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    MJ Melendez will take the field for the Kansas City Royals against Shane McClanahan and the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday. First pitch is at 7:10 PM.

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    Game Info, Melendez Props for Royals vs Rays

    • Game Day: Friday, August 19, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
    • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Stadium: Tropicana Field
    Hits Home Runs RBI
    Over/Under 0.5 0.5 0.5
    Over Odds -160 +600 +270

    Melendez in 2022

    • Melendez has 14 doubles, two triples, 14 home runs and 43 walks while batting .223.
    • Melendez ranks 77th in homers and 135th in RBI among all hitters in baseball.
    • Melendez has reached base with a hit 49 times this year in 88 games played (55.7%), including multiple hits in 21.6% of them (19 times).
    • Melendez has gone yard in 13 games this season (88 opportunities, 14.8%), leaving the ballpark in 3.9% of his trips to home plate.

    Last Five Games

    Opponent Date H/AB R HR RBI K BB SB
    Rays August 18 0-for-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Twins August 17 0-for-3 0 0 0 2 1 0
    Twins August 16 0-for-4 0 0 0 2 0 0
    Twins August 15 0-for-4 0 0 0 2 1 0
    Dodgers August 14 0-for-1 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Rays Pitching in 2022

    • McClanahan gets the start for the Rays, his 23rd of the season. He is 11-5 with a 2.28 ERA and 165 strikeouts through 134 1/3 innings pitched.
    • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season, the 25-year-old’s 2.28 ERA ranks fifth, .871 WHIP ranks second, and 11.1 K/9 ranks fifth.
    • The Rays pitching staff ranks 13th in MLB with a collective 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings.
    • Rays pitchers combine to allow 124 total home runs at a rate of 1.1 per game (to rank 13th in baseball).
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