MJ Melendez
C | B/T: L/R | 6' 1" 190LBS | Age: 23

Draft: 2017 | Rd: 2, #52, Kansas City Royals | Westminster (FL) HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 316 276 32 65 13 38 0 .236 .320 .442 .762
1 Season 316 276 32 65 13 38 0 .236 .320 .442 .762
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2022 .236 13 38 0 .762
1 Season .236 13 38 0 .762

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2022 23 1288 198 22 11.1 7 90.5 110.8 13.4 31.8 .233 .408 .329 .325 .396 43.4 25.9 11.4
Player 1288 198 22 11.1 7 90.5 110.8 13.4 31.8 .233 .408 .329 .325 .396 43.4 25.9 11.4
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2022 39.4 31.8 22.7 6.1 39.9 36.9 23.2 3.5 28.8 26.3 22.2 7.1 11.1 7.0
Player 39.4 31.8 22.7 6.1 39.9 36.9 23.2 3.5 28.8 26.3 22.2 7.1 11.1 7.0
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2022 4-Seamer 1.7 8 460 35.7 117 .269 .538 .382 29.4 23.9 18.3 .273 .496 .366 49.4
2022 Changeup -2.7 -6 219 17.0 57 .137 .216 .178 22.9 19.3 17.7 .183 .288 .260 36.6
2022 Slider -1.0 -2 194 15.1 48 .214 .429 .295 38.7 43.8 29.2 .177 .322 .270 34.8
2022 Curveball -0.8 -1 161 12.5 30 .172 .345 .233 30.8 40.0 26.1 .123 .218 .163 23.5
2022 Sinker 0.6 1 160 12.4 42 .313 .438 .426 18.3 14.3 16.2 .348 .531 .458 50.0
2022 Cutter 4.8 3 69 5.4 18 .400 .867 .558 19.4 16.7 17.6 .279 .602 .431 58.3
2022 Splitter -2.7 -1 25 1.9 3 .000 .000 .000 30.0 33.3 6.7 .099 .100 .091 50.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2022 315 1,288 4 -14 8 5 2
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2022 1,288 48.9 68.1 79.5 26.9 53.1 40.8 33.5 47.0 28.2 7.5 81.4
Player 1,288 48.9 68.1 79.5 26.9 53.1 40.8 33.5 47.0 28.2 7.5 81.4
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 29.4 47.0 24.6 7.3 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA
2022 60 30 57 68 55 60 75 81 72 70 23 83 27 63 64
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2022 22.2 13 15.5 -3 5 16 2 15.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2022 13 15 19 15 16 17 15 16 16 14 16 16 12 7 14 18 17 16 12 15 18 16 16 15 16 18 17 14 16 14 19
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2022 L 314 231 73.6 .387 .304

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2022 357 17.2 26.1% 1.1% 217 22.9 2.3% 17.5%
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