Royals’ catching prospect MJ Melendez benefits from being at big-league camp

Minor league catcher MJ Melendez was the youngest player invited to camp by the Royals, and he's part of a wealth of catching talent in the club's farm system. He and teammate Sebastian Rivero were both South Atlantic League all-stars in 2018.
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Minor league catcher MJ Melendez was the youngest player invited to camp by the Royals, and he's part of a wealth of catching talent in the club's farm system. He and teammate Sebastian Rivero were both South Atlantic League all-stars in 2018.

Lynn Worthy covers the Kansas City Royals and Major League Baseball for The Star. A native of the Northeast, he’s covered high school, collegiate and professional sports for The Lowell Sun, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin, Allentown Morning Call and The Salt Lake Tribune. He’s won awards for sports features and sports columns.