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

SourceFPtsGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSO%SBCSAVGOBPSLGOPSISO
ATC425.21335594897111927421656214526.053.244.330.439.769.195
Draft Buddy415.01305454776911626420636014125.952.243.328.440.768.197
Steamer437.21335684937111925321716514425.363.242.332.436.768.194
THE BAT427.91335614906911528321706314726.262.235.323.429.752.194
Zeile429.01345654957111926421676214625.853.240.326.436.762.196

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

    SeasonTeamFPtsGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSO%SBCSAVGOBPSLGOPSISO
    2022KC371.01285274605710021318626613124.923.217.313.393.706.176
    2023KC411.01485995336512529516566217028.464.235.319.398.717.163
    2024KC64.02077699165041281823.410.232.312.478.790.246
    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

    SeasonTeamC1BLFRFOFDH
    2022KC78023153823
    2023KC101587212612
    2024KC01173191

    2024

    WeekOppFPtsGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSO%SBCSAVGOBPSLGOPSISO
    4vs BAL, at CWS13.0623222300141626.100.136.174.273.447.137
    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

    2023

    WeekOppFPtsGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSO%SBCSAVGOBPSLGOPSISO
    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 OAK10.0519183311001842.100.167.211.333.544.166
    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 MIN10.0727251430002933.300.160.222.280.502.120
    14vs LAD, vs CLE9.0522202320002418.200.150.227.250.477.100
    13at TB, at DET17.06272224000231037.020.182.280.182.462.000
    12vs LAA, vs CIN16.0623212500142521.700.238.304.381.685.143
    11at BAL, at MIA12.0623221510021730.411.227.261.273.534.046
    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 SD9.0519182320011736.800.167.211.278.489.111
    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 ARI5.0520190310001840.000.158.200.211.411.053
    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

    2024

    DateOppResultFPtsOrdPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSO%SBCSAVGOBPSLGOPSISO
    Apr 21vs BALL 0-51.05330100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Apr 20vs BALL 7-90.0544000000000.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 19vs BALW 9-411.05442200140125.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Apr 17at CWSW 4-21.05430000001125.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Apr 17at CWSL 1-20.05440000000250.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 15at CWSW 2-00.05440000000125.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 14at NYML 1-20.05330000000133.300.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 12at NYML 1-60.05440000000375.000.000.000.000.000.000
    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 3-42.05440110000125.000.250.250.500.750.250
    Apr 1at BALL 4-61.05430000001125.000.000.250.000.250.000
    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 1-42.05440110000125.000.250.250.500.750.250

    2023

    DateOppResultFPtsOrdPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSO%SBCSAVGOBPSLGOPSISO
    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 3-60.04440000000375.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Sep 23at HOUW 3-21.03330000010266.700.000.000.000.000.000
    Sep 22at HOUW 7-53.04551100010240.000.200.200.200.400.000
    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 1-70.09a11000000000.000.000.000.000.000.000
    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 7-10.04550000000360.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Sep 12at CWSL 2-61.04430000001250.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Sep 10at TORL 2-51.0443000000100.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Sep 9at TORL 1-51.04430000001250.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Sep 8at TORL 4-50.04330000000133.300.000.000.000.000.000
    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 3-70.03a22000000000.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Sep 2vs BOSL 5-912.0353131012200.0001.0001.0002.3333.3331.333
    Aug 30vs PITL 1-40.03440000000375.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Aug 29vs PITL 3-62.04441100000250.000.250.250.250.500.000
    Aug 28vs PITL 0-52.0143010000100.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Aug 27at SEAL 2-30.04440000000250.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Aug 25at SEAL 5-73.05441110000250.000.250.250.500.750.250
    Aug 23at OAKW 4-00.05440000000250.000.000.000.000.000.000
    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 3-42.01440110000250.000.250.250.500.750.250
    Aug 19at CHCL 4-61.01550100000360.000.200.200.200.400.000
    Aug 18at CHCW 4-32.05440110000125.001.250.250.500.750.250
    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 7-60.05440000000375.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Aug 12vs STLL 4-51.07a22010000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Aug 11vs STLW 12-84.05441110010125.000.250.250.500.750.250
    Aug 10at BOSL 0-21.05440100000125.000.250.250.250.500.000
    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 9-20.03550000000120.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Aug 2vs NYMW 4-01.03441000000250.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Aug 1vs NYMW 7-68.0353210001200.010.333.600.333.933.000
    Jul 30vs MINW 2-11.03440100000250.000.250.250.250.500.000
    Jul 29vs MINW 10-71.03550100000240.000.200.200.200.400.000
    Jul 28vs MINW 8-52.03440100010125.000.250.250.250.500.000
    Jul 26at CLEL 3-88.0354120011100.000.500.6001.2501.850.750
    Jul 24at CLEW 5-30.03440000000125.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jul 23at NYYL 5-84.03441210000125.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Jul 22at NYYL 2-51.04440100000250.000.250.250.250.500.000
    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 2-30.03440000000250.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jul 18vs DETW 11-101.03440100000125.000.250.250.250.500.000
    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 2-41.0444010000000.000.250.250.250.500.000
    Jul 15vs TBL 1-63.05440100000375.010.250.250.250.500.000
    Jul 9at CLEW 4-11.04430000001250.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Jul 8at CLEL 6-103.04551110000120.000.200.200.400.600.200
    Jul 7at CLEL 0-32.06330110000133.300.333.333.6671.000.334
    Jul 6at CLEL 1-60.06440000000250.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jul 5at MINL 0-52.0344011000000.000.250.250.500.750.250
    Jul 4at MINL 3-91.05330100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Jul 3at MINL 4-81.05430000001250.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Jul 2vs LADW 9-15.06542110001120.000.250.400.500.900.250
    Jun 30vs LADL 3-90.02550000000240.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jun 29vs CLEW 4-33.0443011000100.000.333.500.6671.167.334
    Jun 28vs CLEL 1-141.05440100000125.000.250.250.250.500.000
    Jun 27vs CLEL 1-20.0344000000000.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jun 25at TBL 1-34.04520100001120.000.500.800.5001.300.000
    Jun 24at TBW 9-40.04550000000240.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jun 23at TBL 3-110.04440000000125.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jun 22at TBW 6-511.0454130002100.020.750.800.7501.550.000
    Jun 20at DETW 1-00.04440000000375.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jun 19at DETL 4-62.04431000001375.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Jun 18vs LAAL 2-50.06a1100000001100.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jun 17vs LAAW 10-99.04531100122120.000.333.6001.3331.9331.000
    Jun 16vs LAAL 0-30.04440000000250.000.000.000.000.000.000
    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 4-52.03551100000120.000.200.200.200.400.000
    Jun 11at BALL 3-110.03440000000125.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jun 10at BALL 1-61.03440100000125.000.250.250.250.500.000
    Jun 9at BALL 2-31.05440100000250.000.250.250.250.500.000
    Jun 7at MIAL 1-61.04430000001250.001.000.250.000.250.000
    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 1-20.05440000000125.000.000.000.000.000.000
    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 4-63.06440100020250.000.250.250.250.500.000
    May 23vs DETW 4-10.05440000000375.000.000.000.000.000.000
    May 22vs DETL 5-81.04430000001125.000.000.250.000.250.000
    May 21at CWSL 2-50.04440000000250.000.000.000.000.000.000
    May 20at CWSL 1-51.04440100000125.000.250.250.250.500.000
    May 19at CWSL 0-20.04330000000133.300.000.000.000.000.000
    May 17at SDW 4-36.04441220010125.000.500.5001.0001.500.500
    May 16at SDW 5-42.06431000001250.000.000.250.000.250.000
    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 1-51.04430000001125.000.000.250.000.250.000
    May 11vs CWSW 4-32.03441100000125.000.250.250.250.500.000
    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 5-12.04441100000250.000.250.250.250.500.000
    May 6vs OAKL 4-51.09a210000001150.000.000.500.000.500.000
    May 5vs OAKL 8-121.0155010000000.000.200.200.200.400.000
    May 4vs BALL 10-136.04551320000240.000.600.6001.0001.600.400
    May 3vs BALW 6-01.0444010000000.000.250.250.250.500.000
    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 3-20.03550000000120.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 28at MINL 6-81.04550100000360.000.200.200.200.400.000
    Apr 27at MINL 1-70.03440000000250.000.000.000.000.000.000
    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 0-21.02430000001375.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Apr 19vs TEXL 3-121.0644010000000.000.250.250.250.500.000
    Apr 18vs TEXL 2-121.02330000010133.300.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 17vs TEXL 0-40.02440000000125.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 16vs ATLL 4-51.02430000001250.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Apr 15vs ATLL 3-91.0254000000100.000.000.200.000.200.000
    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 1-30.01440000000250.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 8at SFW 6-54.03441210000125.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Apr 7at SFW 3-11.0144010000000.000.250.250.250.500.000
    Apr 6vs TORL 3-63.02531000002240.000.000.400.000.400.000
    Apr 5vs TORL 0-30.02440000000250.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 3vs TORW 9-510.01552210120360.000.400.4001.2001.600.800
    Apr 2vs MINL 4-71.01430000001375.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Apr 1vs MINL 0-21.02430000001125.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Mar 30vs MINL 0-21.02430000001125.000.000.250.000.250.000
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