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35 Mark Melancon RP
Height/Weight: 6-2/215 | Birthdate: 3/28/1985 | Birthplace: Arvada, CO | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Pittsburgh | College: Arizona | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $521,000 | Owned/Started%: 86/72 | Average Draft Position: 109.26
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Projections
TimeframeIPWLSVERAWHIPKBBI
2015 Season (CBSSports.com)71.003.004.0042.002.150.9573.009.00
 
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
9.10-155.7954
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
20150000000010
20140000000072
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
More Injuries
 
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Arizona 2.000 0.00210
vs LHB 3.100 0.00022
vs RHB 6.000 9.00023
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
12/24/2014Jose Fernandez, SP MIA
Jose Peraza, SS ATL
Chris Coghlan, LF CHC
Mark Melancon, RP PIT
12/23/2014Khris Davis, LF MIL
Nolan Arenado, 3B COL
Matt Harvey, SP NYM
A.J. Pollock, CF ARI
Michael Morse, 1B MIA
Jon Jay, CF STL
Mark Melancon, RP PIT
12/23/2014Mark Melancon, RP PIT
Matt Harvey, SP NYM
Jayson Werth, RF WAS
Robert Stephenson, SP CIN
Sergio Romo, RP SF
Hector Rondon, RP CHC
 
Last 7 Games
DateOppWLSVIPHAERBBAKs
4/15DET0001.00010
4/17MIL0010.10000
4/19MIL0011.01000
4/21CHC0101.03321
4/23CHC0011.00001
4/24@ARI0011.00000
4/25@ARI0011.01010
 
Rank Among Leaders
 
 
 
Latest News

Pirates' Mark Melancon unavailable Sunday

by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/26/15) Pirates closer Mark Melancon is unavailable to pitch Sunday after racking up three saves in the last three days, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Melancon has dealt with some velocity issues this April and owns a 5.79 ERA and 5:4 K:BB ratio in 9 1/3 innings, but he hasn't surrendered a run in any of his three appearances over the last three days. With the closer getting a scheduled break, the team could turn to lefty Tony Watson or righty Jared Hughes in a save opportunity Sunday.

Pirates reliever Mark Melancon earns fifth save Saturday

by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/25/15) Pirates relief pitcher Mark Melancon worked a nearly perfect ninth inning Saturday in Pittsburgh's 2-1 win over the Diamondbacks, earning his fifth save of the season.

Melancon got past a single with one out to start the inning after Nick Ahmed was caught stealing second. Melancon finished things off by forcing a groundout to second by Yasmany Tomas. Melancon lowered his ERA to 5.79 in 9 1/3 innings of work this season.

"I do be­lieve ev­ery player has a bank ac­count here," Hur­dle said to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "They in­vest by what they do, and they put things in the bank and those things draw in­ter­est. There come times when you take money out."

Pirates closer Mark Melancon battles back against critics

by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/25/15) Pirates closer Mark Melancon wasn't exactly turning cartwheels over implications that he was losing his grip on the job after a sluggish start to the season.

He blew a two-run lead Tuesday to the Cubs, raising his earned run average to 8.53 and prompting Clint Hurdle and the media to point out that his velocity was down. But after two straight 1-2-3 saves, including one on Friday, he fought back.

"I blew one save - one save," Melancon told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "Should anybody lose confidence after one save? That's for them to decide, I guess."

Melancon, whose velocity remains down, had a closed-door meeting with Hurdle in which he was told the closer job was still his.

"I try to put myself in his position," Hurdle said. "What opportunity would I hope to get, based on what I've done for the club. When (his) performance goes the other way, I don't need to be the first one to overreact."

Hurdle also expressed his belief that Melancon can remain effective despite decreased velocity.

"It's about execution and location," he said.

Pirates closer Mark Melancon sets down three pinch hitters for save

by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/25/15) Closer Mark Melancon (S, 4) set down the Diamondbacks in order in the ninth inning on Friday to earn the save in the Pirates' victory.

All three batters Melancon retired were pinch hitters.

Pirates closer Melancon bounces back Thursday for third save

by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/23/15) Embattled Pirates closer Mark Melancon is suddenly a little less embattled, courtesy of a 1-2-3 ninth inning to close down the Cubs on Thursday for his third save.

Melancon turned an 8-6 lead into a 9-8 defeat Tuesday as his velocity was down and he struggled to throw strikes. But he needed only 10 pitches (seven strikes) to dispatch Pittsburgh's NL Central rival, striking out Addison Russell in the process.

The right-hander is still saddled with a 7.36 ERA.

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
4/27/15@ CHC8:05 pmJason Hammel
4/28/15@ CHC8:05 pmTravis Wood
4/29/15@ CHC8:05 pmKyle Hendricks
5/1/15@ STL8:15 pmLance Lynn
5/2/15@ STL2:15 pmJohn Lackey
5/3/15@ STL2:15 pmMichael Wacha
5/5/15CIN7:05 pmHomer Bailey
= probable start
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2009NYY01 3.861300001 16.11387041010
2010NYY-HOU20 4.222200001 21.119131021822
2011HOU84 2.78710002025 74.1652823522666
2012BOS02 6.204100012 45.0453131831241
2013PIT32 1.39720001621 71.060151111870
2014PIT35 1.90720003337 71.0511515231171
2015PIT01 5.791000056 9.110661045
Total 1615 3.013010007593 308.1263116103191479285
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2009NYY13000000000 --- --- ---
2010NYY-HOU22000000000 --- --- ---
2011HOU710000010001.000 --- ---
2012BOS41000000000 --- --- ---
2013PIT72000000000 --- --- ---
2014PIT72000000000 --- --- ---
2015PIT10000000000 --- --- ---
Total 3010000010001.000 --- ---
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2009NYYP130514001.000
2010NYY-HOUP220633011.000
2011HOUP7101812510 .944
2012BOSP4101358001.000
2013PITP72018711021.000
2014PITP7201851210 .944
2015PITP100211001.000
Total  301080344423 .975
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2009NYY02611 2.5520003 .21774 14.9 .3001
2010NYY-HOU02119 1.2100002 .23890 11.8 .3631
2011HOU610148 2.2362001 .234309 11.3 .3275
2012BOS15934 1.7601002 .256194 12.0 .4431
2013PIT010139 2.8230006 .223279 8.7 .2645
2014PIT19348 1.9411003 .195277 8.2 .2384
2015PIT1145 3.4001000 .29438 13.5 .4711
Total 9415204 2.151250017 .2271261 10.4 .31518
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2013PIT10 9.82400001 3.25442012
2014PIT00 0.00100000 1.00000001
Total 10 7.71500001 4.25442013
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2006 A-Staten Ilnd01 3.5270002 7.29730028
2008 AA-Trenton60 1.81190002 49.2321410301247
2008 A-Tampa10 2.84130000 25.1269821620
2008AAA-Scranton-Wb11 2.70120001 20.0117611422
2009AAA-Scranton-Wilkes Barr40 2.89320003 53.0372217361154
2010AAA-Round Rock Express10 0.0030001 4.05000012
2010AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr61 3.70400006 56.0632423533158
2012AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox00 0.832100011 21.2152202327
 
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