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MJ Melendez and the Kansas City Royals will face starting pitcher Sonny Gray and the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium on Friday at 8:10 PM ET.
Game Info and MJ Melendez Props
- Day: Friday, July 28, 2023
- Time: 8:10 PM ET
- TV Channel: MLB Network
- 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: +120)
MJ Melendez Stats
- Melendez is batting .217 with an OBP of .294 and a slugging percentage of .356 this season.
- He has gotten a hit in 59 of 96 games this season (61.5%), racking up multiple hits on 15 occasions (15.6%).
- He has homered in eight games this year (8.3%), going yard in 2% of his trips to the dish.
- Melendez has tallied an RBI in 21 games this year (21.9%), including 10 games with more than one RBI (10.4%). He has also driven in three or more of his team’s runs in two contests.
Twins Pitching Stats and Rankings
- The Twins’ pitching staff has registered a collective 9.7 K/9 to pace the majors.
- At 3.79, the Twins have the second-ranked team ERA in baseball.
- Twins pitchers have given up 116 total home runs at a rate of 1.1 per game, ranking them 12th in baseball.
- Gray (4-4) will take the mound for the Twins, his 21st start of the season.
- The 33-year-old’s 3.07 ERA ranks seventh, 1.284 WHIP ranks 41st, and 8.9 K/9 ranks 27th among qualified pitchers in the majors this campaign.
Melendez’s recent games
- at Guardians on July 26: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB
- at Guardians on July 24: 0-for-4, 1 K
- at Yankees on July 23: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 K
- at Yankees on July 22: 1-for-4, 2 K
- at Yankees on July 21: 1-for-3, 1 R
- vs. Tigers on July 20: 1-for-3
- vs. Tigers on July 19: 0-for-4, 2 K
- vs. Tigers on July 18: 1-for-4, 1 K
- vs. Tigers on July 17: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB
- vs. Rays on July 16: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI
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