MJ Melendez
RF | B/T: L/R | 6' 1" 190LBS | Age: 24

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

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2023 237 208 27 46 5 25 2 .221 .308 .370 .678
2 Seasons 771 668 84 146 23 87 4 .219 .311 .386 .697
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2023 .221 5 25 2 .678
2 Seasons .219 23 87 4 .697

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 2196 336 35 10.4 6.6 90.7 110.8 15.1 31.0 .237 .410 .310 .332 .392 43.5 24.5 12.4
2023 24 930 137 17 12.4 7.2 94.2 113.2 19.7 32.8 .231 .439 .299 .329 .427 54.7 30.2 11.1
Player 3126 473 52 11.0 6.8 91.7 113.2 16.5 31.5 .235 .419 .307 .331 .402 46.7 26.3 12.0
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 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, Sweeper, Slurve, 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 39.6 32.7 20.8 6.8 43.5 33.6 22.9 2.7 29.2 27.1 23.2 6.8 10.4 6.6
2023 29.9 41.6 24.1 4.4 40.1 37.2 22.6 0.7 19.7 29.2 26.3 11.7 12.4 7.2
Player 36.8 35.3 21.8 6.1 42.5 34.7 22.8 2.1 26.4 27.7 24.1 8.2 11.0 6.8
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.9 37.6 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 4.7
! 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 %
2023 4-Seamer -1.2 -4 364 39.1 85 .164 .313 .301 37.9 28.2 22.6 .212 .439 .350 66.7
2023 Slider -3.7 -5 129 13.9 36 .111 .139 .110 44.9 47.2 35.4 .144 .277 .178 47.4
2023 Sinker 2.9 3 111 11.9 30 .320 .560 .428 27.7 13.3 16.7 .361 .733 .500 66.7
2023 Curveball 1.3 1 100 10.8 25 .217 .391 .330 31.4 32.0 24.2 .230 .360 .290 26.7
2023 Changeup 3.1 3 87 9.4 23 .333 .571 .413 40.0 26.1 21.4 .279 .478 .354 46.7
2023 Cutter 0.7 0 65 7.0 18 .313 .500 .386 30.0 16.7 20.0 .232 .410 .319 46.2
2023 Splitter 7.2 3 39 4.2 10 .400 .600 .430 38.9 40.0 22.2 .342 .643 .415 66.7
2023 Sweeper -3.8 -1 31 3.3 7 .143 .143 .129 53.8 57.1 44.4 .129 .202 .144 33.3
2023 Slurve -6.9 0 4 0.4 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
2022 4-Seamer 0.5 4 819 37.3 200 .222 .450 .337 26.8 23.0 18.5 .256 .483 .367 49.2
2022 Changeup -1.4 -5 335 15.3 91 .173 .284 .232 27.5 20.9 19.0 .225 .353 .302 38.1
2022 Curveball 0.0 0 282 12.8 53 .170 .298 .259 34.1 37.7 22.0 .124 .196 .189 21.4
2022 Sinker 0.0 0 241 11.0 66 .288 .423 .397 22.7 16.7 19.0 .329 .499 .431 51.2
2022 Slider 0.7 2 235 10.7 50 .209 .419 .325 34.8 32.0 18.0 .196 .387 .313 29.6
2022 Cutter 1.0 2 169 7.7 48 .289 .467 .348 15.7 14.6 21.9 .276 .446 .336 47.4
2022 Sweeper -3.5 -3 73 3.3 19 .176 .353 .200 44.4 52.6 33.3 .183 .326 .256 55.6
2022 Splitter -2.2 -1 36 1.6 5 .000 .000 .140 33.3 40.0 10.5 .074 .075 .195 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 533 2,196 -7 -17 16 8 -1
2023 235 930 -5 -4 3 5 0
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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 2,196 48.9 66.0 79.3 24.1 53.7 41.4 30.9 44.6 27.8 7.7 77.4
2023 930 49.9 67.5 70.3 28.1 42.7 42.9 39.1 47.7 37.8 7.0 87.7
Player 3,126 49.2 66.4 76.5 25.3 50.1 41.9 33.4 45.5 30.9 7.5 80.3
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 29.5 47.1 24.7 7.3 76.1
! 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 Arm
Strength
2022 69 31 58 66 71 72 72 81 71 69 27 92 28 78 61 95
2023 53 26 65 76 40 78 81 98 87 96 11 75 3 44 63 22 94
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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 22.1 18 20.8 -3 10 19 4 22.2
2023 23.5 5 7.5 -3 5 7 3 60.0
Player 22.4 23 28.3 -5 15 26 7 30.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2022 18 19 15 22 20 21 23 20 13 17 19 25 23 21 23 24 22 22 21 21 21 22 27 21 16 19 22 25 22 20 18
2023 5 6 5 10 11 6 7 4 7 5 6 9 9 5 8 10 10 6 8 9 6 9 13 8 3 6 11 8 8 8 4
Player 23 25 20 32 31 27 30 24 20 22 25 34 32 26 31 34 32 28 29 30 27 31 40 29 19 25 33 33 30 28 22
! 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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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2022 2023 +/-  
Exit Velocity 90.7 94.2 3.5
Launch Angle 15.1 19.7 4.6
Barrel % 10.4 12.4 2.0
Hard Hit % 43.5 54.7 11.2
Sweet Spot % 31.0 32.8 1.8
xBA .237 .231 -0.006
BA .217 .218 0.001
xwOBA .332 .329 -0.003
wOBA .310 .299 -0.011
xSLG .410 .439 0.029
SLG .393 .369 -0.024
K% 24.5 30.2 5.7
BB% 12.4 11.1 -1.3
Swing % 44.6 47.7 3.1
Whiff% 27.8 37.8 10.0
In Zone % 48.9 49.9 1.0
Out of Zone % 51.1 50.1 -1.0
Out of Zone Swing % 24.1 28.1 4.0
First Pitch Swing % 30.9 39.1 8.2
First Pitch Strike % 55.8 63.0 7.2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2022 L 532 416 78.2 .418 .278
2023 L 235 0 0.0 .299

Pitch Tempo

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