Melendez has been relegated to the outfield due to the Royals need for outfield bats as well as the presence of Salvador Perez on the roster. Melendez provides a boost as he is a left handed bat for the lineup. He has hit 5 home runs and driven in 22 this season with a slash line of .208/.296/.360 with an OPS at .656.
Even more impressive though is his .288 BAbip and 56% hard hit numbers, and last year he three out 28% of base runners which is a great improvement as compared to the current sub 10% for both Marlins catchers. The Miami native could be a great homecoming story if the Marlins can snag him.