|Name Alex Mejia|
Career start 2005
Weight 79 kg
|Height 1.78 m|
|Current teams Colombia national football team (Midfielder), Atletico Nacional (#13 / Midfielder)|
Similar People Edwin Cardona, Camilo Vargas, Macnelly Torres, Santiago Arias, Carlos Sanchez Moreno
Cardinals rookie alex mejia
Alejandro DeJesus Mejia (born January 18, 1991) is an American professional baseball infielder for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played college baseball for the Arizona Wildcats, winning the 2012 College World Series.
Mejia attended El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, California, and the University of Arizona. Playing college baseball for the Arizona Wildcats, Mejia became the team's starting shortstop as a freshman. He was named the 2012 Pac-12 Conference Baseball Player of the Year, and was a member of the 2012 College World Series champions.
The St. Louis Cardinals selected Mejia in the fourth round, with the 150th overall selection, of the 2012 MLB draft. He signed with the Cardinals, receiving a $250,000 signing bonus, and made his professional debut with the Batavia Muckdogs of the Class A-Short Season New York–Penn League. He tore his anterior cruciate ligament during a July 31 game with the Muckdogs. Mejia played for the Peoria Chiefs of the Class A Midwest League and the Palm Beach Cardinals of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League in 2013. He began the 2014 season with Palm Beach, and was promoted to the Springfield Cardinals of the Class AA Texas League in July. He began the 2015 season with Springfield, and was promoted to the Memphis Redbirds of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League during the season.
Mejia began the 2017 season with Springfield, and was promoted to Memphis. On June 28, the Cardinals promoted Mejia to the major leagues. He made his debut the following day, against the Arizona Diamondbacks, when he started at second base and batted eighth, where he went 0-for-2 before being pinch hit for. He had first major league hit and home run against the Washington Nationals on July 1, 2017.
Mejia's father, Carlo, was named an All-American while playing college baseball for Pepperdine University in 1975, and played professionally in the Mexican League. Mejia has three siblings; his two older sisters and his cousin, played college softball for Long Island University.