MJ Melendez
C | 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
2022 534 460 57 100 18 62 2 .217 .313 .393 .706
1 Season 534 460 57 100 18 62 2 .217 .313 .393 .706
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2022 .217 18 62 2 .706
1 Season .217 18 62 2 .706

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
Player 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
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 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, 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
Player 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
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 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 0.5 4 818 37.2 201 .227 .453 .340 26.8 22.9 18.5 .260 .487 .370 49.6
2022 Changeup -1.4 -5 340 15.5 91 .173 .284 .232 27.5 20.9 19.0 .225 .353 .302 38.1
2022 Slider -0.5 -2 318 14.5 72 .203 .406 .286 37.0 40.3 23.0 .188 .359 .283 40.5
2022 Curveball -0.1 0 282 12.8 53 .170 .298 .259 33.7 35.8 21.6 .139 .211 .200 20.7
2022 Sinker 0.0 0 239 10.9 65 .275 .412 .389 22.9 16.9 19.3 .317 .486 .424 50.0
2022 Cutter 1.5 2 159 7.2 45 .293 .463 .359 15.3 11.1 17.9 .273 .453 .348 44.4
2022 Splitter -2.3 -1 34 1.5 5 .000 .000 .140 33.3 40.0 10.5 .074 .075 .195 50.0
2022 N/A 3.8 0 6 0.3 1 -- -- .700 -- 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
! 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
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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
Player 2,196 48.9 66.0 79.3 24.1 53.7 41.4 30.9 44.6 27.8 7.7 77.4
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 29.5 47.1 24.7 7.2 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
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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 21.0 -3 9 19 4 22.2
Player 22.1 18 21.0 -3 9 19 4 22.2

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2022 18 21 26 21 22 23 21 21 21 18 23 21 17 12 19 23 24 22 17 20 26 22 21 21 21 23 21 19 22 17 26
Player 18 21 26 21 22 23 21 21 21 18 23 21 17 12 19 23 24 22 17 20 26 22 21 21 21 23 21 19 22 17 26
! 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 532 416 78.2 .418 .278

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2022 712 16.9 28.9% 2.2% 338 22.7 3.0% 15.4%
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Statcast Rankings