MJ Melendez

C,DH,LF,OF · Kansas City Royals

Bats L Throws R
DOB 1998-11-29 Age 24.3
2023 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 7.03, 93rd

Season Projections

THE BAT$161295484846411227318645614225.962.231.314.411.725.180

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. 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 Enjoying Productive Spring

    Kansas City Royals catcher/outfielderMJ Melendezis having himself an excellent spring as he looks to build on a solid rookie showing in 2022. The 24-year-old is hitting .375 with one home run, one stolen base, and a hefty 1.296 OPS across 16 Cactus League at-bats to this point in the spring. Melendez appeared in 129 games with the Royals last season, hitting .217 with an impressive 18 HR, two SB, and a .706 OPS across 534 trips to the plate. The 2017 second-round pick also produced an excellent 12.4% BB% that enabled a 99 wRC+ that came in just 1% below the league average. The versatile youngster will see time at catcher behindSalvador Perezwhile also getting reps in the corner outfield spots in 2023. A strong history of power production in the minors and the aforementioned versatility with the glove make Melendez a solid fantasy asset heading toward the 2023 campaign.

    Mar 14 · Source via Royals MJ Melendez Salvador Perez
  • Royals Looking Into Extensions For Young Players

    At the Royals’ fanfest event today, general manager J.J. Picollo told reporters (including MLB.com’s Anne Rogers) that the team is considering extensions for its core of young players.  Any deals may not be particularly close and it isn’t known how far any talks have progressed, but Picollo didn’t put a specific timeline on negotiations, saying…

    Feb 4 · MLB Trade Rumors Royals Kris Bubic Jackson Kowar Daniel Lynch Michael Massey MJ Melendez Vinnie Pasquantino Salvador Perez Brady Singer Joakim Soria Drew Waters prospects
    2023 ATC$161295484786711225321686113524.632.234.322.431.753.197
    2023 Steamer$191285764997511825322666713022.652.236.328.431.759.195
    2023 THE BAT$161295484846411227318645614225.962.231.314.411.725.180
    2023 Zeile$171295484806811425322696113424.543.238.323.440.763.202

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

    Fielding Stats

    May 3vs STLW 7-143010000100.000.333.500.333.833.000
    May 4vs STLL 0-1033010000000.000.333.333.333.666.000
    May 8at BALW 6-4000000000000
    May 8at BALL 2-4330110000133.300.333.333.6671.000.334
    May 9at BALL 1-6430100001125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    May 10at TEXL 4-6440100010125.
    May 12at TEXL 1-321000000100.000.000.500.000.500.000
    May 14at COLL 4-10330000000266.700.
    May 15at COLW 8-7431000001125.
    May 17vs CWSL 0-3440100000250.
    May 17vs CWSW 2-133110011000.000.333.3331.3331.6661.000
    May 18vs CWSW 6-2442200120250.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    May 19vs CWSL 4-7440100000125.
    May 20vs MINL 4-6440201000125.000.500.5001.0001.500.500
    May 21vs MINL 2-9440000000125.
    May 22vs MINL 6-7440000000125.
    May 23at ARIL 5-954110000100.000.250.400.250.650.000
    May 24at ARIL 6-844221013000.000.500.5001.5002.0001.000
    May 26at MINW 3-2430000001125.
    May 27at MINL 7-10541100111120.000.250.4001.0001.400.750
    May 28at MINW 7-3550000000120.
    May 29at MINL 3-7441210010125.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    May 30at CLEL 3-7430210001125.000.667.7501.0001.750.333
    May 31at CLEL 3-844010000000.
    Jun 1at CLEL 0-4440100000125.
    Jun 3vs HOUL 3-10440200000250.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Jun 4vs HOUW 6-043110000100.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Jun 5vs HOUL 4-7430100001250.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Jun 6vs TORL 0-833000000000.
    Jun 7vs TORL 0-7430000001250.
    Jun 8vs TORW 8-4551110020120.
    Jun 9vs BALW 7-5422100122125.000.500.7502.0002.7501.500
    Jun 10vs BALW 8-1441210130125.000.500.5001.5002.0001.000
    Jun 11vs BALL 4-6440100000125.
    Jun 12vs BALL 7-10540000001120.
    Jun 13at SFL 2-644010000000.
    Jun 14at SFL 2-4420000002125.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Jun 15at SFW 3-2430000001125.
    Jun 17at OAKW 5-1420000012125.000.000.400.000.400.000
    Jun 19at OAKL 0-443021000100.000.667.7501.0001.750.333
    Jun 20at LAAW 6-2430000001125.
    Jun 21at LAAW 12-11651000001116.700.
    Jun 22at LAAL 0-5330000000266.700.
    Jun 24vs OAKW 3-143000000100.
    Jun 25vs OAKL 7-954120000100.000.500.600.5001.100.000
    Jun 26vs OAKL 3-5440000000250.
    Jun 27vs TEXL 4-10440000000125.
    Jun 28vs TEXL 3-8440000000250.
    Jun 29vs TEXW 2-133021001000.000.667.6671.0001.667.333
    Jul 1at DETW 3-1440000000125.
    Jul 2at DETL 3-4440000000250.
    Jul 4at HOUL 6-7442200220125.000.500.5002.0002.5001.500
    Jul 5at HOUL 7-9431100111125.000.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    Jul 6at HOUW 7-4540100011240.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Jul 7at HOUL 2-5430000001250.
    Jul 8vs CLEW 4-3440000000125.
    Jul 9vs CLEL 1-13430000001125.
    Jul 10vs CLEW 5-1440100020125.
    Jul 11vs DETW 7-343210001100.000.333.400.333.733.000
    Jul 12vs DETL 5-7551211000240.000.400.4001.0001.400.600
    Jul 13vs DETW 5-2440000000250.
    Jul 22vs TBL 3-7551200000240.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Jul 23vs TBW 6-355121000000.000.400.400.6001.000.200
    Jul 24vs TBW 4-2220110010150.000.500.5001.0001.500.500
    Jul 25vs LAAW 7-0551100120360.
    Jul 26vs LAAL 0-6440100000125.
    Jul 27vs LAAL 0-4440110000250.
    Jul 28at NYYL 0-1430210001125.000.667.7501.0001.750.333
    Jul 29at NYYL 5-11551100000240.
    Jul 30at NYYL 2-8420000002125.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Jul 31at NYYW 8-6431200001125.000.667.750.6671.417.000
    Aug 1at CWSW 2-1440000000125.
    Aug 2at CWSL 2-9541000001360.
    Aug 3at CWSL 1-4440000000250.
    Aug 4vs BOSW 7-3442200110250.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Aug 5vs BOSL 4-753011002200.000.333.600.6671.267.334
    Aug 6vs BOSW 5-4441100110125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Aug 7vs BOSW 13-533120016000.000.667.4001.6672.0671.000
    Aug 9vs CWSW 4-2440000000250.
    Aug 9vs CWSL 2-343000000100.
    Aug 10vs CWSW 8-354230012100.000.750.8001.5002.300.750
    Aug 11vs CWSW 5-3440100010125.
    Aug 12vs LADL 3-842100000200.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Aug 13vs LADL 3-13540000001120.
    Aug 14vs LADW 4-011000000000.
    Aug 15at MINL 2-4540000001240.
    Aug 16at MINL 0-9440000000250.
    Aug 17at MINL 0-4430000001250.
    Aug 18at TBL 1-711000000000.
    Aug 19at TBW 3-253110000100.000.333.600.333.933.000
    Aug 20at TBL 2-5431100001125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Aug 21at TBL 2-3440210010250.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Aug 22vs CWSW 6-442100001200.000.000.400.000.400.000
    Aug 23vs ARIL 3-732000001100.
    Aug 24vs ARIW 5-3441100010250.
    Aug 26vs SDL 5-1343010001100.000.333.400.333.733.000
    Aug 27vs SDL 3-4540000001360.
    Aug 31at CWSL 2-4440000000125.
    Sep 1at CWSL 1-7550100010240.
    Sep 2at DETL 4-544010000000.
    Sep 3at DETW 12-254220012100.010.500.6001.2501.850.750
    Sep 4at DETW 3-2541110011120.000.250.400.500.900.250
    Sep 5vs CLEL 5-6541100011120.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Sep 6vs CLEL 1-4430000001250.
    Sep 7vs CLEW 2-1550100010240.
    Sep 9vs DETL 2-1043000000100.
    Sep 10vs DETL 4-8440000000125.
    Sep 11vs DETW 4-0440100000125.
    Sep 13at MINL 3-6411000003125.001.000.750.000.750.000
    Sep 14at MINL 0-4440100000125.
    Sep 15at MINL 2-3440000000250.
    Sep 16at BOSL 1-244110100000.
    Sep 17at BOSW 9-055431002000.010.600.600.8001.400.200
    Sep 18at BOSL 3-13431000001250.
    Sep 20vs MINW 5-444121012000.000.500.5001.5002.0001.000
    Sep 21vs MINW 5-244110011000.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Sep 22vs MINW 4-1440000000125.
    Sep 23vs SEAW 5-1441200010125.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Sep 24vs SEAL 5-6550000000120.
    Sep 25vs SEAW 13-12531000012240.000.000.400.000.400.000
    Sep 27at DETL 3-4540000001120.
    Sep 28at DETL 1-2531100112120.000.333.6001.3331.9331.000
    Sep 29at DETL 3-10430100001125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Sep 30at CLEL 3-6440000000250.
    Oct 1at CLEW 7-154222001100.000.500.6001.0001.600.500
    Oct 2at CLEL 5-755031001000.000.600.600.8001.400.200
    Oct 3at CLEW 5-255000000000.
    Oct 4at CLEL 3-5440000000250.
    Oct 5at CLEL 2-9440000000250.
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