Where is MJ Melendez from? Who does Melendez play for?
Where is MJ Melendez from?
MJ Melendez is an American. He is from Daytona Beach, Florida
Who does Melendez play for?
MJ Melendez plays for the Kansas City Royals.
Mervyl S. Melendez is a Kansas City Royals catcher.
Melendez spent his junior year at St. James School in Montgomery, Alabama, before transferring to Westminster Christian School in Palmetto Bay, Florida.
In 2016, he was a member of the American national team. He is committed to play baseball for Florida International University in college.
The Kansas City Royals selected him in the second round, 52nd overall, of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft after his senior year. He signed a $2.1 million contract with Kansas City.
Melendez debuted professionally with the Rookie-level Arizona League Royals after signing, hitting.262 with four home runs and thirty RBIs in 47 games.
He slashed .251/.322/.492 with 19 home runs and 73 RBIs in 111 games with the Lexington Legends of the Class A South Atlantic League, earning All-Star honors.
Melendez was selected as an All-Star in the Carolina League’s Class A Advanced Wilmington Blue Rocks in 2019.
He hit.163/.260/.311 with nine home runs and 54 RBIs in 110 games. Since the season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he did not play in a minor league game in 2020.
He was assigned to the Northwest Arkansas Naturals of the Double-A Central to begin the 2021 season.