- Full name Carlos Melo
- Born 02/27/1991 in Bani, Dominican Republic
- Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 180 / Bats: R / Throws: R
Minor League Top Prospects
Acquired from the Tigers as part of a trade involving big league catcher Gerald Laird in December 2008, Melo showed progress in his second AZL season. He added pitchability and learned to use his changeup, becoming more of a pitcher instead of a thrower under the tutelage of Rangers pitching coach Ryan O'Malley. Melo's fastball sits at 90-94 mph and gets as high as 96. He uses a hard curveball to put hitters away, and the pitch grades as a 55 on the 20-80 scale. His changeup is still developing, and some scouts think that his future likely will be in the bullpen.