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Hunter Melton

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Hunter Melton
Name: Hunter Keith Melton
Born: Mar 11, 1994 in Waco, Texas USA
College: Texas A&M
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 230 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career186.237.339.3875
Drafted in the 18th round (530th overall) by the Colorado Rockies in 2016
With a big leg kick and a big load, Melton gears up to drive the ball. And as you would expect from a 6-foot-2, 230-pound slugger, that approach brings both home runs (11 this year and a .524 slugging percentage) and strikeouts (21 percent of plate appearances). Melton's profile as a righthanded-hitting first baseman is one that scouts shy away from, but he does have the above-average power demanded of the position. Defensively he is surprisingly nimble, making some highlight plays at first base this year. He's toyed with third base in the past to try to take advantage of his plus arm, but he doesn't have the range to play over there. His arm is good enough that he may have a fallback option on the mound.
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