4.93 ERA and 1.58 WHIP on the season.
June 18 9:17 AM PT10:17 AM MT11:17 AM CT12:17 PM ET12:17 ET16:17 GMT0:17 9:17 AM MST11:17 AM EST11:47 AM VEN20:17 UAE11:17 AM CT-Adalberto Mejia fell to 1-3, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks in 4.2 innings, as the Minnesota Twins lost to the Cleveland Indians 6-2 on Saturday. Mejia struck out three, ending the game with a 5.53 ERA and 1.60 WHIP on the season.
June 13 10:15 AM PT11:15 AM MT12:15 PM CT1:15 PM ET13:15 ET17:15 GMT1:15 10:15 AM MST12:15 PM EST12:45 PM VEN21:15 UAE12:15 PM CT-Adalberto Mejia fell to 1-2, allowing nine runs - eight earned - on nine hits and two walks in 3.2 innings, as the Minnesota Twins lost to the Seattle Mariners 14-3 on Monday. Mejia struck out four, ending the game with a 5.75 ERA and 1.58 WHIP on the season.
June 8 9:54 AM PT10:54 AM MT11:54 AM CT12:54 PM ET12:54 ET16:54 GMT0:54 9:54 AM MST11:54 AM EST12:24 PM VEN20:54 UAE11:54 AM CT-Adalberto Mejia allowed three runs on two hits and three walks in 5.0 innings as the Minnesota Twins lost to the Seattle Mariners 6-5 on Wednesday. Mejia struck out five, ending the game with a 4.18 ERA and 1.42 WHIP on the season.
June 2 8:52 AM PT9:52 AM MT10:52 AM CT11:52 AM ET11:52 ET15:52 GMT23:52 8:52 AM MST10:52 AM EST11:22 AM VEN19:52 UAE10:52 AM CT-Adalberto Mejia allowed one run on five hits and two walks in 6.0 innings as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 on Thursday. Mejia struck out five, ending the game with a 3.95 ERA and 1.50 WHIP on the season.
May 22 10:37 AM PT11:37 AM MT12:37 PM CT1:37 PM ET13:37 ET17:37 GMT1:37 10:37 AM MST12:37 PM EST1:07 PM VEN21:37 UAE12:37 PM CT-Adalberto Mejia improved to 1-1, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks in 7.0 innings, as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Kansas City Royals 8-4 on Sunday. Mejia struck out three, ending the game with a 4.96 ERA and 1.59 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Mejia's reward for his first win? A trip back to Triple-A Rochester. ''I'm going to go down there and work on the things they told me work on,'' Mejia said through interpreter Carlos Font. ''Then it will be up to them to see when I get back.''
Apr. 8 2:36 PM PT3:36 PM MT4:36 PM CT5:36 PM ET17:36 ET21:36 GMT5:36 2:36 PM MST4:36 PM EST5:06 PM VEN1:36 UAE (+1)4:36 PM CT-Mejia lasted just 1 2/3 innings in his first MLB start Saturday, allowing two earned runs on two hits and two walks while throwing 51 pitches in a 6-2 loss to the White Sox.
Analysis: Mejia bested Tyler Duffey in the bid for the Twins' final rotation spot by compiling a 1.88 ERA and striking out 14 in 14 1/3 innings this spring. He didn't have a strike out Saturday.
Mar. 30 10:37 AM PT11:37 AM MT12:37 PM CT1:37 PM ET13:37 ET17:37 GMT1:37 10:37 AM MST12:37 PM EST1:07 PM VEN21:37 UAE12:37 PM CT-Mejia has been named the No. 5 starter in Minnesota's rotation.
Analysis: Mejia bested Tyler Duffey in the bid for the Twins' final rotation spot by compiling a 1.88 ERA and striking out 14 in 14 1/3 innings this spring.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2016 Min 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 2.1 5 2 2 0 1 0 0 2.57 7.71
2017 Min 4 7 0 - 0 21 21 0 98.0 110 52 49 13 44 4 85 1.57 4.50
Career 4 7 0 - 0 22 21 0 100.1 115 54 51 13 45 4 85 1.59 4.57



Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 986 96 87 92.5 56.28
Curveball 207 86 77 81.6 11.82
Slider 246 89 81 85.5 14.04
Changeup 313 87 78 83.4 17.87

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