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On Monday, MJ Melendez and the Kansas City Royals play the Chicago White Sox (with Jesse Scholtens on the hill). First pitch at Kauffman Stadium is scheduled for 2:10 PM ET.
Game Info and MJ Melendez Props
- Day: Monday, September 4, 2023
- Time: 2:10 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSKC
- Hits Prop: Over/under 1 hit (Over odds: -312)
- Home Runs Prop: Over/under 1 home run (Over odds: +340)
- Total Bases Prop: Over/under 2 total bases (Over odds: -108)
MJ Melendez Stats
- Melendez has collected 110 hits this season and has an OBP of .305. He’s slugging .394 on the year.
- He has gotten a hit in 83 of 128 games this season (64.8%), including 21 multi-hit efforts (16.4%).
- He has homered in 12 games this season (9.4%), going yard in 2.5% of his chances at the plate.
- Melendez has produced at least one RBI in 23.4% of his games this season (30 of 128), with more than one RBI 13 times (10.2%). He has also been responsible for three or more of his team’s runs in two contests.
White Sox Pitching Stats and Rankings
- The pitching staff for the White Sox has delivered a 9.4 K/9 rate, which ranks third-best in baseball.
- The White Sox’s 4.89 team ERA ranks 26th in MLB.
- White Sox pitchers have allowed 187 total home runs at a clip of 1.4 per game (fourth-most in the league).
- The White Sox will hand the ball to Scholtens (1-6) for his ninth start of the season.
- The 29-year-old has pitched to a 3.97 ERA this season with 6 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 2.8 walks per nine across 22 games.
Melendez’s recent games
- vs. Red Sox on September 3: 0-for-2
- vs. Red Sox on September 2: 3-for-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB
- vs. Pirates on August 30: 0-for-4, 3 K
- vs. Pirates on August 29: 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 K
- vs. Pirates on August 28: 1-for-3, 1 BB
- 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
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