C,DH,RF - KC
MJ Melendez went 2-for-3 with a walk in Kansas City's 4-0 loss in Oakland on Sunday.
Melendez got the start in right field and accounted for 1/3 of the Royals' nine base runners on Sunday. Melendez continues to be a bright spot for Kansas City this season as a rookie with all of the pressure on fellow rookie and top prospect Bobby Witt Jr. Melendez' .254 average is 4th among Kansas City regulars and Royals manager Mike Matheny keeps cycling him between catcher, outfield and DH to keep getting at-bats and giving him dual position eligibility (in-season in some leagues, next season in others) giving the young hitter more attractiveness. Fantasy managers have to be happy with this rotating of positions because it allows him to have fewer days off than the average catcher, making him extremely valuable at an extremely shallow position.
MJ Melendez went 0-for-2 with two walks and a sacrifice fly in Kansas City’s 5-1 win in Oakland on Friday.
Melendez now has 11 walks in June, matching his hit total for the month, allowing his OBP to remain at .338 despite his average sitting at .244. Melendez continues to start regularly, alternating between catching, outfield and DHing duties, even since the return of the Salvador Perez, maintain his fantasy relevance, The patience in such a young hitter is a good sign of his prowess and ability to stay in the Majors. If Melendez is somewhat still available in your league, scoop him up even if you don't need catching help.
MJ Melendez went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and three RBIs in Kansas City’s 8-1 win over the Orioles on Friday.
MJ Melendez broke the game wide open in the 5th inning with a 3-run home run that made a 7-0 Kansas City lead. Melendez homered in consecutive games for the first time in his young MLB career. Melendez has hit safely in 1 of his last 12 games with multi-hit efforts in four of them. Melendez started in right field and caught once Perez was lifted late giving him positional versatility which will serve him (and fantasy managers) this season and next.
MJ Melendez went 1-for-2 with a home run, two walks and two RBIs in Kansas City’s 7-5 victory against Baltimore on Thursday.
Melendez hit his fifth home run and first since May 27 against Minnesota. Melendez has hit safely in six of eight games in June and none of 11 games overall. The young prospect has back to back 2-RBI games as well. The Royals continue to find at-bats (C,OF,DH) for Melendez and his versatility makes him a must roster in most formats if he happens to still be available.
MJ Melendez went 1-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored in Kansas City’s 8-4 win against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
MJ Melendez drove in two runs to record his first RBIs since May 29. Melendez has 4 home runs in 106 at-bats this season and is up to 11 RBIs. Luckily for fantasy managers, Royals manager Mike Matheny has continued to find at-bats for the young prospect, even with the return of Salvy Perez, and could gain duel catcher/outfield eligibility.