Mark Melancon Atlanta Braves

Age: 34 (March 28, 1985) | 6' 2" | 215lbs. | Throws: Right P-41
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
PIT NL 2015 3 2 51 0 78 0 76.2 57 4 14 62 2.23 0.93 0.91 1.6 7.3 .256 58/20/23 44 26
PIT NL 2016 1 1 30 0 45 0 41.2 31 2 9 38 1.51 0.96 0.92 1.9 8.2 .267 48/20/32 27 16
WAS NL 2016 1 1 17 0 30 0 29.1 21 1 3 27 1.84 0.82 0.82 0.9 8.3 .264 63/21/16 17 11
SF A+ 2017 0 0 0 0 3 3 2.2 6 1 0 4 13.50 2.25 2.81 0.0 0.0 .587 n/a
SF AAA 2017 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 0 0 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.50 9.0 0.0 0.00 n/a
SF NL 2017 1 2 11 5 32 0 30.0 37 3 6 29 4.50 1.43 1.48 1.8 8.7 .379 53/22/26 7 4
SF AAA 2018 0 0 0 0 4 0 3.2 2 0 0 4 0.00 0.55 0.55 0.0 0.0 .240 n/a
SF NL 2018 1 4 3 8 41 0 39.0 48 2 14 31 3.23 1.59 1.49 3.2 7.2 .368 52/26/22 1 1
SF NL 2019 4 2 1 5 43 0 46.1 49 3 16 44 3.50 1.40 1.33 3.1 8.5 .347 61/21/17 3 4
ATL NL 2019 1 0 11 0 23 0 21.0 22 1 2 24 3.86 1.14 1.17 0.9 10.3 .374 63/21/16 8 5
Career 9yrs 26 25 194 18 548 0 545.0 486 32 121 503 2.77 1.11 1.09 2.0 8.3 .305 n/a
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The final 2011 bid limits that were posted for this player:
PK 5x5: $2 MF 5x5: $2 AP 4x4: $1
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 15 '11
Keith Law's take on this trade at ESPN Insider:

Jeff Luhnow's first move as general manager of the Houston Astros wasn't a huge one, but it's a great deal for them and shows just how badly the club was mismanaged under Ed Wade over the last few years.

Where Wade never seemed to get enough value in return for his tradeable assets -- how he sent half his roster to the Philadelphia Phillies without ever getting Domonic Brown is beyond me -- Luhnow converted a fungible, high-risk reliever in Mark Melancon into an everyday infielder in Jed Lowrie and a back-end starter/good reliever in Kyle Weiland.

Can there be any doubt? Keith has been reading our very own Eugene Freedman!
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 14 '11
Haven't had time yet, but sure seems like a ton (more than usual) of biddable players switching leagues this winter. Biddable meaning you want them versus you hope someone else pays too much for them.
Noah Hirsch NSh58
Dec 14 '11
Looks like a deal is done, and he will be heading to the Red Sox in return for Lowrie and Weiland to be Boston's new closer.

I like Melancon quite bit, but this appears to be a nice return for Houston.

I had Melancon at $1 in my home NL only. What a kick in the grapes.
Keith Cromer Slyke
Dec 14 '11
Without a question. I always think that players who come over in a big name dumping deal have a head start in grabbing a key role (makes the GM look smarter) and Melancon was not only surprisingly effective this year, but was a key part of last year's Berkmann deal. No way someone gets a shot at this job unless Melancon tanks.
Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Sep 23 '11
If you got him at these bids, you were rewarded for your foresight in predicting Lyon could not hold the closer job long.

Pretty solid numbers. I think he gets the first shot at the closer role in Houston next year, no?
Keith Cromer Slyke
Sep 23 '11
I like the raw the data ... you can calc the %s from them if that's what you want ... but you can't get the exact raw data from the %s ...
Howard Lynch LynchMob
May 21 '11
Interesting point. Shall we put it to the focus group?

I've asked Steve Moyer how objective -- or perhaps I mean in conformance -- the Baseball Info Solutions scorers are? It seems to me, for example, that with a lot of home runs it's a judgement call whether the ball cleared the fence as a fly ball or line drive.

His answer is the guidelines are very strict. And I still have my doubts.
Alex Patton Alex
May 21 '11
Actually - I like the raw data better.

Makes it easier to check out the HR/fly ball rate, which is another useful tool to see if someone's getting lucky
Phil Ponebshek Texpope
May 20 '11
So, I'll guess that G/L/F, combined with IP + H + SO numbers tells me that Melancon has so far allowed approx 20.1x3 + 18 - 14 balls to be hit ... that's 65 ... and of those, 36 have been ground balls, 15 line drives, and 11 fly balls ... that's 62 ... so that tells me that 3 of the outs have been on the bases ... is that about right?

That's good data ... THANKS!
Howard Lynch LynchMob
May 19 '11