Mervyl S. Melendez is an American professional baseball catcher in the Kansas City Royals organization.
Born on November 29, 1998, in America MJ is said to have begun his high school education at the St. James School in Montgomery, Alabama for three years before transferring to Westminster Christian School in Palmetto Bay, Florida for his senior year.
After completing of high school, MJ was said to have furthered his education to college at the Florida International University where he was said to have played college foo6tball.
MJ was part of the United States national team in 2016 and was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the second round, 52nd overall, of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft for $2.1 million.
After signing, Melendez made his professional debut with the Rookie-level Arizona League Royals where he posted a .262 batting average with four home runs and thirty RBIs over 47 games.
MJ Melendez Scouting Report
Physical Description: 6-foot-1, 185-pound frame.
Hit: Slightly closed stance with hands near back ear.
Power: Has some present power thanks to his strength and swing mechanics.
Field: Melendez has received mixed reviews behind the dish.
Arm: Strong footwork
MJ Melendez Prospect
MJ Melendez is ranked 4th in the prospect of the Kansas City Royals.
Scouting grades: Hit: 45 | Power: 55 | Run: 40 | Arm: 60 | Field: 60 | Overall: 55