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MJ Melendez

MJ Melendez

C,LF,RF,DH - KC

Age: 24Bats: LThrows: R

2023 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) H #91
Best / Worst #61 / #173
ADP #107

Roster %

 
Yahoo
92%
 
ESPN
36%

Eligibility

Yahoo C,LF,RF
ESPN C,LF,DH
CBS C,DH,LF
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M.J. Melendez debuted and appeared in 129 games in 2022, showing off his patience and power to the tune of 18 HR and a 12.4% BB rate. He batted leadoff 64 times, indicating the Royals are dedicated to getting him plate appearances in front of Bobby Witt Jr. and Salvador Perez. Melendez is not a good defensive catcher, but he should play enough to retain eligibility there. Unless you're in a quirky league where defense counts, Melendez fills a scarce position with decent skills.

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MJ Melendez hits leadoff homer in loss Wednesday

MJ Melendez went 1-for-3 with two walks and a solo home run in Kansas City’s 2-1 loss in Detroit on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact

Melendez homered for the third time in eight games after only hitting one home run in his previous 33 games. Melendez has six RBI and five runs scored in that same eight-game span. Melendez is slashing .218/.316/.399!with 18 home runs, 60 RBI, 55 runs scored, and two stolen bases in 431 at-bats this season.

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Rankings
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Draft#154#102#28722
Rest of Season ----
Dynasty #187#128#2616
Projections
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Projections (2023 Season)
ABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
4596310624320626113142.232.322.423.745
Stats
Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPSBABIP
2022KC129460571002131862661312.217.313.393.706.258
History
Game Log
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Game Log
GameOPPScoreABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPOPS
Wed, Oct 5@ CLE-4000000020.000.000.000
Tue, Oct 4@ CLE-4000000020.000.000.000
Mon, Oct 3@ CLE-5000000000.000.000.000
Sun, Oct 2@ CLE-5031001000.600.6001.400
Game Schedule
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Game Schedule
GameOpp. Pitcher
DateOppTimePitcherThrowsVBRMatchup
Thu, Mar 30thvs MIN4:10pm
Sat, Apr 1stvs MIN4:10pm
Sun, Apr 2ndvs MIN2:10pm
Mon, Apr 3rdvs TOR7:40pm
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