MJ Melendez: The Heir to Salvador Perez’ Throne

Salvador Perez is arguably the most beloved player in the history of the Kansas City Royals franchise. His number 13 is almost a lock to be retired at the end of his career, and he has a legitimate shot at the MLB Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. But Salvador Perez cannot play forever. His…

Scouting Royals Draft Picks Part I: Rounds 1 and 2

This is the first installment of our draft review series. This one covers rounds 1 and 2. 1.14 – 1B Nick Pratto DOB: 10/6/1998 School: Huntington Beach High School (CA) B/T: L/L The Royals received mix reviews with their first selection. I personally, liked the pick. Heading into the draft, I though Pratto had one…

Royals ink second round pick M.J. Melendez

The Royals have reportedly reached a deal with their second selection, M.J. Melendez. Taken with the 52nd overall pick on Monday, the Florida prep catcher and the Kansas City Royals signed for $2.1 million. This signing is way over the slot value $1,295,700 for pick 52. Melendez had a commitment to Florida International University, where…