MJ Melendez is an American professional baseball catcher for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB).
The Royals announced that catcher MJ Melendez will be called up and catcher Cam Gallagher will be placed on the 10-day injured list following their 6-4 loss to the Yankees.
Melendez was drafted in the second round out of high school in the Miami region in 2017 and led all minor leaguers with 41 home runs.
After hitting.288/.386/.625 with 75 walks in 531 plate appearances throughout Double-A and Triple-A, he was ranked as Baseball America’s #42 prospect heading into the season.
He batted.160/.2874/.280 with two home runs and 13 walks in his first 20 games for Triple-A Omaha this season.
Melendez is a left-handed batter who has played two games in the right field this season after playing nine games at third base last season to develop additional positional flexibility.
MJ Melendez Contract
MJ Melendez and the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball agreed to $2.1 million for an undisclosed number of years.
MJ Melendez Salary
MJ Melendez takes home an annual salary of $2.1 million as a professional baseball catcher.
MJ Melendez Net Worth
MJ Melendez has an estimated total net worth of $1 million. His major source of income comes from his career as a baseball personality.