MJ Melendez plays for the Kansas City Royals as a professional catcher in Major League Baseball (MLB). He signed a $2.1 million contract with Kansas City.
The Kansas City Royals selected him in the second round, 52nd overall, of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft after his senior year.
Melendez made his professional debut with the Rookie-level Arizona League Royals, where he hit.262 with four grand slams and thirty RBIs in 47 games.
He slashed.251/.322/.492 with 19 grand slams and 73 RBIs in 111 games with the Lexington Legends of the Class A South Atlantic League, earning All-Star honors.
Melendez was selected an All-Star after a stellar season with the Wilmington Blue Rocks of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League.
Having an estimated net worth of $1 million, MJ Melendez takes home an annual salary of $2.1 million as a professional baseball catcher.
MJ Melendez Parents: Meet Mervyl and Aixa
23-year-old MJ Melendez was born to his parents, Mervyl Melendez and Axia Melendez. Their respective occupations are unknown.
Mervyl Melendez, Melendez’s father, grew up in Carolina, Puerto Rico until he was 13 years old when he moved to Orlando, Florida.
Aixa Melendez, Melendez’s mother, was raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico until she was approximately five years old when she moved to Florida.