Mark Melancon

#35, RP, Pittsburgh
Mark Melancon
  • Height:
    6-2
  • Weight:
    215
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    28 March, 1985
  • Birth Place:
    Arvada, Colorado
  • College:
    Arizona
  • Draft:
    2006 9ᵗʰ round by the New York Yankees
  • W
    2
  • L
    1
  • ERA
    1.29
  • K
    33
  • BB
    11


Player Notes
Mark Melancon worked around trouble Friday against the Reds for his major league-leading 33rd save of the season.

Advice: It wasn't without some drama, as Melancon allowed two hits and a single in the inning. Really, the save should go to Starling Marte, who threw out Brandon Phillips at home plate for the second out before making a diving catch to end it. Melancon hasn't allowed an earned run in 33 consecutive appearances and owns a stingy 1.29 ERA on the year.

Fri, 31 Jul Rotoworld
Pirates general manager Neil Huntington confirmed Thursday that Mark Melancon will remain the team's closer.

Advice: The acquisition of Joakim Soria on Thursday strengthened an already deep and talented setup corps for the Bucs, but it won't force the All-Star right-hander from his ninth-inning gig. Melancon boasts a stellar 1.32 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and league leading 32 saves on the year.

More: Rob Biertempfel on Twitter

Thu, 30 Jul Rotoworld
Mark Melancon earned his major league-leading 32nd save on Sunday, closing out a 3-1 win over the Nationals.

Advice: It was a perfect nine-pitch inning in which Melancon got Yunel Escobar to foul out, Clint Robinson to strike out, and Ian Desmond to ground out. Melancon moves to 32-for-33 in save opportunities with a 33/9 K/BB ratio in 46 innings for the second-place Pirates.

Sun, 26 Jul Rotoworld
Mark Melancon tossed a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Nationals for his 31st save of the season.

Advice: Melancon managed to work around two hits to finish off the victory. The 30-year-old hasn't allowed an earned run in 30 appearances dating back to May 15. He leads the majors in saves and owns a 1.40 ERA and 0.98 WHIP.

Fri, 24 Jul Rotoworld
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Pirates are working to acquire a reliever to bolster their bullpen.

Advice: The Pirates made a move to upgrade their offense earlier in the day on Thursday when the acquired Aramis Ramirez from the Brewers, and now it appears they are on the hunt for a late-inning arm. With Mark Melancon firmly entrenched in the ninth inning, any available help would join Tony Watson and Jared Hughes in a setup capacity.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

Thu, 23 Jul Rotoworld

Next Game

Home Score Away

Monday, 3 August

Head-to-head vs. Chi Cubs

Head-to-head vs. Chi Cubs
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Career vs. ChC 38 0 2 1 11 2 8 0 0 39.0 25 7 7 0 5 45 1.62 0.77 .175
Home (this year) 27 0 1 1 18 1 0 0 0 26.0 21 6 6 1 6 16 2.08 1.04 .223
Night (this year) 34 0 2 1 21 1 0 0 0 33.2 24 5 4 1 9 21 1.07 0.98 .207
Last game vs. ChC 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Pitching
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score Dec IP H R ER HR BB K W L SV BS HLD IP ERA
2 Aug @Cin W 3-0 HLD 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 33 1 1 49.0 1.29
31 Jul @Cin W 5-4 SV 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 33 1 0 48.2 1.29
28 Jul @Min W 8-7 W 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 32 1 0 47.2 1.32
26 Jul Was W 3-1 SV 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 32 1 0 46.0 1.37
24 Jul Was W 7-5 SV 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 31 1 0 45.0 1.40
20 Jul @KC W 10-7 SV 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 30 1 0 44.0 1.43
Changed team from NLS to Pit
14 Jul ALS L 3-6 - 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 9.00
Changed team from Pit to NLS
12 Jul StL W 6-5 - 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 29 1 0 43.0 1.47
10 Jul StL W 5-2 SV 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 29 1 0 42.0 1.50
7 Jul SD W 3-2 SV 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 28 1 0 41.0 1.54
Career Stats
Pitching
Pitching
Year Team G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
2009 NYY 13 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 16.1 13 8 7 0 10 10 3.86 1.41 .217
2010 Hou 20 0 2 0 0 1 8 0 0 17.1 12 8 6 1 8 19 3.12 1.15 .194
2010 NYY 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 7 5 4 1 0 3 9.00 1.75 .389
2011 Hou 71 0 8 4 20 5 3 0 0 74.1 65 28 23 5 26 66 2.78 1.22 .234
2012 Bos 41 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0 45.0 45 31 31 8 12 41 6.20 1.27 .256
2013 Pit 72 0 3 2 16 5 26 0 0 71.0 60 15 11 1 8 70 1.39 0.96 .223
2014 Pit 72 0 3 5 33 4 14 0 0 71.0 51 15 15 2 11 71 1.90 0.87 .195
2015 Pit 49 0 2 1 33 1 0 0 0 48.2 37 8 7 2 11 33 1.29 0.99 .214
Totals 340 0 18 15 103 18 53 0 0 347.2 290 118 104 20 86 313 2.69 1.08 .224
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2011 Hou 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 1.000 .000 .000
Totals 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 1.000 .000 .000
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2009 NYY 13 P 0 16 1 5 4 0 0 1.000
2010 Hou 20 P 0 17 3 6 3 0 1 1.000
2010 NYY 2 P 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2011 Hou 71 P 0 74 12 18 5 1 0 .944
2012 Bos 41 P 0 45 5 13 8 0 0 1.000
2013 Pit 72 P 0 71 7 18 11 0 2 1.000
2014 Pit 72 P 0 71 5 18 12 1 0 .944
2015 Pit 49 P 0 48 6 20 13 1 1 .950
Totals 340 P 0 347 39 98 56 3 4 .969