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Mark Melancon PPirates

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2015 Full Season Projections (seasonal age 29)
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Birth Date3-28-1985
Height6' 2"
Weight210 lbs
Age30 years, 5 months, 3 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.22011
-0.32012
1.52013
1.12014
0.22015
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
Careermlb3550362.03038732421.264997.52.20.58.158%.277.2191.082.882.71853.067.1

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2006 STA asx 7 0 7.0 9 2 8 0 .271 69 11.6 2.6 0.0 10.3 84% .263 .202 1.57 1.88 3.86
2008 SWB aaa 12 0 20.0 11 4 22 1 .260 86 5.0 1.8 0.5 9.9 53% .204 .153 0.75 2.52 2.70
2008 TRN aax 19 0 49.7 32 12 47 3 .259 94 5.8 2.2 0.5 8.5 64% .227 .180 0.89 2.84 1.81
2008 TAM afa 13 0 25.3 26 6 20 2 .259 100 9.2 2.1 0.7 7.1 44% .308 .250 1.26 3.49 2.85
2009 NYA mlb 13 0 16.3 13 10 10 0 .265 109 7.2 5.5 0.0 5.5 60% .260 .237 1.41 4.49 3.86
2009 SWB aaa 32 0 53.0 37 11 54 3 .243 99 6.3 1.9 0.5 9.2 59% .254 .190 0.91 2.81 2.89
2010 HOU mlb 20 0 17.3 12 8 19 1 .275 91 6.2 4.2 0.5 9.9 47% .262 .226 1.15 3.22 3.12
2010 NYA mlb 2 0 4.0 7 0 3 1 .256 121 15.8 0.0 2.2 6.8 44% .400 .335 1.75 4.80 9.00
2010 ROU aaa 3 0 4.3 5 1 2 0 .261 99 10.5 2.1 0.0 4.2 75% .312 .244 1.40 3.35 0.00
2010 SWB aaa 40 0 56.3 63 31 58 5 .254 94 10.1 5.0 0.8 9.3 55% .365 .276 1.67 4.20 3.68
2011 HOU mlb 71 0 74.3 65 26 66 5 .265 102 7.9 3.1 0.6 8.0 59% .287 .228 1.22 3.22 2.78
2012 BOS mlb 41 0 45.0 45 12 41 8 .263 104 9.0 2.4 1.6 8.2 51% .285 .269 1.27 4.54 6.20
2012 PAW aaa 21 0 21.7 15 3 27 0 .240 96 6.2 1.2 0.0 11.2 63% .278 .175 0.83 1.36 0.83
2013 PIT mlb 72 0 71.0 60 8 70 1 .263 97 7.6 1.0 0.1 8.9 62% .296 .194 0.96 1.61 1.39
2014 PIT mlb 72 0 71.0 51 11 71 2 .262 98 6.5 1.4 0.3 9.0 60% .258 .194 0.87 0.00 1.90
2015 PIT mlb 64 0 63.0 50 12 44 3 .267 96 7.1 1.7 0.4 6.3 60% .258 .211 0.98 3.03 1.71

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2009 248 0.4879 0.3911 0.8351 0.5702 0.2205 0.8841 0.7143 0.1649
2010 349 0.5072 0.4585 0.7438 0.6271 0.2849 0.9009 0.3878 0.2500
2011 1094 0.4845 0.4629 0.7782 0.6113 0.3209 0.9043 0.5525 0.2198
2012 735 0.5238 0.4591 0.7923 0.6364 0.2629 0.8612 0.6087 0.2047
2013 988 0.4767 0.5385 0.7744 0.6815 0.4081 0.9097 0.5687 0.2237
2014 971 0.4408 0.5278 0.7246 0.6519 0.4291 0.8925 0.5236 0.2715
2015 876 0.4418 0.5217 0.7899 0.6512 0.4192 0.9008 0.6537 0.2101
Career52610.4750.49470.77190.64120.35840.89540.57160.2258

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2007-04-01 2007-09-05 Minors 157 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2006-10-31
2006-10-31 2006-10-31 Minors 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2006-10-31 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 PIT $
2015 PIT $5,400,000
2014 PIT $2,595,000
2013 PIT $521,000
2012 BOS $521,000
2011 HOU $421,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$4,058,000
2011Current$5,400,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$9,458,000
5 yrTotal$9,458,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 98 dRelativity Baseball1 year/$5.4M (2015)

Details
  • 1 year/$5.4M (2015). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2.595M (2014). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.521M (2013). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/1/13. Award bonuses, including $10,000 for All-Star selection.
  • 1 year/$0.521M (2012). Signed by Boston 3/9/12. Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Boston 12/26/12.
  • 1 year/$0.421M (2011). Re-signed by Houston 2/11. Acquired by Boston in trade from Houston 12/14/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed 3/12/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased 4/25/09.
  • Drafted 2006 (9-284). $0.6M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .176 .218 .244 .182
11 vs R (Multi) .242 .281 .295 .224
18 Split (Multi) -.065 -.063 -.051 -.042
19 LgAvg (Multi) .008 .020 .017 .015
30 vs L (2014) .164 .202 .213 .172
31 vs R (2014) .223 .265 .259 .214
38 Split (2014) -.059 -.064 -.046 -.042
39 LgAvg (2014) .007 .019 .010 .013

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-04-16 17:00:00 (link to chat)The next closer to lose his job is...? Next pitcher to get tommy-John is...?
(Gabe from The quickening)
Mark Melancon if the velocity doesn't come back soon.

Impossible to guess. Mat Latos would seem like the guess if he didn't already have a separate, known issue. (Mike Gianella)
2014-03-14 09:00:00 (link to chat)Mike, who do you foresee getting more saves this year between grilli and janssen?
(chopper from indy)
Hey chopper.

At the moment, I'd go with Jason Grilli. Casey Janssen's health gets me a little nervous, and Sergio Santos -if healthy - might be the best arm in that pen. But Mark Melancon is a risk for Grilli's saves too. I'm leaning Grilli here, not strongly endorsing. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Any good non-closer RP that should be targeted in NL only for $1?
(craneplace from The Present)
In NL-only for $1 you really could grab a number of quality middle relievers and be happy. If you're asking from a saves perspective, I like Vic Black on the Mets, Mark Melancon on the Pirates and Pedro Strop on the Cubs. I don't know if any of those guys will go for $1, but they could get saves. A.J. Ramos is another guy who could be a "post-hype" saves guy and pick up a few or get the job if Steve Cishek gets traded or is ineffective. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)On the NL side, who are some of the closers that are a year a way?
(Willy from Under the Christmas tree)
Rex Brothers, unfortunately since they're going with Hawkins. Mark Melancon, Tyler Clippard, too.. but most of the closer volatility is in the AL. Nick Vincent is a super-sleeper in SD if he can figure out lefties again like he did in 2012. (Paul Sporer)
2013-03-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)True or False. Mark Melancon will be the Pirates closer by the end of the year. Do you like how he's been throwing?
(Roman from Bloomington)
I'll say he'll get some saves but I won't say he'll be named closer. Haven't seen him this spring, but I like his stuff. He's got a great breaking ball and cuts his fastball (can sink it, too). (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some underrated closers to target later in drafts? Do you like Casey Janssen or Jason Grilli?
(zissou from naples)
Grill probably falls into the underrated category. There is a lot of noise about Mark Melancon taking Grilli's job, but Grilli's numbers were solid last year and if he's healthy he probably hangs on. Greg Holland's walk rate was high last year, but the other numbers were strong and like Grilli the noise about Holland's set-up might keep the price low. Tom Wilhelmsen is a somewhat low profile but proved himself in 2012. I like Janssen if the health is there but the health gets me nervous. At least at the moment. (Mike Gianella)
2011-06-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Just recently made a trade in one of my fantasy leagues. I get Mark Melancon and Brandon Lyon, but I give up Rick Porcello. I plan to have Melancon and Lyon replace Matt Guerrier and Phil Coke, and I will replace Porcello with James McDonald. Thoughts?
(Big Bob from Cleveland)
My first thought is that the Yankees might like to have Melancon right about now. Sounds like a plan to me, though I know the fantasy cognoscenti always say it's easy to find saves. (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-06-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Capps keeps dropping the ball, so to speak, who's next in line for saves there?
(Sully from Los Angeles, CA)
I guess it's still not time to go back to Joe Nathan, ay? I don't know, and I'm not sure that it matters in real-world terms. Even with as much life as they've shown lately, the Twins are 11.5 games out and don't have the ammo to make a real push. Closers will come--just look at the Astros and Mark Melancon... Who the Yankees threw away. (Steven Goldman)
2010-06-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Joe Girardi, grand architect of bullpens the past two years, can work some magic this season? At what point do the Yankees finally allow Mark Melancon (or Jonathan Albaladejo) to push Park/Logan out of the picture?
(Adam from NY)
I hope so, but right now I'm not terribly optimistic that they've got the solutions on hand. Albaladejo ain't it, and I'm skeptical Melancon's it either - they're going to have to go outside the organization to get an arm or two. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-06-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Joe- With Rivera 39 years old, who might the Yanks transition into his successor -- spend a lot on a "proven" closer or let someone like Aceves take over?
(Rich from Evanston)
I think Mark Melancon will be the heir apparent in 2011, although it's not entirely clear that Rivera is going to be done by then. 29/1 K/UIBB this year; is the HR rate a blip or the Hoffmanesque sign of decline? (Joe Sheehan)
2009-06-03 15:00:00 (link to chat)What do the Yankees need to do to hold onto (I know its early) a playoff spot? Sort through their pile of middle relief arms? Or do they need to make a trade? Anything else they should address? Do you think the improved defense and increased Ks mean they are less likely to crash out of the Division Series, as they did in '02, '05-'07?
(Nick Stone from New York, NY)
Hey Nick! The Yanks certainly need to fortify their bullpen, and in the forthcoming BP/ESPN soup du jour I've advocated they try Phil Hughes in relief once Chien-Ming Wang reclaims his starting job. I'd also like to see them give Mark Melancon another look, but I suspect they probably need to get an experienced arm from outside the organization if Brian Bruney's not going to be back anytime soon.

The improved D and high-K staff are nice, but they're compromised by the homer-iffic tendencies of the staff, particularly the bullpen. Until we see Sabathia, Chamberlain and Burnett all firing on the requisite cylinders, I don't think they've got anything that guarantees them a playoff spot, let alone a ride through to the LCS round. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Steven. Do you think the Yankees should trade or release Veras and Ramirez?
(Kevin from Texas)
My coffee finally arrived... It's easy to get frustrated with Veras and Ramirez, particularly the latter because he's so vulnerable to the home run. He's been a mess this year, with more walks than he can sustain, more than anyone this side of Nolan Ryan could sustain, and the longball rate is insane. He shouldn't be released, nor should Veras, but there's certainly an argument to be made for sending him down given that he's done just about nothing right so far. The question is, who do you replace him with? The Yankees have already sorted through Mark Melancon and Dave Robertson and are now looking at Brett Tomko for goshsakes. Steve Jackson sat in the pen for two weeks without being tried like he had been blacklisted or something... Veras's problem has always been control, and it's probably worth giving him more time to get it locked down again. Unlike Ramirez, he's not a gimmick pitcher. (Steven Goldman)
2009-04-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is my role in the Yankees bullpen going forward, 2009 and beyond?
(Mark Melancon from NY)
I highly doubt you're really Mark Melancon. (John Perrotto)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Mark Melancon has thrown 5,353 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2015, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and the MLB Postseason. In 2015, he has relied primarily on his Cutter (91mph) and Curve (81mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (92mph). He also rarely throws a Splitter (85mph).