Athletics Receive Eliezer Mesa From Rockies

The Athletics have received outfielder Eliezer Mesa from the Rockies to complete the Mark Ellis trade, reports's Jane Lee (on Twitter). Colorado acquired Ellis from Oakland for a player to be named later at the end of June.

Mesa, 23 in November, did not rank as one of the Rockies' top 30 prospects in the 2011 edition of Baseball America's Prospect Handbook. He hit .256/.320/.311 with eleven steals in 53 games for Colorado's High Class-A affiliate this summer, missing time with injuries. Mesa is a .287/.336/.389 career hitter in more than 1,100 minor league plate appearances. He's the nephew of former big leaguer Jose Mesa.

13 Responses to Athletics Receive Eliezer Mesa From Rockies Leave a Reply

  1. Gigantes2425 4 years ago

    the key to their championship!

  2. D.j. Wilson 4 years ago

    Never heard of him. Is he any good Rockies fans??

  3. Imma rockies fan and I think he was drafted in yhe 9th or 10th round a few years ago otherwise i never heard of him

  4. muskyfish 4 years ago

    Of course he missed time with injuries… glad to see that there is such great “value” in injured players Mr. Beane. 

  5. 4dracng 4 years ago

    saw him quite a few times in the cal league. high-A for the modesto nuts. he’s a good small ball guy with a little pop and good speed. average fielder at this level. doubt that he will move through the minors quickly. betting he will be assigned to high A stockton ports. rockies have some pretty good looking players in the farm system, pacheco and field were at modesto last yr and moved up pretty quick. kid to look for is mike zuanich, the guy is a great hitter!

    • FamousGrouse 4 years ago

      Did you get a chance to see Nolan Arenado?

      • 4dracng 4 years ago

        i saw aranado quite a bit. he needs a little work on defense, running the bases, but he is a clutch hitter with decent power for his size. this kid could be a terror if he hits the weight room in the off season. i expect him to move up fairly quick. the rockies had some very interesting players at high A modesto the last couple of yrs. matthes, arenado, pacheco, zuanich,roeling,field,wheeler, and a list of good pitching prospects as well. rockies fans should be pleased with their future ball club.

  6. FamousGrouse 4 years ago

    Good pick up, I like this one for a speedy outfielder.
    Not a great 2011 but a very nice 2010 in the South Atlantic League. 
    I am impressed by good South Atlantic League numbers (unlike PCL numbers).



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