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
    0
  • L
    0
  • ERA
    6.23
  • K
    3
  • BB
    1


Player Notes
Mark Melancon picked up his first save of the 2015 season, needing just two pitches to record the final out against the Brewers on Friday.

Advice: The Pirates began the ninth inning with a four-run advantage, but Antonio Bastardo got himself into a jam before Melancon was called in to put out the fire. He's been shaky in the early going, posting a 6.23 ERA and 1.38 WHIP over his first 4 1/3 innings.

8 hours ago Rotoworld
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said that while he's not concerned, he will be keeping an eye on Mark Melancon's velocity.

Advice: Melancon is averaging just 88.7 mph with his fastball so far this season, which is a notable drop from the 91.6 mph he averaged last year. Pitchers sometimes take a little while before their velocity returns, and obviously that's what the Pirates are hoping will occur here. "We’re going watch and we’re going to communicate," Hurdle said. "Concern is not a word that I’m going to use. Disappointed is not a word I’m going to use."

More: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Fri, 17 Apr Rotoworld
After coming in with a 5-1 lead, Mark Melancon gave up three runs in the ninth before finishing off the Tigers on Monday.

Advice: It wasn't just a "closer pitches badly in non-save situation" thing; Melancon's velocity is well down right now and it cost him, as he gave up two doubles, a homer and a single before escaping the frame with a double play and a strikeout. Melancon, who typically throws 91-94 mph, has been mostly at 89-90 mph through three appearances. He did have a similar blip early last season, so maybe he'll get his velocity back in short order. If not, there could be more rough times ahead. His owners might want to add Tony Watson as insurance just in case.

Wed, 15 Apr Rotoworld

Next Game

Home Score Away

Monday, 20 April

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 33 0 2 0 9 1 8 0 0 33.0 17 4 4 0 2 39 1.09 0.58 .145
Home (this year) 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.1 4 3 3 1 1 1 11.57 2.14 .444
Night (this year) 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0.00 0.60 .100
Last game vs. ChC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2
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
19 Apr Mil W 5-2 SV 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5.1 5.06
17 Apr Mil W 6-3 SV 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.1 6.23
15 Apr Det L 0-1 - 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 6.75
13 Apr Det W 5-4 - 1.0 4 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 9.00
10 Apr @Mil W 6-2 - 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 0.00
8 Apr @Cin L 4-5 - 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 0.00
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 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4.1 5 3 3 1 1 3 6.23 1.38 .313
Totals 296 0 16 14 71 17 53 0 0 303.1 258 113 100 19 76 283 2.97 1.10 .226
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 5 P 0 4 0 1 1 0 0 1.000
Totals 296 P 0 303 33 79 44 2 3 .975