MJ Melendez
19-Year-Old CatcherC
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$Signed a contract with the Royals in June of 2017 that includes a $2.1 million signing bonus.
Produces three extra-base knocks Monday
CKansas City Royals  A
May 22, 2018
Melendez went 3-for-6 with a home run, two doubles and a career-best six RBI for Low-A Lexington in its 18-2 win over Rome on Monday.
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The 19-year-old catcher has gone on a major tear at the dish over the past week, going 13-for-30 with nine extra-base hits -- including five home runs -- in seven contests. The recent surge has lifted his season slugging percentage to .627, which ranks second in the Southern League. While Melendez's plus power and solid defense behind the plate make him one of the better prospects in the Royals organization, he'll need to improve upon his 30.2 percent strikeout rate once he reaches the higher levels of the minors in order to accelerate his arrival to the big leagues.
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Two triples Wednesday
CKansas City Royals  A
April 12, 2018
Melendez went 2-for-4 with two triples, a run, an RBI and a strikeout in Wednesday's game for Low-A Lexington.
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Shows promise in first pro season
CKansas City Royals  A
September 15, 2017
Melendez slashed .262/.374/.417 with 30 RBI and 24 runs over 47 games during his first professional season in the Arizona League.
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Goes to Royals with 52nd overall pick
CKansas City Royals  A
June 12, 2017
The Royals have selected Melendez with the 52nd overall pick in the 2017 first-year player draft.
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