MJ Melendez

OF · Kansas City Royals

Bats L Throws R
DOB 1998-11-29 Age 25.3
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 18.06, 261st

Season Projections

Draft Buddy415.01305454776911626420636014125.952.243.328.440.768.197
THE BAT427.91335614906911528321706314726.262.235.323.429.752.194

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • MJ Melendez Knocks Two Extra-Base Hits On Thursday

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    Kansas City Royals outfielder MJ Melendez continued his hot start to the season on Thursday, leading the Royals to a 10-1 win over the Chicago White Sox. Melendez went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer, two runs scored, and two RBI. The 25-year-old hasn't lived up to expectations in his first few years in the bigs, but it is important to remember that he is still young and he may be coming around, as he is hitting .333/.391/.667 so far this year. It is a small sample, but it is something worth keeping an eye on, especially in leagues where he is still catcher eligible.

    Apr 5 · Source via Kansas City Royals MJ Melendez
  • MJ Melendez Homers, Drives In Three On Saturday

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    Kansas City Royals outfielder MJ Melendez hit his second home run of the spring on Saturday in a 7-6 Cactus League loss to the Cubs. Melendez went 2-for-4 in the contest, with a double, home run, three RBI, and one run scored. He was also caught trying to steal third base. The Royals' leadoff hitter is stuffing the stat sheet this spring, going 11-for-30 (.367) with three doubles, a triple, two home runs, seven RBI, five runs scored, a stolen base, and a BB:K of 5:5. The lefty hitter is currently projected to be in a platoon situation as he was much more productive against RHP last season, but if he were able to secure a full-time role he would be much more valuable for fantasy purposes hitting atop the Royals lineup and he may even attain eligibility at catcher on some sites.

    Mar 17 · Source via Kansas City Royals MJ Melendez
  • Offseason In Review: Kansas City Royals

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    Raise your hand if you had the Royals being one of the top-five spenders in free agency on your offseason bingo card back in November. Kansas City is focused on improving in the here and now, and their offseason reflects that. Major League Signings Seth Lugo, RHP: Three years, $45MM (opt-out after year two of…

    Mar 13 · MLB Trade Rumors Offseason Kansas City Royals Dan Altavilla Nick Anderson Luis Cessa Austin Cox Tyler Duffey Freddy Fermin Adam Frazier Zack Greinke Garrett Hampson Sandy Leon Josh Lester Seth Lugo Jordan Lyles Daniel Lynch Alec Marsh Michael Massey James McArthur MJ Melendez Austin Nola Vinnie Pasquantino Salvador Perez Logan Porter Nick Pratto Cole Ragans Hunter Renfroe Matt Sauer John Schreiber Brady Singer Will Smith Chris Stratton Nelson Velazquez Michael Wacha Bobby Witt Jr. Kyle Wright
  • Picollo On Roles For Massey, Frazier

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    The latest move in a busy Royals offseason brought veteran second baseman/left fielder Adam Frazier to Kansas City on a one-year deal. Though Frazier has a long track record as an everyday player, Kansas City general manager J.J. Picollo suggested following the signing that Michael Massey will still be the regular second baseman, with Frazier…

    Feb 1 · MLB Trade Rumors Kansas City Royals Adam Frazier Michael Massey MJ Melendez Hunter Renfroe
  • Hitting Stats

    2024 ATC425.21335594897111927421656214526.053.244.330.439.769.195
    2024 Draft Buddy415.01305454776911626420636014125.952.243.328.440.768.197
    2024 Steamer437.21335684937111925321716514425.363.242.332.436.768.194
    2024 THE BAT427.91335614906911528321706314726.262.235.323.429.752.194
    2024 Zeile429.01345654957111926421676214625.853.240.326.436.762.196

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

    Fielding Stats



    4vs BAL, at CWS13.0623222300141626.
    3at NYM, vs HOU12.0520162310004525.010.188.350.250.600.062
    2vs CWS, at BAL30.0623214620372521.700.286.348.8101.158.524
    1vs MIN9.0311101420011218.200.400.455.6001.055.200


    27vs NYY, at DET14.0416132410113425.001.308.438.6151.053.307
    26at HOU, vs CLE25.0521165401165419.000.250.429.563.992.313
    25vs HOU, at CWS8.0519161300013631.600.188.316.188.504.000
    24at TOR, vs CWS16.0624192400125520.800.211.375.368.743.157
    23vs BOS, vs PIT16.0519162510123526.300.313.421.563.984.250
    22at SEA, at OAK10.0519183311001842.
    21at CHC, vs SEA19.073030211400201033.301.367.367.500.867.133
    20vs STL, at BOS29.0623224910351521.700.409.435.8641.299.455
    19at PHI, vs NYM21.0623195301124521.710.158.304.421.725.263
    18vs MIN, at CLE12.0522211500121627.300.238.273.381.654.143
    17at NYY, vs DET15.0727253730001622.200.280.308.400.708.120
    16vs TB13.0312121410120325.010.333.333.6671.000.334
    15at CLE, at MIN10.0727251430002933.300.
    14vs LAD, vs CLE9.0522202320002418.
    13at TB, at DET17.06272224000231037.
    12vs LAA, vs CIN16.0623212500142521.700.238.304.381.685.143
    11at BAL, at MIA12.0623221510021730.411.
    10vs COL, at STL15.0521183511013419.000.278.381.444.825.166
    9vs WAS, vs DET19.0625203300135832.010.150.320.300.620.150
    8at CWS, at SD9.0519182320011736.800.
    7at MIL, vs CWS28.0729256810164620.701.320.414.480.894.160
    6vs OAK, vs BAL18.0624233720121625.000.304.333.522.855.218
    5at MIN, at ARI5.0520190310001840.
    4at LAA, vs TEX17.0622202401141626.700.167.205.357.562.190
    3vs ATL, at TEX17.0524203420044829.500.194.341.278.619.084
    2at SF, vs TOR18.06262445201221030.600.244.306.600.906.356
    1vs MIN3.031290000003530.400.211.348.316.664.105


    Apr 21vs BALL 0-51.05330100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Apr 20vs BALL 7-90.0544000000000.
    Apr 19vs BALW 9-411.05442200140125.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Apr 17at CWSW 4-21.05430000001125.
    Apr 17at CWSL 1-20.05440000000250.
    Apr 15at CWSW 2-00.05440000000125.
    Apr 14at NYML 1-20.05330000000133.300.
    Apr 12at NYML 1-60.05440000000375.
    Apr 11vs HOUW 13-34.0554111000100.000.250.400.500.900.250
    Apr 10vs HOUW 11-23.0543110000100.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Apr 9vs HOUW 4-35.05420100002125.010.500.750.5001.250.000
    Apr 7vs CWSW 5-37.06331100120133.300.333.3331.3331.6661.000
    Apr 6vs CWSW 3-07.05441100120125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Apr 5vs CWSW 2-13.05430100011125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Apr 4vs CWSW 10-110.0544221012000.000.500.5001.5002.0001.000
    Apr 3at BALL 3-42.05440110000125.
    Apr 1at BALL 4-61.05430000001125.
    Mar 31vs MINW 11-04.0532111000100.000.500.6671.0001.667.500
    Mar 30vs MINL 1-53.05440200010125.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Mar 28vs MINL 1-42.05440110000125.


    Oct 1vs NYYW 5-27.04441200110125.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Sep 30vs NYYL 2-52.0443010000100.001.333.500.333.833.000
    Sep 28at DETL 3-75.0142111000200.000.500.7501.0001.750.500
    Sep 26at DETL 3-60.04440000000375.
    Sep 23at HOUW 3-21.03330000010266.700.
    Sep 22at HOUW 7-53.04551100010240.
    Sep 20vs CLEW 6-24.0352100000300.000.000.600.000.600.000
    Sep 19vs CLEW 7-612.0343320013100.000.667.7501.6672.4171.000
    Sep 18vs CLEW 6-45.0343010101100.000.333.5001.0001.500.667
    Sep 17vs HOUL 1-70.09a11000000000.
    Sep 16vs HOUW 10-83.0454010001100.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Sep 15vs HOUW 4-24.01431200001125.000.667.750.6671.417.000
    Sep 13at CWSW 7-10.04550000000360.
    Sep 12at CWSL 2-61.04430000001250.
    Sep 10at TORL 2-51.0443000000100.
    Sep 9at TORL 1-51.04430000001250.
    Sep 8at TORL 4-50.04330000000133.300.
    Sep 6vs CWSL 4-61.01320000001133.300.000.333.000.333.000
    Sep 5vs CWSW 7-610.04531200122120.000.667.8001.6672.4671.000
    Sep 4vs CWSW 12-13.0455120000000.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Sep 3vs BOSL 3-70.03a22000000000.
    Sep 2vs BOSL 5-912.0353131012200.0001.0001.0002.3333.3331.333
    Aug 30vs PITL 1-40.03440000000375.
    Aug 29vs PITL 3-62.04441100000250.
    Aug 28vs PITL 0-52.0143010000100.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Aug 27at SEAL 2-30.04440000000250.
    Aug 25at SEAL 5-73.05441110000250.
    Aug 23at OAKW 4-00.05440000000250.
    Aug 22at OAKL 4-52.05331100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Aug 21at OAKL 4-65.05431101001125.000.333.5001.0001.500.667
    Aug 20at CHCL 3-42.01440110000250.
    Aug 19at CHCL 4-61.01550100000360.
    Aug 18at CHCW 4-32.05440110000125.
    Aug 17vs SEAL 4-64.0544021001000.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Aug 16vs SEAL 5-66.05441310010125.000.750.7501.0001.750.250
    Aug 15vs SEAL 8-104.0555130000000.000.600.600.6001.200.000
    Aug 14vs SEAW 7-60.05440000000375.
    Aug 12vs STLL 4-51.07a22010000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Aug 11vs STLW 12-84.05441110010125.
    Aug 10at BOSL 0-21.05440100000125.
    Aug 9at BOSL 3-412.05442200220125.000.500.5002.0002.5001.500
    Aug 8at BOSW 9-38.05541100121120.000.250.4001.0001.400.750
    Aug 7at BOSL 2-63.04440300000125.000.750.750.7501.500.000
    Aug 6at PHIL 4-86.0244110011000.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Aug 5at PHIL 6-91.07a10000000100.0001.0001.000
    Aug 4at PHIW 7-55.06431101001250.000.333.5001.0001.500.667
    Aug 3vs NYMW 9-20.03550000000120.
    Aug 2vs NYMW 4-01.03441000000250.
    Aug 1vs NYMW 7-68.0353210001200.010.333.600.333.933.000
    Jul 30vs MINW 2-11.03440100000250.
    Jul 29vs MINW 10-71.03550100000240.
    Jul 28vs MINW 8-52.03440100010125.
    Jul 26at CLEL 3-88.0354120011100.000.500.6001.2501.850.750
    Jul 24at CLEW 5-30.03440000000125.
    Jul 23at NYYL 5-84.03441210000125.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Jul 22at NYYL 2-51.04440100000250.
    Jul 21at NYYL 4-54.0443111000000.000.333.500.6671.167.334
    Jul 20vs DETL 0-32.0433011000000.000.333.333.6671.000.334
    Jul 19vs DETL 2-30.03440000000250.
    Jul 18vs DETW 11-101.03440100000125.
    Jul 17vs DETL 2-33.0343110000100.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Jul 16vs TBW 8-49.0444121012000.000.500.5001.5002.0001.000
    Jul 15vs TBL 2-41.0444010000000.
    Jul 15vs TBL 1-63.05440100000375.
    Jul 9at CLEW 4-11.04430000001250.
    Jul 8at CLEL 6-103.04551110000120.
    Jul 7at CLEL 0-32.06330110000133.300.333.333.6671.000.334
    Jul 6at CLEL 1-60.06440000000250.
    Jul 5at MINL 0-52.0344011000000.
    Jul 4at MINL 3-91.05330100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Jul 3at MINL 4-81.05430000001250.
    Jul 2vs LADW 9-15.06542110001120.000.250.400.500.900.250
    Jun 30vs LADL 3-90.02550000000240.
    Jun 29vs CLEW 4-33.0443011000100.000.333.500.6671.167.334
    Jun 28vs CLEL 1-141.05440100000125.
    Jun 27vs CLEL 1-20.0344000000000.
    Jun 25at TBL 1-34.04520100001120.000.500.800.5001.300.000
    Jun 24at TBW 9-40.04550000000240.
    Jun 23at TBL 3-110.04440000000125.
    Jun 22at TBW 6-511.0454130002100.020.750.800.7501.550.000
    Jun 20at DETW 1-00.04440000000375.
    Jun 19at DETL 4-62.04431000001375.
    Jun 18vs LAAL 2-50.06a1100000001100.
    Jun 17vs LAAW 10-99.04531100122120.000.333.6001.3331.9331.000
    Jun 16vs LAAL 0-30.04440000000250.
    Jun 14vs CINL 4-73.0355020001000.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Jun 13vs CINL 4-52.0433010001000.000.333.333.333.666.000
    Jun 12vs CINL 4-52.03551100000120.
    Jun 11at BALL 3-110.03440000000125.
    Jun 10at BALL 1-61.03440100000125.
    Jun 9at BALL 2-31.05440100000250.
    Jun 7at MIAL 1-61.04430000001250.
    Jun 6at MIAL 1-61.05330100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Jun 5at MIAL 6-98.0344121002000.010.500.500.7501.250.250
    Jun 4vs COLW 2-03.0533111000000.000.333.333.6671.000.334
    Jun 3vs COLL 4-62.05540100001240.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Jun 2vs COLL 2-72.0544020000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    May 30at STLL 1-20.05440000000125.
    May 29at STLW 7-08.05532101012120.000.333.6001.0001.600.667
    May 28vs WASW 3-27.05442100110125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    May 27vs WASL 2-42.0542000000200.000.000.500.000.500.000
    May 26vs WASL 10-126.05531100002120.010.333.600.333.933.000
    May 24vs DETL 4-63.06440100020250.
    May 23vs DETW 4-10.05440000000375.
    May 22vs DETL 5-81.04430000001125.
    May 21at CWSL 2-50.04440000000250.
    May 20at CWSL 1-51.04440100000125.
    May 19at CWSL 0-20.04330000000133.300.
    May 17at SDW 4-36.04441220010125.000.500.5001.0001.500.500
    May 16at SDW 5-42.06431000001250.
    May 14at MILL 6-93.0443020000100.001.667.750.6671.417.000
    May 13at MILL 3-44.04331110010133.300.333.333.6671.000.334
    May 12at MILL 1-51.04430000001125.
    May 11vs CWSW 4-32.03441100000125.
    May 10vs CWSW 9-15.04542100011120.000.250.400.250.650.000
    May 9vs CWSL 2-42.05430100001125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    May 8vs CWSW 12-511.04552200140120.000.400.4001.0001.400.600
    May 7vs OAKW 5-12.04441100000250.
    May 6vs OAKL 4-51.09a210000001150.000.000.500.000.500.000
    May 5vs OAKL 8-121.0155010000000.
    May 4vs BALL 10-136.04551320000240.000.600.6001.0001.600.400
    May 3vs BALW 6-01.0444010000000.
    May 2vs BALL 7-117.04441100120125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Apr 30at MINL 4-82.03a220110000150.000.500.5001.0001.500.500
    Apr 29at MINW 3-20.03550000000120.
    Apr 28at MINL 6-81.04550100000360.
    Apr 27at MINL 1-70.03440000000250.
    Apr 26at ARIL 0-22.03430100001125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Apr 23at LAAL 3-46.02221100110150.000.500.5002.0002.5001.500
    Apr 22at LAAW 11-88.0654120102000.000.500.6001.0001.600.500
    Apr 21at LAAL 0-21.02430000001375.
    Apr 19vs TEXL 3-121.0644010000000.
    Apr 18vs TEXL 2-121.02330000010133.300.
    Apr 17vs TEXL 0-40.02440000000125.
    Apr 16vs ATLL 4-51.02430000001250.
    Apr 15vs ATLL 3-91.0254000000100.
    Apr 14vs ATLL 3-105.01542110001240.000.250.400.500.900.250
    Apr 12at TEXW 10-17.01551210030240.000.400.400.6001.000.200
    Apr 11at TEXL 5-83.02540100011240.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Apr 9at SFL 1-30.01440000000250.
    Apr 8at SFW 6-54.03441210000125.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Apr 7at SFW 3-11.0144010000000.
    Apr 6vs TORL 3-63.02531000002240.000.000.400.000.400.000
    Apr 5vs TORL 0-30.02440000000250.
    Apr 3vs TORW 9-510.01552210120360.000.400.4001.2001.600.800
    Apr 2vs MINL 4-71.01430000001375.
    Apr 1vs MINL 0-21.02430000001125.
    Mar 30vs MINL 0-21.02430000001125.
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