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On Monday, MJ Melendez and the Kansas City Royals take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (with Johan Oviedo on the hill) at Kauffman Stadium. First pitch is at 8:10 PM ET.
Game Info and MJ Melendez Props
- Day: Monday, August 28, 2023
- Time: 8:10 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSKC
- Hits Prop: Over/under 1 hit (Over odds: -238)
- Home Runs Prop: Over/under 1 home run (Over odds: +400)
- Total Bases Prop: Over/under 2 total bases (Over odds: +115)
MJ Melendez Stats
- Melendez has collected 105 hits this season and has an OBP of .301. He’s slugging .389 on the year.
- He has gotten at least one hit in 65.0% of his games this year (80 of 123), picking up at least two hits 20 times (16.3%).
- He has hit a home run in 8.9% of his games this year, including 2.4% of his chances at the plate.
- In 29 tilts this season (23.6%), Melendez has notched an RBI, and in 12 of those games (9.8%) he had two or more. He has also driven home three or more of his team’s runs in two contests.
Pirates Pitching Stats and Rankings
- The Pirates’ 8.7 K/9 rate ranks 17th in MLB.
- The Pirates have the 22nd-ranked team ERA in baseball at 4.59.
- The Pirates have given up the seventh-fewest homers in the majors (142 total, 1.1 per game).
- The Pirates will send Oviedo (7-13) to the mound for his 27th start this season.
- Among qualified pitchers this year, the 25-year-old’s 4.46 ERA ranks 43rd, 1.328 WHIP ranks 45th, and 8 K/9 ranks 40th.
Melendez’s recent games
- at Mariners on August 27: 0-for-4, 2 K
- at Mariners on August 25: 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 K
- at Athletics on August 23: 0-for-4, 2 K
- at Athletics on August 22: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 K
- at Athletics on August 21: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 K, 1 BB
- at Cubs on August 20: 1-for-4, 2 K
- at Cubs on August 19: 1-for-5, 3 K
- at Cubs on August 18: 1-for-4, 1 K
- vs. Mariners on August 17: 2-for-4, 1 RBI
- vs. Mariners on August 16: 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
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