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Mark Melancon

32-Year-Old Pitcher – San Francisco Giants

2017 Stats

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1-2

ERA

4.50

WHIP

1.43

K

29

SV

11

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Melancon was once again dominant in 2016, and while his strikeout rate is no longer above 9.0 per nine innings, his elite cutter produces as much weak contact and as many easy outs as any pitch in the...

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2017 ADP:  69.2

Rank (Overall): Hidden

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Forearm     EST. RETURN:  2/1/2018
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 215   DOB: 3/28/1985
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Mark Melancon Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $62 million contract with the Giants in December of 2016.

September 19, 2017  –  Mark Melancon News

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Manager Bruce Bochy indicated Tuesday that Melancon (forearm) will enter the 2018 season as the Giants' closer, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

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Mark Melancon Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2008 23 A TAM 13 0 0 25.1 26 8 2 20 6 1 0 0 2.84 1.27
2008 23 AA TRE 19 0 0 49.7 32 10 3 47 12 6 0 2 1.81 0.89
2008 23 AAA SCR 12 0 0 20.0 11 6 1 22 4 1 1 1 2.70 0.75
2009 24 AAA SCR 31 0 0 51.0 37 17 3 51 11 4 0 3 3.00 0.94
2009 24 MAJ NYY 13 0 0 16.3 13 7 0 10 10 0 1 0 3.86 1.41
2010 25 AAA SCR 3 0 0 56.1 63 23 5 58 31 6 1 6 0 0 3.67 1.68
2010 25 AAA ROU 3 0 0 4.1 5 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0.00 1.46
2010 25 MAJ NYY 2 0 0 4.0 7 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.00 1.75
2010 25 MAJ HOU 20 0 0 17.3 12 6 1 19 8 2 0 0 1 8 3.12 1.15
2010  (Multiple Teams) 25 MAJ NYY/HOU 22 0 0 21.3 19 10 2 22 8 2 0 0 1 8 4.22 1.27
2011 26 MAJ HOU 71 0 0 74.3 65 23 5 66 26 8 4 20 5 3 2.78 1.22
2012 27 AAA PAW 21 0 0 21.2 15 2 0 27 3 0 0 11 0 0 0.83 0.85
2012 27 MAJ BOS 41 0 0 45.0 45 31 8 41 12 0 2 1 1 2 6.20 1.27
2013 28 MAJ PIT 72 0 0 71.0 60 11 1 70 8 3 2 16 5 26 1.39 0.96
2014 29 MAJ PIT 72 0 0 71.0 51 15 2 71 11 3 5 33 4 14 1.90 0.87
2015 30 MAJ PIT 78 0 0 76.7 57 19 4 62 14 3 2 51 2 1 2.23 0.93
2016 31 MAJ WAS 30 0 0 29.7 21 6 1 27 3 1 1 17 1 0 1.82 0.81
2016 31 MAJ PIT 45 0 0 41.7 31 7 2 38 9 1 1 30 3 0 1.51 0.96
2016  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ WAS/PIT 75 0 0 71.3 52 13 3 65 12 2 2 47 4 0 1.64 0.90
2017 32 A+ SAN 3 3 0 2.2 6 4 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.50 2.73
2017 32 AAA SAC 3 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2017 32 MAJ SF 32 0 0 30.0 37 15 3 29 6 1 2 11 5 5 4.50 1.43
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3-Year Averages     75 0 0 73.0 53 15 3 66 12 2 3 43 3 5 1.85 0.89
Career  (View All)     476 0 0 477.0 399 144 28 436 107 22 20 179 2.72 1.06

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Mark Melancon Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 5 @Col 0.7 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.50 1.43
Sep. 4 @Col 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.99 1.36
Sep. 1 StL 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 4.13 1.38
Aug. 31 StL 0.7 2 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.95 1.35
Aug. 23 Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.38 1.24
Aug. 21 Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.51 1.29
Aug. 20 Phi 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.65 1.34
Aug. 17 Phi 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.80 1.31
Aug. 15 @Mia 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.97 1.32
Aug. 12 @Was 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.15 1.34
Last 14 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
5.3 7 5 5 0 3 7 1 1 0 0-0 0 1 2 8.44 1.88
Last 60 Games (Team)
10 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
9.3 12 5 5 0 3 10 1 1 0 0-0 0 1 5 4.82 1.61
Mark Melancon Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV ERA WHIP
Aug. 8 Stockton 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 1.00
Aug. 4 Inland Empr 0.0 4 4 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Aug. 2 Visalia 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 1.00
Jul. 30 New Orleans 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 1.00
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
3.0 6 4 4 1 1 4 1 0 0 0-0 0 12.00 2.33

Mark Melancon Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20177013516312.246
201612332825401.221
201513434817201.138

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20176016121501.362
201614733427402.190
201515928640713.263

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201716.300418312.200.92
201641.0222937611.760.90
201542.0222635732.790.95

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201713.712711327.242.05
201630.3001828621.480.89
201534.7102527711.560.89
Mark Melancon vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Mark Melancon Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2008 23 A TAM 13 0 25.1 7.17 2.15 3.33 0.72 80% 2.84 3.36 .321
2008 23 AA TRE 19 0 49.7 8.52 2.17 3.92 0.54 82.9% 1.81 2.82 .238
2008 23 AAA SCR 12 0 20.0 9.90 1.80 5.50 0.45 64.3% 2.70 2.40 .225
2009 24 AAA SCR 31 0 51.0 9.00 1.94 4.64 0.53 68.9% 3.00 2.96 .268
2009 24 MAJ NYY 13 0 16.3 5.51 5.51 1.00 0.00 2.31 69.6% 93.0 MPH 3.86 3.87 .265
2010 25 AAA SCR 3 0 56.1 9.30 4.97 1.87 0.80 79.8% 3.67 4.11 .367
2010 25 AAA ROU 3 0 4.1 4.39 2.20 2.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.96 .343
2010 25 MAJ NYY 2 0 4.0 6.75 0.00 0.00 2.25 1.17 50% 92.8 MPH 9.00 4.95 .420
2010 25 MAJ HOU 20 0 17.3 9.87 4.15 2.38 0.52 1.33 73.7% 92.8 MPH 3.12 3.32 .269
2010  (Multiple Teams) 25 MAJ NYY/HOU 22 0 21.3 9.28 3.38 2.75 0.84 1.29 68% 92.8 MPH 4.22 3.52 .308
2011 26 MAJ HOU 71 0 74.3 7.99 3.15 2.54 0.61 2.44 79.1% 92.8 MPH 2.78 3.43 .295
2012 27 AAA PAW 21 0 21.2 11.46 1.27 9.00 0.00 88.9% 0.83 1.36 .314
2012 27 MAJ BOS 41 0 45.0 8.20 2.40 3.42 1.60 1.84 53.1% 93.4 MPH 6.20 4.69 .301
2013 28 MAJ PIT 72 0 71.0 8.87 1.01 8.75 0.13 3.79 85.1% 92.9 MPH 1.39 1.79 .312
2014 29 MAJ PIT 72 0 71.0 9.00 1.39 6.45 0.25 2.85 78.3% 92.8 MPH 1.90 2.16 .275
2015 30 MAJ PIT 78 0 76.7 7.28 1.64 4.43 0.47 2.71 77.6% 91.5 MPH 2.23 2.89 .256
2016 31 MAJ WAS 30 0 29.7 8.19 0.91 9.00 0.30 4.17 78.3% 91.8 MPH 1.82 2.12 .261
2016 31 MAJ PIT 45 0 41.7 8.21 1.94 4.22 0.43 1.78 86.8% 91.8 MPH 1.51 2.72 .267
2016  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ WAS/PIT 75 0 71.3 8.20 1.51 5.42 0.38 2.43 83.6% 91.8 MPH 1.64 2.45 .265
2017 32 A+ SAN 3 3 2.2 16.36 0.00 0.00 4.09 40% 13.50 6.84 .694
2017 32 AAA SAC 3 1 1.0 0.00 9.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 6.20 .000
2017 32 MAJ SF 32 0 30.0 8.70 1.80 4.83 0.90 2.50 70% 92.2 MPH 4.50 3.27 .379
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
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3-Year Averages     75 0 73.0 8.14 1.48 5.50 0.37 80.6% 1.85 2.42 .263
Career     476 0 477.0 8.23 2.02 4.07 0.53 75.7% 2.72 2.83 .290

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Mark Melancon Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 76.7 3 12 3 0 42 3 0 0
2016 P 29.7 -1 2 -1 0 17 -1 0 0
2016 P 41.7 1 4 1 0 24 1 0 0
2017 P 30 1 6 1 0 16 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 1 0 0 1 2 0 4
2016 P 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2016 P 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2017 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Mark Melancon    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

Explain This

4.83 K/BB
GREAT
8.70 K/9
WEAK
1.80 BB/9
ELITE
92.2 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.9 HR/9
AVERAGE
2.50 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

Explain This

4.50 ERA
POOR
1.43 WHIP
POOR
3.27 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

Explain This

.379 BABIP
HIGH
70.0% Strand Rate
LOW

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Mark Melancon: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Melancon (forearm) successfully underwent pronator surgery Tuesday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

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Melancon (forearm) will undergo season-ending surgery Tuesday, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Melancon confirmed Monday that he would eventually require surgery to relieve chronic exertional compartment syndrome in his right forearm, but hopes to put the procedure off until after the season, Andrew Baggarly of The Mercury News reports. "I guess that's the best way to put it: I need surgery, and I'm day-to-day," Melancon said. "I'm trying to last as long as I can."

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Melancon will be shut down soon to undergo surgery to repair a recurring elbow injury, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports reports.

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Melancon fired a clean inning while accruing two strikeouts in Monday's 2-0 win over the Brewers.

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Melancon said Friday that he is considering surgery to fix an elbow issue that has been bothering him since 2012, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Melancon gave up one hit over a scoreless inning while picking up a hold in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Phillies.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Melancon led the majors with 51 saves in 2015, recovering from a shaky April when his fastball didn’t touch 90 mph. The 31-year-old set a club record with 35 straight saves — he blew only two save opportunities all season — courtesy of a devastating cutter. His finished with a 7.28 K/9 rate, his lowest in seven years, but the results were never better. Neither Melancon nor the team ever stated what led to his diminished velocity, but he regained speed as the season went along. So long as the reliever demonstrates impeccable command — he boasts a 203:33 K:BB ratio in three years with Pittsburgh — there’s reason to believe he’ll remain one of the top closers in the majors.

2015

Melancon finally took over for an ineffective Jason Grilli as Pittsburgh's closer in early May and never looked back. Armed with a cutter learned from former teammate, Mariano Rivera, the 28-year-old right-hander converted 33 of 37 save opportunities and added 14 holds. The Pirates seem to like Melancon more as a setup man but really have no one better to close out games. He allowed 51 hits in 71 innings and fashioned an impressive 71:11 K:BB ratio, compiling a 1.90 ERA and career-low 0.87 WHIP. He remains ahead of lefty Tony Watson in the bullpen pecking order and the team is still finding out how to use newcomer John Holdzkom, making it likely Melancon closes again for Pittsburgh in 2015.

2014

Melancon is expected to serve as Pittsburgh's primary setup man for closer Jason Grilli again in 2014. He collected 26 holds during the first four months before a Grilli injury gave him a chance to close, where the cut-fastball extraordinaire saved 16 games. Melancon's numbers -- 1.39 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, 70:8 K:BB ratio -- show his dominance. Right-handed batters seemed to figure him out late in the year, taking his pitches opposite field to the tune of a .286 OBA. Lefties hit just .148/.168/.189 against the right-hander. Fantasy owners wonder whether Melancon's 4.22 ERA and 1.59 WHIP in September was a blip on the radar or a sign of future performance in 2014.

2013

Melancon flamed out spectacularly in April last season and was sent to Triple-A Pawtucket before the month was over. He pitched better in his stay with the PawSox, and was eventually recalled to Boston in June. He had a sneaky good September, while closer Andrew Bailey finished poorly. Making things more interesting, Melancon was sent to Pittsburgh in December as part of the Joel Hanrahan deal. It's expected that Melancon will be the next in line for saves if Jason Grilli is unable to handle the ninth-inning role for the Bucs.

2012

An injury to Brandon Lyon opened the door for Melancon to take over the closing duties for the Astros last season. He doesn't have overpowering stuff, but Melancon responded to the opportunity with a strong 2.78 ERA and 1.224 WHIP, while racking up eight wins and 20 saves. Melancon is an extreme groundball pitcher, posting the fourth highest groundball rate for a reliever pitching at least 70 innings in the National League last year. It's no wonder he's able to keep the ball in the park. The Astros traded Melancon to the Red Sox in December, where he'll set up for Andrew Bailey.

2011

Melancon came over to the Astros in the deal that sent Lance Berkman to the Bronx. He has a live arm and a good mentality for the bullpen. Control has often been a problem, but continued success at making batters miss mitigates the impact. With Matt Lindstrom traded to Colorado, Melancon is one step closer to getting save chances should anything happen to Brandon Lyon this season.

2010

Melancon carried over his 2008 success into 2009, posting a 2.89 ERA and 54:11 K:BB ratio in 32 Triple-A relief appearances. He was adequate in 16.1 innings with the Yankees, and the team still views him as a potential closer down the road because of his temperament and pitching arsenal, highlighted by a sinking fastball that can touch 95 mph and a power curve. He’ll compete for a bullpen spot with the Yankees this season.

2009

Returning from a missed season in 2007 due to Tommy John surgery, Melancon actually came back very strong last season while starting the year at High-A Tampa and eventually finishing at Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre. Melancon racked up 96 innings of relief over three levels and managed to improve his strikeout rate at each stop. In his arsenal, Melancon has a low-90s fastball that can still touch 95 mph along with a power curveball and a tough changeup. A set-up role at some point in 2009 isn't out of the question and he could win an Opening Day spot in the bullpen. Long term, Melancon profiles as a potential successor to Mariano Rivera as the team's closer.