Nicknamed the “Hispanic Titanic,” the 22-year-old redshirt junior tore the duvet off the baseball this season for Texas. In 67 video games, Melendez batted .387/.508/.863 with 32 house runs and 94 RBI.
Melendez is at the moment ranked a hundred and fifteenth amongst MLB.com’s high draft prospects.
“With the energy in his 6-foot-3, 225-pound body and an uphill right-handed swing, Melendez is geared to drive balls within the air and produces plus-plus uncooked energy that performs from foul pole to foul pole,” MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo writes. “He does not have standout bat velocity, so there are some issues about how he’ll deal with high quality velocity in opposition to extra superior pitchers.”
The Miami Marlins chosen Melendez within the sixteenth spherical of the 2021 draft. Nevertheless, Melendez by no means agreed to phrases with the Marlins, vying as an alternative to return to varsity.